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:

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:

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:

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

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