Members of The Royal Parks Guild offer their time and expertise to The Royal Parks, associated organisations and apprentices.
If you have memories of The Royal Parks you would like to share or item of interest relating to the parks you would like to donate to the Guild’s archive collection then please contact us by clicking here.
The Guild are carrying out wide ranging research into those Royal parks employees who served or died during the First World War.
There name of the 24 Royal Park employees who gave their lives during the war are commemorated on His Majesty's Office of Works Memorial that is in the Treasury Building adjacent to St James's Park. On the memorial is carved We Band of Brothers.
If you you had a family member or know of someone who worked in the parks prior or during the First World War please contact us by clicking here. We would be very interested in hearing from you.
One important object of the guild is to research, record and conserve all aspects of The Royal Parks' heritage.
This can be reminiscences from past employees, photographic records, day-to-day artefacts, historical events in the parks, people from the parks and so on.
In collaboration with The Royal Parks we aim to build on this information. We already have a number of prints, photographs and artefacts, but we would always look to increase the size of the collection.
If you have memories of The Royal Parks you would like to share or item of interest relating to the parks you would like to donate to the Guild's archive collection then please contact us through the following link.
The Hearsum Collection based at Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park has a diverse range of Royal parks heritage material covering the last four centuries. In the near future it is hoped that a museum can be built in the grounds of Pembroke Lodge to enable the collection to be displayed to the public. To learn more about this click here to follow a link to the Hearsum Collection website.
The Royal Parks Guild is working with The Royal Parks in producing a number of events to commemorate the centenary of World War One. With the help of our partners, the 10th Essex Living History Group we are able to bring to life the parks' history.
Historical events in the parks are being planned to commemorate the World War One and these will be advertised closer to the time.
The Royal Parks Guild are dedicated to helping parks’ apprentice schemes and those that join them. If you would like to help us then click here to see if you could become a member of the Guild.