Part of the forthcoming Open House Festival
Find out about the history of Brentford and Isleworth during the Festival
There will be an opportunity to get a free insight into the Brentford and Isleworth areas in the company of a local history expert during the forthcoming Open House Festival which is taking place from 8-21 September
As well a number of guided tours, several buildings will be giving access to the public not normally available.
A walk hosted by a Hounslow Heritage Guide, is Brentford Then and Now which takes place on Sunday 11 September. This will be a stroll to explore of some of the older areas of the town and see some of the current changes. Meet at the corner of the High Street and the Half Acre (TW8 8AL outside Goddards shop).
Exploring Spring Grove, Isleworth is a walking tour taking place from 2.30pm to 4.15pm on Saturday 17 September.
The same day there is a chance to see inside St Mary’s Convent in the Butts with guided tours taking place from 10am to 11.30am and 12pm to 1.30pm.
Brentford Canal Toll House and Gauging Lock is opening its doors between 10am and 4pm on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September. Visitors can enter at any time but are warned there may be queues as the capacity of the building is just eight people.
St Paul's Church & Parish Centre is open for tours from 8.30am to 3.30pm on Saturday 17 September but, once again, visitors are advised there may be queues at busy times.
The local Quaker Meeting House and Brentford Library are also taking part in the Festival.
All the events in the Festival are free but you need to book your place online. Some of the most popular venues and tours can get fully booked.
At the same time the series of walks by Hounslow Heritage Guides continues in October with a Brentford Road, Rail and Canal.
October 9th - Brentford Road, Rail and Canal
October 30th - Chiswick Bodies & Ghosts
The Brentford walks start at the corner of the High Street and Half Acre (Goddards Corner).
The Hounslow Heritage Guides reserve the right to cancel any walk without notice in exceptional circumstances.
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September 9, 2022