Events

Event Information:

  • Fri
    11
    May
    2018

    Guided Tour of Kew Palace (Members only)

    6:30 pmKew Gardens at Elizabeth Gate, Kew Green.

    Kew Palace, also known as the Dutch House, was built in 1631 for a Flemish merchant, Samuel Fortrey and his wife, Catherine de Latfeur.  Their initials remain carved over the entrance to Kew Palace.

    The house was leased by Queen Caroline and later bought by George III who spent happy summers at Kew Palace with his wife, Queen Charlotte and their 15 children.   It was an important refuge during his infamous episodes of 'madness'. After Queen Charlotte died in 1818, Kew Palace was closed up.  It was acquired by RBG Kew 80 years later and opened to the public for the first time.

    The Royal Kitchens, next to the Palace, are preserved from the time of Queen Charlotte's death in 1818. The Great Kitchen and preparation rooms give an insight into Georgian culinary life and the servants who worked there.

    We will finish our tour by raising a glass to royal toasts, hosts and maybe ghosts!

    Please note that there is a lift in the palace but not in the kitchens where there are a lot of steps.

    Tickets for members only: £8 to include a glass of wine

    To book tickets using a creditcard click here (with fees via eventbrite)

    To pay by cheque (no fees) please click here to down load the form 

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EVENTS

Event Information:

  • Mon
    16
    Oct
    2017
    7pm - 8.30pmThe National Archives

     

    West London Waste and Recycling team gave an eye-opening presentation to Kew Society members in July 2016.

    We have asked for a follow-up meeting to check what progress has been made or changes are afoot to implement new initiatives.

    This is your opportunity to get direct answers on the basic upkeep and services of the Kew area.

    How does this area fit with national policy? Can we do anything better? What hasn't worked?

    Don't miss this important talk by Emma Hall from The West London Waste Authority who has kindly agreed to come and talk to Kew Society members about the impact of waste on our community. Come along with your ideas and questions.

    Doors open at 6.30pm & talk starts at 7pm.

    Link to the West London Waste Authority