Temporary closure of the Local Studies Room at Richmond Old Town Hall
Jane Baxter, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames’ Heritage Manager, has advised us that unfortunately the Local Studies search room will be closed on some dates in June and in the first week of July due to a temporary shortage of staff. Find out more
Have you noticed the lettering on the house on Lower Mortlake Road where it meets Kew Road at Richmond Circus? The two intertwined initials WS, dated 1853, are the monogram of William Selwyn the younger. The house is one of the few remaining relics of the Selwyn Estate which used to cover a considerable area of Richmond. You can now read more about the Selwyn family and the development of Richmond.
Fairs and fetes
Thank you to everyone who visited our stands and a warm welcome to the many new members who have joined us!
Our journal, Richmond History
Former Richmond Council leader Sir David Williams writes in our latest Richmond History journal about the Liberal Party’s rise locally in the 1970s. And, in the same issue, Kingston University lecturer Dr Steven Woodbridge gives a history of the Richmond branch of the Junior Imperial League, a forerunner (between the First and Second World Wars) of the Young Conservatives. You can order it online, via PayPal, using a debit or credit card. Back copies of Richmond History still in print are also available to buy online.
Our free online index to articles in Richmond History now covers all issues up to and including No. 36 (2015).