The Mourning & Funeral of Sir John Maynard of Gunnersbury, James Wisdom, 15 February 2021

Sir John Maynard (1602-1690); University of Oxford; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/sir-john-maynard-16021690-221965

The Mourning & Funeral of Sir John Maynard of Gunnersbury in 1690

This online talk takes place at 7.30pm on Monday, 15 February.

Using the steward’s notes of his expenditure on this major event, James Wisdom will reveal details of the elaborate arrangements made after Sir John Maynard’s death for official mourning at his Gunnersbury mansion and a heraldic funeral. This is an extended version of the illustrated talk given at the West London Local History Conference in November 2020. The speaker is Chairman of the Friends of Gunnersbury Park & Museum and Chairman of B&CLHS

To book a place at this Zoom talk, please email talks@brentfordandchiswicklhs.org.uk.

Your details will be added to the list of participants and the Zoom link will be emailed to you the day before the event. We have 100 places available, so if your plans change and you won’t be attending, please let us know beforehand. Then, if we have a waiting list, we can re-allocate your place.

The Brentford Flood 1841, a talk by Val Bott, 18 January 2021

This online talk takes place at 7.30pm on Monday 18 January.

The Brentford Flood of January 1841

B&CLHS Editor, Val Bott, will present an illustrated talk marking the 180th anniversary of this disaster which took place on the night of 16/17 January 1841. She will describe how the Brentford community came together to cope with the damage and destruction, the need to help those made homeless and to organise the removal of wrecks to make possible the re-opening of the waterway. Val’s book Flood! won the LAMAS Local History Publications Award in 2003.

To book a place at this Zoom talk, please email info@brentfordandchiswicklhs.org.uk.

Your details will be added to the list of participants and the Zoom link will be emailed to you the day before the event. We have 100 places available, so if your plans change and you won’t be attending, please let us know beforehand. Then, if we have a waiting list, we can re-allocate your place.

Thames Luminaries, online lecture series January & February 2021

Members may be interested in this forthcoming series of short talks on historic gardens along the Thames valley, including Hogarth’s House, Chiswick House and Boston Manor House from our patch. Full details and booking information here. The talks are free but a £5 donation is recommended, with proceeds being split equally between the participating houses. You can also book all 9 talks for £25. Please note: all tickets were sold out on 20 January – but a new batch has been added to cope with the demand – do try again if you failed to book before

The Thames brought commerce and wealth to what is now South and West London, attracting royalty, aristocrats, artists, writers and wealthy property owners. The legacy of these luminaries is an area exceptionally rich in historic buildings, gardens and landscapes. Pope’s Grotto Preservation Trust and English Heritage’s Marble Hill organised the series of virtual talks over three weeks beginning on Wednesday 27 January. Experts will each explore, explain and offer insight into a luminary, their landscape or garden and property.

The talks will be delivered using Zoom. Each talk will start at 7 pm and last for approx-imately 20 minutes with time being allowed for questions and answers at the end. Events will end by 8 pm.

 

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