Know Your Place: A Celebration of the Heritage of Richmond upon Thames

Thu 1 September 2016 - Fri 30 September 2016
All Day

Now in its fourth year, the month-long Know Your Place heritage festival, celebrating the rich history of our borough, is organised by Richmond upon Thames Local Studies Library & Archive.

kyp_logo The programme of talks, guided walks and other events and activities takes place at various locations throughout September 2016 and includes:

  • a free display on the history of Kew Gardens
  • a local history quiz night at  Richmond’s Old Town Hall
  • a talk at York House (now Richmond Council’s headquarters) on the two French princesses born there and the love and tragedy in their lives
  • a talk by Tracy Borman on the private lives of the Tudors
  • a talk by Lucinda Ganderton on Queen Victoria’s laundry in Kew Foot Road
  • a workshop on the experiences of local men who returned home after service in the First World War
  • a dramatic presentation by Q2 Players of tales from the River Thames
  • a talk by Jane Baxter, the borough’s heritage manager, on hidden gems in the Local Studies Library & Archive
  • a behind-the-scenes guided tour of Richmond’s Old Town Hall
  • a free tour of the Poppy Factory
  • a talk by Paul Velluet on 20th century architecture and design in Richmond
  • a talk on Ham in the early 20th century
  • The John Cloake Memorial Lecture, by Alison Weir, on the six wives of Henry VIII

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