Boston Manor House – heritage talk series

If you are interested in local history, you may enjoy the forthcoming talks programme at Boston Manor House. The House opens for viewing at 6pm before the talk in the State room at 6.30pm. The link for booking tickets follows the details of each talk below:

Boston Manor & London’s early 17th century Country Houses
by Caroline Knight

Thu, 25 Apr 2024 6-8pm

Caroline Knight FSA is an independent architectural historian and lecturer. Her MA at the Courtauld Institute on late 16th and 17th century suburban houses near London became her book London’s Country Houses (2009), which included Boston Manor House. She also undertook a two-year research project on Kensington Palace, another example of this kind of Jacobean house built close to London for occasional use. By the 17th century a compact brick house became typical, replacing the earlier rambling courtyard houses. The talk will look at some comparable houses to put Boston Manor House in context.

Book tickets at £11.55 (including fee) through eventbrite: https://tinyurl.com/2rwm9atv

Fashion in the 19th Century &d wider society
by Amber Butchart
Thu, 16 May 2024 6-8pm

Amber Butchart, curator and writer, will focus on the 19th century and the royal dinner party at Boston Manor House. Author of The Fashion Chronicles: Style Stories of History’s Best Dressed, Amber will talk us through some of history’s most illuminating dressers to show the importance of communication through clothing. She will feature the clothing choices of Beau Brummell, Byron, Amelia Bloomer, Garibaldi, Karl Marx, Empress Eugenie, William Morris, Countess of Castiglione and Oscar Wilde among others.

Book tickets at £11.55 (including fee) through eventbrite: https://tinyurl.com/363ebk9w

Veteran & notable trees of Boston Manor Park
by Vanessa Hampton
Thursday, 6 June 2024 6-8pm GMT+1

Discover what makes a veteran tree, why they are important to our heritage and wildlife, what issues can have an impact upon them and how they are being managed for preservation at Boston Manor Park. Vanessa has been Natural Park Manager for the Park since October 2021 and worked with Hounslow’s Parks team, the landscape architects and the building and landscape contractors to deliver the Lottery-funded Reconnecting Boston Manor Park restoration project. She continues to manage the Park, oversees the conservation and horticultural volunteering programme and, with the Education Officer, delivers a wide range of events and activities for the community.

Book tickets at £11.55 (including fee) through eventbrite: https://tinyurl.com/3zx6uh8m

Other events: you will find details of these at https://bostonmanorhouse.org/, including community walks, craft sessions on weaving and Jacobean needlework, plus activities relating to the remarkable Brentford Spoon Project exhibition.

The Historians of Brentford & Chiswick , 15 April 7.30pm

The Historians of Brentford & Chiswick
Monday 15 April 7.30pm

In this talk James Wisdom will be introducing some of the authors who have researched and written the history of our area since the 17th century. Amongst them were some remarkable characters. They range from Georgian gentlemen antiquarians, Victorian and later politicians, and journalists, to early 20th century librarians and today’s recent researchers and writers. The influence of their writings can be found in the way we think about Brentford and Chiswick today.

This will be an in-person event at the Chiswick Memorial Club, Bourne Place, W4, and it will also be offered via Zoom.

There is no charge to join the audience but if you want to take part on-line, please reserve your place via Ticket Tailor at:

https://buytickets.at/brentfordchiswicklocalhistorysociety/1219232

Your ticket will provide the Zoom joining details.

Who lived at Boston Manor House in the 17th & 18th centuries? Monday 18 March 2024

Who lived at Boston Manor House in the 17th & 18th centuries?
7.30pm, Monday 18 March 2024

This illustrated talk by Steph Hagan will focus upon the occupants of Boston Manor House as a private home and what we know about their lives, including Lady Mary Reade who completed it in 1623 and the Clitherows who owned it from the 1670s. Steph was the principal researcher on the history of the property for the recent refurbishment of the estate.

This will be an in-person event at the Chiswick Memorial Club, Bourne Place, W4, and it will also be offered via Zoom. All are welcome

There is no charge to join this event but if you want to join on-line, please reserve your place via Ticket Tailor at:
https://buytickets.at/brentfordchiswicklocalhistorysociety/1178936

Your ticket will provide the Zoom joining details.

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