ISLEWORTH - GRAVEYARD TO CEMETERY
Exploring Isleworth’s history through itsformer residents from Queen Elizabeth l’s bear-keeper to a proof reader for Charles Dickens and Victorian heroine Alice Ayres
EXPLORING SPRING GROVE
Centred on Spring Grove House, once Sir Joseph Banks home the 1850s vision was for John Taylor Jnr designed grand villas. Today’s wider architecture includes a former college by John Norton & P Massey plus quirky arts & crafts properties.
Taking in magnificent Thames views, a man-made river created in Tudor times; dwellings built in Charles II’s reign, the site of the pottery, and a one time home of landscape painter J.M.W. Turner. As an added incentive, teas are available at All Saints Church to round off the walk.
PAUPER TO PATIENT (linear)
Hear of benefactors who left money to feed the poor, a pauper who merited a marked grave. This tour contrasts a grand house once part of the workhouse and conditions in that institution. The tour finishes at a modern hospital exhibiting memorabilia of the past, and a café.