The Brentham Archive is the most comprehensive collection in existence of material relating to the history and architecture of Brentham Garden Suburb. Material dates back to the founding of Brentham in 1901 and continues to the present day. Among the considerable riches in the collection are a number of original architects’ plans and drawings, some of which are hand tinted, and several large-format photographs showing Brentham when it was being built. The Archive holds a copy of almost every house plan, as well as photographs, slides, videos and numerous publications, including The Brentham Magazine (1913-15), The Brenthamite (1916-25), The Brentham Bulletin (1948-49), and The Brentham Club magazine (1950-51).

Among the diverse ephemera are Ealing Tenants’ rent books and rule books, committee meeting minutes, postcards, May Day programmes, Brentham Players theatre programmes, and newspaper cuttings. We hope to make a selection of images from this collection available online in the near future

In the meantime, for some more recent pictures of life in Brentham, click on the links alongside.

In addition there is a photographic survey of every house and building in the Brentham Garden Suburb Conservation Area. Extra photographs from this survey are available as prints and as high resolution images on DVD.

Donations to the archive are always welcome. If you have anything you think may be of interest, please contact the archivist Alan Henderson at the Brentham Archive.