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 2020 issue of the Honeslaw Chronicle contains articles on:
- Feltham’s fight for the footpath: Saturday April 17th 1920
- Andrew Pears: his life and times at Spring Grove
- The origins of Feltham as an Anglo-Saxon village
- Ted Weeks’ WW1 War Diary: From Bulford To Basra (Part 1)
The Spring 2020 issue of the Honeslaw Chronicle contains articles on:
- 17th Century agriculture and rural life around Hounslow as illustrated on Moses Glover’s Map.
- Pevensey Road Nature Reserve and Little Park Farm estate (Feltham and Hanworth): local history ramble.
- JMW Turner (1775-1851) in Brentford, Isleworth and St. Margarets.
- The demobilisation strike at Osterley Park MT-ASC army camp, January 1919.
The Autumn 2019 issue of The Honeslaw Chronicle contains articles on:
- Our visit to the Langdon Down Museum and Normansfield Theatre.
- Our visit to the London Metropolitan Archives.
- Hatton – a walk of interest – not just a stop on the Piccadilly Line.
- Hounslow Aerodrome and the England-Australia Trans-planet Air Race: One Hundred Years Ago.
- The Early History of Railways in Hounslow, Isleworth, Osterley and Brentford (part 3): The Metropolitan District Railway, Hounslow Branch and the Piccadilly Line.
The Spring 2019 issue of The Honeslaw Chronicle contains articles on:
- The Founders of England – Who Were The Anglo-Saxons (Part 2): The evidence of the historical geneticists.
- George Berthold Samuelson and Isleworth Film Studios.
- Abandoned and Disused Railway Stations and the Early History of Railways in Hounslow, Osterley, Isleworth and Brentford (Part 2): The Great Western Railway’s Brentford Dock Branch Line.
- Isleworth Park Road Allotments – a David and Goliath battle won.
The Autumn 2018 issue of The Honeslaw Chronicle contains articles on;
- Abandoned and disused railway stations and the early history of the railways in Hounslow and district.
- Isleworth’s Civilian War Memorial, 1939-45: a review of the book by Sue Sampson and Ann Greene, by Kevin Brown.
- Reg Debnam’s memories of his family’s market garden in Isleworth between the wars.
- Vincent Van Gogh’s bust, by Anthony Padgett, presented to Isleworth Library.
- Visits by members of the society to All Hallows Church, Twickenham and to Kneller Hall Museum of Army Music.
- West Middlesex Hospital’s 180-year journey from Union Workhouse to University Hospital.
- World War I – the Hundred Days Campaign of 1918 and the Artists Rifles part in that campaign, including the life and death of Pvt. Percy Camplin, Chief Librarian at Hounslow 1912-1918, who was mortally wounded on 10th November 1918.
The Spring 2018 issue of The Honeslaw Chronicle contains articles on:
- Saxon Middlesex
- The (Anglo-Saxon) Founders of England (part 1)
- Hounslow in Old Postcards
- Vincent Van Gogh and Holme Court House, Isleworth
- Protecting Historic Green Open Spaces – the Park Road Allotments, Isleworth
- The Restoration of Cranford Village Cage or Lock-up.
A few surplus copies from most recent issues are still available from James Marshall at Feltham Library Local Studies, The Centre, Feltham, Middlesex TW13 4GU (tel. 020 8583 5497) for £2.50 each plus second-class postage; or use the CONTACT e-mail form on this web site.
The Autumn 2017 issue of The Honeslaw Chronicle contains articles on:
- Hounslow’s Roman Road (the A315 Staines and London Road, forming modern High Streets in Hounslow, Brentford and Chiswick)
- The Other Isleworth Film Studios – Roy Moore’s memories of his film set props supply and film studio business at the former Odeon Cinema, London Road, Isleworth after its closure as a cinema in the late-1950’s.
- Lampton in World War II
- Samuel Pepys and Hounslow, Isleworth, Syon and Brentford
- Society visits to the Spring Grove estate, Isleworth, including Clifton House – an original Victorian house on the estate, guided by Andrea Cameron; and to some Churches of the City of London, guided by Brian Grumbridge.
- Walter Morris 1932-2017, a vice chairman of our society, an obituary by Andrea Cameron
The Spring 2017 issue of The Honeslaw Chronicle contains articles on:
- Hounslow’s Forgotten Street – growing up on Frampton Road, Hounslow Heath (1940-50’s); by Joyce Sluszny.
- Licensed to Sell: the Brentford Magistrate’s Court pub watercolours (1865-70) by JT Wilson (1807-1882), purchased at auction by Andrew Pears JP, of Isleworth, and presented to Brentford Magistrates’ Court in 1900. Donated to Hounslow Libraries Local Collections, 2012; by Mary Marshall.
- Pears Soap, a snippet; by Mary Brown.
- Feltham Parish Magazine, Extracts from October 1919; by Eddie Menday.
- Margaret Collins – an obituary by Andrea Cameron.
The Autumn 2016 issue of the Honeslaw Chronicle contains articles on:
- Obituary: Mary Bickle (1926-2016)
- The origins of Hounslow and the town’s links to the Bath Road
- Henry Howe of Isleworth, actor (1812-1896)
- Gotelee & Sons of Hounslow, printers
- In and around Lampton in World War I
- The Battle of the Somme – some casualties in Hounslow borough cemeteries
- Hounslow Heath – a new memorial to a pioneering aerodrome
- Reports of a summer visit to Whitechapel Bell Foundry and a historical walk among the gunpowder mill remains in Crane Park
- Tales from the Tower by Chris Hern – a book review by Kevin Brown
The Spring 2016 issue of the Honeslaw Chronicle contains articles on:
- Moving Millions (part 2) Hounslow’s place in the history of public transport in London since Victorian times; by James Marshall [The Piccadilly Line airport extension; Chiswick Bus Works and the Routemaster; Charles Holden’s stations on the Piccadilly Line Hounslow extension and a new Hounslow East station for the 21st century]
- The Glossop family of Isleworth and Silver Hall, Isleworth
- Spitfires over Malta: Two Local Pilots in the Air Battles of 1942
- The First RFC Fatality at Hounslow Heath Aerodrome
The Autumn 2015 issue of the Honeslaw Chronicle contains articles on:
- Moving Millions (part 1) Hounslow’s place in the history of public transport in London since Victorian times; by James Marshall [The District and Piccadilly Lines to Hounslow, 1883-1933; Trams, Tube Trains and Trolleybuses – Made in Feltham]
- The Farnell Brothers of Isleworth; by Brian Grumbridge
- The Royal Army Service Corps Training Camp at Osterley Park during WWI; by Andrea Cameron
- Osterley Park M.T.A.S.C in Ted Week’s 1917 Diary; by Brian Grumbridge
- The National Service of Commemoration to mark the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo; by James Marshall.
- Does Anybody Know? WWII army searchlight sites in and around Isleworth.
The Spring 2015 issue of the Honeslaw Chronicle contains articles on:
- The Military Heritage and Significance of Hounslow Heath; by Howard Simmons
- Two New Local War Memorials and an Old One Restored; by James Marshall
- John Busch, Busch House and Busch Corner; compiled by Brian Grumbridge
- Book Review: A Lady of Bedfont; by Patsy Langley, 2014; reviewed by Eddie Menday.
- Note: Campaign for memorial to heroic WWII fighter pilot who crashed in Heston, in 1945.
The Autumn 2014 issue of the Honeslaw Chronicle contains:
- A Diabolical Wheel and a Mystery Solved (the history of the Shot Tower at Hounslow Gunpowder Works, Crane Park, part 2}; by Chris Hern
- Baber Bridge (the first of a series of occasional articles about the people, places and landmarks of Hounslow); by the Editor
- Old Isleworth Before and During the First World War; recounted by Tommy White around 1987
- Committee Snippets (May and June 2014); Our Cruise on the Grand Union Canal; by Liz Mammatt; A Visit to British Airways Heritage Collection; by Andrea Cameron; Book Review by Kevin Brown: The Story of St. John the Baptist Church, Isleworth by Brian Grumbridge, 2014.
The Spring 2014 issue of the Honeslaw Chronicle was the society’s 76th and the first under the editorship of Brian Grumbridge – the author of four recently published histories of local anglican parish churches, and a history of Hounslow’s Grove Road Primary School. Articles published within were:
- Transported for Life: the Sad Fate of Local Historian George Aungier (the life of the author of The History and Antiquities of Syon Monastery and the Parish of Isleworth, 1840); by Mary Marshall.
- A Diabolical Wheel and a Mystery Solved (a re-thinking of the function of the Shot Tower at Hounslow Gunpowder Works, Crane Park); by Chris Hern.
- A Day in September 2013: Commemorating One Hundred Years of Aston Martin (a Feltham-based company between 1926 and 1964); by James Marshall
- LBW (Law Before Wicket) Sunday Cricket? Not in 1870!; from the pages of the Middlesex Chronicle, Hounslow’s weekly newspaper.
A few surplus copies from most recent issues are still available from James Marshall at Hounslow Library Local Studies, The Treaty Centre, Hounslow, TW3 1ES (tel. 0845 456 2800) for £2.50 each plus second-class postage; or use the CONTACT e-mail form on this web site.