Brentford and Chiswick Local History Society

Spring Programme of Talks January to May 2011

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The Society's Monday evening talks take place at the Chiswick Memorial Club, Bourne Place, Chiswick W4, starting at 7.30pm. The Club opens at 7pm; please do not expect to be let in before that time.

Government Called On To Save Hounslow's Historic Buildings

'All Mod Cons' - A History of Chiswick Architecture

Local historian reveals fascinating facts from our past

Industrial action hits West London trams 1909

The Brentford and Chiswick Local History Society

Spring Programme of Talks

Monday 21 February

Gunnersbury Park: a Rothschild house 1835-1925
An illustrated lecture by Diana Davis based on her recent MA thesis, exploring the significance and style of the Large Mansion and its use both as a home and for glamorous entertaining. A joint event with the Friends of Gunnersbury Park

Monday 21 March

A Hive of Industry
Vanda Foster
, Curator of Gunnersbury Park Museum, explores her current exhibition, highlighting some famous products made in Brentford and Chiswick.

Monday 18 April

Strawberry Hill House and Horace Walpole
An illustrated lecture by Michael Snodin, Chairman of the Strawberry Hill Trust and curator of the 2010 exhibition on Walpole at the Victoria & Albert Museum

Monday 16 May

Annual General Meeting
Journal 20 will be available at the meeting and then will be posted to members unable to collect their copy in person.

The Society's talks usually take place on the third Monday of the month. We meet at the Chiswick Memorial Club, Afton House, Bourne Place, Chiswick W4, starting at 7.30pm. Remember that Afton House does not open until 7pm.

You may also be interested in the following events organised by others:


17 February 7pm

St Nicholas Church, Chiswick.

£5.00 on the door, free to Friends

The Chaloner Monument at Chiswick: Commemoration & Society in post-Reformation England, a Friends of St Nicholas lecture by Dr Nigel Llewellyn, Head of Research at Tate Britain.

The monument in the church commemorates Sir Thomas Chaloner (d 1615) and his wife and is one of West London’s most important Jacobean monuments. Nigel Llewellyn is known for his research on death and commemoration and his book Funeral Monuments in post-Reformation England


Saturday 26  March

9.30-4.30, Montague Hall, Hounslow


Scientists and Innovators in West London History, the 31st West London Local History Conference,. Tickets £8 at meetings or by post from J. McNamara, 31B Brook Road South, Brentford TW8 ONN



January 20, 2011