Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill, 21 January 2019

7.30pm, Monday 21 January 2019,
at the Chiswick Memorial Club,
Bourne Place, London W4 2EL

An illustrated talk by Michael Snodin, Trustee of Strawberry Hill and co-curator of the exhibition which has brought Horace Walpole’s extraordinary collection back to Twickenham. Paintings, sculpture and rare objects were dispersed after Walpole’s death. Years of careful research have traced them and some are now to be found in their original locations inside Walpole’s ‘little gothic castle’.

Christmas Meeting, 17 December 2018

7.30pm, Monday 17 December 2018,
at the Chiswick Memorial Club,
Bourne Place, Chiswick, London W4

Our annual get-together where we welcome members’ small contributions of seasonal food to share. This always provides a cheerful spread of nibbles and treats, and drinks will be on sale in the Club bar. This year there will be a sociable group puzzle/game to join in, using historic maps of our area!

Our sales stall will be open for last-minute gifts and tickets for the 2019 West London Conference, focussing on the history of entertainment, will also be available.

Tramways in Brentford & Chiswick & restoring London United tramcar 159, 19 November 2018

Trams in Chiswick High Road

7.30pm, Monday 19 November 2018,
at the Chiswick Memorial Club,
Bourne Place, London W4 2EL

Illustrated talks by Richard Clarke on the Victorian and Edwardian horse tram and electric tram services through Brentford and Chiswick, an enormous investment in public transport, and by Ian Ross, a member of the team at the National Tramway Museum at Crich involved in the ambitious restoration of the museum’s tram 159. This ran locally, on the route of today’s 267 bus, in the early 1900s. All welcome, admission free