2012

B&CLHS Lecture Programme 2012

16 January 2012
Who lived at Hogarth’s House?
an illustratedtalk by Val Bott presenting the full story from 1713 to the present day, based on her research for the new exhibition at the House

20 February 2012
The Eragny Press of Lucien Pissarro 1894-1914
an illustrated talk about this private press by Simon Shorvon based upon his contribution to the recent exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum

19 March 2012
The Middlesex Porridge Pot Boils Over! or, Fifteen Days in Brentford
an illustrated talk on the controversial and corrupt election at Brentford in 1802 by Christopher May of Richmond Local History Society

16 April 2012
Johan Zoffany, Artist and Adventurer
an illustrated talk by Penelope Treadwell, his biographer and a former owner of his Strand on the Green house

21 May 2012
Annual General Meeting

28 May 2012
Hogarth’s House
A special evening at the House for Society members with a glass of wine and simple refreshments. Val Bott will talk briefly about the refurbishment project and will be around to answer questions and discuss what is on show during the visit.

14 July 2012
Ware, Hertford and the New River
A trip to explore these historic towns on the River Lea where malting and brewing took place on a huge scale; there are some parallels with Brentford’s waterside history. The journey back into London will trace the New River, an ambitious 17th century scheme to bring a water supply to London and end at the former headquarters in Islington.

17 September 2012
The Impact of Thornycrofts’ shipyard on Chiswick
an illustrated talk by James Wisdom showing how this substantial shipbuilding business affected the local economy and community between the 1860s and the early 1900s

15 October 2012
Letters from The Grove
Peter and Carolyn Hammond present a picture of life in Chiswick in the 1780s, drawn from letters written to Humphrey Morice, the owner of Grove House

19 November 2012
Kew in 1830: a view from the Thames
an illustrated talk on Leigh’s Panorama by David Blomfield, Chairman of Richmond Local History Society, author of Kew Past and Story of Kew

17 December 2012
Christmas Meeting
Our usual annual get-together – small contributions of seasonal food to share will be very welcome, with drinks on sale in the bar. Buy last-minute gifts from our bookstall and join in our usual quiz with a local history theme.