Brentford Local History Day, 11am – 4pm, 6 June 2015

Hounslow’s Local Studies team, working with the Hounslow Heritage Guides and our Society, are putting on another Local History Day. Originally advertised at Brentford Library, a building repair problem means that it has been relocated to Boston Manor House, about 15 minutes’ walk north of the Library.

The day includes family and local history stalls, displays and publications for sale in this fabulously decorative setting.There’s a cafe near the walled garden, fantastic playgrounds and the park is handsome – its a great free day!

Join us for talks:
11.30 Waterways in Brentford
12.15 Making a living from the river
3.00 The opening of the Great West Road

and a guided walk on the Great West Road and the Canal, 1.30 to 2.30.

Annual General Meeting

18 May 2015, 7.30pm, at Chiswick Memorial Club, Bourne Place, London W4

The meeting will include a review of the past year’s activities and of the Society’s accounts. Following the business meeting, James Wisdom, Chairman, will present a short illustrated talk on How to “Read” a Historic Town. This will show how buildings and the landscape are historical sources as much as documents and images, and will provide some background preparation for the summer outing. Journal 24 will be issued at the meeting, and afterwards posted to those members unable to attend.

Played in Brentford & Chiswick

Played in London cover20 April 2015, 7.30pm, at the Chiswick Memorial Club, Bourne Place, London W4

an illustrated talk by Simon Inglis, highlighting the rich sporting heritage of our part of London. Simon is the author of Played in London: Charting the Heritage of a City at Play, part of the English Heritage series, Played in Britain, which reveals an astonishing range of sporting activity in the capital over the centuries.

Copies of Simon’s handsome book will be on sale on the night at a special price of £20.