Talk on The Origins of Hounslow Town and Bath Road
Next meeting of Hounslow and District History Society
The Origins of Hounslow Town and the Bath Road is the topic at the final meeting of the Hounslow and District History Society season which is held United Reformed Church Hall, Chapel Road, Hounslow on Tuesday 26th April 2016 after the Annual General Meeting which commences at 7.45pm. The speaker is James Marshall, Local Studies Librarian, Hounslow.
Mr. Marshall will explain that the name “Hounslow” is pagan Anglo-Saxon in origin. It may date from as far back as the 6th century AD. There is evidence of a flourishing settlement in Hounslow long before 1215 which is the date of the earliest written record of the town.
The reasons for medieval Hounslow’s growth, as well as its connection to the main road from London to Bath and Bristol, our well-known A4 will be described. Everyone is welcome at £2.00 each for non-members.
The new season commences on 27 September 2016 with the topic “The Centenary of the Indian Gymkhana Club, Hounslow: 1916 – 2016” to be followed by an interesting programme of talks until April 2017.
April 20, 2016