The purpose of the Richmond Local History Society is to encourage research into every aspect of the local history of Richmond, Kew, Petersham and Ham, and to publish the results whenever feasible.
The Society is particularly keen to help new researchers in every way it can, whether they are pursuing chosen subjects of their own or would like suggestions for new projects. Local History Research Workshops are promoted by the Society.
Lecture meetings are held monthly from October to May. The main emphasis is upon topics related to the varied aspects of local history, but the programme also includes other relevant subjects. Meetings are also sometimes held jointly with other societies and members can participate in events such as the annual West London Local History Conference.
Visits to local houses and buildings of historic interest, not normally open to the public, are an important feature of our programme, as are guided walks around areas of interest in the Borough and its environs. Day trips by coach are also arranged to take members to historic houses and sites further afield, particularly those with local connections.