Forthcoming talks

** All our talks are free to members of the Richmond Local History Society. We do not sell advance tickets but non-members are always welcome and are asked to make a £4 donation on the door. Our talks are usually at Duke Street Church, Duke Street, Richmond TW9 1DH and start at 8pm. Doors open at 7.30pm.

Monday 14 January 2019: Joint event with The Kew Society
Stephen Bartlett on Royston House and the building of Victorian Kew

Monday 11 February 2019
Steven Woodbridge on The League of Nations Union in Richmond

Monday 11 March 2019
Jill Lamb on the oral history project Ham is Where the Heart is

Monday 8 April 2019
Two short talks: Andrea Potts on Researching the history of St Mary Magdalene’s Church and Dr Robert Wood on Vincenzo Lunardi’s ascent from Richmond in a hot air balloon in 1785

Monday 20 May 2019
Annual general meeting, followed by David Williams on Ham in the early 20th century. Followed by wine, soft drinks and nibbles

Sunday 22 September 2019: Joint event with The Richmond Society. Speaker to be confirmed
Raising the curtain on 120 years of Richmond Theatre – an illustrated talk celebrating the 120th birthday of Matcham’s masterpiece on Richmond Green. This talk will be at Richmond Theatre at 7.30pm

Monday 14 October 2019:  Joint event with Barnes and Mortlake History Society
Simon Targett on Richmond and Mortlake’s part in the founding of America and the launching of the British Empire

Monday 11 November 2019
Speaker and topic to be announced

Monday 9 December 2019
Susanne Groom
on The Lost Buildings of Kew
Followed by wine, soft drinks and nibbles

Monday 13 January 2020
Paul Velluet
on The 800th anniversary of St Mary Magdalene’s – aspects of the history and development of Richmond’s historic parish church