RichmondUponThamesNotableResidents

'Colonel Bogey March' (By Sir Malcolm Arnold) Bridge On The River Kwai 1958

Sir Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006 English). Composer,most notably of Film Scores,
Sir Malcolm Arnold was most notably known for his film compositions,winning the 1958 Academy Award for Best Score for Sir David Lean’s WWII epic Bridge on the River Kwai. He also composed light music and music for theatre and ballet.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_Arnold
Oxford ref: 97392
Lived at: 12 Denbigh Gardens,Richmond TW10 6EN
Source: Book: The Life & Music of Sir Malcolm Arnold;The Brilliant & The Dark (Paul R.W.Jackson)
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House History: No Full Information . 1930’s Semi detached

Sir Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006 English). Composer,most notably of Film Scores,

Sir Malcolm Arnold was most notably known for his film compositions,winning the 1958 Academy Award for Best Score for Sir David Lean’s WWII epic Bridge on the River Kwai. He also composed light music and music for theatre and ballet.

Lived at: 12 Denbigh Gardens,Richmond TW10 6EN

Source: Book: The Life & Music of Sir Malcolm Arnold;The Brilliant & The Dark (Paul R.W.Jackson)

House History: No Full Information . 1930’s Semi detached

(Source: edp24.co.uk)

Sir William Jackson Hooker (1785-1865) & his son Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817-1911). English Botanists & plant explorers.Both became Directors of Kew Botanical Gardens,Kew,Richmond.

Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker was one of the most preeminent botanical explorers of the Victorian period,returning with many previously unknown species of plants,often to cultivate at Kew.Sir William & his son Sir Joseph were both influential in making Kew one of the foremost botanical gardens and plant conservation organisations that it is known today.

Lived at: 'The Director's House' 49 Kew Green,Kew TW9 3AA

Sir William lived and Died here from 1851 to 1865. His son,Sir Joseph lived here from 1865,on and off,to 1911,though he died at his home in Sunningdale,Berkshire.

Source: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/

English Heritage BLUE PLAQUE

English Heritage Blue Plaque to Sir William & Sir Joseph Hooker

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House History: Grade II Listed. Built early 18th century.

Don Sharp (1921-2011). Anglo-Australian Film Director,best known for his collaboration and work with the British film studios Hammer films,on several cult 60’s Hammer Horror films..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Sharp
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0789033/
Lived at: 80 Castelnau,Barnes
Screen International Film & Television Year Book 1980
House History: No
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Don Sharp (1921-2011). Anglo-Australian Film Director,best known for his collaboration and work with the British film studios Hammer films,on several cult 60’s Hammer Horror films..

Lived at: 80 Castelnau,Barnes

Screen International Film & Television Year Book 1980

House History: No

Verity Lambert (1935-2007). British Film & Television Producer,visionary co-creator of the cult British sci-fi series Dr Who.

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verity_Lambert
  2. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0483324/
  3. http://www.screenonline.org.uk/people/id/550923/
  4. Entry in the Oxford DNB: Ref: 99233

Lived at: 5 Elm Road,East Sheen

Residence: ?

British Film & Television Year Book

House History: None

RUT CONSERVATION AREA APPRAISALS (PDF)

Shows the history & architectural character of certain buildings in each designated area of protected conservation.
INITIAL PDF Link: http://www.richmond.gov.uk/conarea1_a3_rgb.pdf
NOTE: This first web link is for the Barnes Green Conservation Area Appraisal statement. To access ther other area statements rather than having to download the PDF onto your computer,should you not wish to, the areas are from 1 to 72. Where it states in the weblink as /conarea1 ,change the highlighted number (i.e. 1) designated number, example : http://www.richmond.gov.uk/conarea24_a3_rgb.pdf and you will go to that PDF.
Opens new webpages in PDF format while on internet,rather than downloading"from" internet to computer.
RUT CONSERVATION AREA APPRAISALS (PDF)

Shows the history & architectural character of certain buildings in each designated area of protected conservation.

INITIAL PDF Link: http://www.richmond.gov.uk/conarea1_a3_rgb.pdf

NOTE: This first web link is for the Barnes Green Conservation Area Appraisal statement. To access ther other area statements rather than having to download the PDF onto your computer,should you not wish to, the areas are from 1 to 72. Where it states in the weblink as /conarea,change the highlighted number (i.e. 1) designated number, example : http://www.richmond.gov.uk/conarea24_a3_rgb.pdf and you will go to that PDF.

Opens new webpages in PDF format while on internet,rather than downloading"from" internet to computer.

Richmond Upon Thames Interesting Links: For the Richmond fan

RA = Residents Association websites.

Italics = Website highly recommended,my personal favourites

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Borough-wide: 

http://www.historyworld.net/ (Local/National History-Use search box for local historical interests)

Richmond: including Richmond Green,Richmond Hill and Richmond Park: 

http://www.richmondhistory.org.uk/ (Local History)

http://www.richmondarchaeology.org.uk/ (Local History)

http://www.thevineyardrichmond.info/ (Local History)

Petersham: 

http://www.petershamvillage.org/PV/Home/Home.html (Local History and more..)

http://petershamremembers.wordpress.com/ (Local History/Recollections)

http://www.hamandpetersham.com/ (RA)

http://www.londons-arcadia.org.uk/ (Conservation)

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ham-house/

http://hamphotos.blogspot.co.uk/

Twickenham & St Margaret’s:

http://www.twicksoc.org.uk/ (RA)

http://www.twickenham-museum.org.uk/ (Museum & Local History)

http://www.yorkhousesociety.org.uk/ (RA)

http://www.tutrotary.org/ (RA)

http://botlhs.co.uk/ (Local History)

Strawberry Hill:

http://www.shra.org.uk/ (RA,with Local History)

http://www.strawberryhillhouse.org.uk (Museum,RA)

http://www.popesgrotto.org.uk/ (Local History)

Teddington: 

http://www.teddingtonsociety.org.uk/teddsoc.htm (RA)

http://teddingtontown.co.uk/

http://www.fbhp.org.uk/

Barnes & Mortlake:

http://www.barnes-history.org.uk/

Hampton & Hampton Wick: 

http://thehamptonsociety.org.uk/ (RA)

http://www.hamptonwick.org.uk/ (RA,with Local History)

http://www.hamptonvillage.org.uk/ (RA and local traders)

http://www.taggs-island.com/index.html (RA & Local History)

East & North Sheen: Limited links,often covered by Barnes links

http://www.eastsheenvillage.co.uk/

Kew:

http://www.kewsociety.org/aboutkew

http://www.kew.org/heritage/

Tourism,Local News Media,Blogs:

http://www.totallyrichmond.co.uk/

http://www.richmondandtwickenhamtimes.co.uk/ 

http://www.sheengate.co.uk/richmond-and-barnes/

BLUE PLAQUES IN THE BOROUGH:

http://view.pagetiger.com/VisitRichmondGuide/Issue1/page24.htm

PDF documents of varied interests: opens new webpage: - http://www.richmond.gov.uk/local_history_dickens.pdf

Park House,Hampton Court Road,Hampton Court
Notable Resident(s): 1
W.E.Johns (1893-1968).English Children’s writer,creator of Biggles. Residence: Lived and died here. 1953 to 1968.
SOURCE: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. http://www.twickenham-museum.org.uk/detail.asp?ContentID=283
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Year Built: Date not available,but house is clearly Georgian,mid 18th century in date.
Grade Listed: Yes. Grade II   Style:
Fact Bites: Park House overlooks the Royal Paddocks of Bushy Park,and is located on its perimeter listed wall,along Hampton Court Road.

Park House,Hampton Court Road,Hampton Court

Notable Resident(s): 1

W.E.Johns (1893-1968).English Children’s writer,creator of Biggles. Residence: Lived and died here. 1953 to 1968.

SOURCE: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. http://www.twickenham-museum.org.uk/detail.asp?ContentID=283

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Year Built: Date not available,but house is clearly Georgian,mid 18th century in date.

Grade Listed: Yes. Grade II   Style:

Fact Bites: Park House overlooks the Royal Paddocks of Bushy Park,and is located on its perimeter listed wall,along Hampton Court Road.

(Source: knightfrank.co.uk)

W.E. (William Earl) Johns (1893-1968).English Novelist,creator of Biggles.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._E._JohnsOxford DNB Ref (34199)
Lived & died at: Park House,Hampton Court Road,Hampton Court. 1953 to 1968.
SOURCE: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography & Who’s Who 1967.
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W.E. (William Earl) Johns (1893-1968) was an English Novelist and a veteran fighter pilot of WWI. Later in his life,his experiences in WWI,led him to create the children’s character of Biggles,a World war I flying ace who regularly got into adventures and battles against various villains in a series of short novels.Though W.E.Johns wrote under the pen name of ‘Captain’ W.E.Johns,he had never held that commission. Some of us might remember the corny adventure film from 1986,Biggles:An Adventure in Time..featuring the character.!

W.E. (William Earl) Johns (1893-1968).English Novelist,creator of Biggles.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._E._Johns
Oxford DNB Ref (34199)

Lived & died at: Park House,Hampton Court Road,Hampton Court. 1953 to 1968.

SOURCE: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography & Who’s Who 1967.

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W.E. (William Earl) Johns (1893-1968) was an English Novelist and a veteran fighter pilot of WWI. Later in his life,his experiences in WWI,led him to create the children’s character of Biggles,a World war I flying ace who regularly got into adventures and battles against various villains in a series of short novels.Though W.E.Johns wrote under the pen name of ‘Captain’ W.E.Johns,he had never held that commission. Some of us might remember the corny adventure film from 1986,Biggles:An Adventure in Time..featuring the character.!

Some of W.E.Johns Biggles stories..