Open House for landmark buildings

The annual Open House weekend, when London's buildings open their doors, is on 18th and 19th September. Over 500 buildings around London will open their doors free of charge. Local buildings include Boston Manor House, Kew Bridge Steam Museum and St Mary's Convent in The Butts.

Tours of BOSTON MANOR HOUSE, Boston Manor Road, Brentford will take place on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th September at 11.30am, 2pm and 3.30pm. These will last approximately 45 minutes and are FREE.

Details of buildings opening for the weekend can be found at

There will also be a special series of walks on Saturday 18th:

BRENTFORD - Meet at the corner of the High Street and Half Acre
CHISWICK - Meet at St Nicholas' Church, Church Street
TURNHAM GREEN - Meet at the Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, Chiswick
ISLEWORTH - Meet at Isleworth Public Hall, South Street

All walks start at 3.30pm, last for approximately one hour and are FREE.

Hounslow Heritage Guides are continuing their series of Brentford Walks.

The regular program consists of two guided walks.

On the first Sunday of every month is the Brentford Town Walk, tracing the different eras of the town’s history, from the road built by the Romans to the 1642 Civil War battle, and the building of Brunel’s dock, part of which exists today.

On the final Sunday of every month is the Brentford to Boston Manor walk, exploring the history of St. Lawrence Church, and the Grand Union Canal, finishing at the grounds of the majestic Jacobean, Boston Manor House.

Walks cost just £2 each and depart at 2.30 from outside Goddards, opposite the Post Office on Brentford High Street.

More information is available from the Hounslow Heritage website

14 June 2004

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