Video showing of My Darling Boy, 8pm on Thursday 9th October

On Thursday, October 9th at 8pm there will be the first public screening of The St Michael’s Players performance of ‘My Darling Boy’ at the church. The video lasts approximately 30 minutes and was recorded during the Players’ performance on 14th June when the Exhibition opened.   

The play is a fictionalised account, written by Rev Martine Oborne, based on the lives of some of the men who appear on the memorial at St Michael’s Church. Refreshments will be available afterwards when you will be able to speak with those involved in the play and with members of the Heroes of Chiswick project team.

Heroes of Chiswick on display at Chiswick Library

On Monday 22nd September, the 'mobile' Heroes of Chiswick exhibition moved from a successful first showing on Sunday 21st at the Orangery 'Open House' in Gunnersbury Park to Chiswick Library, Duke's Avenue, Chiswick, W4 2AB.

The table top displays are situation in the upper lending library and present most of the information that is still showing at St Michael's Church, Elmwood Road, W4 3DY.  A great opportunity for you to see the stories of the 33 men who are listed on the memorial inside the church - either come to the church which is open daily between 9.30am and 5.30pm, sometimes later or visit Chiswick Library.

We much appreciate the help from the Local Studies Section in setting up the exhibition at Chiswick Library. The Local Studies resources proved invaluable to much of the research into the 33 men. The Local Studies Section at Chiswick Library is open Monday, Thursday, Friday 10-1 and 2-5; Thursday 5-8 by appointment; Alternate Saturdays 10-1 and 2-5.

Taking the Heroes of Chiswick Project forward - more volunteers welcome

The project team is now extending its activity to include a research into the women and other families who were particularly active in the parish and community during WW1. ‘Heroes of Chiswick’ project team meetings at St. Michael’s Church will continue to be on the second Sunday of each month from 11.30am – 12.30pm for anyone keen to volunteer or find out more about the new project.  Forthcoming meetings will be on 14th September, 12th October, 9th November and 14th December 2014 - everyone is welcome. To ask for more details, please email or go to the 'Contact Us' page on the website.

A date for your diary

The first showing of the video of  St Michael's Players' 14th June performance of 'My Darling Boy' will be at St Michael's Church at 8pm on Thursday 9th October 2014. More Information to follow.