Hillingdon

Local History

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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 4 that organises our meetings and visits:
Sylvia Cook
Hilary Stack
Janet Perry
Margery Fox

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 2019

DateSpeakerSubject
21st MayGroup VisitVisit to Headstone Manor
18th JuneTBCA Hillingdon Local Magistrate
16th JulyHilary StackTBA
August 2019No Meeting
SeptemberGroup VisitVisit to the Mayor's Parlour (still to be confirmed)
15th OctoberAnthony LongdenThe industrial Heritage of the Colne Valley Regional Park
19th NovemberColin OakesThe A40
17th DecemberGroup FunChrismas Social

Outings Programme for 2019

Tuesday 21st May 2019........ Headstone Manor & Museum
Meeting Time/Place: 1:45pm at Headstone Manor Visitior Centre. Suggested route Metropolitan Line to North Harrow, then either a walk from the Underground Station (about 1 mile i.e. a 25 min slow walk) or 3 stops on the H10 bus to Pinner View and then a 600yard walk to the visitor centre.
Activity: A one hour guided tour of Headstone Manor to see the Grade 1 listed 14th century moated manor house, formerly the home of the Archbishop of Canterbury. Built c1310, it is the earliest surviving timber framed building in Middlesex. Described as ‘one of the most interesting domestic complexes in the whole country’
Free car park & a cafe for light refreshments.
Cost: £8.
Contact Hillary or Sylvia for more details and to be added to their list.

September 2019 (still to be confirmed)........ The Mayor's Parlour
Meeting Time/Place: 1:45pm at the Uxbridge Civic Centre Reception.
Full details will follow later in the year. Outing Leader: Janet Perry

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German Beginners German Conversation
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