Archives from May 2011

The Good Wine Shop is Fully Stocked for the Summer!

Exclusive Offer: Reduction on single or multiple bottle purchases To celebrate the start of summer, The Good Wine Shop in St. Margarets is offering subscribers to the St Margarets Community Website newsletter a special discounted rate.

Simply mention that you saw The Good Wine Shop’s article in the community newsletter and you will receive case discounted price on all your still & sparkling wine purchases - a saving of up to 15% on normal prices. Offer valid for through Saturday 4th June 2011.

26 May 2011 | around_town

Observer Food Monthly Awards 2011 - Vote now!

For anyone who loves our local food businesses - caf{e’}s, restaurants, pubs, and independent food retailers – the OFM awards are a great place to show your affection by voting for them and possibly seeing them scoop one of these prestigious prizes. The awards are some of the most sought after in the world of food, and you can help them to recognise some of your local St Margarets food heroes.

26 May 2011 | news

Mums Choose Favourite Picnic Spot in Richmond Borough

Local survey reveals Marble Hill Park is most popular picnic spot in the borough

A survey, organised by local community web site For Sanity’s Sake, asked its members (1,850) to vote for their Favourite Family Picnic Spot in the borough of Richmond.

Marble Hill Park won the top spot, with Bushy Park’s Woodland Gardens coming a close second. Kew Gardens was in third place.

26 May 2011 | news

Orleans House Gallery Seeks Submissions for 2012

Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham is seeking submissions from individual artists and groups to exhibit in the Stables Gallery in Twickenham and Riverside Gallery in Richmond as part of the 2012 exhibitions programme.

26 May 2011 | news

Kidsdance Dance Cource at Rambert - 25-29 July 2011

Kidsdance Multi Arts Summer Course at the Rambert School in St Margarets

Stormalong is a holiday dance course for children aged 5 to 12, which includes workshops in singing (sea shanties!), music and art.

The course runs from 25th to 29th July 2011 in the school’s professional dance studios, every day from 10am to 3pm, ending with a performance in the Rambert School’s Anya Linden Studio Theatre.

26 May 2011 | around_town

Local School Cancels Mosque Trip

Orleans Infant School headteacher defends decision to cancel mosque trip over terror attack fears

24 May 2011 | news

Dylan at 70: I Told Bob Dylan He was Dead

In the summer of 1969 I told Bob Dylan he was dead. He hadn’t heard the news at the time but he didn’t appear to be too bothered. Perhaps, like the rest of us who had made it through the Sixties, Bob had become inured to rock deaths - including his own. Since Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper had died in that plane crash in February 1959 a whole gang of rockers had joined the great tour bus in the sky - Eddie Cochran, Otis Redding, the Bar-Kays, Brian Jones, Johnny Kidd, Sam Cooke, Bobby Fuller, Johnny Burnette, Joe Meek, Frankie Lymon and countless others. There was one major difference however. They really were dead and Bob Dylan wasn’t but it didn’t matter. The story going round in the summer of ‘69 said he was and the rumour carried just enough fact to make it seem plausible.

24 May 2011 | around_town

The Turning of the Tide - Richmond Lock

When Richmond Lock and Weir and its footbridge were opened in 1894 by the Duke and Duchess of York there were cheers and celebrations in St Margarets. Now they had a short cut to Richmond on their doorstep. (Twickenham Bridge would not be built for another 39 years.)

There were celebrations in Isleworth as well. They were cheering because they didn’t have a short cut to Richmond on their doorstep.

19 May 2011 | around_town

Celebrate Orleans Infants Centenary at the Crown Road St Margarets Fair

Orleans Infants School are hoping to raise funds at the fair to help with their refurbishment project. The school are producing a 1911 themed programme and are looking for any local photographs of the era that could be included in their programme. If you can help please contact and we’ll pass your details on to the school.

19 May 2011 | around_town

Get in the Mood for the St Margarets Fair

This year we have a beautiful little comedy movie produced and donated by local film-maker Joel Byron ( The film was shot on a mixture of retro Super 8mm film and 35mm Lomography photos taken from last year’s 2010 Fair, and has managed to perfectly capture the essence of the event with a beautiful vintage feel to it.

19 May 2011 | around_town

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