Mon 15 May 2017
8:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Duke Street Church
*** This event is free to members. Non-members are very welcome and will be invited to pay £4 on the door. We don’t sell advance tickets – there is no need to book as the venue has plenty of space and you can be sure to find a seat.
Following our ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, Derek Robinson, a trustee at the Museum of Richmond, will talk about the Museum’s forthcoming exhibition OLD PALACE LANE: Medieval to Modern Richmond, which will be accompanied by a book, jointly published by the Museum and by the Richmond Local History Society.
Old Palace Lane runs up from the Thames past Asgill House and the White Swan pub, along what was once the wall of Richmond Palace to the Green. Once known as Crane Piece, the Lane was originally for supplies from the River Thames to the Palace. A row of Georgian workers’ cottages sits alongside larger Regency and Victorian family houses, making a unique and attractive townscape.
The story of the Lane, which begins in the medieval period, mirrors the development of Richmond over the centuries, and the exhibition will illustrate, in microcosm, the growth of the town since its early beginnings.
Afterwards there will be wine, soft drinks and nibbles.