Archives from April 2012

Breaking News from the St Margarets Traders Association

The rumours are true! You may have heard the the famous St Margarets Diamond has been found in time for The Queens Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

The priceless diamond disappeared several hundred years ago. We are pleased to announce that the internationally famous diamond was recently discovered in a house clearance. The diamond will be going on display in St Margarets for all to admire. Our friends at Churchills Estate Agents in St Margarets Road St Margarets have kindly offered to host the exhibition. The uber expensive diamond will be on show for all to admire at Churchills office at 155 St Margarets Road St Margarets during their opening times. The hyper valuable diamond has pride of place in their window. Please see a special edition of the St Margarets Guardian for the full story.

30 April 2012 | around_town

Pub and Shop News

I hear from a reliable source - the doyen of the Richmond town pub trade - that both the Marble Hill (Rising Sun as was) and the Old Anchor have been bought from Young’s by Sainsburys supermarket, with the intention, we must presume, of turning a one or both of them into mini supermarkets, perhaps of keeping the other out of the hands of a rival. No planning permission is required for this, I believe.

30 April 2012 | news

The First Cuckoo?

There were two things that must have depressed people living around these parts in the 18th and 19th centuries. The first was the likelihood of being robbed by highwaymen and footpads on Hounslow Heath. The second was the real possibility of being blown up by any one of the many gunpowder mills operating along the River Crane.

Although it is difficult to prove, it does seem that this area has had a long association with explosives…

25 April 2012 | around_town

Event Reminder: Cambridge Park Bowls Club Open Day - 5 May 2012

cambridge park bowls

25 April 2012 | around_town

Summer Weather

Grenadines yacht rain
"Whether the weather is cold.
Or whether the weather is hot.
You should weather the weather,
Whatever the weather,
Whether you like it or not!"

What will the weather be like this summer? Shall I go cruising around the Grenadines on my private yacht or go caravanning on Hayling Island as usual?

25 April 2012 | around_town

Letter from Twickenham Residents Action Group - 25 April 2012

editor’s note: we received this email and are posting as is, as we cannot prove the allegations in the letter, but believe it deserves publishing.

25 April 2012 | around_town

Dreamcatcher Film Camps to Survive Twickenham Studios Closure

You may have heard about the impending closure of Twickenham Film Studios and wondered what’s happening to our Film Camps this summer. Well, although we’re very sad to see the demise of such historic studios, we’re delighted to announce that we have now found a smart new home for our Camps at Falcons Boys School in the heart of Richmond.

25 April 2012 | around_town

I Love to Hear a Choir!

bq. “I love to hear a choir. I love to see the faces of real people devoting themselves to a piece of music. I like the teamwork. It makes me feel optimistic about the human race!”


Singing in choirs is good for you too - whether you are performing Handel’s ‘Messiah’, clapping along to Gospel or pumping out some seductive ‘shang-a-langs’ in a doo-wop quartet. Choral singing opens the airways, develops the voice and instils confidence. Above all choir singing is fun and you don’t need any experience or read music to do it. Essentially it is about joining friends to make a joyous noise - be it Bach, the Beatles or Beyoncé!

25 April 2012 | around_town

Help HANDS - Donate Baby and Children's Clothing

At HANDS (Help a neighbour in distress) we are planning to hold a Baby & Child clothing sale. We are therefore looking for donations of Pre-loved, good quality child & baby clothing.

25 April 2012 | around_town

Local Job Vacancy: Sessional Playworker, Toy Library

The Toy library has an extensive catalogue which includes baby toys, construction toys, dressing up, role play, books, sensory toys and more.

25 April 2012 | around_town

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