Sponsored Events

The Society has been a sponsor of West London Local History Conferences for many years, and as the occasion demands we will also sponsor other broadly similar events.

The 43rd West London Local History

BY HAND & EYE ~ the creative tradition
in the past of South & West London

13 April 2024, 9.30-4.30
Venue:Duke Street Church Richmond.
Tickets (£15) available late January from

This is our first in-person conference since 2019 and this year’s theme explores the Arts and Crafts Movement of the late 19th and early 20th century. A number of designers and skilled craft workers were to be found in the area covered by our sponsoring societies and the fashionable style also influenced the design of local architecture.

Please note: It is an in-person only event with no Zoom function

Speakers at the Conference include:
Val Bott,
(Editor, Brentford & Chiswick Local History Society Journal) speaking on the Bedford Park Community
James Marshall (Hounslow & District History Society) speaking on the work of A.J. Penty
Sarah Hardy (Director of the William De Morgan Foundation) speaking on the work of William De Morgan
Dr Christopher Jordan
speaking on the pottery of the Martin Brothers
Dr Ilona Jesnick
speaking on the vitreous mosaics of Jesse Rust
Mallory Horrill
(Senior Curator, Emer Walker House) speaking on the Kelmscott and Doves Presses
Paul Velluet
(President of Richmond Local History Society) speaking on Arts and Crafts Architecture in Richmond.

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