Author Archives: Val

Discovering the Women of the Gunnersbury Estate, Kathryn Rooke 18 October 2021

Discovering the Women of the Gunnersbury Estate, an online talk, 7.30pm, Monday, 18 October Kathryn Rooke is the Archivist at Gunners-bury Park Museum. She will present this illustrated talk about some of the extraordinary women who have been associated with the Gunnersbury estate over almost a thousand years. As usual, this talk will be free, […]

A Community of Gardeners 1670-1800, 12 October 2021, 6.30pm

This online talk, promoted by Gunnersbury Park Museum, will last about an hour The landscape in our part of West London was defined by walled garden plots. Val Bott has studied the innovative nursery gardening families, linked by friendship, expertise, business and marriage, and will share her recent research. Book your place in advance through […]

Designing utopia — Norman Shaw & architecture in Bedford Park, 7.30pm, 30 September 2021

This is the Bedford Park Society’s Betjeman Lecture, presented online by Nicholas Friend, MA, FRSA.  Buy tickets at £10 (plus booking fee) from TicketSource The influential architect, Norman Shaw, was appointed Estate Architect of Bedford Park in 1877 early in the development of its unique character. His designs — houses, St Michael & All Angels […]

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