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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 (when it opens)
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


21 November 2019

Spitalfields Silks

Jennifer Wearden


Saturday ? November 2019

LAMAS Local History Conference

Theme yet to be announced
See details(when available)


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 ? March 2020

West London History Conference

Theme to be announced
See details (when available)


16 April 2020

The Great Stink and Super Sewers

Julie Chandler



Link to the 2018-19 programme