7.30pm, Monday 20 February 2017,
at the Chiswick Memorial Club, Bourne Place, Chiswick, London W4
An illustrated talk by Dr Brian Parsons, author of The London Way of Death. Opened in 1939, this was the first jointly-run municipal crematorium where tens of thousands of local families have commemorated their relatives and friends. The local authorities of Richmond, Barnes, Hammersmith and Acton joined forces from the start; the local authority for Brentford & Chiswick was initially involved, then withdrew before applying to join again in the 1940s.