Brentford, Middlesex / Greater London

39th West London Local History Conference

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Name: 39th West London Local History Conference
Date: March 30, 2019
Event Description:
ring 020 8560 3718 for last minute orders This year's speakers will explore changing fashions in entertainment over 300 years and consider its contribution to local social life, from assembly rooms and travelling shows to purpose-built venues like theatres, music halls and cinemas. Programme 9.30 Doors open for viewing of sponsoring societies' book stalls 10.00 Welcome by Val Bott, chairman of the organising committee 10.15 Two Richmond Theatres: their Roles in the Social Life of the Town: Paul Velluet, architectural historian & President, Richmond Local History Society 10.55 COFFEE 11.30 Musical Life in Georgian Brentford and Chiswick Hall: Val Bott, editor of The Brentford & Chiswick Local History Journal 12.10 The Music Halls Bring Variety & Fun to South-West London: Neil Robson, co-chairman of the organising committee & editor of The Wandsworth Historian 12.50 Hot off the Press: A round-up of publications from the sponsoring societies 1.00 LUNCH 2.00 That's Entertainment!: historical documents on our theme, read by the organising committee 2.30 The Lido, West Ealing: a Journey through Cinema History 1913-2005: David Shailes, local historian 3.10 TEA 3.40 The National Jazz and Blues Festivals in Richmond in the 1960s: Alan Sherriff, Richmond Heritage Guide 4.20 Summary of the day’s proceedings 4.30 Conference ends
University of West London, Brentford site, Paragon House, Boston Manor Rd, Brentford TW8 9GA, UK
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