How Richmond Grew by Jean S. Sutton

A history of Richmond, its people and development. This book covers the period from the beginnings of the settlement until 1989 when the Richmond Borough Council was dissolved

It features the establishment of essential services in Richmond, including the Police, Richmond Volunteer Fire Brigade, medical care and bus and postal services. It also includes local industries and trades as well as early entertainments and the creation of recreational and sports groups such as Richmond Rugby Club.