The Borough of Twickenham Local History Society focuses on the history of Twickenham, Whitton, Teddington and the Hamptons which in 1965 was incorporated into the newly established London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. A brief history of each area can be found under the ‘History’ tab.

The Society is one of the most prolific publishers of local historical research papers; please use the ‘Publications’ tab to see details of our publications and how to buy them.

Our Programme of Talks set out below attracts some of the finest speakers in the land.

If you have any questions please see the Contacts page for details of how to send us your query.


Programme of Talks – Oct 2015 / May 2016

Meetings are held at St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Street, Twickenham, at 8pm on the first Monday of each month from October to May, and take the form of an illustrated lecture by a guest speaker. Guests and non-members are welcome (there is a small charge £2.50). For further information please click http://botlhs.co.uk/membership or contact The Secretary, Borough of Twickenham Local History Society, 33 Atbara Road
Teddington, TW11 9PA.

5th October 2015

Bob Rush of the Anglo-German Family History Society looks back on the life of Edith Cavell, the British nurse celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers from both sides during World War One.

2nd November 2015

Biographer Ruth Hayward explores the world of “Phippy” (Jonathan Wathen Phipps/Waller), eye surgeon to George III.

7th December 2015 

The Alan Urwin Memorial Lecture

Former Commandant of Kneller Hall, Colonel Mark Cuthbert-Brown, shares his fascination with its history.

4th January 2016

Social Evening
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1st February 2016

Kathryn Elliot, curator of All Hallows, Twickenham, tells the story of how this former City of London church arrived in suburbia.

7th March 2016 

Ray Elmitt reveals more of the building and buildings of Hampton Wick (1750 – 2013) in the third of his series of investigations: Brick by Brick

TBA March 2016

West London Local History Conference

4th April 2016

BOTLHS’ Paul Barnfield introduces Twickenham’s Marvellous Musical Maestros – Weston & Lee, the most prolific songwriters you’ve probably never heard of.

9th May 2016

Annual General Meeting followed by some short talks

Guests and non-members £2.50. Membership and other information please visit: