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Our next talk, on Monday 21 May, is on Marianne North, the Victorian botanical artist, and the recent TV documentary about her

Marianne North


The DVD cover for the television documentary









Following our Annual General Meeting, Kew resident Jack Andrews will talk about the Victorian botanical artist Marianne North, who was the subject of a recent BBC Four documentary.

The meeting starts at 8pm (doors open at 7:30pm). Admission free to our members. Visitors are very welcome and will be invited to pay £4 on the door.

Great benefits when you join us!

Members receive three newsletters a year, are admitted free to our scheduled talks in 2018, and can buy most of our publications at a discount. See a sample newsletter and find out more about membership.

A wet afternoon in Richmond

Thank you to everyone who visited us at the Richmond May Fair on Saturday 12 May and, in particular, many thanks to the volunteers who helped us on our stand, despite the inclement weather!

NEW  The 2018 issue of our redesigned journal, Richmond History, is now available

At the May Fair, we launched Richmond History 39, the 2018 issue of our annual journal, in a smart new design and featuring a painting by one of our members, Ron Berryman, on the front cover. Further copies will be available for sale at our talk on Monday 21 May and are also available from the Open Bookshop in King Street, Richmond and from the Museum of Richmond. You can also now buy copies from our online bookshop.

Coming up:  Richmond in the 1970s and the Hanoverians

See our calendar of forthcoming events and our list of forthcoming  talks

Our forthcoming talks include:

A Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) nurse in the First World War

Our 2019 talks programme

We have already filled some of the slots on our 2019 talks programme:

Reports of previous talks

Our website now has reports of:

Women in leadership roles at the Vineyard Church

Elsie Chamberlain, the Vineyard Congregational Church’s first female minister

On our Resources pages, Peter Flower, archivist at the Vineyard Church in Richmond, tells us about the history of women in leadership roles in our local Congregational Church. Find out more

You can also find timelines on Richmond and Richmond Park and read about the Selwyn family and the development of Richmond. And, to complement John Govett’s piece on Richmond’s Old Burial Ground, we’ve added Stephen Orr’s timeline on Vineyard Passage Burial Ground.

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