Gunnersbury Park: the Place and the People

The Maxwell Ashby Armfield painting of about 1933 was acquired by Gunnersbury Park Museum in 2016

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

A talk by James Wisdom and Val Bott using the 65 images, some newly discovered, and their recent research for their new book on the history of the Gunnersbury estate. Published by Scala Publications and sponsored by the Friends of Gunnersbury Park & Museum this will be on sale on the night at £6.95 a copy. All are welcome

Medieval treasure in the Thames: accident, rubbish or ritual?

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

John Clark, for many years a Museum of London curator, considers why the 2,600 objects from the Thames now in the Museum’s collection – ranging from Anglo-Saxon spearheads found at Brentford to pilgrim badges from the City – were deposited in the river. All welcome.

spear from Old England, Brentford, Layton Collection O2039

Almost her Creation – the lost wings of Chiswick House, 15 Jan 2018

7.30pm, Monday 15 January 2018,
at the Chiswick Memorial Club,
Bourne Place, Chiswick, London W4 2EL

Discover how Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, transformed Lord Burlington’s compact Palladian villa into an elegant, comfortable home, with Esme Whittaker, the English Heritage curator responsible for interiors at Chiswick House and Marble Hill. All welcome