Forthcoming talks

** For the foreseeable future, all our talks will be held via Zoom only (and not at Duke Street Church). All our talks are free to members of the Richmond Local History Society.  There is no need to book – members who subscribe to our monthly e-bulletins will receive log-in details for the Zoom session, which will open at 7:45pm. (Talks will start at 8:00pm.) If you wish to attend, but aren’t on our e-bulletin list, please email our Membership Secretary, Shirley Clark.

Please look at our website and our Facebook page for updates to our programme:

Andrew George

8 February 2021
Andrew George
The gardens of Twickenham Park
(Dr Caroline Withall, who was originally scheduled to give a talk in February, has had to withdraw for health reasons, but hopes to be able to give her talk at a later date.)
8 March 2021: Joint event with The Kew Society
Stephen Bartlett
Five acres, one rood and four perches –  the early history of Kew’s Lawn Crescent

Tony Rampton OBE

Judy Weleminsky

19 April 2021
Judy Weleminsky
Tony Rampton, Petersham’s pioneering philanthropist

17 May 2021
Our Annual General Meeting, followed by
Jane Short
Artists and paintings in Richmond, Twickenham and Kew

Melanie Backe-Hansen

13 September 2021
Melanie Backe-Hansen
Tracing the history of your house

Sudbrook House today

11 October 2021
Sandra Pullen
The history of Sudbrook Park, Petersham

Dr Simon Targett

Sir Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford, as a Ranger of Richmond Park, by  John Wootton and Jonathan Richardson the elder, Norfolk Museums Service

8 November 2021
Dr Simon Targett
Sir Robert Walpole, Britain’s first Prime Minister, and his connections with Richmond

Mr Fezziwig’s Ball. Illustration by John Leech from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, London 1843

13 December 2021
George Goodwin
Christmas traditions, with reference to Richmond and Kew