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The Aitons: Gardeners to Their Majesties

Aitons rlhs book phone 22 feb 002Frank Pagnamenta’s book is the first biography of William Aiton and his eldest son, Wiliam Townsend Aiton, who between them oversaw the first eighty years of the development of Kew Gardens. The Aitons were prominent members of Kew Vestry, living in Descanso House at the junction of the Mortlake and Kew Roads. Their substantial family tomb is a feature of St Anne’s graveyard, and they are honoured by a memorial within the church. Find out more

52 pages

£3 (£2 for members)

Kew at War 1939-1945

Kew at War 1939-1945 coverThis third edition of David Blomfield and Christopher May‘s book was published in May 2016. Kew at War 1939-1945  seeks to capture the flavour of life in Kew during the war, using wherever possible the recollections of those who lived here at the time. Find out more

72 pages. ISBN 987-0-9550717-4-4

£5 (£4 for members)

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