Ten Thousand Years of Brentford
A Chiswick Pier talk, on the early history of the riverside town
1754 map of Brentford
Following the foundation of Londinium, the Roman road to Staines and Silchester was laid out through Shepherds Bush, Chiswick and Brentford, and has remained the main road to the west for nearly 2000 years.
Some 40 years ago London Museum archaeologist Roy Canham published an account of his investigations along this road in Brentford.
Now Jon Cotton, a former senior curator of the Museum of London, who has worked in West London for many years, will look at progress made in the town since. The results are surprising and extend our knowledge in both time and space.
Come and find out the fascinating stories buried below our streets, supermarkets and yes, you guessed, car parks in west London.
Doors open at 7pm and the illustrated talk will start at 7.30pm. Tickets are £3, or free to members of the Chiswick Pier Trust.
Refreshments will be available to purchase.
For further information on the Pier and how to get there, contact the
Chiswick Pier Trust 020 8742 2713, or check
their web site.
February 11, 2017