Our website now has reports of these talks:
- January: Jonathan Crofts on Meadows, Mansions and Munitions – stories and lives of Cambridge Park. The talk was also recorded and you can view it on our YouTube channel.
- February: Andrew George on The Earl, his lover, their temple: The story of Black Jack Needham. The talk was also recorded and you can view it on our YouTube channel.
- March: Laura Irwin and Paul Miller on The history of the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond. There is no written report, but the talk was recorded and you can view it on our YouTube Channel.
- January: Minna Andersen on Nellie Ionides and Orleans House
- February: Andrew George on The gardens of Twickenham Park
- March: Stephen Bartlett’s talk on Five acres, one rood and four perches: the early history of Lawn Crescent, postponed from April 2020. Much of the subject matter is covered in Stephen’s article in Richmond History 41 (2020). The talk was recorded and you can view it on our YouTube channel.
- April: Judy Weleminsky on Tony Rampton, Petersham’s pioneering philanthropist. An abridged version of her talk also appears in Richmond History 42 (2021/22). The talk was recorded and you can view it on our YouTube channel.
- May: Jane Short on Artists and paintings in Richmond, Twickenham and Kew
- September: Melanie Backe-Hansen on Tracing the history of your house
- October: Paul Velluet on Arts and Crafts Richmond: Architecture and design in the early years of the twentieth century. The talk was recorded and you can view it on our YouTube channel.
- November: Dr Simon Targett on Sir Robert Walpole, Britain’s first Prime Minister, and his connections with Richmond. The talk was recorded and you can view it on our YouTube channel.
- December: George Goodwin on Christmas traditions, with reference to Richmond and Kew. The talk was recorded and you can view it on our YouTube channel.
- January: an abridged version of Paul Velluet’s talk on St Mary Magdalene’s 800th anniversary – aspects of the history and development of Richmond’s historic parish church – appears in Richmond History 42 (2021/22)
- February: there is no report on Martin Stilwell’s talk on The industrialisation of Kew and North Richmond in the First World War, but much of what he said is covered in his article in Richmond History 41 (2020)
- March: Charles Pineles on The social history of Queen’s Road, Richmond
- September: Simon Fowler on Local lives – Richmond’s residents remembered
- October: Mark Dunton On the trail of Klaus Fuchs, atomic spy and a fascinating local connection with Kew and Richmond
- November: Dr Matthew Bingham on Where did the Baptists of Richmond come from? Exploring the seventeenth-century origins of English Baptists
- December: Sylvia Levi with Simon Fowler on Christmas food and drink in Richmond
- January: Stephen Bartlett on Royston House and the building of Victorian Kew
- February: Dr Steven Woodbridge on The League of Nations Union in Richmond
- March: Jill Lamb on the oral history project Ham is Where the Heart is
- April: Andrea Potts on Researching the history of St Mary Magdalene’s Church, Richmond and Dr Robert Wood on Vincenzo Lunardi’s ascent from Richmond in a hydrogen balloon
- October: Dr Simon Targett on Richmond and Mortlake’s part in the founding of America and the launching of the British Empire
- November: Dr Caroline Withall on The forgotten boys of the sea: Marine Society merchant sea apprentices, 1772-1873
- December: Susanne Groom on Kew Gardens’ lost buildings
- February: Val Bott on The Greenings of Brentford End: Royal Gardeners
- March: Prof Michael Gaunt on Edmund Kean, Shakespearean actor and Richmond theatre manager
- April: Prof Bob Shoemaker on Tracing Convict Lives Using the Digital Panopticon
- May: Jack Andrews on Painting Plants with a Passion – the story behind the recent BBC documentary on the adventures of Marianne North
- October: Susanne Groom on the 300th anniversary of the arrival of the royal Hanoverians at Richmond and Kew
- November: John and Eunice Drewry on the Voluntary Aid Detachment
- December: Rebecca Arnott on the history of the Museum of Richmond: 30 years, people, objects and memories
- January: Paul Davies on Crown Lands in Kew – the Public Record Office and Beyond
- February: Richard Holmes on Pubs and Breweries in Richmond
- March: Dr Steven Woodbridge on Richmond and the Right
- April: Sir David Williams on Ham’s Eccentric Princess, Marie d’Orléans
- October: Simon Fowler on Poverty and Philanthropy in Richmond
- December: Jason Debney on How the Arcadian View from Richmond Hill Inspired the English Landscape Movement