A rich source of local history material for Brentford and Chiswick is the Local Studies collection at Chiswick Library in Dukes Avenue, Chiswick, London W4 2AB (020 8994 1008); additional material can be found in the Layton Collection at Hounslow Library in the Treaty Centre, High Street, TW3 1ES. (0845 456 2800). The e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Gunnersbury Park Museum’s collections include some library material, especially ephemera and topographical art (020 8992 1612).
The Society works closely with the local studies staff and we are delighted to be able to promote their work and particularly to be able to illustrate our Journal and our web pages with items from the collections in their care. All of these are identified in the captions to the images and you should contact the Library or the Museum if you wish to make use of these pictures for anything other than private/personal study.
This part of Hounslow’s Library Service and the Museum have suffered badly from cuts over the last decade, with only one professional librarian now employed to look after these collections and the Curator attempting to cover four vacant posts. Please use the contacts above to check whether they have appropriate material to assist with your research and make an appointment to visit so that they can have items ready for your arrival.
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