Local History

Buses in George Street Richmond in Living In Magazines

A brief history of buses, trams and trolleybuses in Richmond The first horse-drawn bus service…

Tea house burned down in Kew Gardens in Living In Magazines article

The suffragette movement was very active locally, but the destruction of orchids and the arson…

Turner at Sandycombe Lodge in Living In Richmond, Kew & East Twickenham magazine

JMW Turner is arguably our greatest landscape artist. Turner was born on 23 April 1775…

Christmas traditions article in Living In Magazines

The history of Christmas traditions. Most December 25th traditions are far less Christian and much…

History of local highwaymen in Living In Magazines

In the 18th century, residents living in Richmond were in permanent dread of highwaymen When…

Kew Farm - local history feature by Living In Magazines

Kew Farm – located where the Kew Gardens car park now stands at the end…

We rightly connect steam with the railways, but the vertical steam engine was invented much…

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