This page provides a brief log of the main items of news for the Society, with most recent items
shown first, and going back to the Extraordinary General Meeting of 15th September 2015.
||Members' meeting - talk by Alison Craze on 'Brookwood Hospital - Asylum or Institution'.
||Kay Dudman, Yvonne Masson and Joan Storkey attended West London Local History Conference,
and ran our bookstall.
||AGM and Members' meeting - talk by Steve Hookins on 'Meet Mr. Warden'. Yvonne Masson and
Brian and Pam Smith were each awarded Honorary Life Membership of the Society.
||Members' meeting - talk by Beverley Walker on 'Was Your Ancestor a Gypsy?'.
||Members' meeting - talk by Paul Blake on 'London Genealogy - or the Metropolitan Nightmare'.
||Christmas Members' meeting - talk by Mike Brown on 'Christmas on the Home Front 1939-45', and Social.
||Members' meeting - talk by David Bright on 'War Memorials of the Great War within the
Borough of Hounslow'.
||Pam and Brian Smith, and Muriel Sprott ran our stall at West Surrey's FHS Fair and Open Day
at Woking, Surrey.
||Winter Sale of GRO Certificates starts, price now £2.00 per certificate.
||Second 'Get Online Week' clinic at Hounslow Library (Roland Bostock).
||Members' meeting - talk by Ian Waller on 'Convict Transport'.
||First 'Get Online Week' clinic at Hounslow Library (Ann Greene and Roland Bostock).
||Margaret Cunnew, Yvonne Masson and Roland Bostock ran our stall at Richmond's Full of Life
Fair at Twickenham Rugby Stadium, Middx.
||Roland Bostock and Margaret Cunnew ran our stall at Oxfordshire Family History Society's
Fair in Woodstock, Oxon.
||Honorary member Joan Scrivener dies from complications after a gall stone operation.
||Members' meeting - talk by Peter Hounsell on 'Otto and the Margerine factory'.
||Members' meeting - Questors Reminiscence Road Show perform 'Down Our High Street'.
||Third pilot clinic at Hounslow Library (Ann Greene and Roland Bostock).
||Muriel Sprott, Yvonne Masson, Pam and Brian Smith ran our stall at Buckinghamshire
Family History Society's Fair in Wendover, Bucks.
||Members' open meeting - theme of the evening was Family Health.
||Second pilot clinic at Hounslow Library (Ann Greene and Muriel Sprott).
||Kirsty Gray, Muriel Sprott and Margaret Cunnew ran our stall at Wiltshire Family History
Society's Fair in Swindon, Wilts.
||Members' meeting - talk by Carol Harris on 'Putting on the Ritz - Fashion in the 1920s and 1930s'.
||First pilot clinic at Hounslow Library (Ann Greene and Roland Bostock).
||Members' meeting - talk by Kathy Chater on 'Film Archives for the Family Historian'.
||Honorary member Mary Bickle dies.
||Members' meeting - talk by Antonia Davis on 'History of Education'.
||The AGM - also talk by Andrea Cameron on 'Osterley House and its Families'.
Robin and Bridget Purr are appointed Joint Presidents of the Society. Muriel Sprott,
Paul and Janice Kershaw are awarded Honorary Membership of the Society.
||Brian Page, Roland Bostock and Margaret Cunnew ran our stall at Dorset Family History
Society Family History Day at Poole, Dorset (first time for this fair).
||Kirsty collects 48 maps of London, ranging 17th century to 19th century, from Colin
McDonald, who generously gifted them to the Society.
||Members' meeting - talk by Chris and Judy Rouse on 'Mayhem on the Midland, an Accdent,
a Suicide and a Murder'.
||Members' meeting - talk by Caroline Walker on 'Maps, Memorials and Murals'.
||Members Area is added to the website.
||Christmas Social - Kirsty Gray runs a quiz night.
||Members' meeting - talk by Chris Hern on 'Sabotage, Security and Sheer Stupidity.
||We attend West Surrey Family History Fair in Woking.
||Extraordinary General Meeting to vote on the proposal to wind up the Society, followed
by a talk by Kirsty Gray on 'Tracing the History of a Community'. Kirsty offers to take on
role of Chairman, Brian Page offers to take on role of Vice-Chairman, Roland Bostock offers
to take on role of Secretary. Also five members volunteer to fill vacancies on the committee.
The Society is back on its feet after a difficult six months.