website: Chiswick Pier Trust
Events: 18 May, River History Cruise with Andy Duncan Â£15; 7 June, 12 noon Summer Magic photo competition and exhibition; 20 July, from 11am Party on the Pier; 21 August, 10am Art on the Pier; 13 September, Great River Race and Great River Swim, 1.45pm. Kayak sessions every Sunday from 10am run by the Chiswick Canoe Club.
Chiswick Pier is run by the Chiswick Pier Trust, a registered charity dedicated to putting people in touch with the River Thames. The Trust operates the moorings at the Pier and organises events for the public and for Trust members. Membership costs Â£5 a year.
Volunteers needed to help at functions held on the Pier.
History: The public Chiswick Pier was officially opened in 1997 after the housing development at Corney Reach was built. Corney Reach, was originally the grounds of a large house called Corney House where Queen Elizabeth I was entertained in 1602 by the Russell family, the earls of Bedford. The house, rebuilt in the 18th century, was demolished in 1832 and the land was later used for industrial purposes. Between 1864 and 1909 Thornycroft and Co built torpedo boats and other large ships here and the local sewage works was built in Pumping Station Road in 1879 (closed 1936).