Correspondence, papers and photographs relating to work at London Borough of Richmond Parks Department

Scope and Content

Photographs of Arthur Woodward, 1950s-1990s, and of Richmond gardens, ceremonies and displays, 1950s-1990s

Correspondence relating to a reference (written by Arthur Woodward), 1987, and letters conveying best wishes for Arthur Woodward’s retirement, 1982, and for his recovery, 1974

Typescript information issued by the National Playing Fields Association relating to maintenance of playing fields, undated

Certificate awarded to Richmond Borough for a floral group, 1957

Programmes of events at Richmond Borough, 1943-1982

Typescript notes relating to the history of the Woodland Garden, 1962, and of the game of bowls in Richmond, undated

Copy of article ‘Richmond sparks tradition’ / by Rebecca W. Melvin, relating to Arthur Woodward and poinsettias [Euphorbia pulcherrima], 1992

Typescript notes relating to the history of the game of bowls in Richmond, undated

Information relating to the disposal of Richmond Nursery by the Borough Council, 1988

Annual report of the Parks and Recreation Department Horticultural Services, 1986

London Borough of Richmond document, ‘Parks Department organization: services and proposals for immediate future’, 1965

Included are the following items transferred from AWO/1/12:

Letter to Arthur Woodward from T.A. Maidment asking if he is enjoying his ‘new job as Big White Chief’, 21 Nov 1956

Programmes for events including the opening of the Parks Department Central Nursery at Ham, May [no year given], and of the Public Hall, Ham, 1967, and official luncheons, 1969-1980

Publication ‘The Queen’s Road: how the parish lands became a Richmond charity’ / by Richmond Parish Lands Charity, c.1983