Welcome

Welcome to the Hounslow and District History Society website.

Meetings of the society are held on the last Tuesday of each month from September to April (except December).

The society’s meetings at Hounslow United Reformed Church Hall were suspended in 2020 due to coronavirus. IN THE AUTUMN ’23 TO SPRING ’24 SEASON WE WILL HOLD THREE MEETINGS  – THE SEPTEMBER, MARCH AND APRIL MEETINGS – at HOUNSLOW UNITED REFORMED CHURCH.  If this proves successful we may hold more meetings, in-person, at Hounslow United Reformed Church in future. Please see the Coronavirus information page on this web site. FOR THIS SEASON’S OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, JANUARY, and FEBRUARY MEETINGS, MEMBERS WILL BE INVITED TO LOG-IN TO ZOOM WEB-CAST PRESENTATIONS OF A LOCAL HISTORY TALKS. Please see the Events Calendar page of this web site.

THE HONESLAW CHRONICLE (the twice-yearly journal of the H&DHS) is published in March (Spring) and August (Autumn) each year and is sent to all members of the society.

The Autumn 2023 issue of The Honeslaw Chronicle contains articles on:

  • Hounslow: a town, two main roads and their traffic (Part 2, The Golden Age of Stage Coaches)
  • Lydford Castle: Richard of Cornwall’s Court House and Prison beside Dartmoor.
  • From the Looking Back series by Eddie Menday, six short articles: Heaven’s Angel (Hanworth’s Father Bill Shergold, the motor cycling priest); Some Tasty Memories of Wartime British Restaurants; The Birdman of Hanworth Air Park (Clem Sohn); Take a Deep Breath (Syon House and Park, and West Middlesex Hospital); No Jokes Please (Percy House and other old peoples’ homes); Patient Listeners (West Middlesex Hospital Radio).

The Spring 2023 issue of The Honeslaw Chronicle contains articles on:

  • Edwin Thomas Menday MBE (obituary)
  • Hounslow: a town, two main roads and their traffic (Part 1, The 17th and 18th Centuries)
  • Isleworth Cemetery, Park Road, Isleworth – an overview
  • Eye Castle, Suffolk: Richard of Cornwall and Isleworth’s long forgotten honour in East Anglia
  • From the Looking Back series by Eddie Menday, six short articles: All Good Sports; Golden Memories of the Golden Mile; Dad’s Army-and a Little Squirt; Sperry Christmas with the Merry Mendays; Chicken Going Cheap; Horrors from the Air.

A few surplus copies from  recent issues are still available from James Marshall for £2.50 each plus second-class postage; please use the CONTACT e-mail form on this web site.

The Contents of previous issues of the Honeslaw Chronicle (Spring 2014 -) can be seen here. http://www.hounslowhistory.org.uk/?page_id=221