Illustrated Talk by a Hounslow Heritage Guide on Brentford, Chiswick and Isleworth

Tickets: £5 per person

Christine Diwell is one of the volunteers from the Hounslow Heritage Guides who leads tours within Hounslow Borough. These mainly concentrate on Brentford, Chiswick and Isleworth, all Thames waterside locations.

Her illustrated talk will take in some of the villages and towns that make up the Borough, concentrating on historic houses to be found there.

These are no less than Syon which contains magnificent 18th century Adam-designed state rooms and is the place where Lady Jane Grey, the nine-day queen and Queen Catherine Howard left on their fateful journeys to the Tower of London; a fine Chiswick villa where Georgina, Duchess of Devonshire, entertained the greats of the day and no mean rivalry Osterley where Elizabeth 1 stayed in 1596. Secrets of lesser known, still surviving homes such as that of the soap manufacturer and famous botanist, as well as a film studio, will also be explored.

Tickets available from the INS office, e-mail for more information at: [email protected]

Or call the INS office on 020 8755 4000