Heritage and the environment
All Saints Appeal
Charity aiming to raise funds for the restoration of All Saints Church - a variety of arts events are held in supporting this aim. It was for a long time the only building in the town large enough to accommodate major assemblies, and this use persists to this day in its function as a venue for major school occasions as well as concerts and other artistic ventures.
Friends of Kingston Museum and Heritage Service
Bi-Monthly talks, visits and private Views of Art Gallery Exhibitions
Contact - Leslie T Green
Telephone: 020 8390 1082
Kingston upon Thames Society
The Kingston upon Thames Society exists to promote high standards of planning, conservation and design in the Royal Borough. It seeks to inform people of Kingston about major planning issues affecting our town. The Society provides a forum through which the people of Kingston can play a part in ensuring that our heritage of historic buildings is preserved, and that the style and scale of new developments are in harmony with the existing townscape. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held in the Judge Lecture Theatre, Tiffin School, Kingston. Meetings begin at 7.30pm on the second Wednesday of the month. Access is from the London Road entrance where there is ample free parking. Membership costs only £6 per year or £5 each for two or more members in the same household. Corporate Membership is £20 per year and Life Membership £100.
Contact - Terry Bowers
Kingston Tour Guides
Entertaining historic walks of Kingston and Surbiton by qualified Voluntary Guides. Private talks for clubs and associations, etc. are also available. Please contact for a brochure.
Contact - Betty Johnson
Kingston upon Thames Archaeological Society – KUTAS
If you are a Time Team fan or want to know more about the lives of those who inhabited your world centuries before you, then you would enjoy being a member of Kingston upon Thames Archaeological Society. Every month expert speakers share their knowledge and interpretation of the fragments and clues left behind by our predecessors: topics are as diverse as prehistoric monuments in Wiltshire, Kingston's own mediaeval pottery industry, and the Bayeux Tapestry. There are organised trips to sites of interest and opportunities to handle and learn about artifacts found during excavations. Meetings are held on the second Thurday of the month (except August) at the Richard Mayo Centre, United Reformed Church, Eden Street, Kingston, 7.30 for 8pm. Non-members are welcome, but are asked to make a small contribution of £1.50 towards expenses.
Contact - Pat McKenna
Telephone: 01932 872973
Surbiton and District Historical Society
Talks and outings with a historical flavour. Meeting take place at the Surbiton Library Hall, usually on the first Tuesday in the month (except in January) meetings start at 7.45pm. There are also 2 afternoon meetings during the year in November and January at 2pm (16th Nov 2010 and 18th Jan 2011). There is a £15 annual subscription.
Contact - Mrs M Jennings
Telephone: 020 8399 4473