Strand on the Green Association Launches House History Project
Famous residents of local homes include painter Johann Zoffany and Midge Ure
Strand on the Green Association (SoGA) has launched a social history project to bring to light the stories of the people who have lived and worked in the local area over the years.
Swept along on the wave of interest in house histories spurred by the BBC 2 programme ‘A House Through Time’ the project was launched at the SoGA AGM last week and the first participants signed up on the night.
“Strand on the Green has some houses that go back to the 17th and early 18th centuries. Many famous people such as the painter Zoffany have lived here and in more recent times Donald Pleasence, Carla Lane and Midge Ure” said SoGA Archivist Alan McBride. “We are excited about this project because it gives ALL our residents the chance to find out who lived in their homes.”
Like the projects already underway in Bedford Park and Stamford Brook, the Strand on the Green project will show homeowners how to use the online archives that are available, and will also involve some time at the archives in Chiswick Library.
The project is part of the House History project being coordinated by local business Chimni with various residents groups across Chiswick.
will be given an online log-book to store all their information and the
best stories will be published on the SoGA website throughout the year.
Strand on the Green residents who are interested in finding out more about
their homes should email
January 22, 2018