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James Wisdom:’A Victorian Naturalist on the Thames: Charles Cornish of Chiswick Mall’ – 7th February 2019
February 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friends of St Nicholas Church
Thursday 7th February 2019 at 7pm
James Wisdom:’A Victorian Naturalist on the Thames: Charles Cornish of Chiswick Mall’
On Thursday 7 February at 7.00pm in the church, the well-known local
historian James Wisdom will give a talk entitled ‘A Victorian Naturalist on
the Thames: Charles Cornish of Chiswick Mall’. Cornish was a prolific
late-Victorian journalist, writing mainly about the natural world. He
married into the Thornycroft family and lived at Chiswick Mall. His handsome
illustrated book, The Naturalist on the Thames, is so valuable to us today
as it shows us the river its fish, its eyots and its fishermen through
expert local eyes. But Cornish also maintained an intriguing parallel life.
Entrance £10.00 (£7.00 concessions; free to Friends of St Nicholas Church);
doors open at 7.00 when refreshments will be available.