JTrails - Richmond and South West London

'Richmond was in fact the genteel residence of choice of many of England's richest and most influential Jews. It was one of the first places where Jews came in numbers to live away from their place of work and business. They came because it was a beautiful and gracious place to live and here they too could imitate the aristocracy and acquire country estates and join in the English passion for "the week-end" and country living in the summer season.'

Starting from
Around and About, , Richmond upon Thames
Type of Walk

'While many would not immediately associate Richmond and its surrounds with a significant or even rich Jewish history it is replete with Jewish associations going back to the late 17th century ...'