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Upcoming Lectures

19/09/2024 8:00 pm

The Kit Kat Club

Location: St Mary's Parish Church, Barnes

Lecturer: Ophelia Field

17/10/2024 8:00 pm

From Finsbury Park to the Front Line

Location: St Mary's Parish Church, Barnes

Lecturer: Doug Kirby

21/11/2024 8:00 pm

Bomb Disposal in WWll

Location: St Mary's Parish Church, Barnes

Lecturer: Chris Ransted

BMHS news

The West London History conference will take place on Saturday 13th April 2024 at Duke Street Church, Richmond. This year’s theme is “By hand & eye: the creative tradition in the past of South & West London”. Speakers will include Mallory Horrill on the Kelmscott and Doves presses, Sarah Harding on William De Morgan and Val Bott on Bedford Park homes. You can buy tickets here for £15 each.

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.