Past Programmes

Programme for 2017-2018

September to November 2017 (no meeting is held in December)

Tuesday 26th September  2017

Tales from the Tower – Hounslow’s Gunpowder Mills; by Chris Hern M.B.E.

Tuesday 31st October 2017

The Royal Parks in the Great War; by David Ivison, Vice-Chairman of the Royal Park’s Guild’s Management Committee

Saturday 18th November  LAMAS Conference  At the Museum of London. Theme: Pastimes in Times Past, Entertainment in London.

Tuesday 28th November   2017

Crossrail; by John Goldsmith, Community Relations Manager

2018

Tuesday 30th January 2018

Dickens and the Railways; by David Turner, Associate Lecturer in Railway Studies, Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of York.

Tuesday 27th February 2018

The Archaeology of the Thames; by John Cotton, Archaeology Committee Secretary of LAMAS

Saturday 24th March  2018 West London Local History Conference At the University of West London, The Paragon, Boston Manor Road. Theme: The Impact of World War I on West London.

Tuesday 27th March  2018

Local Market Gardening Families; by David Lawrie, Oral Histories and Research Volunteer for the Jam Yesterday project.

Tuesday 24th April  2017;

Annual General Meeting followed by  Sarah Trimmer; by Andrea Cameron, local historian and Vice President H&DHS.

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Programme for 2016-2017

September to November 2016 (no meeting is held in December)

Tuesday 27th September  2016

The Centenary of the Indian Gymkhana Club, Hounslow:  1916 – 2016; By Suantar Soni, the Honorary Secretary of the Club

Tuesday 25th October 2016

An American President in Ealing (John Quincy Adams, American Ambassador in London); By Mary Woods and Duncan Cameron, Members of the Little  Ealing History Group which produced a book on John Quincy Adams’s stay in Little Ealing.

Saturday 19th November  LAMAS Conference  At the Museum of London

Tuesday 29th November   2016

The Syon Abbey Herbal 1517: the Last Monastic Herbal in  England; By John Adams, Member of the Syon Abbey Research Associates and Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.

2017

Tuesday 31st January 2017

All Hallows – A City of London Church in Twickenham; By Kathryn Elliott, All Hallows Parish Historian.

Tuesday 28th February 2017

Licensed to Sell: the Brentford Magistrates’ Court’s Pub Watercolours; By Mary and James Marshall of Hounslow Libraries’ Local Studies Service.

Saturday 25th March  2017 West London Local History Conference At the University of West London, The Paragon, Boston Manor Road. Theme: Communications in West London’s History. 

Tuesday 28th March  2017

Hanworth Air Park 1917-1995; by James Marshall, Local Studies Librarian, Hounslow Library Service.

Tuesday 25th April  2017;

Annual General Meeting followed by Turner and the Thames; By Andrea Cameron, local historian.

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Programme for 2015-2016

 

September to November 2015 (no meeting is held in December)

Tuesday 29th September: History of RAF Northolt (centenary 2015); By Sgt. Mark Bristow, the station’s historian

Tuesday 27th October: Trade Routes and Warpaths: Hounslow’s Role in Shaping North America; By Howard Simmons, Hounslow Heritage Guide

Saturday 21st November LAMAS Conference: Middlesex, the Forgotten County, at the Museum of London

Tuesday 24th November: The Chocolate Kitchen at Hampton Court Palace (500th anniversary 2015); By Dr. Lee Prosser, Curator of Historic Buildings (Historic Royal Palaces)

January to April 2016

Tuesday 26th January: Le Village Belge sur la Tamise: Belgian Refugees in Twickenham in World War One; By Dr Helen Baker, local historian, Twickenham

Tuesday 23rd February: Ciné film of Heston, Hounslow, Isleworth and Osterley; By Andrea Cameron, local historian. A compilation of digitised local, school and family cine film shot by Alfred Sansom, the Caretaker of Spring Grove Central Secondary School, between 1935 and 1938. Runs 50 minutes with an interval for refreshments.

This meeting’s programme has been swapped with the talk previously scheduled for our March meeting in order to enable Nick Pollard to attend his own local history society’s AGM.

Saturday 19th March: West London Local History Conference: Children in West London History, 

Tuesday 29th March:  The History of Staines Linoleum; By Nick Pollard, Chairman of Spelthorne Archaeology and Local History Group and Chairman of Spelthorne Museum

Tuesday 26th April: Annual General Meeting, followed by The Origins of Hounslow Town and the Bath Road; By James Marshall, Local Studies Librarian, Hounslow

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Programme for 2014-2015

Tuesday 30th September 2014: The Battle of Brentford and the Stand-Off at Turnham Green, November 1642; by Howard Simmons, Hounslow Heritage Guide

Tuesday 28th October 2014: 150 Years of London’s Underground; by Dave Clark, a Friend of the London Transport Museum

Saturday 22nd November 2014: London and Middlesex Archaeological Society Conference on Law and Order, at the Museum of London

Tuesday 25th November 2014: Sir Joshua Reynolds and his house on Richmond Hill with JMW Turner’s House (Sandycombe Lodge) in Twickenham; by Mrs Catherine Parry-Wingfield, Chairman of the Turner’s House Trust

Tuesday 27th January 2015: Feltham Borstal and its History; by James Marshall, Local Studies Librarian, Hounslow Borough Libraries

Tuesday 24th February 2015: Transported for Life – the life and crimes of a local historian: George James Aungier (1808-186?); by Mary Marshall. (This talk replaces the published talk on The History of RAF Northolt by Sgt. Mark Bristow, whom we now hope to have as a speaker on 29th September.)

March 28th 2015: The 35th West London Local History Conference: Women in West London History; at the University of West London, The Paragon, Boston Manor Road, Brentford TW8 9GA. Tickets £15.00 only in advance (see below).

Tuesday 31st March 2015: Historic Houses of Hounslow Borough; by Christine Diwell, a Hounslow Heritage Guide. (This talk replaces the published talk on Southall Manor and Martinware Pottery; by George Twyman, who has, unfortunately, had to withdraw.)

Tuesday 28th April 2015: H&DHS Annual General Meeting followed by The History of Isleworth Riverside; by Andrea Cameron, Local Historian.

Programme for 2013-2014

Brief reviews of some of the talks given at these monthly meetings can be found under FORUMS & REVIEWS > REVIEWS on this web site.

24th September 2013: Anne of Cleves: Henry VIII’s Discarded Wife, by Elizabeth Norton, authoress of the book.

29th October 2013: Montgomery and the First  War on Terror, by Councillor Robert Oulds (Chiswick Homefields), author of the book.

26th November 2013: The Airfields of West London, by Andrea Cameron.

28th January 2014: Breweries Connected with the London Borough of Hounslow, by James Marshall, Local Studies Librarian, Hounslow Library Service.

25th February 2014: Victorian Millionaires and Their Riverside Mansions, by Keith Parry.

25th March 2014: Jonathan Carr’s Bedford Park, by Dr. David Budworth MBE, author of the book.

29th April 2014: Brentford Old and New, by Andrea Cameron, local historian. This talk will follow the society’s Annual General Meeting.

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