The Birth of Brentford Library
by Carolyn Hammond
How Fred Turner set up the library service in Brentford.
Hogarth, Griffiths and their Chiswick Friends
by Val Bott and James Wisdom
Describes a wide network of people with local connections centred on William
Hogarth and Ralph Griffiths
The Lamb Brewery
by Stephen Hine
The story of brewing by Sich & Co at the Lamb Brewery in Chiswick and their pubs from
the late 18th to the early 20th century.
The Brentford Boatman’s Institute
by Gillian Clegg
The history and activities of the Boatmen’s Institute built for the canal boat people
on the centenary of its opening.
Homes Fit for Heroes: the Development of the Clayponds Estate
by Nick Pratt
An expanation of the housing crisis at the end of the First World War and how this
Brentford estate reflects the ideas of the housing reformers of the time.
The 1897 Engineers’ Strike in Chiswick
by John Grigg
Based on reports in the local paper, this records events during the strike by engineers at
Thornycrofts’ shipyard at Church Whalf.
John Rocque: a revolutionary map-maker
by Rodney Walshaw
The life and work of this important 18th century map-maker.