Current Programme, Winter/Spring 2020

Boston Manor House: old records, new stories, 7.30pm 20 January
An illustrated talk by Steph Hagan, researcher for the Boston Manor House restoration project, on the records that reveal previously unknown stories behind the origins, owners and evolution of Boston Manor House

The Mulberry Garden Project at Hogarth’s House, 7.30pm 17 February
A presentation and discussion with John Collins, Heritage Manager, and Elizabeth Kopplin, Learning & Engagement Officer, about the new learning studio and the re-designed garden, and the preparations for re-opening later in 2020

The Hidden Horticulturists, 7.30pm 16 March
Fiona Davison, Head of RHS Libraries & Exhibitions, and author of the book of the same title, presents an illustrated account of her research into the young men who trained at the Horticultural Society’s Chiswick garden grounds in the 1820s

How Brentford got its Bypass: 1901-1914, 7.30pm 20 April
Brentford didn’t want it but powerful motoring lobbyists did. Tracey Logan reveals her PhD research which shows how locals lost the fight for their High Street against London’s visionary road planners, and the Great West Road was born

Annual General Meeting, 7.30pm 18 May
After the business meeting Brentford & Chiswick Local History Journal 29 will be available; copies will be posted to those unable to attend. Following the business meeting there will be short talks by members about recent research

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