Group    From 1893 

Members of Kew Guild and staff of Royal Botanic Gdns Kew lost in WW1, WW2

From the Kew Guild: "The Kew Guild was founded in 1893, as an offshoot of the Kew Mutual Improvement Society (itself created in 1871), with an intention of uniting past and present “Kewites” by means of the publication of an annual journal that would convey news and facilitate communication. The Director, William Thiselton-Dyer, gave his blessing and a committee was formed to carry out the scheme, consisting of W.Watson, W.J. Bean, G.H. Krumbiegel, J. Brown, A.A. Pettigrew and J. Aikman. .... It was also during the First World War that women gardeners became eligible for membership when they took the places of the men who had gone on active service."

That page has a link to an 11 minute 1942 film about Kew Gardens

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Members of Kew Guild and staff of Royal Botanic Gdns Kew lost in WW1, WW2

Commemorated atInformation

Kew Gardens war memorial

‘Floreat Kew’, meaning ‘May Kew Flourish’ is the motto of the Kew Guild. 

Read More

Other Subjects

Railway Hotel, Harrow

Railway Hotel, Harrow

A three-storey brick Victorian pub.  In the 1950s it was used as a jazz club and by February 1964 an R&B club (the Bluesday) was operating, where played: Long John Baldry, the Bo Street Runners...

Building, Commerce, Community / Clubs, Music / songs

1 memorial
Finchley Society

Finchley Society

Formed to protect, preserve and improve buildings, transport, roads and open spaces in Finchley and Friern Barnet and their environs, and to explore the history and the special features of the area...

Group, Community / Clubs

7 memorials
Japan Society in Britain

Japan Society in Britain

From the picture source: "The Japan Society is the leading  independent body in the United Kingdom dedicated to the enhancement of the British-Japanese relationship. With a history stretching back ...

Group, Community / Clubs, Japan

2 memorials
National Sporting Club

National Sporting Club

Founded by John Fleming and A. F. "Peggy" Bettinson. First president Hugh Cecil Lowther, Fifth Earl of Lonsdale. It became the home of modern glove boxing, with bouts taking place in silence, after...

Group, Community / Clubs, Sport / Games

1 memorial
Bow Library

Bow Library

One of many public libraries founded by John Passmore Edwards.  Designed by S. B. Russell, it is a Grade II listed building and features the ornate 'Macullum' clock, which is named after a local ph...

Building, Community / Clubs

2 memorials