What’s on

The Society has a programme of talks, which are held monthly from September to May.  These are usually on topics related to the local history of Richmond, Kew, Petersham and Ham. Find our more about our forthcoming talks

Meetings are also sometimes held jointly with other societies and members can take http://healthsavy.com/product/provigil/ part in events such as the annual West London Local History Conference.

From time to time we organise guided walks and visits to local houses and buildings of historic interest. Each year, in June or July, we organise a day trip by coach to historic houses or sites further afield, particularly those with local connections.

Date/Time Event
Sat 30 March 2019
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
West London History Conference - Entertainment in South & West London
University of West London, Brentford
Mon 8 April 2019
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Two short talks: Andrea Potts on Researching the history of the church of St Mary Magdalene and Dr Robert Wood on Vincenzo Lunardi's ascent from Richmond in a hot air balloon in 1785
Duke Street Church, Richmond
Sat 11 May 2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Richmond May Fair
Richmond Green, Richmond
Mon 20 May 2019
8:00 pm - 9:45 pm
AGM, followed by talk by Sir David Williams: Ham in the early 20th century + party
Duke Street Church, Richmond
Sat 22 June 2019
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Kew Midsummer Fete
Kew Green, Kew, Richmond
Sun 15 September 2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Talk (partnership event with Richmond Theatre and The Richmond Society): Raising the curtain on 120 years of Richmond Theatre. Speaker to be announced
Richmond Theatre, Richmond
Mon 21 October 2019
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Talk by Dr Simon Targett (joint event with Barnes and Mortlake History Society): Richmond and Mortlake’s part in the founding of America and the launching of the British Empire
Duke Street Church, Richmond
Mon 11 November 2019
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Talk: Dr Caroline Withall on The forgotten boys of the sea: Marine Society merchant sea apprentices, 1772-1873
Mon 9 December 2019
8:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Talk by Susanne Groom: The Lost Buildings of Kew + seasonal party
Duke Street Church, Richmond
Mon 13 January 2020
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Talk: Paul Velluet on the 800th anniversary of St Mary Magdalene's – aspects of the history and development of Richmond's historic parish church
St Mary Magdalene Church, Richmond
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