Category Archives: transport history

The London Routemaster bus – designed in Chiswick, David Shailes, 15 March 2021

This online talk takes place at 7.30pm on Monday 15 March 2021 Lifelong transport enthusiast David Shailes presents a brief history of these iconic vehicles aimed at a wide audience of local history enthusiasts.  He edits the quarterly magazine of the Routemaster Owners’ & Operators’ Association, works for Redroutemaster of Brentford and is restoring his […]

Brentford Dock & Railway – a hidden gem, 21 October 2019

7.30pm, Monday 21 October 2019 at the Chiswick Memorial Club, Bourne Place, London W4 2EL An illustrated talk on this major trans-shipment point for goods between railway, Thames and canal by David Shailes, local historian and Dock resident. He will describe its building, operation, expansion and closure as well as its rebirth in the 20th […]

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