A to Z of Kingston upon Thames book

A-Z of Kingston-upon-Thames, Places-People-History by Julian McCarthy

Due to be published 15th July 2019

Author, Julian McCarthy reveals the history behind Kingston upon Thames, its streets and buildings and the people connected with the town.

Alongside the famous historical connections, he includes some unusual characters, such as Dr Battie, famous for his studies of insanity and arguably the origin of the phrase ‘batty’ and Mrs Morton who died aged 93 having ‘lived to see 400 issued from her loynes’, tucked away places, less well known associations, for example with land and water speed record holders Sir Malcolm and Donald Campbell, and unusual events such as the Shrove Tuesday football match.

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