Forthcoming talks

** All our talks are broadcast via Zoom and, from 17 May 2021, will be held at Duke Street Church in Richmond. 

If you want to attend a talk in person, you must book in advance, by contacting our Secretary, Elizabeth Velluet, at rich.hist@ yahoo.co.uk; tel. 020 8891 3825

There’s no need to book in advance for Zoom sessions. Members who subscribe to our monthly e-bulletins will receive log-in details for the Zoom session, which will open at 7:45pm. (Talks 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.

 

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

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Melanie Backe-Hansen

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

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Sudbrook House today

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

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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

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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

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Paul Velluet, the Society’s President

17 January 2022
Paul Velluet
Topic to be announced

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Andrew George

The Kilmorey Mausoleum

14 February 2022
Andrew George
The Earl, his lover, their temple: the story of Black Jack Needham
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14 March 2022
Laura Irwin
The history of the Orange Tree Theatre
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11 April 2022
Shirley Newton and Shirley Clark
Topic to be announced