Richardson Evans

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The Kier, 2016

Richardson Evans (5 April 1846 – 10 May 1928) was a British civil servant, journalist and author.[1]

Evans served in the Indian Civil Service, for North-Western Provinces from 1867 to 1876, after which he worked in London as a journalist.[1][2]

From the 1880s onwards, Evans campaigned to limit advertising in the fields alongside railway lines, to save the view of the Thames from Richmond Hill, and similar causes. He was the principal founder in 1903 of the John Evelyn Club, now known as the Wimbledon Society, and was its secretary until 1920.[2]

He was a founding member of the Wimbledon 1914 Choral Society, now the Wimbledon Choral Society, and its first president, until 1919.[3]

He lived at The Kier, a Grade II listed house on the west side of Wimbledon Common.[2]

The Richardson Evans Memorial Playing Fields (REMPF) are named in his honour.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Papers of Richardson Evans (1846-1928), Indian Civil Service, North-Western Provinces... | The National Archives". Discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk. Retrieved 2016-07-24.
  2. ^ a b c "Richardson Evans (1846-1928)". Wimbledonmuseum.org.uk. Retrieved 2016-07-24.
  3. ^ "Wimbledon Choral Society : History". Wimbledon-choral.org.uk. 2018-10-17.
  4. ^ "Richardson Evans Memorial Playing Fields - Wimbledon and Putney Commons". Wpcc.org.uk. Retrieved 2016-07-24.