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2019-20 Programme of Lectures

Unless otherwise stated, lectures are held on Thursdays at St. Mary's Barnes beginning at 8pm and are free to members. Visitors are very welcome and are asked to pay 2.

Saturday 22 June 2019
St Mary the Virgin, Mortlake 2.30pm

The History of Crime and Punishment in Mortlake

Part of Mortlake Weekend
Helen Deaton

Tuesday 3 September 2019
East Sheen Library 7.15pm

Spies, Duels and Polo Ponies the Story of Barn Elms

Part of Know Your Place heritage festival. Booking necessary
Helen Deaton

19 September 2019

Queen Mary's Car Crash and the Aftermath

Neil Robson

17 October 2019

Unbuilt London: Plans, Schemes and Wild Dreams

Matt Brown

21 October 2019
Duke Street Church, Richmond 8pm

Richmond and Mortlake's part in the founding of America and the launching of the British Empire

Simon Targett
See details
Joint talk with Richmond Local History Society

Saturday 16 November 2019
Weston Theatre, Museum of London

LAMAS Local History Conference

In Sickness and in Health
The Wellbeing of Londoners through History
See details

21 November 2019

Spitalfields Silks

Jennifer Wearden

12 December 2019

7.30 Christmas Social with

Visions of London and its Villages

Elizabeth McKellar

16 January 2020

Frost Fairs on the River Thames

Hazel Forsyth

Saturday 1 February 2020
All Saints Hall, East Sheen 2.30 pm

Hops and the New Aristocracy of East Sheen

Helen Deaton

20 February 2020

Annabel Dott: Architect of Kitson Hall, Barnes

Lynne Dixon

19 March 2020


All Saints Church, East Sheen

AGM followed by

Gunnersbury Park: The Place and the People

Val Bott and James Wisdom

Saturday 21 March 2020


West London History Conference

Theme: Celebrations and Commerations in South & West London History
See details

16 April 2020


The Great Stink and Super Sewers

Julie Chandler

Link to the 2018-19 programme