Law and Order in West London's History

Book Now for the 34th West London Local History Conference


Saturday March 29th 2014, at the Parish Rooms, St. Michael and All Angels, Bedford Park, W4 1TX

Tickets: £10.00 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’

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Provisional Programme:

9.30 am: Doors Open for viewing of sponsoring societies' stalls;

10 am: Welcome by Val Bott, Chair of the co-ordinating committee.

10.05: West London Crime at the Old Bailey, 1674-1913 by Bob Shoemaker, University of Sheffield and co-director of Old Bailey on-line.

10.55: Coffee

11.25: The Highwaymen of Hounslow Heath; by Andrea Cameron, Vice President, Hounslow & District History Society.

11.55: Football, Fairs and Fun: Suppressing Public Nuisances; by Christopher May, Chairman, Richmond Local History Society.

12.45 pm: Lunch

2.00 pm: "Just Deserts" Historical Documents on the Theme of Law and Order Read by Membersof the Organising Committee.

2.30: Behind Bars - A History of Wandsworth Prison; by Stewart McLoughlin, Hon. Curator, Wandsworth Prison Museum.

3.15: Tea

3.45: Dear Boys and Fassy Ole' Pots: Feltham's Industrial School and its Successors; by James Marshall, Hounslow Library Service Local Studies Librarian.

4.25 pm: Summary of the Day's Proceedings

4.30 pm: Conference Ends.

Morning Coffee and Afternoon Tea are included in the ticket price, but participants should organise their own lunches.

You are welcome to bring a picnic lunch. 

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