Layton's book collection

Layton’s Book Collection

Discovering a hidden book collection – Layton’s Library from Medioto on Vimeo.

Last year saw an exhibition of Layton’s Library: A Curious Collection, held at Hogarth’s House and Boston Manor House.

Following that exhibition is a new short film which explores Thomas Layton’s book collection, a collection that he bequeathed to the people of Brentford and Hounslow.

The film attempts to show the diversity and richness of the collection and features interviews with local historian Val Bott, James Wisdom, trustee for The Thomas Layton Memorial & Museum Trust, and James Marshall, Local Studies Librarian and Archivist for the London Borough of Hounslow.

The film has been produced thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.


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