William Hogarth Trust
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Chiswick Children 1700-1850

Children book cover finalThe exhibition about Children in Chiswick at Hogarth’s House closed in November. This project was supported by the William Hogarth Trust and the Brentford & Chiswick Local History Society. A small team with members from each organisation provided detailed information for the exhibition, researching the parish records, the census and the collection at Chiswick Local History Society. Now a new book by Val Bott is available on the same theme, beautifully designed and illustrated throughout in colour, on sale at the House for £5.50.

The exhibition is the last of the projects which was promised when Hounslow Council’s application for a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund was submitted. Inspired by William and Jane Hogarths’ love of children – they had none of their own but fostered children from the Foundling Hospital – the exhibition looks at children’s work and play, life and death, education and their names over 150 years. A great deal is packed into a small space and visitors seem to be particularly interested in the names!

The House is open Tuesday to Sunday 12 noon to 5pm, admission free.