Event Calendar

Programme for 2023 -2024

Our September 2023 and March and April 2024 meetings, only, will be held on the last Tuesday of each month at the United Reformed Church Hall, Chapel Road, Hounslow, TW3 1UL. Non-members are welcome to attend and will be asked to pay a visitors fee of £2.00 per person, per talk. Meetings will start at 7.30 pm.

For all other meetings this season, members are invited to log-in to local history presentations, web-cast via ZOOM, on our normal meeting nights – the last Tuesday each month in October and November 2023 and January, February and March 2024. 

For presentations will be made remotely, over the internet, hosted by the Hounslow and District History Society using ZOOM. All members for whom we have e-mail addresses will be invited to join these sessions. Please contact James Marshall [ajmarshall54@gmail.com] if you would like to log-in to one of our ZOOM meetings.

2023

Tuesday September 26th: Below the Surface at Osterley Park: some little known aspects of the house and grounds; by Peter Mills.  This is an in-person meeting, to be held at Hounslow United Reformed Church Hall.

Tuesday October 31st: The History of Shepperton Film Studios; an illustrated talk by Nick Pollard. This meeting will only be accessible on-line via ZOOM.

Tuesday November 28th. Devotion Lust and an exploding King: Stories of Love and Death from mediaeval and Tudor Syon; by Howard Simmons.  This meeting will only be accessible on-line via ZOOM.

 2024

Tuesday 30th January: By-passing crowded Brentford: the impact of the Great West Road on Hounslow and district; by James Marshall. This meeting will only be accessible on-line via ZOOM.

Tuesday 27th February: An Underground Guide to Historical London; by Nick Dobson. This meeting will only be accessible on-line via ZOOM.

Tuesday 26th March: Richmond Park’s wartime use: as reflected in its bygone and current buildings and structures with mention of their military uses; by Max Lankester. This is an in-person meeting, to be held at Hounslow United Reformed Church Hall. 

Saturday 13th April: WEST LONDON LOCAL HISTORY CONFERENCE, Duke Street Church, Richmond; 9.30 am – 4.30 pm; BY HAND AND EYE: the Arts and Crafts Movement in South and West London. Tickets £15.00 (including boking charge) from www.ticketsource.co.uk/west-london-local-history-conference

Tuesday 25th April: “Come On Eileen” a television documentary about Isleworth’s record-breaking female cyclist of the 1950s, Eileen Sheridan, who died in February 2023. PLUS the AGM of Hounslow & District History Society. This is an in-person meeting, to be held at Hounslow United Reformed Church Hall.

*** The presentations will begin at 7.30 pm on each occasion***

Committee meetings of the society are held, in  February, March, April, May and June, plus September and December. The committee would be delighted to welcome new members. If you are interested, please contact the Membership Secretary.

Please contact the H&DHS via this web site to ask for a ZOOM Link invitation to log in to one of our on-line talks. The ZOOM meetings will be open to log-in to from 7.15 pm.

We hope you will join in this new way of presenting Hounslow’s local history. Please ensure that the Membership Secretary has your e-mail address if you would like to take part. Thank you for supporting the society.

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Past Programmes of the society can be seen here