B&CLHS is one of the sponsoring societies which promotes an annual local history conference. This year it is once again on zoom, so you can view the day’s programme from the comfort of your home! The programme looks at sports in our area in the past, placing them in their social context. Tickets cost £15.00 and can be bought on line from Ticketsource
After an introduction to the sheer range of sports in our area by Simon Inglis, author of Played in London, Caitlin Davies, author of Downstream, will speak on the history of swimming in the Thames, Rob Jex, a Brentford FC historian, will talk about the club and the development of professional football, Philip Boys will look at the impact of Victorian cricket and other ball sports on Wandsworth Common and Graeme Roberts will provide a history of Harlequins Rugby Club, now based in Twickenham.