Information Board Unveiled At Chiswick Pier

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The Mayor of Hounslow Cllr Corinna Smart recently visited Chiswick Pier to unveil an Information Board about the river and its history.

Members of the Trust and local residents were present as the board was placed into position along the Thames Pathway.

The Mayor, Cllr Corinna Smart talks to locals

The board has been installed by the Chiswick Pier Trust with the help of local historian, Val Bott MBE, to show the history of the Thames at Corney Reach. Despite its modern appearance, Corney Reach, now home to Chiswick Pier and the Pier House, has a rich history and long working relationship with the river.

Val Bott and the designer Toni Marshall, daughter, journalist Tom Hagues and local resident Vickie King.

The new information board installed on the Thames Pathway tells the story of its past and continuing archaeological evidence dating back 6,000 years suggests that the Thames has been drawing people here for thousands of years attracting fishing, market gardening, breweries, boat building and other industries to Chiswick.

The information board being set up

The panel includes historic maps and beautiful illustrations such as a 17th century painting of Corney House by Jacob Knyff from the Museum of London; thought to be the oldest surviving view of a garden in Greater London.

Sarah Hodgson, Chair of the CPT says “We hope this attractive and informative panel will be of benefit to both the local community and visitors to Corney Reach, giving them a sense of the history of this area and the important role the Thames has played to generations of people who have lived and worked on or by the river.”

For further information on the Pier and how to get there, contact the Chiswick Pier Trust
020 8742 2713 / 020 8742 2713, or visit


April 17, 2015

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