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Fishponds, great cedars and Jayne Mansfield - Boston Manor Park

This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 10th Feb 2021

 £5

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

The Thames brought commerce and wealth to South West London, attracting royalty, aristocrats, artists, writers and wealthy property owners. The legacy of these luminaries is an area exceptionally rich in heritage buildings, gardens and landscapes. Pope’s Grotto Preservation Trust and English Heritage’s Marble Hill have organised a series of nine free virtual talks over three weeks beginning on Wednesday 27th January. Experts will explore, explain and offer insight about a luminary, their landscape, garden and property.

Boston Manor Park is the surviving part of a larger estate which existed in Brentford from the 12th century to the 1920s. It was a priory farm in the 13th century, supporting St Helen’s Priory in the City of London. Today it is a public open space and the setting for the 17th century Boston Manor House. This talk will focus on the planned Lottery-funded renovation of the Park and the challenges of preserving and adapting its historic landscape

The talk will be given by David Stockdale and Sion Thaysen. David Stockdale works for the London Borough of Hounslow and has been part of the team delivering the Lottery-funded restoration of Boston Manor House. He has worked on collections and historic building interpretation in Scotland, Yorkshire and London.

Sion Thaysen is a landscape architect and director at Allen Scott. He leads the design team in the regeneration of Boston Manor Park. His interest lies in parks and urban spaces, and how the process of visioning and collaboration breathes new life into places, heightens our sense of beauty and delight, and allows us to connect to each other and nature. More about the talk and the speakers can be found by clicking here.

Admission to this talk is free but but we encourage you to make a £5 donation for each talk, if you are able, which will be divided equally between the nine participating organisations.


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This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 10th Feb 2021

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2021-02-10 2021-02-10 Europe/London Fishponds, great cedars and Jayne Mansfield - Boston Manor Park This talk will focus on the planned Lottery-funded renovation of the Park and the challenges of preserving and adapting its historic landscape. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/02/10/fishponds-great-cedars-and-jayne-mansfield-boston-manor-park-251445 ,,,

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

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