Scientists and Innovators in West London History
31st West London local History Conference
On Saturday 26 March 2011 at Montague Hall, Montague Road, Hounslow
This year’s theme considers people with inventive and inquiring minds who have lived and worked in our area. The sponsoring societies’ publications will be on sale, as will books by some of our speakers, enabling you to keep in touch with local history across West London.
Speakers on Dr Dee in Mortlake, George III and science at Kew, pharmaceuticals in Brentford, Battersea candle-makers and pioneer gardeners
TICKETS £8.00 available only in advance, from sponsoring societies or by post from J McNamara, 31B Brook Rd South, Brentford TW8 ONN. Please send SAE and cheque made out to “West London Local History Conference”
The conference is sponsored by the local history societies of Acton, Barnes & Mort-lake, Brentford & Chiswick, Fulham & Hammersmith, Hounslow, Richmond, Twickenham and Wandsworth with the West Middlesex Family History Society
9.30 Doors open for viewing of sponsoring societies' stalls
10.00 Welcome by Val Bott, chairman of the organising committee
10.05 ‘Cosmos in a Cottage’ - reconstructing Dr Dee’s extraordinary house in Mortlake
12.10 Prices’ candles: how 19th century industrial chemistry transformed an ancient craft
2.40 Innovation on the Great West Road: Beechams and Macleans T A B Corley, Henley Business School, author of Beechams 1848-2000: Pills to Pharmaceuticals (2011).
3.50 Patent elms and Williams pears: nursery gardeners in West London, Val Bott, Brentford & Chiswick Local History Society
4.30 Summary of the day’s proceedings and Conference ends
The conference fee includes morning coffee and afternoon tea but participants should organise their own lunch. You are welcome to bring a packed lunch; there are also cafés and food shops nearby in Hounslow High Street.
February 9, 2011