DATES&DATA The Isleworth Society welcomes a talk by Peter and Carolyn Hammond on The changing face of Brentford at the next meeting, 7.30pm on Tuesday February 10 in Isleworth Public Hall, 7.30pm. Refreshments available. Members free, guests £2. All welcome. Chairman Mike Derham 020 8847 0459. The Isleworth Society’s DVD Isleworth Remembered is still available at £3.50.

On Thursday February 12 at the Pier House, Corney Reach Way: Hogarth’s Chiswick, an illustrated talk will be given by Val Bott about the artist's weekend cottage, the riverside village he came to in 1749, and his friends and neighbours. Doors open at 7pm, talk at 7.30pm. Entry free to Pier House Trust members and £3 for non-members.

The Borough of Twickenham Local History Society: Venue is St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Street. Secretary Ron Knight 020 8878 7041. 6th February 2: Brett Dolman of Historic Royal Palaces with an introduction to The Young Henry VIII. The Hampton Society talk is on Thursday February 5 in the Upper Hall at Hampton Junior School at 8pm. Malcolm Rivers, the recently retired headmaster of Hampton Junior School will be conducting a light-hearted armchair tour of the key features that have influenced English education in the last 100 years, with special reference to Hampton. Please use the Percy Road entrance where there is parking space. Refreshments. Contact is Alice Fordham of The Hampton Society 020 8979 3543 The Historical Association meets in the Vestry Hall, 21 Paradise Road, Richmond, 8pm. £2 visitors, members free, 020 8898 5016. Visitors are welcome. Please contact Christine Bartlett for details of the branch’s programme, 020 8898 5016. February 5: Road transport in England before and after the turnpikes, 1680-1840 by Dorian Gerhold, House of Commons clerk and former chairman Wandsworth History Society. Th is time the Barnes and Mortlake History Society lecture will be held on Saturday February 7 in the Methodist Hall, Barnes at 2.30pm when Mike Smith conducts Sir Richard Phillips’ A morning walk from London to Kew. Secretary Helen Deaton 020 8878 4071. Visitors welcome £2.

Richmond Local History Society lectures are held in the Duke Street Baptist Church, Richmond, beginning at 8pm, coffee from 7.30. Visitors £1. Monday February 9: joint meeting with the Friends of Richmond Museum on Henry VII at Richmond Palace by Sean Cunningham of The National Archives. Secretary Elizabeth Velluet 020 8891 3825. hhtp:// First Richmond Scout Group would like to invite past members to their centenary reunion in June 2009. Contact Natalie Nesbitt 07946 351 189 or email:

The 29th West London Local History Conference looks at People in West London History. Presented by local history societies including Barnes & Mortlake, Brentford & Chiswick, Hounslow, Richmond, Twickenham and West Middlesex Family History Society. Venue Montague Hall, Montague Road, Hounslow, 10am on Saturday March 21 Tickets £7.50, available only by post from including sae to J McNamara, 31B Brook Rd South, Brentford TW8 ONN or from the sponsoring societies. Cheque payable to West London Local History Conference.