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Southall Local History Society


Newsletter No. 1 - April 1962

The first newsletter, mainly deals with the plans for future editions, with one or two snippets of local history.

Newsletter No. 2 - August 1962

Includes an item on churchyard inscriptions (not specific to Southall) and an article on the wills of four prominent Southall residents from the 16th Century.

Newsletter No. 3 - December 1962

Includes an item on local place names and Southall’s first postman, together with the Chairman’s review of the year.

Newsletter No. 4 - April 1963

Besides short articles on the Master Robert Hotel and an item entitled Middlesex Tales, there is a We Want to Know section at the end asking for help with various queries.

Newsletter No. 5 - Autumn 1963

Includes an item on the development of Southall and reports on the Society’s attendance at the AEC Gala Day and Southall Show.

Newsletter No. 6 - Winter 1963/4

Items about King Street and Townsend House, plus an article on the foundation of the Society, the Chairman’s review of the year is also included.

Newsletter No. 7 - Spring 1964

A number of short items of interest, plus articles on the Norwood Parish Registers and the Battle of Brentford in 1642, during the English Civil War.

Newsletter No. 8 - Autumn 1964

Includes items on the Martin Brothers, Methodism in Southall and Brentford Gas Works, which produced gas for the last time in February 1964.

Newsletter No. 9 - Winter 1964/5

Two items of interest in this edition, one about the West Saxon raiders who had reached as far inland as Middlesex by 568, the other item is about the Barn Mission Church.

Newsletter No. 10 - Summer 1965

Items about Turner’s painting of the Southall Windmill and a brief history of Holy Trinity Church, are of particular interest in this newsletter.

Newsletter No. 11 - Autumn 1965

Of particular note in this edition is an item about the old Bridge School in Norwood Road, which closed when Clifton Road School was built.

Newsletter No. 12 - Spring 1966

A number of items of interest including a report on excavations taking place at Dormers Wells to try to locate the Manor House believed to be sited there.

Newsletter No. 13 - Winter 1966/7

Two items of particular interest, one a further report on the Dormers Wells excavations and the other about Southall Baptist Church.

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