'To Materially Improve His Mission'

A talk on Reverend Dale and the development of the Glebe Estate

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The next Friends of St. Nicholas event in the church will held on Thursday, 13 February at 7pm.

The evening will consist of a talk about the development of Chiswick's Glebe Estate, entitled 'To materially improve his mission': Reverend Dale¹s benefice and Chiswick's Victorian working-class. Glebe Estate (1866-1893)¹, to be given by local historians Tracey Logan and Richard Szwagrzak (pictured below).

The area is known as the Glebe Estate since the field on which it was built was ‘glebe land’ – land which had been formally assigned to the local church as part of the incumbent’s benefice in 1840.

Dale Street is named after Reverend Lawford William Torriano Dale, while Fraser Street, Reckitt Road and Quick Road are named after the builders who developed the area. Many of the inhabitants were skilled or semi-skilled labourers who worked in Fullers Brewery, the Cherry Blossom polish factory and the Hogarth Laundry.

The area is now a very sought after residential neighbourhood.

Drinks and nibbles available before and after the talk.

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February 15, 2020

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