2013

B&CLHS Lecture Programme 2013

21 January
Unearthing Hounslow
an illustrated talk on recent community archaeology in Brentford and Syon Park by Kathryn Creed, Archaeology Learning Programme Manager and Glynn Davies, Archaeology Collections Manager (Volunteers), Museum of London

18 February
A History of Brewing in Chiswick
an illustrated talk by Val Bott looking at this significant part of the local economy, from domestic brew-house to micro-brewery. Val researched the subject for a 2012 exhibition at Hogarth’s House

18 March
The London University Boat Club and its Chiswick boat house
an illustrated talk by Siobhan Cassidy who has been researching this aspect of local sporting history

15 April
Brentford Waterways: Thames, Brent, canal and dock
an illustrated talk by Janet McNamara, our Society’s Vice-Chairman and a Hounslow Heritage Guide

20 May
Annual General Meeting

Saturday, 27 July 2013, Summer outing
This outing provides another town study for our group. We will also be following in the footsteps of Thornycrofts who moved there from Chiswick in the early 1900s. Despite substantial rebuilding after the Second World War, much of the mediaeval town survives. We will explore with guided walks and visits to two excellent museums.

16 September, 7.30pm
The Gardens at Gunnersbury Park, 1660-1920
an illustrated talk by Vanda Foster, Curator of Gunnersbury Park Museum, presenting her recent research in support of the planned regeneration of the Park and Museum

21 October 2013, 7.30pm
Chiswick’s Children 1700 to 1850
an illustrated talk by Val Bott revealing the findings of recent research for the exhibition at Hogarth’s House. The project was supported by three members of the Society: Christine Hayek, Patricia James and Brenda Woolley, and the exhibition continues until 2 November 2013

18 November 2013, 7.30pm
The Men Who Ran Brentford 1860-1930
an illustrated talk by Janet McNamara, Vice-Chairman of the Society and a Hounslow Heritage Guide, based on her recent research