Tramways in Brentford & Chiswick & restoring London United tramcar 159, 19 November 2018

Trams in Chiswick High Road

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

Illustrated talks by Richard Clarke on the Victorian and Edwardian horse tram and electric tram services through Brentford and Chiswick, an enormous investment in public transport, and by Ian Ross, a member of the team at the National Tramway Museum at Crich involved in the ambitious restoration of the museum’s tram 159. This ran locally, on the route of today’s 267 bus, in the early 1900s. All welcome, admission free

Chiswick’s Three Great Houses, 24 October 2018

Wednesday 24 October 2018,  7.30pm, admission free, in the church hall of St Joseph’s, Bolton Road, Chiswick W4 3TE

Local residents’ association, The Grove Park Group, has invited the Society’s Chairman, James Wisdom, to give a talk for its members and for interested residents.

Three great houses shaped the Grove Park area – Chiswick House, Grove House and Sutton Court Manor House – of which only the first remains. However, their history can be traced and the old lanes, field boundaries and estate walls can still be found as this illustrated talk will show.

A Victory to Remember: the Trico Folberth Equal Pay Strike, 15 October 2018

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

An illustrated talk by Sally Groves, co-author of a new book on this 21-week strike in 1976. Sally was one of 400 women striking to win equal pay with their male counterparts. Trico-Folberth, an American multinational producer of windscreen wipers on the Great West Road, used picket-busting lorries and scab labour against them. The book includes contemporary images and memories of those who took part and it will be on sale at the meeting.