James Wisdom on 'Rediscovering Sarah Trimmer's Brentford Schools'

The first talk in the Brentford and Chiswick Local History Society Spring series

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The first in the Spring programme of Brentford and Chiswick Local History Society's lectures is 'Rediscovering Sarah Trimmer's Brentford Schools', an illustrated talk given by the chairman of the Society, James Wisdom, at 7.30 pm on Monday, 18 January.

James Wisdom on 'Rediscovering Sarah Trimmer's Brentford Schools'

The talk outlines the history of the early, and possibly unique school building, beside St George's Church in Brentford and is based upon new research in 2015.

The venue is Chiswick Memorial Club Association in Bourne Place.

Future Talks in the Series

Monday 15 February, 7.30pm - The Layton's Library Project
An illustrated talk by Sarah Hutton, coordinator of this unusual project, which will reveal 17th and 18th century books from Thomas Layton's collection in exhibitions and events. The first exhibition at Hogarth's House runs from 22 January to 3 April, with the second running at Boston Manor House from 30 April

Monday 21 March, 7.30pm - The Valley of the Stamford Brook
An illustrated talk by Derek Chambers, using research for his recent MSc in Applied Landscape Archaeology looking at the shaping of our suburban landscape

Monday 18 April, 7.30pm
The History of the Royal Brewery - an illustrated talk by Stephen Hine
Telling the story of one of Brentford's significant but now lost riverside industries

Monday 16 May, 7.30pm Annual General Meeting
After the business meeting, Howard Simmons will give a short talk on the little known Battle of Brentford of 1016 and the Danish Wars of that time.

The Society's talks take place at the Chiswick Memorial Club, Bourne Place, Chiswick W4. Please note that the Club does not open until 7pm.

Members may also be interested in the following:

Thursday 28 January 7pm, doors open 6.30pm Pleasure Gardens and Pineapple Stoves
An illustrated talk by Val Bott about the gardeners at Chiswick House 1700-1850, a joint event for Chiswick House Friends and the Friends of St Nicholas Church, at the church. Admission £10, £7 concessions, free to members of FoSNC and CHF Saturday

19 March 9.30-4.30 Children in West London’s History
The 36th West London Local History Conference, at the University of West London, Boston Manor Road, Brentford TW8 9GA. This is a short walk from Brentford Station (SW Trains) or Boston Manor (Piccadilly Line). Tickets cost £15 (includes morning coffee and afternoon tea) and must be bought in advance at our meetings or by post from J McNamara, 31B Brook Road South, Brentford, Middlesex TW8 0NN

January 17, 2016

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