A warm welcome to our new members
Thank you to everyone who visited our stands and a warm welcome to the many new members who have joined us!
Flying the Society’s flag in Kew, Ham and Richmond
The Society had a stall at the Kew Horticultural Society’s annual show at Kew Green on Saturday 5 September 2015. Despite the weather being cold all day there was a fairly steady stream of interest in the Society’s display of publications and we signed up some new members.
At the Kew Fete on Saturday 20 June we had a busy day selling books and distributing a flyer about our forthcoming talks.
Len Chave’s stand for the Ham Amenities Group at the Ham Fair on Saturday 13 June included several Richmond Local History Society publications and our talks flyer.
We had a very good day at Richmond’s May Fair on Saturday 9 May 2015.
As well as having the opportunity to sell our publications and to launch the new issue of our journal Richmond History, we managed to encourage many more people than before to visit our stall and to find out what the Society also has to offer.
Many people took out membership for the first time and we had 39 entries to our competition, only five of them from members.
A newly recruited member, Peter Griffiths, won £10 worth of publications by submitting the winning entry. The Society’s new President, David Blomfield, is seen here just before he opened the box to make the draw.
The Society’s colourful new bunting, which we used at the Richmond May Fair and at the two Kew events was created for us by Tessa Maclean.
The photographs were taken by Caroline Blomfield, Judith Church and Robert Smith.