November 2021 Local History Events

These events are promoted by others, but we feel sure that B&CLHS members will find them of great interest. Please note: full details of how to book a place at the Society’s own online talk, 10,000 Years of Brentford: the early history of a riverside town by Jon Cotton, on Monday 15 November will be sent out to members nearer the date.

St Lawrence’s church & burial grounds, 6-7pm, 10 November 2021
David Shailes and Jim Storrar, for Gunnersbury Park Museum

book a place for this on-line talk at £7 here

David and Jim gave the Society a tremendous talk on this subject nearly a year ago – if you missed it then, do book a ticket for this Zoom talk! They have been keeping an eye on St Lawrence’s, the church for the small parish of New Brentford, and researching some of the local people who were buried there, while redevelopment has been going on all around it. They have a fantastic story to tell.

London Overcomes: Resilience and Recovery in the History of the Capital
The 2021 LAMAS Local History Conference, all day, Saturday 13 November
Book a ticket for this online event at £10 via Eventbritete

The speakers will show how not only the people and buildings of London overcame adversity and disaster through the centuries but even the mulberry trees! (One contributor is Val Bott on The Brentford Flood of 1841). The event will also include the announcement of the winners of the LAMAS Publications Awards for both 2020 and 2021.

Liquid History – the Thames in the past of South & West London
The 41st West London Conference, all day Saturday 27 November

Book a place for this online event at £15 via Ticketsource here

The lively programme includes Dorian Gerhold on Wandsworth’s Lost Fishing Village, Paul Rawkins on the history of Cygnet Rowing Club, Jim Storrar on the Three Swans on Brentford Ait, John Tough on his family’s famous boat-building business and James Wisdom on making a living from the Thames

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