Brentford & Chiswick Local History Journal 11
A4, 24 pages Price £3.50
One of the rarest of old industries, parchment making, is covered in The Skin Works – Bands of Brentford by Gillian Clegg. A report of Recent archaeological excavations at Brentford Lock by Lorraine Darton shows how redevelopment in Brentford opens up opportunities for investigating its Roman and mediaeval past. Dorothy Ernst – an eighteenth century resident of Chiswick by Peter Hammond describes a character discovered through her letters to the Duke of Devonshire about the unsatisfactory house she had leased from him. In An American President’s view of Brentford in 1815 Janet MacNamara uses excerpts from the diaries of John Quincy Adams. David Shavreen introduces us to a 17th century banker, James Clitherow of Boston Manor, Melanie Aspey wrotes about the Rothshilds, whose London archive she manages, in Gunnersbury and the Rothschild Archive. This issue ends with a tribute to Doris Felmingham Yarde, the Society’s former chairman and the energetic historian of Brentford by Andrea Cameron.
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