Chiswick Through Time
Carolyn and Peter Hammond’s third fascinating collection of images
In the 1850s the area consisted of three villages – Turnham Green along the main road to the west and the riverside hamlets of Chiswick and Strand on the Green, separated by fields, market gardens and the grounds of several large mansions.
Since that time industry has come and gone, great houses have become institutions before succumbing to development, the fields have been built over and transport has moved from river boats and horse-drawn coaches to the six-lane A4.
This is Carolyn and Peter Hammond’s third book of old photographs of Chiswick, and once again they have assembled a wide and fascinating collection of images, including paintings and prints as well as photographs and postcards.
These images are grouped in chapters by subject and combined with informative captions, allowing interesting comparisons as we trace Chiswick’s journey through time from three rural hamlets to a cosmopolitan London suburb.
Chiswick Through Time is available locally Bookcase, Chiswick Library, Waterstones and WH Smiths or can be bought direct from the publisher here.
Carolyn has been associated with the Local History Department at Chiswick Library for over 20 years, first as the librarian in charge and after her retirement as a regular volunteer there.
Peter has also been interested in the local history of Chiswick for many years and is a keen photographer.
Previous books include "Chiswick" in the Old Photographs Series published in 1994 and "Chiswick Then and Now" published in 2003.
Peter and Carolyn are both members of the Brentford and Chiswick Local History Society Committee and have written a number of articles on local history topics for the Society's journal.
January 20, 2011