Celebrations and Commemorations in South and West London History

Book for the 40th West London Local History Conference

40th West London Conference

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The 40th West London Local History Conference takes place on Saturday 21 March 2020 at University of West London, Boston Manor Road TW8 9GB.

This year's speakers will be considering the ways in which people in our area of South and West London have chosen to celebrate achievements and commemorate loss.

9.30 Doors open for viewing of sponsoring societies' book stalls
10.00 Welcome and introduction: 40 years of the West London Local History Conference by Val Bott, co-chair of the organising committee
10.10 An aristocratic funeral: the mourning and burial of Sir John Maynard of Gunnersbury in 1690 James Wisdom, Chair Brentford and Chiswick Local History Society
11.00 COFFEE
11.30 Mark milestones in the history of Richmond Park Max Lankester, Vice-President of the Friends of Richmond Park
12.10 Come to the White City: the exhibitions at Shepherd's Bush 1908-1914 Keith Whitehouse, Chair, Fulham and Hammersmith Historical Society
12.50 Hot off the Press: Neil Robson, co-chairman of the organising committee & editor of The Wandsworth Historian presents a round-up of publications from the sponsoring societies
1.00 LUNCH
2.00 Our celebrations and commemorations: historical documents on our theme, read by the organising committee
2.35 The story behind the grand opening of the Regal Cinema, Putney in 1937 Philip Evison, Putney local historian
3.15 TEA
3.45 The Isleworth 390: commemorating those who died in World War 1: The Isleworth Society presents its centenary project
4.20 Summary of the day’s proceedings
4.30 Conference ends

The university's Brentford Campus lies at the NW corner of the Boston Manor Road/A4 junction, 10 minutes' walk from Boston Manor Station (Piccadilly Line) and Brentford Station (SWR), with free parking on site. It lies beside the M4 below the flyover. The building is entirely wheelchair accessible.

Your ticket includes morning coffee and afternoon tea. However the refectory will open specially for us, offering coffee on arrival and sandwiches for lunch. You are also welcome to bring a packed lunch if you prefer.

Tickets are £15.00 and available only in advance from sponsoring societies or by post from J McNamara, 31B Brook Rd South,, Brentford TW8 0NN. Make out a cheque to ''West London Local History Conference'' enclose a stamped addressed envelope.

Conference sponsored by the local history societies for Acton, Barnes & Mortlake, Brentford & Chiswick, Fulham & Hammersmith, Hounslow, Little Ealing, Richmond, Twickenham, Wandsworth and the West Middlesex Family History Society.

January 9, 2020

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