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Our next talk is on Monday 18 May

Our ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING will be held on Monday 18 May 2015 at Duke Street Church, Richmond, at 8pm.  It will include elections to the committee and a proposal to increase subscriptions. Members should already have received the agenda, which was inserted in April’s members’ newsletter.

Feeding the Deer in Richmond Park

Feeding the Deer in Richmond Park

Our AGM will be followed by a talk, by Daniel Hearsum and Dr Robert Wood,  on THE HEARSUM COLLECTION IN RICHMOND PARK. This will be followed by our end-of-season Party.

The Hearsum Collection, a charity based at Pembroke Lodge, collects and preserves heritage material relating to Richmond Park. The talk will give an overview of the Collection, with a particular focus on its forthcoming new exhibition at Pembroke Lodge, “Deer in the City”.

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Our journal, Richmond History: a new issue and a new, free, online index

Cover 2015
The 36th issue of our annual journal, Richmond History – featuring, for the first time, a full-colour illustration on the cover – will be published in May 2015 and we plan to have copies available on our stand at the Richmond May Fair on Saturday 9 May.

A free index to articles that have been published in Richmond History is now available online.  Find out more

This year’s Society coach trip is on Wednesday 24 June

Wimpole_Hall_2014-03-19_(1)This year’s Richmond Local History Society coach trip is to Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire on Wednesday 24 June.

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Richmond Old Burial Ground

Richmond Old Burial GroundRichmond Old Burial Ground, close to Richmond Park, was first opened for burials in 1856. Most of the burials took place over the next 60 years.

Over 1000 graves, recording the deaths of more than 2000 people, have been photographed and the inscriptions noted by a group of volunteers. A list has now been published on this website.

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