Programme of Talks – Oct 2017 / May 2018

Meetings are held at St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Street, Twickenham, at 8pm on the first Monday of each month from October to May, and take the form of an illustrated lecture by a guest speaker. Guests and non-members are welcome (there is a small charge £2.50).
For further information please click http://botlhs.co.uk/membership or contact
The Secretary, Borough of Twickenham Local History Society,
33 Atbara Road
Teddington, TW11 9PA.

2nd October 2017
The Power of Beauty in Restoration England : The Windsor Beauties
Laurence Shafe

6th November 2017
Down the Drain
Ray Elmitt (BOTLHS)

4th December 2017
THE ALAN URWIN MEMORIAL LECTURE
The Private Lives of the Tudors
Dr Tracy Borman (Historic Royal Palaces)

9th January 2018
Social
Theme : Dr French Strikes Again!

5th February 2018
Dr John Langdon Down and Normansfield Hospital
Ian Jones-Healey (Archivist at Normansfield)

5th March 2018
The Life of R C Sherriff
Roland Wales

9th April 2018
Merton Priory
John Hawks (Merton Priory Trust)

14th May 2018
A.G.M. followed by a short film
The Last Trolleybuses from Fulwell Depot
shown by Brian Cross

Programmes of Talks – Oct 2016 / May 2017

Meetings are held at St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Street, Twickenham, at 8pm on the first Monday of each month from October to May, and take the form of an illustrated lecture by a guest speaker. Guests and non-members are welcome (there is a small charge £2.50).
For further information please click http://botlhs.co.uk/membership or contact
The Secretary, Borough of Twickenham Local History Society,
33 Atbara Road
Teddington, TW11 9PA.

3rd October 2016
One Thames or Two
Jonathan Cotton (Museum of London Retired)

7th November 2016
Kingston Aviation Centenary Project
David Hassard

5th December 2016
THE ALAN URWIN MEMORIAL LECTURE
Christmas in the Trenches Nick Dobson

9th January 2017
Social
Theme : Another Dr French Surprise

6th February 2017
Panorama of the Thames (Film)
Jill Sanders and John Inglis

6th March 2017
The Royal Parks in the First World War
David Ivison (Royal Parks Guild)

3rd April 2017
The Dunkirk Evacuation 1940
John Tough

8th May 2017
A.G.M. followed by a short talk
An Interesting Postbag
Paul Leonard

Programmes of Talks – Oct 2015 / May 2016

Meetings are held at St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Street, Twickenham, at 8pm on the first Monday of and non-members are welcome (there is a small charge £2.50). For further information please each month from October to May, and take the form of an illustrated lecture by a guest speaker. Guests see http://botlhs.co.uk/membership or contact
The Secretary, Borough of Twickenham Local History Society,
33 Atbara Road
Teddington, TW11 9PA.

5th October 2015

Bob Rush of the Anglo-German Family History Society looks back on the life of Edith Cavell, the British nurse celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers from both sides during World War One.

2nd November 2015

Biographer Ruth Hayward explores the world of “Phippy” (Jonathan Wathen Phipps/Waller), eye surgeon to George III.

7th December 2015 

The Alan Urwin Memorial Lecture

Former Commandant of Kneller Hall, Colonel Mark Cuthbert-Brown, shares his fascination with its history.

4th January 2016

Social Evening
Theme: (tba)

1st February 2016

Kathryn Elliot, curator of All Hallows, Twickenham, tells the story of how this former City of London church arrived in suburbia.

7th March 2016 

Ray Elmitt reveals more of the building and buildings of Hampton Wick (1750 – 2013) in the third of his series of investigations: Brick by Brick

TBA March 2016

West London Local History Conference

4th April 2016

BOTLHS’ Paul Barnfield introduces Twickenham’s Marvellous Musical Maestros – Weston & Lee, the most prolific songwriters you’ve probably never heard of.

9th May 2016

Annual General Meeting followed by some short talks

Guests and non-members £2.50. Membership and other information please visit:

http://botlhs.co.uk/membership

Programme of Talks – Oct 2014 / May 2015

Meetings are held at St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Street, Twickenham, at 8pm on the first Monday of each month from October to May, and take the form of an illustrated lecture by a guest speaker. Guests and non-members are welcome (there is a small charge £2.50). For further information please click http://botlhs.co.uk/membership or contact The Secretary, Borough of Twickenham Local History Society, 33 Atbara Road
Teddington, TW11 9PA.

6th October 2014
Witches : A Tale of Sorcery, Scandal and Seduction
Dr Tracy Borman (English Heritage)

3rd November 2014
The Teddington War Memorial
Ken Howe (BOTLHS)

1st December 2014 
The Alan Urwin Memorial Lecture
The impact of Twickenham Bridge and Chertsey Road in St Margarets in the 1930’s
Paul Velluet (Richmond Local History Society)

5th January 2015
Social Evening
Theme: (tba)

2nd February 2015
The Richmond Poisoner
Dr Peter Maggs (Writer and Historian)

2nd March 2015 
Le Village Belge sur la Tamise : Belgian Refugees in Twickenham in The First World War
Dr Helen Baker (BOTLHS)

March 2015
West London Local History Conference
Theme: Women

13th April 2015
A Bloody Tale of Devon & Twickenham – Sir John Fitz’s Dreadful Demise
Dr Tom Greeves (Environmental Historian)

11th May 2015
Annual General Meeting followed
Some Twickenham Antiquarians and Historians
1753 to the present day
Dr David Allan FSA (BOTLHS)

Programme of Talks – Oct 2013 / May 2014

Meetings are held at St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Street, Twickenham, at 8pm on the first Monday of each month from October to May, and take the form of an illustrated lecture by a guest speaker. Guests and non-members are welcome (there is a small charge). For further information please contact The Secretary, Borough of Twickenham Local History Society, 33 Atbara Road
Teddington, TW11 9PA.

7th October 2013
James Henry Pullen and the Earlswood Archive Julian Pooley (Surrey History Centre)

4th November 2013 
Floggings, Nits and Bombs: School Life in 19th and 20th Century Teddington
Dr Chris French (BOTLHS)

2nd December 2013 
The Alan Urwin Memorial Lecture
Normansfield and the Local Community 1891
Ray Elmitt (BOTLHS)

6th January 2014
Social Evening
Theme: (tba)

3rd February 2014 
Suffragettes in Surrey
Irene Cockcroft (Historian & Broadcaster)

3rd March 2014 
The Hampton Wick Train Crash 1888
David Turner (Borough Librarian)

7th April 2014
Twickenham Pubs Part II
Ken Lea (BOTLHS)

12th May 2014
Annual General Meeting followed
Caleb Whitefoord – The Man Who Made Peace with America
Dr David Allan FSA (BOTLHS)

Programme of Talks – Oct 2012 / May 2013

Meetings are held at St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Street, Twickenham, at 8pm on the first Monday of each month from October to May, and take the form of an illustrated lecture by a guest speaker. Guests and non-members are welcome (there is a small charge). For further information please contact The Secretary, Borough of Twickenham Local History Society, 14A Enmore Gardens, East Sheen, SW14 8RF.

1st October 2012
A Tour Around the Borough in Old Postcards by Howard Webb.

5th November 2012
The life of Mary Boleyn told by writer and broadcaster Alison Weir.

3rd December 2012
Tracey Borman of English heritage looks at Matilda, Queen of the Conqueror.

7th January 2013
Social Evening on the theme of The Illustrated Talk.

4th February 2013
Tony McSweeny explores Hidden Twickenham.

4th March 2013
Christine Diwell uncovers Isleworth in 20 Objects.

8th April 2013

Community archaeologist Natalie Cohen takes us on a tour of Southwark Cathedral.

13th May 2013
Annual General Meeting followed by Long May They Reign: Jubilee
Souvenirs – George III to Elizabeth II by Dr David Allan.

Programme Of Talks – Oct 2011 / May 2012

Meetings consist of a programme of illustrated talks by guest speakers, which are held on the first Monday of each month from October to May at St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Street, Twickenham at 8pm.

Meetings are held at St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Street, Twickenham, at 8pm on the first Monday of each month from October to May, and take the form of an illustrated lecture by a guest speaker. Guests and non-members are welcome (there is a small charge). For further information please contact The Acting Secretary, Borough of Twickenham Local History Society, 75 Radnor Road, Twickenham, Middx., TW1 4NB.

3rd October 2011
A River’s Tale as told by antiquary and collector of Thames Memorabilia, Bob Wells.

7th October 2011
The Tale of the Longford River and the Restoration of the Water Gardens is laid out by Land Use Consultant Richard Flenley.

6th December 2011
The Story of Nonsuch is the subject of this year’s Alan Urwin Memorial Lecture with guest speaker Simon Thurley, Chief Executive English Heritage.

9th January 2012
The theme of the Social Evening is Our First Fifty Years.

6th February 2012
Glimpses of The Naked Ladies of York House Gardens are offered by Gaye Galvin, Service Development Officer, Parks & Open Spaces London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.

5th March 2012
Charles Dickens and the Richmond and Twickenham Connection as told by Lucinda Hawksley, author, broadcaster and Great-Great-Great Granddaughter of Dickens.

24th March 2012

32ndWest London History Conference: Home Sweet Home: 30 Years ofWest London’s Housing. Montague Hall,Montague Road, Hounslow. Tickets £8 available only in advance from sponsoring societies or by post from J McNamara,31B Brook RoadSouth, Brentford TW8 ONN. Cheques payable to West London History Conference. Please enclose SAE.

2nd April 2012
Botlhs 50th Anniversary Lecture with Bamber Gascoigne explaining his online local history project, Places in History.

14th May 2012
AGM followed by some Finds from the Foreshore with Yvonne Masson.

Programme Of Talks – Oct 2010 / May 2011

Meetings consist of a programme of illustrated talks by guest speakers, which are held on the first Monday of each month from October to May at St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Street, Twickenham at 8pm.

Meetings are held at St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Street, Twickenham, at 8pm on the first Monday of each month from October to May, and take the form of an illustrated lecture by a guest speaker. Guests and non-members are welcome (there is a small charge). For further information please contact The Acting Secretary, Borough of Twickenham Local History Society, 75 Radnor Road, Twickenham, Middx., TW1 4NB.

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Programme Of Talks – Oct 2009 / May 2010

Meetings consist of a programme of illustrated talks by guest speakers, which are held on the first Monday of each month from October to May at St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Street, Twickenham at 8pm.

Meetings are held at St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Street, Twickenham, at 8pm on the first Monday of each month from October to May, and take the form of an illustrated lecture by a guest speaker. Guests and non-members are welcome (there is a small charge). For further information please contact The Acting Secretary, Borough of Twickenham Local History Society, 75 Radnor Road, Twickenham, Middx., TW1 4NB.

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Programme Of Talks – Oct 2008 / May 2009

Meetings consist of a programme of illustrated talks by guest speakers, which are held on the first Monday of each month from October to May at St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Street, Twickenham at 8pm.

Meetings are held at St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Street, Twickenham, at 8pm on the first Monday of each month from October to May, and take the form of an illustrated lecture by a guest speaker. Guests and non-members are welcome (there is a small charge). For further information please contact The Acting Secretary, Borough of Twickenham Local History Society, 75 Radnor Road, Twickenham, Middx., TW1 4NB.

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Programme Of Talks – Oct 2007 / May 2008

Meetings consist of a programme of illustrated talks by guest speakers, which are held on the first Monday of each month from October to May at St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Street, Twickenham at 8pm.

Meetings are held at St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Street, Twickenham, at 8pm on the first Monday of each month from October to May, and take the form of an illustrated lecture by a guest speaker. Guests and non-members are welcome (there is a small charge). For further information please contact The Acting Secretary, Borough of Twickenham Local History Society, 75 Radnor Road, Twickenham, Middx., TW1 4NB.

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Programme Of Talks – Oct 2006 / May 2007

Meetings consist of a programme of illustrated talks by guest speakers, which are held on the first Monday of each month from October to May at St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Street, Twickenham at 8pm.

Meetings are held at St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Street, Twickenham, at 8pm on the first Monday of each month from October to May, and take the form of an illustrated lecture by a guest speaker. Guests and non-members are welcome (there is a small charge). For further information please contact The Acting Secretary, Borough of Twickenham Local History Society, 75 Radnor Road, Twickenham, Middx., TW1 4NB.

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Programme Of Talks – Oct 2005 / May 2006

Meetings consist of a programme of illustrated talks by guest speakers, which are held on the first Monday of each month from October to May at St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Street, Twickenham at 8pm.

Meetings are held at St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Street, Twickenham, at 8pm on the first Monday of each month from October to May, and take the form of an illustrated lecture by a guest speaker. Guests and non-members are welcome (there is a small charge). For further information please contact The Acting Secretary, Borough of Twickenham Local History Society, 75 Radnor Road, Twickenham, Middx., TW1 4NB.

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Programme Of Talks – Oct 2004 / May 2005

Meetings consist of a programme of illustrated talks by guest speakers, which are held on the first Monday of each month from October to May at St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Street, Twickenham at 8pm.

Meetings are held at St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Street, Twickenham, at 8pm on the first Monday of each month from October to May, and take the form of an illustrated lecture by a guest speaker. Guests and non-members are welcome (there is a small charge). For further information please contact The Acting Secretary, Borough of Twickenham Local History Society, 75 Radnor Road, Twickenham, Middx., TW1 4NB.

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Programme Of Talks – Oct 2003 / May 2004

Meetings consist of a programme of illustrated talks by guest speakers, which are held on the first Monday of each month from October to May at St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Street, Twickenham at 8pm.

Meetings are held at St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Street, Twickenham, at 8pm on the first Monday of each month from October to May, and take the form of an illustrated lecture by a guest speaker. Guests and non-members are welcome (there is a small charge). For further information please contact The Acting Secretary, Borough of Twickenham Local History Society, 75 Radnor Road, Twickenham, Middx., TW1 4NB.

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