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Buying our publications

Some issues of our journal Richmond History, and some of our older books, are out of print. However, you can browse copies in the Local Studies Collection at the Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond TW9 1TP.

You can buy our publications that are currently in print:

  • at the Museum of Richmond and from local bookshops, including The Kew Bookshop near Kew Gardens station, Lloyds of Kew just off Kew Green, The National Archives’ bookshop in Kew and The Open Book in King Street, Richmond. Richmond at War 19391945 is also available at the Visitor Information Centre just outside Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park.
  • at our monthly talks.
  • by post from Robert Smith, 3 Chelwood Gardens, Richmond TW9 4JG. Cheques should be made payable to the Richmond Local History Society. Our prices are listed below. (Reduced prices for members are shown in brackets.) For orders by post we also charge for postage and packing. For orders to UK addresses this is £1.50 for the first item; we may need to charge additional postage for orders of more than one item.
  • online, paying with a credit or debit card via PayPal. Our online prices include postage and packing.

Our latest book, The Streets of Richmond and Kew, published in January 2019, describes how each of Richmond and Kew’s streets was named and their wider significance for our local area’s history.

We are delighted to be able to reintroduce the book to our publications list after a very long gap: the first edition was published in 1989 and the second in 1990. Many Society members, including the late David Blomfield, contributed to this new, comprehensive and up-to-date third edition, which includes a full-colour map.

ISBN 978-1912-31401-0

140 pages

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The Streets of Richmond and Kew



Our journal, Richmond History, is published annually. Our most recent issue, no. 40, was published in June 2019.

RWW2 front coverRichmond at War 19391945 by Simon Fowler tells the story of life in the town during the Second World War. A series of raids saw the deaths of 98 civilians and damage to ten thousand buildings. The book also looks at some of the hush-hush activities in Richmond Park. There are stories of heroism, tragedy and good humour based on the memories of the men, women and children who were there.  Buy copies of Richmond at War 1939–1945 and our other books on the Second World War:

  • Ham and Petersham in Wartime
  • Kew at War 1939–1945
  • Petersham: radar and operational research 1940–1946
  • Richmond Shop Boy’s War

Ham House rlhs book phone 22 feb 038Buy copies of our books on Ham and Petersham:

  • Evelyn Pritchard’s Guide to the Street Names of Ham and Petersham
  • Ham and Petersham at 2000
  • Ham and Petersham in Wartime
  • Ham House and its owners through five centuries 1610–2006 
  • Petersham: radar and operational research 1940–1946

Kew at War 1939-1945 coverBuy copies of our books on Kew:

  • The Aitons: Gardeners to their Majesties
  • Kew at War 1939–1945
  • Personal Memories of Kew

Other publications still available

Poverty and Philanthropy in Victorian Richmond

Simon Fowler

October 2017

ISBN 978-1-912314-00-3

82 pages. Includes bibliography and index.

£6 (£5 for members)

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Poverty and Philanthropy in Victorian Richmond



 Richmond Boy

Richmond Boy, Memories of Richmond 1914-1933
Fred Windsor

42 pages
£1.00 (50p for members)

 

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Fred Windsor: Richmond Boy



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The Richmond House Historian
John Moses (with illustrations by David Church and incorporating his research on the history of Newnham House)

48 pages
£5.95 (£5.00 for members)

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The Richmond House Historian



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Richmond in the Census of 1851
(revised in 2000 to include 1991 Census figures)
Simon Fowler

62 pages
£3.50 (£3.25 for members )

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Richmond in the Census of 1851


Richmond’s Links with North America

John Cloake

1989

ISBN 0 90508198 4 0

40 pages

NOW ONLY £1.00

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Richmond’s Links with North America



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Trading in Human Lives: the Richmond Connection
Valerie Boyes

28 pages

£2

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Trading in Human Lives



Virginia-WoolfVirginia Woolf and The Hogarth Press in Richmond
Margaret Evans

Reprinted 2013. 16 pages. ISBN 0 9508198 7 5

£2 (£1 for members)

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Virginia Woolf and the Hogarth Press in Richmond