Our journal, Richmond History, published annually since 1985, comprises articles and short papers by members and others. No. 40, our 2019 issue, is sold at our talks and can now also be purchased online.

In its almost 40 years of publication, Richmond History has published many articles on all aspects of our local history. The journal has become the authoritative forum for research on Richmond, Kew, Ham and Petersham. If you are researching Richmond residents, local buildings or some other aspect of our rich history such as palaces, politics and poisoners, we’d be interested in publishing your work.

Robert Smith

If you would like to discuss a potential article please email the journal editor, Robert Smith, at

From the Journal tab on our website menu you can also find out more about each issue of Richmond History from no 28 onwards.

An index to nos. 1 to 39 is now available online.

Where they are still in print, you can buy back copies from:

  • our online bookshop. These now include no. 25 (2004) and no. 31 (2010)  which were reprinted in 2017 with new covers.
  • the Museum of Richmond, local bookshops and – with a discount for members – at the Society’s meetings.

A complete set of Richmond History journals is also held in the Richmond Local Studies Collection at the Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond.

Find out more about previous issues: