Daniel Hearsum speaking about The Hearsum Collection’s Deer in the City Project at a Richmond Local History Society talk in May 2015. Photograph by Mary Pollard

The Richmond Local History Society is organising nine talks in 2019, held monthly (except in June, July and August). The talks are free to members.  Non-members are welcome and are invited to make a £4 donation at the door.

Our talks are usually on Mondays at the Duke Street Church, Duke Street, Richmond TW9 1DH, starting at 8pm. We open the doors at 7:30; tea and coffee are usually available and there is an opportunity to browse or purchase a selection of our books (and our annual journal, Richmond History) on the history of Richmond, Kew, Petersham and Ham.

Listen again to our talks

You missed a real treat if you didn’t hear our late President, Dr David Blomfield, speak about the history of the Star and Garter Home, but you can listen to his April 2016 talk on our Soundcloud page. This also has Murray Hedgcock’s talk on the history of local cricket and Q2 Players’ dramatised reading of extracts from Simon Fowler’s book Richmond At War 1939–1945.

Find out more about our forthcoming talks programme and see our calendar of events