There are quite a few websites dedicated to the Arts and Crafts movement. Visit the Arts and Crafts Museum for general information, or find out about William Morris. One of the best preserved Arts and Crafts interiors is 7 Hammersmith Terrace, former home of Sir Emery Walker, who was an antiquarian and typographer, and a close friend of William Morris.
A little-known and delightful museum is the Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture (MoDA) in north London, where you can see how domestic interiors evolved between 1900 and 1960. A good source of information about Victorian homes is the Victorian Society. Their ‘Care for Victorian Homes’ series of booklets offers advice on how to restore different aspects of Victorian homes, such as timber windows, decorative tiles and fireplaces. A good deal of the information is relevant for Brentham homes.
Brentham May Day is not the only May Day tradition in London featuring a Jack-in-the-green. In Deptford, south London, the tradition was revived in the early 1980s. See how their Jack compares with the Brentham one by visiting their website, which has links to other Jack-in-the-green sites too.
The Ealing Civic Society is concerned with what Ealing looks like and what it is like to live in the borough.
The Pitshanger Community Association is a lively organisation for residents in the Pitshanger area. Their annual events, Light Up the Lane and the Party in the Park, help foster community spirit while raising finds for local charities
When Brentham was built over 100 years ago, the Club or 'Institute' was the social heart of the suburb.Today the Brentham Club remains a place to meet over a game of bridge, a pint or a Sunday roast. For the more energetic the Club offers a wide range of sporting activities. The Club also hosts an annual fireworks display in November, which is open to the general public. Take a look at the Brentham Club, and if you are a tennis player, Brentham Lawn Tennis Club has lots to offer for all ages and abilities. The lively bridge club has a busy programme and welcomes new members.
If you are a fan of cricket and you'd like to find out the latest news about Brentham Cricket Club, Ealing's only Premier League Cricket Club, you can take a look here.
Brentham residents are lucky to live a short walk away from the Pitshanger Bookshop, a helpful and friendly independent general bookshop. Here you can buy copies of Brentham: a history of the pioneer garden suburb, or meet a local writer or poet at one of the free evening events that are held regularly.
Find out more about Brentham’s only church, St Barnabas, by visiting their website. Or find references to St Barnabas on this site by following links to the history and photo survey pages.
If you are a local history enthusiast, visit the national online directory of community archives in the UK, which was launched in August 2006 by the National Council on Archives. You might like to visit Local History Online too for news, resources, information, courses and nearly 1,000 local history links.
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