Richmond History 41 (2020): Journal of the Richmond Local History Society

Richmond History, our annual journal, has colour illustrations for the first time: 20 of its 98 pages are in colour. It’s priced at £7 and is available from our own online bookshop, postage free (if you live in the UK). There’s a discount of £2 for members: please see the link below.

What’s in this issue:

  • early street names in Richmond
  • anti-alien agitation in Richmond in 1918
  • two prominent families in Ham and Petersham who were linked by marriage and had royal connections
  • the architecture of St Anne’s Church, Kew
  • a momentous conversation in Richmond Palace between Elizabeth I and Francis Drake; and
  • Isador Caplan’s Richmond Hill Committee.

Following on from his talk to the Society in February 2020, Martin Stilwell describes Kew and North Richmond’s industrialisation in the First World War, and Robert Wood has written up his very well received talk last year about Richmond’s first balloon flight. Although Stephen Bartlett’s talk on Lawn Crescent, Kew, has been postponed, he has a piece in this issue about the street’s history and its early residents.

This issue, our first to include colour illustrations, is £7 (£5 to members) and can be bought, postage free in the UK,  from our online bookshop:



Richmond History 41
Richmond History 41



Find out more about other issues of Richmond History:

An index to issues 1 to 39 of Richmond History is now available online. You can view the index or download it from our website.