Following a public vote, Brentham Garden Suburb made it into the Top Ten of the Nation’s Favourite Conservation Areas. We were one of only two areas in London in a national shortlist of 18 out of 249 submissions to Civic Voice’s recent campaign. Other finalists included Swindon Railway Village, Port Sunlight Garden Suburb and Lichfield City Centre. In such illustrious and high profile company it’s a great achievement for Brentham to have finished in 9th place.
Thanks to everyone who voted for us.
Our submission included a profile and history of Brentham, several photos and an edited version of the Brentham Story DVD – now available to watch here.
A full account of the campaign and the results is being prepared for a forthcoming Brentham News.
Brentham is one of 18 shortlisted conservation areas out of a total of 249 submissions to Civic Voice’s campaign to find the Nation’s Favourite Conservation Area.
Vote for Brentham Garden Suburb as your favourite. Click here
Voting now closed (16/10/2018)
A must for all new residents and those who wish to have a better appreciation of what makes Brentham so special.
Part of the London Open House event, resident Clive Evans leads an enlightening walk around our streets and through the “twittens” pointing out many architectural features and the hidden gems of Brentham.
Click here for more details from London Open House.
Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September
If you missed the Open Gardens event last Sunday you have a second chance to see one of the gardens by coming to The Strawberry Tea this coming Sunday.
Come and meet many of the Brentham Society Committee, your local Councillors and MPs and mingle with friends and neighbours. There will be face painting for the younger Brenthamites.
This year’s May Queen, Grace Connett, will be guest of honour.
The annual Open Gardens Day will be on Sunday 17th June from 1-30pm – 5pm
This year the plant sale will be on Vivian Green (opposite Brentham Club)
Programmes are sold on the day @ £4-50 per person
on Vivian Green or at 115 Fowlers Walk
Funds raised to go to Meadow House Hospice
If you are interested in opening your garden, contributing plants for the plant sale, or can help with the teas and/or tickets sales please contact:
2018 – Grace Connett
Despite the rain the annual May Day procession went ahead as planned but the dancing took place in St Barnabas Church rather than on the Brentham Club playing fields.
1985 – Tamsin Gilbert
Grace Connett was crowned May Queen 2018 following in the footsteps of her mother Tamsin who was May Queen in 1985.
Click here for a copy of the May Day programme
Saturday 12th May sees the annual May Day parade round the Brentham estate. A wonderful tradition dating back over 100 years. Come along and enjoy the spectacle. Parade starts at 2-30pm.
While in the vicinity why not drop in to the Brentham Club and try your hand at or watch one of the many sporting activities available. The Top Bar and terrace will be open from 12 midday. Club information and tours of the Grade II listed building will be available on request – everyone welcome.
For more on May Day click here
For more on The Brentham Club click here
The Annual General Meeting of The Brentham Society for the year ending August 2017 will be held at The Brentham Club on Thursday 15th March at 8pm.
There will be a talk by Kew Gardens’ Mary Done on “The History of Kew Gardens” followed by a review of the year and plans for the coming year.
All Brentham Society members are encouraged to attend to voice their views on issues affecting Brentham.
Refreshments will be served.
The Brentham Society Committee has posted on the website its report on window renovation. The conclusions are given in the Executive Summary with Guidance for Residents in Appendix B.
The Committee will continue looking at the specifications of conservation quality double glazing units and encourage further discussion in the future.
Find a copy of the report here
Click here for some background.
Brentham suffered significant damage from the storm during the night of 15th/16th October 1987.
See what residents woke up to on the morning of 16th October 1987 (30 years ago)
If you have any photos of the storm you’d like to donate to the archive contact use here