Charlotte de Rothschild
Discovering the Women of the Gunnersbury Estate, an online talk,
7.30pm, Monday, 18 October
Kathryn Rooke is the Archivist at Gunners-bury Park Museum. She will present this illustrated talk about some of the extraordinary women who have been associated with the Gunnersbury estate over almost a thousand years.
As usual, this talk will be free, but this time we will be using Ticketsource to manage the bookings – it is very straightforward. Book your place here
Zoom details will be sent to ticket holders on the evening of Sunday 17 October; last minute tickets up to 30 minutes beforehand.
Detail from John Rocque’s map of the Environs of London, 1746
This online talk, promoted by Gunnersbury Park Museum, will last about an hour
The landscape in our part of West London was defined by walled garden plots. Val Bott has studied the innovative nursery gardening families, linked by friendship, expertise, business and marriage, and will share her recent research.
Book your place in advance through the Museum website at £7 per person
This is the Bedford Park Society’s Betjeman Lecture, presented online by Nicholas Friend, MA, FRSA. Buy tickets at £10 (plus booking fee) from TicketSource
The influential architect, Norman Shaw, was appointed Estate Architect of Bedford Park in 1877 early in the development of its unique character. His designs — houses, St Michael & All Angels Church and the Tabard Inn — set the tone for the estate, publicised as a utopia for those of modest means. The speaker will explore Bedford Park’s importance in the Victorian house design revolution, as its architects developed an aesthetic for the world’s first garden suburb.
Nicholas Friend was Founder-Director of the Cambridge University Art History Summer School for 25 years. Since 1986 he has also been Founder-Director of Inscape, the art history study tour society, which has taken its members into the active study of buildings and art galleries all over the world.
The talk including questions will last approximately one hour.