A Series of talks during 2024

What A Lot Of Collops talk with Julian McCarthy Thu, 15 Feb 2024, 18:30

The Friends of Kingston Museum and History Centre welcome you to their first talk of 2024 - taking place at Kingston Museum art Gallery, at 6:30pm where you have time to mingle and chat before the talk starts at 7pm. There will be time for questions with the speaker after.


"What a Load of Collops!"

The full story of Kingston's last 'tradition' has sat for 150 years in the fading pages of The Surrey Comet, and other regional and national papers, until now. Local Kingston Tour Guide and Local History author, Julian McCarthy (Secret Kingston Upon Thames and The A-Z of Kingston upon Thames) has trawled through the newspapers. He has published the results in and, in his book, What a Lot of Collops in which he has transcribed the reports, letters, Council Meeting reports, etc., to tell the full story of the Kingston game. Julian will tell us the story in this presentation.

Stay tuned for upcoming talks with Joanna Bogle, Bob Phillips, John King  and David Hassard during 2024