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Tickets are now on sale for the annual ‘Know Your Place’ Heritage Festival which celebrates Richmond’s rich and vibrant history.

Organised by Richmond Council’s Library Service, the ‘Know Your Place’ festival is the annual programme of activities that takes place throughout September and celebrates the history of the borough.

The festival is a month-long series of workshops, walks, talks and activities, with particular highlights including:

  • The Time Traveller’s guide to Restoration Britain - Ian Mortimer will deliver the John Cloake Memorial Lecture
  • Local History Quiz Night and Eel Pie Museum Quiz
  • A Violent Curiosity: Investigating the link between homicide and celebrity in Victorian Britain in which Professor Anne-Marie Kilday looks at the vicious murder committed by Kate Webster in Richmond in 1879
  • Walks around Kew Green, Richmond Hill, Historic Richmond, Hampton Wick
  • Talks on the History of All Hallows Church; on Who’s Buried Where in Richmond; on The Suffragette Pilgrimage of 1913; Wheelbarrows and Lab Coat - a history of Kew Gardens through its staff

Tickets are now available online.

Cllr John Coombs, Richmond Council Cabinet Member for Libraries, said:

“This year’s Know your Place festival is bigger and better than ever! Richmond upon Thames has a wealth of cultural heritage and there really is no better way of unearthing its hidden secrets than taking part in this festival.

“With an action packed programme of activities for children, young people and adults, this exciting Festival really has something for everyone. Book your tickets now… before they are all gone!”

To see the full programme and book your tickets, go to: www.richmond.gov.uk/know_your_place