Books & other publications

You will find a full listing of our Journals elsewhere on this web-site. Over the years we have also published a few individual items and supported others with their publishing ventures. For example we worked with Hounslow Libraries staff on the production of several books of old photographs in Hendon Publishing’s ‘. . . As It Was’ series.

The first of our own publications was The Rebuilding of Chiswick Vicarage 1657-8 by Christine Shaw, which provides a remarkably detailed account of the  fund-raising and construction of a new Vicarage with all the costs involved. This is still available in our Book Shop at £1 plus postage.

Flood! The Brentford Flood of 1841 by Val Bott was published in 2003 and won the London & Middlesex Archaeological Society’s first award for local history publications. This is now out of print but we hope to add its content to this site in the future.

Chiswick’s Pictures is an attractive folded A3 information sheet compiled to accompany the exhibition of the same name at Hogarth’s House in 2003. It includes full c0lour reproductions of a selection of watercolours in the Local Studies Collection at Chiswick Library and is available at £2 plus postage in our Book Shop. This project was supported by a lottery grant from Awards for All.

On the occasion of the unveiling of the Chiswick V2 Memorial in 2004 we issued a folded A3 information sheet about the events of September 1944.

As part of an HLF-funded project co-ordinated by the Battlefields Trust (London & SE Chapter) and our Society, a free leaflet was published in 2007. This accompanies 6 information panels  installed that year to interpret the Battles of Brentford and Turnham Green in November 1642.

Some Society members worked with the Thomas Layton Trust on a project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. This included the production of an exhibition, the creation of a web-site and the publication of a well designed and illustrated book, Layton’s Legacy by Mike Galer, about Layton’s bequest to the town. It is A5 with 40 pages and 43 illustrations in full colour and costs £4.50 plus postage from our Book Shop page.

The exhibition, Chiswick Children 1700-1850, was shown at Hogarth’s House in 2013. It celebrated Jane and William Hogarth’s love of children and described the place of children in 18th and early 19th century Chiswick. The research was undertaken by Society members Christine Hayek, Patricia James, Brenda Woolley and Val Bott; a charmingly illustrated book was created from the research and this is available at £5.50 plus postage from our Book Shop page.

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