Mon26Feb20187pm (doors open at 6.30)The National Archives
Picture by Caroline Blomfield
The Kew Society is delighted to welcome Dr Lee Prosser and Polly Putnam, Curators of Historic Royal Palaces who will be talking about the two year restoration project to conserve the Great Pagoda. The building will start to be unwrapped soon ready for reopening this summer.
Kew's iconic Pagoda was completed in 1762 by Sir William Chambers. The ten-storey octagonal structure is 163 ft high (almost 50 meters) and was designed at the height of the 18th century craze for chinoiserie in Georgian London. The original building was very colourful; the roofs being covered with varnished iron plates, with a dragon on each of its 80 corners.
Tickets will be available at the door on the night.
Kew Society members £3
Non members : £6
Wed07Mar20186.45pm for 7pm startThe National Archives
A316, early days.
Paul Velluet, President of the Richmond Local History Society, Chartered Architect and former Assistant Regional Director of English heritage, has kindly agreed to give a talk to The Kew Society entitled “Richmond Divided”, on the building of the A316 that promises to be both fascinating and enlightening.
The presentation will include archived maps, going back to the 1700’s and photographs from the 1930’s cataloguing each stage of the roads development and the necessary demolition of existing housing stock.
As we drive, cycle and attempt to navigate the A316 on foot, we might now be much more likely to take notice of the evidence of the distant past along its route.
Tickets available on the door.
Kew Society members £3, Non-members £6
Fri20Apr20186.45pm for 7pm startThe National Archives
Fallow Deer grazing in Richmond Park
We are pleased to have the opportunity to show the film commissioned by the Friends of Richmond Park to our Members in the new theatre of the National Archives. Sir David Attenborough narrates the film that was directed by George Chan and produced by the Media Trust.
To quote Sir David from the film he says "By understanding the rich nature and wildlife of the park, we can all help to protect it and keep it a very special place"
Max Lankester from The Friends of Richmond Park will be on hand after the film to take Q&A's from the audience - so come prepared!
Tickets £3 for members & £6 for non-members
Fri11May20186:30 pmKew Gardens at Elizabeth Gate, Kew Green.
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Sun10Jun201810:00 amChiswick House
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Sat21Jul20186:00 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.
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