Events

  • Sat
    21
    Jul
    2018
    6:00 pmPriory Park Tennis Club, Forest Road

    Don't miss our Summer Party. This is a chance to socialise with other members and enjoy some of the fun we have planned for all.

    Ticket details to follow. Email events@kewsociety.org to add your name to the list.

     

  • Sun
    12
    Aug
    2018
    2pm or 3pmSandycoombe Rd. St Margaret's

    Turners House has been carefully restored and is now open to the public once more.

    Sandycombe Lodge was built by 1813 to the designs of England’s great landscape painter, J.M.W. Turner; working here as his own architect to create a quiet retreat for himself, away from the pressures of the London art world. It also provided a home for his father, old William, in retirement from his trade as a barber and wigmaker in Covent Garden. With old William’s declining health and changes in his own life, Turner sold the house in 1826.  After an interesting history which includes 'airmens goggles' it was bought by Professor Harold Livermore and his wife Ann in 1947. They were careful custodians of the house and its precious heritage, and well-informed collectors of art relating to Turner and his time. In the 1950s they secured Grade 2* listing for the building. Professor Livermore set up The Sandycombe Lodge Trust, now Turner’s House Trust, in 2005 and on his death at the age of 95 in 2010, the Trust became the owner of Sandycombe.

    Please join us for a guided tour either at 2pm or 3pm.

    Please note that within the house, only the ground floor drawing room is fully accessible for visitors with mobility issues. The garden, and toilet is fully wheelchair accessible.

    Ticket price £6 per person.

    To buy tickets with a cheque (no fees) click here to download the form

    To buy tickets via credit or debit card (with fees via eventbrite) click here

     

     

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  • Fri
    19
    Aug
    2016
    Sat
    20
    Aug
    2016
    10:45 amThe National Archives

    These tours are now full. We hope that we will be able to book more dates in the future.

    We are delighted to offer Kew Society Members a  'behind the scenes' guided tour of The National Archives.

    There are two tours available on Friday 19th August at 11am & 11.15am - (Now full)

    And two tours available on Saturday 20th August at 11am & 11.15am - (Now full)

    The Tour will visit the repositories and reading rooms and view some original and historic public records. If any tour attendee have a particular area of interest amongst the records held at the venue (e.g. local area history) please let us know at the time of booking. The National Archives have offered to check if there are any original records that can be produced for viewing during the tour.

    The tours are fully accessible but do require walking fitness as it is a large building even on the flat! Tours last approximately one hour.