Women in West London's History

Book Now for the 35th West London Local History Conference


On Saturday, 28 March 2015
The Paragon, Boston Manor Rd, Brentford

Tickets £15.00
available only in advance, from sponsoring societies or by post from J McNamara, 31B Brook Rd South, Brentford TW8 ONN
Please send SAE & cheque to ‘West London Local History Conference’

Cconference sponsored by the local history societies of Acton, Barnes & Mortlake,
Brentford & Chiswick, Fulham & Hammersmith, Hounslow, Richmond, Twickenham, Wandsworth & the West Middlesex Family History Society’

Women in West London History

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This year the West London Local History Conference moves to a handsome new venue with a purpose-built lecture theatre. The University of West London's Brentford Campus, The Paragon, is 10 minutes' walk from Brentford Station (SW Trains) and Boston Manor (Piccadilly Line) and there is free parking on site.

Adjoining the lecture theatre bookstalls from our sponsoring societies will be open during the conference breaks to help you to keep in touch with local history in our area.

9.30 Doors open for viewing of sponsoring societies' stalls

10.00 Welcome by Val Bott, chairman of the organising committee
10.10 In plain sight: discovering the women of the Gunnersbury estate - James Wisdom, Chairman, Friends of Gunnersbury Park & Museum

11.00 COFFEE

11.30 Emma Hamilton, George Eliot, Charlotte Despard ~ 3 meritocratic women who burst through social barriers - Penelope J Corfield, Emeritus Professor London University
12.15 Kitty Godfree, sporting champion and suburban housewife - Murray Hedgcock, a local historian and journalist who reported on Wimbledon for 30 years

1.00 LUNCH

2.00 A Woman's Life . . . - Historical documents on our theme read by the organising committee
2.30 Hounslow's Home Front - women's roles in World War 1 - Ann Greene, Senior Library Assistant, Hounslow Local Studies

3.15 TEA

3.45 In the nursery: some women gardeners in ourj riverside parishes, 1650-1850 - Val Bott, local historian and author of nurserygardeners.com

4.25 Summary of the day’s proceedings and Conference ends

The conference fee includes morning coffee and afternoon tea. The UWL refectory is opening specially for us on the day of the conference and will offer for sale at lunch-time sandwiches, teas, coffees and soft drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic lunch and there is also a small Co-op supermarket on the campus.

January 8, 2015

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