Discovering West London Local History

Speakers from the Museum of London, Wandsworth Museum, Museum of Richmond and more

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The local history societies of Acton, Barnes & Mortlake,
Brentford & Chiswick, Hammersmith & Fulham, Hounslow,
Richmond, Twickenham and Wandsworth, with the West
Middlesex Family History Society present:

The 30th West London Local History Conference
Discovering West London’s History
On Saturday 27 March 2010
At The Musical Museum, High Street Brentford

Using their own experience of research, our speakers will reveal the stories they have uncovered and the evidence upon which these are based. The sponsoring societies’ publications will be on sale, enabling you to keep in touch with local history across our area of West London.

9.30 - Doors open for viewing of sponsoring societies' stalls
10.00 - Welcome by Val Bott, chairman of the organising committee
10.05 - Unearthing West London’s history
Jon Cotton, Dept of Early London History, Museum of London
10.50 - COFFEE
11.20 - Rediscovering Gunnersbury Lodge: the Boddingtons’
country house
Chris Allen, who escaped from work a few years ago and is now an
active member of the Worthing History Research Group
12.00 - Battersea and Wandsworth through artists’ eyes
Patricia Astley-Cooper, former Curator, Wandsworth Museum
12.50 - LUNCH
2.00 - Under the microscope - some clues to West London’s history
Contemporary documents read by the organising committee
2.25 - Where was Chiswick’s water mill? – a familiar place seen
with new eyes
James Wisdom, Chairman, Brentford & Chiswick Local History Society
3.00 - TEA
3.20 Anatomy of a Suffragette exhibition: dissecting the sources
Irene Cockroft, co-curator How the Vote was Won, Museum of
Richmond (1 May–4 Sept 2010)
3.55 - The Case of the Discarded War Memorial
Neil Robson, Chairman, Wandsworth Historical Society
4.30 - Summary of the day’s proceedings and Conference ends

The conference fee includes morning coffee and afternoon tea but
participants should organise their own lunch. As the Museum’s café is
too small to cope with our large audience, you are welcome to bring a
picnic or visit the Watermans’ Arts Centre across the road, which has an
Indian restaurant, or there are pubs nearby.

available only in advance, by post from
J. McNamara, 31B Brook Rd South, Brentford TW8 ONN
(please send SAE and cheque made out to West London
Local History Conference), or from sponsoring societies

January 25, 2010