Celebrating the history of Richmond and Teddington during the Know Your Place heritage festival.
A visual display of the history and community life in Teddington. The exhibition is one event in a number of celebrations taking place this summer to mark 800 years since Teddington was designated a parish by the Abbot of Westminster in 1217.
The exhibition will comprise a timeline of major developments in the town’s history and significant inhabitants, photographs, maps, memory boards and other visual images of life in Teddington over the years as well as art by local artists and school children. It will be complemented by a video of oral histories to be shown in the Parish Church of St Mary with St Alban which is situated next to the Landmark Centre.
The exhibition will look at Richmond during the period 1600-1948, from the point of view of the poorer classes. This will include the history of Richmond’s Workhouse, Almshouses and the effects of the Poor Laws.
As well as telling the story of an often overlooked class of people, the exhibition will look at individual people and their experiences of poverty.
Updated: 23 June 2017