Programme for 2019-2020
September to November 2019 (no meeting is held in December)
Tuesday 24th September
The Early History of Local Railways; by Brian Grumbridge, Chairman of Hounslow & District History Society and Editor of the Honeslaw Chronicle.
Tuesday 29th October
Hanworth Park House; by Nigel Clark, Secretary of the Hanworth Park History Research Group.
Saturday 16th November
London and Middlesex Archaeological Society annual conference at the Museum of London; In Sickness and in Health: The Wellbeing of Londoners Through History.
Tuesday 26th November
Bugging the Nazi’s in World War II: Trent Park’s Secret History; by Dr. Helen Fry, Historian and Authoress.
January – April 2020
Tuesday 28th January
The Life and Legacy of George Bradshaw; by Dr. David Turner of York University.
Tuesday 25th February
The Greenings of Brentford End: Royal Gardeners; by Val Bott, Historian and Museum Consultant.
Saturday 21st March 2020
West London Local History Conference (40th): Celebrations & Commemorations in South and West London History. University of West London, Boston Manor Road, Brentford. Tickets £15.00. Talks on: The opening of the Regal Cinema in Putney (1937); The White City Exhibitions (1908-1914); The funeral of Sir John Maynard of Gunnersbury (1690); Milestones in the history of Richmond Park; Commemorating the fallen of WW1: The Isleworth 390 project.
The Hounslow & District History Society unsold tickets have now been returned to the organisers’ pool.
Tuesday 31st March
Croydon Airport – The Golden Era of Air Travel; by John King, Air Transport Historian.
Tuesday 28th April
AGM followed by a talk to be arranged.
Programme for 2018-2019
September to November 2018 (no meeting is held in December)
Tuesday 25th September
Hounslow in Postcards; by Mary and James Marshall of Hounslow & District History Society.
Tuesday 30th October
London Roadhouses in Fact and Fiction; by Dr Michael John Law, University of Westminster.
Saturday 17th November; LAMAS Conference at the Museum of London; “An Emporium for Many Nations: London Shaped by Trade”
Tuesday 27th November
Dr John Langdon Down and Normansfield Hospital; by Ian Jones-Healey, Archivist at the Langdon Down Museum of Learning Disability.
January – April 2019
Tuesday 29th January
The Restoration of Sir John Soane’s Pitzhanger Manor in Ealing – and Insider’s View; by Richard Flenley, Trustee.
Tuesday 26th February
Cemeteries and the Burial of the Dead – A More Than Personal View; by Alan Rice, Hounslow’s Cemeteries Officer.
Tuesday 26th March
Suffragettes, Suffragists and Antis; by Irene Cockcroft, authoress and lecturer specialising in women’s involvement in the Arts and Crafts and Suffrage movements.
Tuesday 30th March; West London Local History Conference: Entertainment; at the University of West Lonodn, Boston Manor Road, Brentford.
Tuesday 30th April
AGM followed by Joshua Kirby, Father of Sarah Trimmer and Friend of Thomas Gainsborough; by Andrea Cameron, Vice-President H&DHS and Local Historian.
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
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.
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.
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
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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