Boston Manor House: old records, new stories, 20 January 2020

Watercolour by Charles Tomkins (1757-1823) Yale Center for British Art, B1975.2.1

7.30pm, Monday 20 January 2020
at the Chiswick Memorial Club,
Bourne Place, London W4 2EL

An illustrated talk by Steph Hagan, who has been the researcher for the restoration project, on the records that reveal previously unknown stories behind the origins, owners and evolution of Boston Manor House

The Society’s Christmas Meeting, 16 December 2019

7.30pm, Monday 16 December 2019,
at the Chiswick Memorial Club,
Bourne Place, Chiswick, London W4

Our annual get-together where we welcome small contributions of seasonal food to share. Members always provide a cheerful spread of nibbles and treats, and drinks will be on sale in the Club bar. There will be a sociable activity to join in, connected to the history of Brentford and Chiswick!

And our sales stall will be open for last-minute gifts

‘Pagan & Popish Mummeries’ – 140 Years of St Michael & All Angels, Bedford Park

7.30pm, Monday 18 November 2019
at the Chiswick Memorial Club,
Bourne Place, London W4 2EL

On the day of its consecration a letter from the churchwarden of St Nicholas, Chiswick to the Bishop of London was published, accusing the vicar of St Michael’s of ‘high church’ practices.

In the year of its 140th anniversary Father Kevin Morris, the current vicar, recounts the sometimes turbulent history of the church, with help from parishioners Torin Douglas and David Beresford.

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