Old Richmond upon Thames

We’ve recently stumbled across a few great ‘old’ videos of the Borough.  This one is a little different as it’s actually a series of photos set to music and covers many decades.

You can see cows grazing on Richmond Green, ladies in Victorian garb, the construction of Richmond Bridge, shopkeepers proudly standing outside their businesses, and vehicles ranging from classic cars to buggies and buses being pulled by horses.

While there are several locations we can’t place, there are so many that are instantly recognisable.

It’s well worth sitting back, clicking the full screen option and soaking it all in.

If you’re interested in Victorian Richmond, it’s worth clicking through to the Richmond Council website and discovering their Local Studies work on Hill Street with resources including census records from 1841 to 1901, street directories and maps.

The Local Studies Collection (at the Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue) also holds several thousand photographs and slides for Richmond upon Thames from  the 1850s onwards, such as the one below.

View of Richmond Bridge, looking towards 38 and 40 Hill Street

View of Richmond Bridge, looking towards 38 and 40 Hill Street