Journal

Our journal, Richmond History, published annually since 1985, comprises articles and short papers by members and others. No. 38 was published in May 2017 and can now also be purchased online.

In its more than 30 years of publication, Richmond History has published many articles on all aspects of our local history. The journal has become the authoritative forum for research on Richmond, Kew, Ham and Petersham. If you are researching Richmond residents, local buildings or some other aspect of our rich history such as palaces, politics and poisoners, we’d be interested in publishing your work.

If you would like to discuss a potential article please email the journal editor, Simon Fowler, at editor@richmondhistory.org.uk

Simon has been a member of the Society since it was set up. He is a professional writer, researcher and teacher specialising in the two world wars and the twentieth century. Simon used to work at The National Archives in Kew where his many roles included editing its family history magazine, Ancestors.

From the Journal tab on our website menu you can also find out more about each issue of Richmond History from no 28 onwards.

An index to nos. 1 to 36 is now available online.

Where they are still in print, you can buy back copies from:

  • our online bookshop. These now include No. 25 (2004), No. 35 (2014) and No. 32 (2011) which were previously unavailable.
  • the Museum of Richmond, local bookshops and – with a discount for members – at the Society’s meetings.

A completion set of Richmond History journals is also held in the Richmond Local Studies Collection at the Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond.

Find out more about previous issues: