Val Bott on Chiswick Children 1700-1850

Local historian to give a talk at the library this Monday

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Val Bott, a local historian and Chairman of the William Hogarth Trust, will give a talk about life and death, work and play, for local children in the past, at Chiswick Library on the 9th June at 7pm. Admission is free.

Her book, Chiswick Children 1750-1850, is based on research for an exhibition at Hogarth’s House in 2013, and copies will be on sale after the talk.

The exhibition about Children in Chiswick at Hogarth’s House closed in November. The project was supported by the William Hogarth Trust and the Brentford & Chiswick Local History Society. A small team with members from each organisation provided detailed information for the exhibition, researching the parish records, the census and the collection at Chiswick Local History Society. A book by Val Bott is available on the same theme, beautifully designed and illustrated throughout in colour, on sale at the House for £5.50.

June 7, 2014

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