Kew Historical Society’s latest exhibition, Traders of Kew, explores the history of the traders and stores that occupied Kew from as far back as the 1800s. Many of these businesses operated for almost a century, and were much-loved fixtures of Kew life.

The exhibition at Kew Court House features historical objects and photographs from traders such as Joyce & Son Butchers, Toscano’s Fruiterers and Bob Stewart Menswear, founded in the 1900s The exhibition is open each Friday and Saturday from 11am to 1pm until the end of May.

There is also a complimentary display at Kew Library, which will be open during usual library hours.

For more information, contact the Kew Historical Society.

Image: Robert Baker from the Kew Historical Society with a ‘Kew Flyer’ bicycle and hats by Marion “Anne” Harrison, a Kew milliner from the 1940s-60s.