Twickenham History Books

FamLoc displays details of Twickenham history books and provides the facility for buying them online

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“About forty years ago Garth Groombridge recorded the changing scene in Teddington, Twickenham and the Hamptons – focusing particularly on buildings that were due for demolition. He uses his photographs to travel back in time – to a period when these Thames-side communities were a lot more ‘villagey’ than they are today. Many residents will enjoy this trip down memory lane, whilst those who have arrived in the area more recently will be fascinated by this wonderful collection of photographs, which show clearly how much Teddington, Twickenham and the Hamptons have changed in the last few years.”
Teddington, Twickenham & Hampton Past and Present

“Twickenham, with its spectacular riverside frontage, has long been a favourite resort for Londoners. First there were country houses, and then came day-trippers by steamboat, rail and car. Despite some architectural losses, there is still much of its heritage to see; the 17th century painting on the cover depicts buildings which all survive. Montpelier Row is a fine terrace, Orleans House is now an art gallery, and Strawberry Hill may be visited by the public on occasions. Famous residents have included the artists Godfrey Kneller, Turner, Van Gogh and Scott, and the poet Alexander Pope.”
Twickenham Past

We also include maps because they are a valuable source for making sense of the location and street names. Of particular interest are the Godfrey Edition maps, which are printed at a large scale, have street names included, and have the bonus of extracts from directories on the reverse, showing the names and proprietors of shops, doctors, etc.

We at FamLoc are very much interested in republishing out-of-print and new Twickenham history books and making them available to a new generation. Your suggestions are welcome.


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