300 Years of West London's Housing

West London's 32nd Local History Conference

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This conference is sponsored by the local history societies of
Acton, Barnes & Mortlake, Brentford & Chiswick, Fulham & Hammersmith, Hounslow, Richmond, Twickenham, Wandsworth
and the West Middlesex Family History Society

The Brentford and Chiswick Local History Society

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This year’s theme of the 32nd West London Local History Conference considers the way in which the expansion of local villages and the growth of the capital city changed the style and pattern of house building in our area. The sponsoring societies’ publications will be on sale, along with books by some of our speakers, enabling you to keep in touch with local history across West London. 

The conference is on Saturday, 24 March 2012 at Montague Hall,Montague Rd, Hounslow. Tickets are £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’


9.30                Doors open for viewing of sponsoring societies' stalls

10.00              Welcome by Val Bott, chairman of the organising committee

10.05              Thomas Honour, carpenter of Richmond, and the building of Maids of Honour Row  
Dr Sally Jeffery, architectural and garden historian

10.45              COFFEE

11.15               Victorian and Edwardian housing development in Battersea
Colin Thom,English Heritage (Survey of London) and author of Researching London’s Houses

12.00              Jonathan Carr – Master of Innovation
Peter Murray, Bedford Park Society and co-author of the new edition of Bedford Park, the first garden suburb

12.45              LUNCH
2.00               “All mod cons”
Historic documents on our theme read by the organising committee

2.30                An exemplary approach to affordable housing: the planning, design and development of the Queen’s Rd Estate, Richmond
Paul Velluet,architect

3.15                 TEA

3.45                The South Acton estate
Peter Guillery, English Heritage (Survey of London)

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 cafés and food shops nearby in Hounslow High Street.


January 4, 2012