15th March 2017

The history of the Borough in ten key dates

Amy Graham of the Kingston History Centre will explain how the history of the Borough can be defined by ten key dates.

From an unknown date in 838AD to present day, this talk tells some tales of Kingston’s past. How and when did the borough become “Royal”!? What did local people think of the Civil War and how did the population adapt after the end of World War One?

The talk explores the role of local officials, and latterly the Council, in providing education, sanitation and security. Fundamentally, what is this place called Kingston and why do we live here?