West Middlesex FHS Journal, Volume 36 (2018)

This page provides a summary of the articles which appeared in our journals of 2018. The last four published 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 2019.

From Southall to Australia - Val van Raay
Val van Raay shares the story of her grandfather Thomas Watson, born in Southall in 1872, serving in the Boer War, and then emigrating to Australia in 1913.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 36(1) 5-7 (March 2018)

The Isolated Tomb - Dr Phillipe Clerc
Phillipe Clerc tells how he discovered an abandoned tomb in the scrub while he was on vacation in Corsica, and the detailed history he uncovered of the soldier who was buried there.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 36(1) 8-13 (March 2018)

We are moving! - Muriel Sprott
Our meetings from April onwards will be at St. John's Centre, Isleworth.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 36(1) 14-15 (March 2018)

St Mary's Twickenham, and its Overflow Burial Grounds - Roland Bostock
Roland provides the story of collecting the Memorial Inscriptions from St. Mary the Virgin church, Holly Road Garden of Rest, and Oak Lane Cemetery, all in Twickenham.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 36(1) 16-21 (March 2018)

The Lloyds of Harley Street - Yvonne Masson
Following a generous gift to the Society of the book 'The Lloyds of Harley Street' by Christopher Lloyd, Yvonne takes on the challenge of summarising from the many letters and stories included, with particular focus on the family members living in West Middlesex.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 36(1) 22-25 (March 2018)

In our spare ime we... - Muriel Sprott
Muriel describes some of the events the Society has attended and sponsored recently.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 36(1) 26-27 (March 2018)

Rugby Football Union War Memorials
A description of the war memorials to be found at Twickenham Rugby Ground.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 36(1) 28-30 (March 2018)

Monthly Talks - Roland Bostock and Muriel Sprott
Notes on the talks given at three recent meetings: Dig for Victory was intended for October, but actually Roland ran an interactive session of what can be found on our website; Phil Tomaselli on Tracing Your Military Ancestors (November); Christmas Celebrations which included a quiz (December).
West Middlesex FHS Journal 36(1) 33-36 (March 2018)

Society news

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday 19th April 2018 at St. John's Centre, Isleworth. Doors open at 7.15 pm. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by Judy Hill titled Victorian Life Below Stairs.

Next Advice Session

Our next Advice Session will be held at Feltham Library on Saturday 17th March from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.


We have now had our first meeting (the AGM) at St. John's Centre, Isleworth, where all future meetings will be held. Do please join us if you can.

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Committee minutes for January added to Members Area.


Fairs page updated.


Digital copy of journals for 2000 added.


Meetings page updated.


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