Journal 17 (2008)

Some Brentford nursery gardeners
by Val Bott
The story of three 18th century gardening families with strong Brentford connections, the Greenings,
the Swindens and the Ronalds.

Sutton Court, the Earl of Burlington and Chiswick House Grounds
by James Wisdom
History of the Manor of Sutton Court and how Lord Burlington bought it to enlarge his Chiswick House estate.

‘The greatest thoroughfare in the Kingdom’: the story of the Brentford Turnpike 1717-1824
by Rodney Walshaw
How the Brentford Turnpike Trust endeavoured to maintain the main road from Kensington through
the area.

The Parish of Our Lady of Grace and St Edward, Chiswick
by Gilbert Hughes
A brief history of the Parish and its buildings, giving a flavour of its part in the local community since its foundation in 1848.

Crime and punishment in Chiswick
by Gillian Clegg
Some intriguing glimpses of proceedings at the Old Bailey affecting Chiswick people between 1674 and 1834.

Brentford United: the work of the Brentford Local Board 1874-1894
by David Shavreen
How living conditions improved after the formation of the Local Board for Brentford Urban Sanitary District.

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