Richmond History 42 (2021/22): Journal of the Richmond Local History Society

Before Emma Raducanu and Virginia Wade, the most successful British star in women’s tennis was…. Betty Nuthall. Betty, who grew up in Richmond, was – according to The New Yorker in 1930 – “England’s most photographed female”. You can read an article by Rose Barling about Betty, who won the women’s singles title at the US National Championships in that year, in the new issue of our annual journal, Richmond History.

Edited by RLHS Chair Robert Smith, and designed by RLHS member Mary Pollard, Richmond History 42, published in October 2021, has 94 pages, of which more than 30 are in colour. It is available from our online bookshop and in local independent bookshops.

Also in this issue are:

    • A history of Richmond in six maps (Robert Wood)
    • Richmond Park, radio astronomy’s birthplace in Richmond Park (Timothy M M Baker)
    • Petersham philanthropist Tony Rampton (Judy Weleminsky)
    • The history and development of St Mary Magdalene’s Church, Richmond (Paul Velluet)
    • Organising World War I ex-servicemen in Richmond (Steven Woodbridge)
    • 18th-century highway robbery in Richmond (Simon Fowler)
    • Charlotte Papendiek’s recollections of Kew (John Moses)
    • A family who lived at 4 Clarence Road, Kew (Kate McRae)
    • Pillar boxes in Kew (Caroline Blomfield)


Richmond History 42 (2021/22)