The 1968 Grand Winning Crew, selected to go to that year’s Mexico Games
7.30pm, Monday 18 March 2013, at Chiswick Memorial Club, Bourne Place, London W4
Siobhan Cassidy has begun researching the history of the ULBC and its boathouse in Hartington Road, Chiswick. Her illustrated talk revealed her “work in progress” and included national and Olympic strip and medals from club members.
Some members of the audience surprised Siobhan by being able to identify rowers in old photographs of the women’s team and offering their own reminiscences. She now has plenty to follow up to help tell the story of the Club!
The Hartington Road boathouse, 1950s
There is more to discover and Siobhan will welcome additional information, mementoes and souvenirs, old photographs and memories as they could play an important part in helping put the history together. Anyone who can help should contact the society by email at email@example.com – we look forward to hearing from you.
18 February 2013, 7.30pm at The Chiswick Memorial Club, Bourne Place, W4
In this illustrated talk Val Bott reveals some of her recent research for an exhibition at Hogarth’s House. This has uncovered new information about the early history of The Griffin Brewery, originating with a domestic brewery in the 1660s, and The Lamb Brewery from about 1730, but will also look at the more recent history of this local industry.
The Society is very pleased to be able to report that the service has been upgraded in the Local Studies Library at Duke’s Avenue, Chiswick, London W4 2AB. The collection covers Brentford and Chiswick local history and is now open as follows: Monday, Thursday, Friday 10-1, 2-5, Thursday 5-8 by appointment and alternate Saturdays 10-1, 2-5. Previously it was open only on Mondays and Fridays. An additional librarian has been added to the team as well.
It is always useful to speak to one of the staff in advance of a visit. They can advise you and since this is a specialist reference collection, they can get material ready for your visit.
Phone: 020 8994 1008