Annual General Meeting 20 May 2019

7.30pm, Monday 20 May 2019,
at the Chiswick Memorial Club,
Bourne Place, London W4 2EL

Following the business meeting there will be short talks by 3 members. Janet McNamara will share details from the diary of a Brentford girl shortly before World War I, Christabel Ames-Lewis will present reminiscences of Marion Wenbourne (1917-2018) who came with her family to Chiswick in 1925, worked for Cherry Blossom and stayed to a ripe old age, and Val Bott will give a short talk on the fields which became Harvard Hill Park.

The new Brentford & Chiswick Local History Journal 28 will be distributed to members on this evening; copies will be posted to those unable to attend.

The Intriguing History of Hounslow Heath

7.30pm, Monday 15 April 2019,
at the Chiswick Memorial Club,
Bourne Place, London W4 2EL

Howard Simmons, a Hounslow Heritage Guide, presents an illustrated talk about this strategic and substantial open space – its archaeology, its industrial, social and military history, its links to Magna Carta, the sword factories and gunpowder mills and early aviation there

West London Local History Conference 30 March 2019

It is not too late to book a place at this excellent annual conference. The consortium of 10 local history and family history societies will be providing its usual day of high quality history, in a comfortable modern lecture theatre with a cafe, easy parking and excellent public transport. The flier has details of how to book by post, or for last minute bookings email the society at All welcome!

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