Interest Group leader: Sylvia Cook
Meeting information: We meet on the Third Tuesday of each month (except August) at 2pm to 4pm.
Meeting venue: Hillingdon.
The Local History Group was born in 2015.
We have a committee of 3 that organises our meetings and visits:
This group has studied a variety of topics about the local area – Hillingdon in WW1, the Salvation Army in Yiewsley, the development of the Metropolitan Line and the Building estates which followed, Eastcote House, Pinewood film studios, Lady Bankes school. EMI and the development of industry in Hayes. We have had talks on these and other topics either from outside speakers or from the presentations of our members.
We have also paid visits to the Bunker in Uxbridge, Black Park and the locations used by film and television programmes, Ickenham House, the Manor House and Great Barn at Ruislip, St Mary’s church at Harefield, the Anzac Memorials and Harrow School.
New members are always welcome and any contributions you can make or suggestions for future topics would be very welcome!
Contact can be made through Sylvia Cook, Hilary Stack or Janet Perry.
Programme for 2020
|18th February||Christopher Luetchford||The History Of Cranford Park|
|17th March||Paul Davidson||Food & Artefacts from Uxbridge Local Studies Library|
|21st April||Nicola Minney & Lara Salha||100 Years of Healthcare in Hillingdon|
|19th May||Colin Richards||Northolt Airport|
|16th June||Group Outing||Uxbridge Treasure Hunt|
|21st July||Group Outing||Visit to the ACS Hillingdon|
|15th September||Mark Saxon||Rickmansworth Waterways Trust|
|20th October||Adrian Constable||The History of Heathrow Airport|
|17th November||Cath Alderson||The Man who saved London|
|16th December||Group Fun||Christmas Social|