The Skin Works – Bands of Brentford pages 6-7
by Gillian Clegg
The specialist manufacture of parchment and vellum in Brentford.
Recent archaeological excavations at Brentford Lock pages 8-12
by Lorraine Darton
Describes findings from the later prehistoric era to the 19th century, including evidence of the Roman road.
An eighteenth century resident of Chiswick pages 12-14
by Peter Hammond
The long residence of Mrs Dorothy Ernst as a disgruntled tenant of the Duke of Devonshire in Chiswick.
An American President’s view of Brentford in 1815 pages 15 -17
by Janet MacNamara
Some records of John Quincy Adams and his family’s reports of their two year stay in Brentford.
James Clitherow of Boston Manor pages 17-20
by David Shavreen
The background of the first of the Clitherow family to move to the manor of Boston in 1670.
Gunnersbury and the Rothschild Archive pages 21-27
by Melanie Aspey
The story of the Rothschilds at Gunnersbury and the Rothschild Archive.
Doris Mary Felmingham Yarde page 28
by Andrea Cameron
Obituary of local historian, writer and former chairman of this Society.
Recent conservation of Monuments at St Nicholas Church page 2
by Jane Watson
The project to restore Chaloner and Walpole memorials
The Bedford Park Society’s Archive
by Andy Walters pages 2-3
An account of the Society’s new scheme to provide a house log books for every houeholder in the Conservation Are.
Accidental archaeology in Grove Park, Chiswick pages 4-5
by Val Bott
Two chance finds of early brick provide clues to structures in the grounds of Grove House
William Hogarth’s statue page 5
An account of the Millennium statue unveiled in Chiswick High Road.