Feltham History Group

Tuesday 7th May  2017, Christ Church, Hanworth Road, Feltham @ 19:50

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The Chairman, following his welcome gave a resume on forthcoming events beginning with the second of our Spring Talks which is Saturday 20th May @2-30 entitled Artists and Literary figures of Feltham and District.

Also noted was local history walks, the first being ‘Heath Walk’ scheduled for Sunday 25th June at 2pm

For those who are unfamiliar with the area the point of departure will be near Baber Bridge and will take in the Crane River [centre of stream parish boundary] the old Mill workings - The 40Acre or Cavalry Tunnel - to give it two of its names and what was Feltham Sewage works.

The second walk will be a walk along the Feltham/Hanworth Parish Boundary to Feltham Hill taking in Hanworth Great Park a ‘view’ of old the Valve House, Feltham Brook and the ‘General’ and convergence of Feltham and Spring Road Brooks and onto Croft Farm.

The provisional date is Sunday 30th July @ 2pm meeting at the Airman Gate.

The scheduled short talk was, due a small over-site, deferred to October therefore  the Hon secretary spoke more on the Whiteaways family that was the topic of the April short talk and in particular a row cottages known collectively as North Feltham Place.

There were three banks of cottages, namely Wisteria Cottages, Wiltshire cottages and the Hollies, all of which once stood along Staines Road at North Feltham.

The main interest concerned the cottages named the Hollies as it was not clear [from the aerial map] where they actually were and indeed it [map] appeared to show that all were linked to additional dwellings to the rear of each of the buildings; even following consultation of the 1909/14 Evaluation surveys it was still not apparent, therefore further investigation is necessary.    


In closing the meeting the Chairman requested members to be available to assist in preparing the Community room in Feltham Library for the talk on the 20th May.

The Chairman declaring the meeting closed at 9-19

The next meeting will be Tuesday 6th June at 19-50 where the short talk will be given by Angel Parton on Hanworth


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