43rd West London Local History Conference, BY HAND AND EYE: the Arts and Crafts Movement in South and West London

Saturday 13th April at Duke Street Church, Richmond-upon-Thames, TW9 1DH. Doors open 9.30 am; Conference ends 4.30 pm.

Duke Street is a short street, which links Richmond Green to George Street and Kew Road at The Quadrant. Richmond Station is 5-minute walk away. Buses H22 and H37 and 490 link Hounslow and Feltham to Richmond. The nearest car parks are at The Old Deer Park and the NCP car park at Richmond Station. Richmond has many cafes and sandwich shops where attendees can buy lunch, all within a short walk of Duke Street Church.

Tickets are now available on-line from TICKET SOURCE and cost £15.00 (including the on-line booking fee). The web page link for conference tickets can be found here:


This year’s theme explores the Arts and Crafts Movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries in South and West London. A number of designers and skilled craft workers were to be found in the area covered by our sponsoring societies and the fashionable style also influenced the design of local architecture. Speakers include:

Val Bott on Bedford Park homes; Sarah Hardy on William De Morgan; Mallory Horrill on the Kelmscott & Doves Presses; Ilona Jesnick on Rust & Co’s mosaics; Chris Jordan on the Martin Brothers; James Marshall on Arthur J Penty and Paul Velluet on  Arts & Crafts Architecture in the Richmond area.