'A Victorian Naturalist on the Thames'

A talk by James Wisdom on Charles Cornish of Chiswick Mall

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The well-known local historian James Wisdom will give a talk entitled 'A Victorian Naturalist on the Thames: Charles Cornish of Chiswick Mall'. on Thursday, 7 February from 7pm to 8pm at St Nicholas Church, Church Street, W4 2PJ.

James Wisdom

Cornish was a prolific late-Victorian journalist, writing mainly about the natural world. He married into the Thornycroft family and lived at Chiswick Mall. His handsome illustrated book, The Naturalist on the Thames, is so valuable to us today as it shows us the river ¬ its fish, its eyots and its fishermen ¬ through expert local eyes. But Cornish also maintained an intriguing parallel life.

Entrance £10.00 (£7.00 concessions; free to Friends of St Nicholas Church); doors open at 7.00pm when refreshments will be available.

January 31, 2019

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