West Middlesex FHS Journal, Volume 35 (2017)

This page provides a summary of the articles which appeared in our journals of 2017. Our last four journals may only be viewed by Society members or our Exchange Journal partners using Our Recent Journals page, which is password protected.

An index for the year will be provided in Spring 2018.

Joan Scrivener - Kay Dudman, Yvonne Masson, Bridget Purr and Muriel Sprott
An appreciation of Joan Scrivener, honorary member of the Society, who died 1st October 2016.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 35(1) 4 (March 2017)

Hatton - Another Lost Hamlet - Philip Sherwood
Philip describes some of the buildings in Hatton which were demolished to make way for the expansion of Heathrow Airport in the late 1940s.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 35(1) 5-7(March 2017)

Pioneers of Esperanto in West Middlesex - Bill Chapman
Bill provides a list of the early speakers of Esperanto in West Middlesex, and examines the lives of a few of them, and how they contributed to establishing the international language in our area.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 35(1) 8-11 (March 2017)

Some Interesting Gravestones at St. Nicholas, Chiswick - Roland Bostock
Roland describes some of the more interesting, and challenging, gravestones he encountered when recording all the gravestones at St. Nicholas, Chiswick.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 35(1) 12-15 (March 2017)

Snippets from the Records of Civil Defence in Ealing - 1945 - John Harman
This is an account of the war-time experience of John's father, Maurice Harman, who was a member of the ARP (Air Raid Precautions) and later the Civil Defence Rescue Service in Ealing.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 35(1) 16-18 (March 2017)

Private Ingram - Family sought for WWI Medal return - Keith Griffiths
Keith appeals to find the next of kin of Private Ingram, after finding his British War Medal among his father's possessions.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 35(1) 19 (March 2017)

Copyright Essentials Course - Ann Greene
Ann informs us of the basics of Copyright Law, and how it can affect us putting together our family histories. She provides several useful references for those needing further information.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 35(1) 20-23 (March 2017)

Monthly Talks - Yvonne Masson, Muriel Sprott
Notes on the talks given at three recent meetings: Ian Waller on Convict Transport (October); War Memorials in the Borough of Hounslow by David Bright (November); and Christmas on the Home Front by Mike Brown (December).
West Middlesex FHS Journal 35(1) 24-29 (March 2017)

Bookshelf - Rob and Bridget Purr
The Purrs review: The Spyglass File, a Genealogical Crime Mystery by Nathan Dylan Goodwin; Probate Jurisdictions: Where to Look for Wills by Jeremy Gibson; and Irish Family History, a Beginner's Guide by Stuart A. Raymond.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 35(1) 30-31 (March 2017)

Society news

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday 18th May 2016 at Montague Hall, Hounslow. Doors open at 7.15 pm. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by Celia Heritage titled Newspapers for Family Historians.

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Our next Advice Session will be held at Feltham Library on Saturday May 20th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

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