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Upcoming Lectures

14/12/2023 8:00 pm

Food Order in the Court: The Star Chamber Diet Books 1547-1637

Location: St. Mary's Parish Church, Barnes

Lecturer: Daniel Gosling

18/01/2024 8:00 pm

The Richmond Murderess

Location: St Mary's Parish Church, Barnes

Lecturer: Vicky McGrath

27/01/2024 2:30 pm

Lord Mayors of the City of London

Location: All Saints Church, East Sheen

Lecturer: Julie Chandler

BMHS news

We have recently published a new book: The Market Gardens of Barnes and Mortlake. This book was originally published in 1985, having been written by founding member of the Barnes and Mortlake History Society, Maisie Brown. The new edition contains colourful maps and new images, bringing to life the story of this important local industry. You can buy it at our lecture meetings, and also by emailing

About the Society

The Barnes and Mortlake History Society was founded in 1955. The Society promotes interest in the local history of Barnes, Mortlake and East Sheen in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.

The Society plays an important role in the local community. Our lectures and other activities are justifiably popular with our 400 members and are well known for their friendly atmosphere, attracting enthusiastic support from members and guests.

Four newsletters are delivered to members annually. These provide current details about talks and other events as well as containing articles of local historical interest, news concerning the Society and reports on local lectures. The Society produces a number of new publications each year.

The Society presents a monthly lecture from September to April. The emphasis is on local history but our programmes are varied and include a wide range of historical topics. The lectures are free to members; non-members are very welcome and are asked to make a payment of £2.