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This section provides access to

  • lists which include names of individuals
  • sample documents: often specific to an individual but may be of interest to people with Brentford ancestors
  • contemporary accounts: eg newspaper articles, may include names or property details
  • ephemera: eg adverts, BFC programmes

Thank you to all providers. If you have a document you are willing to share, please scan and email it. Thank you!


In each of the lists below the persons' names appear in their original order; you can use your browser to search for a surname or forename.

The 'list of lists' below is roughly in date order.


Sample documents

These documents are included as they show either information recorded in official documents (registers, certificates) or the style and content of newspaper articles from different dates.

Some Brentford newspaper articles from the British Newspaper Archive are also available, selected as they either mark some change in Brentford, or tell a story about its inhabitants; most date from the late 18th to the mid 20th century.

Contemporary Accounts

Documents are in date order. There are also many pages devoted to people's memories of living and working in Brentford, most date from the 20th century.



Published 2008; last updated February 2023