Welcome to The History of Brentford which starts off with a Brentford timeline: a history that runs from prehistoric times to now, with all the key events in Brentford history, an index of events that was created by one of Brentford’s finest amateur historians, Janet McNamara, a Hounslow’s Heritage Guide.
From this timeline are links to existing articles on the internet that are about Brentford’s history as well as our own. Images past and present are available for use (under creative commons licence).
We’d like this to be a resource for anyone wishing to know more about Brentford’s past: the people, the buildings, the river; everything that has gone into making Brentford the community it is today.
Cat Berry has updated Janet’s list and history of buildings along with taking new photos, for the Brentford Community Council, which will appear on here.
Other occasional contributors are credited in article tags.
Thank you to @Brentfordian for many photos. Others to be thanked for their contributions include @djstevie_b, @algernonandon, @BrentfordHighSt, @Julian5News, @IanAshton01, @linsley, @brentfordjohnny, @LeesBees72
If you would like to know more about this project, or maybe you’d like to get involved, please leave a comment or email us below.
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