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.

NEW DATE Sunday 15 September 2019 at Richmond Theatre at 7.30pm. This is now a Richmond Theatre event: speaker to be announced. We expect there to be an allocation of tickets for our members: we will post forther information on our website in due course.
Raising the curtain on 120 years of Richmond Theatrean illustrated talk celebrating the 120th birthday of Matcham’s masterpiece on Richmond Green

NEW DATE Monday 21 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
Dr Caroline Withall on The forgotten boys of the sea: Marine Society merchant apprentices 1772 –1873

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

Monday 13 January 2020 at St Mary Magdalene’s Church at 8pm
Paul Velluet
on The 800th anniversary of St Mary Magdalene’s – aspects of the history and development of Richmond’s historic parish church

Monday 10 February 2020:  Joint event with The Kew Society
Martin Stilwell
on The industrialisation of Kew and North Richmond in the First World War

Monday 9 March 2020
Speaker and topic to be announced

Monday 20 April 2020
Speaker and topic to be announced

Monday 18 May 2020
Annual general meeting, then a talk (speaker and topic to be announced), followed by wine, soft drinks and nibbles