Forthcoming talks

** All our talks are free to members of the Richmond Local History Society. We do not sell advance tickets but non-members are always welcome and are asked to make a £4 donation on the door. Our talks are at Duke Street Church, Duke Street, Richmond TW9 1DH and start at 8pm. Doors open at 7.30pm.

Monday 13 March 2017
Steven Woodbridge on Richmond and the Right: The National Citizens Union, British Fascists and other fringe groups in the interwar period

Monday 10 April 2017
David Williams
on Ham’s Eccentric Princess. Princess Marie d’Orléans (1865-1909) is probably the most famous person born in Ham, at what is now Cassel Hospital.

Monday 15 May 2017
Following our Annual General Meeting, Derek Robinson, a trustee at the Museum of Richmond will talk about the Museum’s forthcoming exhibition on The History of Old Palace Lane. Afterwards there will be wine, soft drinks and nibbles.

Monday 9 October 2017
Simon Fowler on Poverty in Richmond. His talk will be linked to a forthcoming exhibition at the Museum of Richmond.

Monday 13 November 2017
Simon Inglis on “Played in Richmond” – sport and recreation since 1666

Monday 11 December 2017
Jane Baxter on My Thirty Years in Local Studies. After the talk there will be wine, soft drinks and nibbles.

Monday 15 January 2018
Valerie Boyes on Monuments and Memorials at St Mary Magdalene’s, Richmond

Monday 12 February 2018
Val Bott on The Greenings of Brentford End: Royal Gardeners

Monday 12 March 2018
Michael Gaunt on Edmund Kean (1787–1833): Shakespearean actor and Richmond theatre manager

Monday 16 April 2018
Bob Shoemaker on Tracing Convict Lives Using the Digital Panopticon, 1780-1925

Monday 21 May 2018
Annual General Meeting and Short talks on current research topics, followed by  wine, soft drinks and nibbles