Welcome to the Kingston upon Thames Society


Our next Public Meeting will be on Wednesday 21 May where there will be a talk on the proposals for the Kingston University Town House. More on the Events page.

February's Committee Meeting had no significant planning matters to deal with so we spent most of the time looking at our internal affairs. More on the News page.

Our topic at Febuary's Public Meeting was the New Kingston Quaker Centre. More on the Previous Meetings page.

The Kingston Heritage Open Days 2014 will be on Thursday 11 to Sunday 14 September. You can help us by suggesting other buildings that we could include. More on the HODs page.

Six schemes were recognised in the Tony Leitch Townscape Awards 2013. More on the Awards page.

The first 50 years: A History of the Kingston upon Thames Society

Michael Davison, one of the Society's vice-presidents, a journalist and retired publisher’s editor who served as Chairman from 1995 to 1997, has written a new history entitled The First 50 Years. A History of the Kingston upon Thames Society.

‚ÄčThis well-researched and illustrated paperback book will be of great interest to all members of the Society, other people wishing to conserve the best of the past, while encouraging good modern developments, and students of social history.

Priced at £5, it is currently available from the Regency Bookshop in Surbiton, from the Kingston Museum and the Local History Room at the North Kingston Centre.

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Aims of the Society


The Kingston upon Thames Society exists to promote high standards of planning, conservation and design in the Royal Borough. This includes the towns of Kingston upon Thames, Coombe, the Maldens, Surbiton, Tolworth and Chessington.

The Society seeks to inform the people of Kingston about major planning issues affecting our borough.

It provides a forum through which the people of Kingston, by becoming members of the Society, can play a part in ensuring that our heritage of historical buildings is preserved and that the style and scale of new developments are in harmony with the existing townscape.