West Middlesex FHS Journal, Volume 28 (2010)

This page provides a summary of the articles which appeared in all four journals of 2010. The complete journals are also available to be viewed online or downloaded:

An Index covering the whole year is also available for view or download.

Admiral Hawke, the Battle of Quiberon Bay and Sunbury - John Seaman
A brief account of the life of Admiral Hawke, victor at the Battle of Quiberon Bay on 20 November 1759, who retired to Sunbury in 1771 and lived there until his death ten years later.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 28(1) 9 (March 2010)

Sorting Out My Dad! - Joan Ashley nee Lay
Extensive account of the author's research into the origins of her father, Wilfred Henry Lay, and his family in London and Berkshire.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 28(1) 10-15 (March 2010)

Brentford High Street Project - Celia Cotton
An outline of the origins of what has now become an extensive on-line project on Brentford High Street (www.bhsproject.co.uk) and its occupants between 1840 and 1940.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 28(1) 16-21 (March 2010)

More about William le Queux - Kevin Brown
Following the item in the September 2009 issue, this article provides more details on William Le Queux, focussing on his time as editor of the Middlesex Chronicle, his subsequent career in journalism, and his crime and espionage novels.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 28(1) 22-23 (March 2010)

Archive Services at the City of London - David Pearson
An update from the Director of Libraries, Archives and Guildhall Art Gallery on the future plans for the archives of the City of London, under the London Metropolitan Archives.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 28(1) 24-25 (March 2010)

Monthly Talks - Yvonne Masson
Notes on the talks given at three recent meetings: Ian Waller on In and Out of London (October); John Owen Smith on Flora Thompson - Beyond Caldleford Green (November); Moira Bonnington on Harps, Haarnacks and the Naked Chef (December).
West Middlesex FHS Journal 28(1) 26-31 (March 2010)

Wedding Photographs - Mavis Sibley
Details of wedding photographs extracted from local papers from 1931.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 28(1) 32-35 (March 2010)

The London Gazette - Treasure Trove of Historical Information - Richard Goodwin
Detailed account of the origins and history of the London Gazette, with many examples of its content and potential value as a research tool.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 28(1) 40-44 (March 2010)

A visit to Grandma - Ivan G. Ginger
Reminiscences of the author's grandmother and of life in West London in the 1930s.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 28(2) 7-9 (June 2010)

The Odeon cinema in 1935 - Neil Meek
Research into the screenings at the Isleworth Odeon cinema in April 1935, where it saw the celebration of the marriage of the author's parents.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 28(2) 10-11 (June 2010)

The Flowerpot Inn at Sunbury during the 18th and 19th centuries - John Seaman
Notes on the history and events associated with the Flowerpot Inn in Lower Sunbury.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 28(2) 12-13 (June 2010)

W.F. Kirby (1844-1912) - Ferreting Fact from Fantasy - Ursula Dommett
Account of research into the life of the author's great-grandfather, W.F. Kirby, author, entomologist, linguist and poet, who lived in Chiswick for more than 30 years.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 28(2) 14-19 (June 2010)

Monthly talks - Yvonne Masson and Bridget Purr
Notes on the talks given at three recent meetings: Chris Watts on Every Journey has Two Ends (January); Jonathan Oates on Unsolved Murders in Twentieth Century Middlesex (February); Jeanne Bunting on The Actress and the Chauffeur: basic sources, red herrings and beware of stories by elderly relatives (March).
West Middlesex FHS Journal 28(2) 26-30 (June 2010)

West London Local History Conference - Yvonne Masson
Notes from the 2010 conference, entitled Discovering West London's History, with summaries of the main presentations.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 28(2) 31-34 (June 2010)

Book of Remembrance, St Nicholas' Church, Shepperton
The names recorded in the book of remembrance at Shepperton's parish church, with notes on two of the fallen (John Richard Drew and George Henry Francis Gover).
West Middlesex FHS Journal 28(2) 43 (June 2010)

Beginning your family history, part I - June Watkins
Helpful advice to those who are starting out on tracing their family tree.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 28(3) 5 (September 2010)

Katie and Zoe Bultz at a London Board School in the early 1900s - Geoffrey Best
An essay based on the recollections of the author's mother and aunt of their time at the Ellerslie Road Schoolin the early years of the last century.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 28(3) 6-11 (September 2010)

The sad story of Emily and Elsie Kinman, an update - Dorothy Bartlett
Continuing the story begun in the December 2009 issue, of the author's mother, Elsie May Kinman and her sister, Emily Elizabeth, with new information received since the first article.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 28(3) 12-14 (September 2010)

Made in Teddington, Henry Morton Stanley's rowing boat - John Seaman
Notes on James Arthur Messenger, boat builder of Teddington, who made the "Lady Alice" boat used by Stanley in his explorations in Africa.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 28(3) 16 (September 2010)

Monthly talks - Yvonne Masson and Bridget Purr
Notes on the talks given at three recent meetings: Anne Wheldon on Hammersmith and Fulham Archives and Local History Centre (April); Sharon Hintze on the Family History Centre, South Kensington (May); Jane Kimber on The Great White City Exhibition (June).
West Middlesex FHS Journal 28(3) 18-23 (September 2010)

Sources for family history in Hammersmith and Fulham Archives and Local History Centre
A detailed listing of the resources available.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 28(3) 24-25 (September 2010)

Wedding photographs and Newspaper notices - Mavis Sibley
Extracted names from local newspapers in the 1920s and 30s.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 28(3) 26-27 (September 2010)

Beginning your family history, part II - June Watkins
More helpful advice to those who are starting out on tracing their family tree, with information on key dates and how to make the best of online GRO certificate indexes.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 28(4) 6-7 (December 2010)

The Egypt Expeditionary Force in the First World War - Jane Lewis
An account of the service of the author's grandfather, William Henry Place, in 519 Field Company of the Royal Engineers during the Egyptian Campaign in World War I.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 28(4) 8-9 (December 2010)

Blacksmith of Isleworth - Anne Golden
An account of the life of George Barnett (1797-1883), sometime blacksmith of Isleworth, and his family.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 28(4) 10-11 (December 2010)

Great Uncle Joseph - Emily Ward
An account of the shooting of Thomas Lefley in Paddington in 1866, the subsequent trial and imprisonment of a canal boatman, Joseph Ward, and his life thereafter.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 28(4) 12-13 (December 2010)

Monthly Talks - Yvonne Masson
Notes on the talks given at recent meetings: Steve Randall on Introduction to Triangles (General Roy and the Ordnance Survey), Grant Alderson on One thing leads to another, John Browning on Brentford High Street in the Eighteenth Century (all July); Paul Blake on Some 20th Century Property Records (August); Adam Brand on Graphology and Family History (September).
West Middlesex FHS Journal 28(4) 14-19 (December 2010)

Linoleum and Staines - Bridget Purr
An account of the development of linoleum by Frederick Walton in the 1850s and the formation of the Linoleum Manufacturing Company in Staines in 1864, which operated until 1970 and is now commemorated by a bronze statue in Staines High Street.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 28(4) 20-21 (December 2010)

Don't throw the baby out with the bath water - Richard Scott
Some reflections on life in the sixteenth century and how it has left its mark in popular expressions that are still part of our language today.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 28(4) 22-23 (December 2010)

St Ignatius R.C. Church, Sunbury
A record of the names on the war memorial at St Ignatius Church, Sunbury.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 28(4) 24 (December 2010)

Newspaper Notices, 1927 - Mavis Sibley
Lists of birthdays, anniversaries, celebrations and obituaries, taken from local newspapers.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 28(4) 25 (December 2010)




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