Bookshop

The following publications are out of print but we intend to produce new editions later in 2021 or in 2022:

    • Len Chave and J M Lee. Ham and Petersham in Wartime
    • John Cloake. The Growth of Richmond
    • John Cloake. Richmond Palace: its history and its plan
    • John Cloake. Richmond’s Great Monastery: The Charterhouse of Jesus of Bethlehem of Shene
    • Evelyn Pritchard. Ham House and its Owners Through Five Centuries

You can buy any of our publications that are currently in print from:

      • your local bookshop, anywhere in the UK. We can supply, on standard bookshop sales terms, any UK bookshop that wishes to order from us. Our books are currently stocked by Kew Bookshop (near Kew Gardens station), The Open Book at King Street Richmond, and Parades End Books on Richmond Road, Ham Parade, in Ham. During lockdown they are available from these three shops on a click-and-collect basis; Parades End Books also offer free delivery in the boroughs of Richmond and Kingston.
      • 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.

These are now available from our online bookshop postage-free in the UK:

          • the 2020 and 2019 issues of our journal, Richmond History
          • Old Palace Lane: Medieval to Modern Richmond
          • Poverty and Philanthropy in Victorian Richmond
          • The Richmond Vicars
          • The Streets of Richmond and Kew

Richmond History 41 (2020) has 98 pages, 20 of them in colour. Find out more about this issue,Buy online via PayPal (post-free in the UK):


Richmond History 41 (2020)



Richmond History 40 (2019) has 82 pages and the price is £5 (£4 members). Find out more about this issue.Buy online via PayPal (post-free in the UK)::


Richmond History 40 (2019)



Buy copies of previous issues of our journal, Richmond History

Old Palace Lane is arguably Richmond’s most historic street. Many of the changes and developments that have made the town what it is today are reflected in this quiet little lane, the former tradesman’s entrance to Richmond Palace.

Old Palace Lane: Medieval to Modern Richmond by Derek Robinson and Simon Fowler tells the story of the Lane, the people who have lived there, and its buildings. A second edition was published in March 2020.

Originally published jointly by the Society and by the Museum of Richmond as a booklet to accompany the Museum’s 2017 exhibition on the lane’s history, this new edition has 48 pages, four of them with historic maps of Richmond, and colour throughout.

The book is is priced at £7, and is available direct from us, postage-free in the UK, using the link below:
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Old Palace Lane


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



The Richmond Vicars
Derek Robinson

September 2019 (published by the Museum of Richmond)

From the time that Richmond was little more than a village, St Mary Magdalene has been central to the life of the community. In his informative and entertaining book, Derek Robinson explores the lives of its ministers from the 17th century onwards. Some have been saintly, some eccentric and, yes, there have been some scandals.

ISBN 978-0-9518549-2-1

106 pages

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The Vicars of Richmond



The Streets of Richmond and Kew describes how each of Richmond and Kew’s streets was named and their wider significance for our local area’s history. This third edition, published in 2019, includes a full-colour map.

ISBN 978-1912-31401-0

140 pages

£10 (£7 members)

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The Streets of Richmond and Kew



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:

  • 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
  • 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

Richmond Boy, Memories of Richmond 1914-1933
Fred Windsor

42 pages
£2.00 plus postage and packing. If buying from outside the UK, please email us for prices.

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Fred Windsor: Richmond Boy



House Historian Books RLHS 22 feb 2015 002 - CopyThe Richmond House Historian     John Moses

(with illustrations by David Church and incorporating his research on the history of Newnham House)

48 pages
£5.00 (£4.00 for members) plus postage and packing. If buying from outside the UK, please email us for prices.

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The Richmond House Historian



Census A rlhs book phone 22 feb 028Richmond in the Census of 1851    Simon Fowler

Revised in 2000 to include 1991 Census figures

62 pages
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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

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Richmond’s Links with North America



tradingTrading in Human Lives: the Richmond Connection
Valerie Boyes

28 pages. Published by the Museum of Richmond.

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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

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Virginia Woolf and the Hogarth Press in Richmond