The return of skiffle

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After about 60 years of absence the word ‘Skiffle’ has suddenly made a reappearance in the news leaving a number of people, particularly younger ones, scratching their heads and wondering “Huh?” Surprising as it might seem there are actually some people out there – intelligent people with O levels, Tufty Club badges and a full set of Pokémon trading cards who do not know what skiffle is – and why it might be of interest to the population of St Margarets… so here is a crash course.

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16 July 2017 | around_town

East Twickenham Fair and dance - 22 July 2017

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A specially commissioned dance event celebrating the history of the Belgian Refugees who lived and worked in East Twickenham during the First World War.

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16 July 2017 | around_town

Government night flight consultation changes nothing

Night flights from Heathrow will continue unless the airport is expanded, the Government has confirmed. A move that Richmond and Wandsworth councils argue is a serious gamble with the health of Londoners.

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16 July 2017 | news

St Margarets Fair 2017 - 8 July 2017

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Come over to Moormead Park for the Fair. The fair runs from 11.45am to 7:30pm. There are loads of stalls, food, drink, music, the annual 5-a-side football competition and an amazing dog show.

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6 July 2017 | around_town

Share your Marble Hill memories

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Do you have any old photographs, memorabilia or documents relating to Marble Hill Park? Bring them along to our collection event. We’ll take photographs of your contributions and record the story behind them before handing them straight back to you. In this way we hope to build up a social history of the park since the early 1900s, when it came into public use.

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5 July 2017 | around_town

Orleans House summer holiday activities

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Join us for a month of workshops inspired by our new Stables Gallery exhibition Picture Play. Explore themes of Animation, Toys and Games and the exciting stories and characters of Orleans House.

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5 July 2017 | around_town

The German lady

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When I was a little boy I lived in Lausanne Road in Hornsey. It is part of the Harringay Ladder, a grid of Victorian streets running east -west between Wightman Road and Green Lanes. In my time, just after the 2nd World War, the streets were empty of cars and apart from the occasional milk float clip-clopping its way down the road and the weekly dustcart the area was largely free of traffic. It was halfway down this street that the German Lady lived and watched us kids playing outside her front door.

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30 June 2017 | around_town

Richmond best for families

A London Travel Blog has hailed Richmond upon Thames as the best borough to live, with a family, in the Capital.

London Unlocked, a city travel blog dedicated to all aspects of London, has created a guide to boroughs across the Capital, creating a helpful guide for families looking to move house.

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30 June 2017 | news

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