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CBF2019: Festival Extra – House Histories: Melanie Backe-Hansen
Discover the history behind your front door, with Melanie Backe-Hansen, research consultant for the popular BBC television programme, A House Through Time.
A ‘Festival Extra’ event organised by the Chiswick Book Festival team at St Michael & All Angels.
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Supported by Chimni.
8pm to 9pm. Doors and bar open, and books on sale, from 7.30pm.
St Michael & All Angels Parish Hall (downstairs), £10.
As a new edition of her book House Histories is published, Britain’s leading house historian, Melanie Backe-Hansen, uncovers the hidden stories and secrets of ordinary and extraordinary houses across the country. She will reveal fascinating stories of people and events she has uncovered in her work researching the history of houses, with particular examples of houses from Chiswick and west London. Introduced by Torin Douglas, Director, Chiswick Book Festival.
Melanie will also cover the main sources to be used, while providing top tips on how to research the history of your own home.