Archives from May 2012

The Oldest Inhabitant - Now

115 years ago, on June 26th 1897, a local paper, “The Richmond Herald” celebrated Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee by publishing an interview with the district’s oldest inhabitant. His name was James Harbor a boot maker, and he was 93 years old. To celebrate our own Queen’s Diamond Jubilee here is an interview with one of today’s oldest inhabitants. He is 102 years old and has been living in this area for the last 95 years.

31 May 2012 | around_town

Strawberry Hill House Festival Updates - 3 to 4 June 2012

Don’t forget the Jubilee Jazz Festival on 3 and 4 June 2012!

31 May 2012 | around_town

Kew Sinfonia's Summer Concert - 23 June 2012

This Saturday, 23rd June 2012 at 8pm at St Anne’s Church, Kew Green with guest conductor, Geoffrey Paterson and soloist, Rosie Burton on Bassoon. With music by Cherubini (Overture: Demophoon), Hummel (Bassoon Concerto) and Schubert (Symphony No. 9 in C Major).

31 May 2012 | around_town

Museum of Richmond's Half Term Family Workshops - June 2012

The Museum of Richmond has three great half-term family workshops this June.

31 May 2012 | around_town

Summer Activities for Children and Young People 2012

Orleans House Gallery offers a range of fun, inspiring and creative activities to keep you busy creating. Visit our website to find out more about what is happening each day.

31 May 2012 | around_town

St Margarets Jubilee Fair Update

Even more entertainment added to the Jubilee Fair!

As you are no doubt aware St Margarets is holding a Jubilee Fair on Sunday 3rd June in Crown Road St Margarets from 11am until 4pm. The event is open to all and will offer a day of family fun and entertainment. Many of the planned activities are free including: Jubilee Punch and Judy shows, children’s magic show, children’s crafts, face painting, balloon modelling, circus skills fun, Flamin June show, hilarious street entertainers and lots lots more. We also have a mini fun fair, lots of games and competitions, live music all day, side stalls, Pimms stall and delicious food stalls including Zoran’s famous BBQ. The Mayor is also joining us at 12 noon.

26 May 2012 | around_town

Twickenham Riverside Jubilee Festival 2012

Friday 1st to Sunday 17th June 2012

The Festival, which was inspired by the success of the Twickenham Riverside Regatta in September 2011, will include three days of river based activities. Church Street will host a Jubilee Street Party, Craft Market and Italian Market, while St Mary’s Church will be holding their annual Fayre. There will be many open days including Turner’s House, Pope’s Grotto, the Mary Wallace Theatre, Richmond Yacht Club, Twickenham Yacht Club and Twickenham Rowing Club.

24 May 2012 | around_town

The Oldest Inhabitant - Then

115 years ago, on June 26th 1897, a local paper, “The Richmond Herald” marked Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee by publishing an interview with the district’s oldest inhabitant. His name was James Harbor, a boot maker, and he was 93 years old…

James Harbor, or ‘Jim’ as he preferred to be called, was born in London Road, Twickenham in June 1804 and had resided in the town ever since. He was in good health and now lived with his extended family, including a son who was nearly 70, his grandchildren and great grandchildren at 36 Colne Road, overlooking Twickenham Green.

James Harbor was born in the same year that Napoleon crowned himself Emperor of France, Richard Trevithick’s “Penydarren” steam locomotive became the first ‘engine’ to run on rails and future Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli was born.

24 May 2012 | around_town

D-Day Charity Dance at Richmond Yacht Club

On June 19 1944, just less than two weeks after D-Day, a V1 ‘doodlebug’ flying bomb landed on Twickenham Embankment at the bottom of Water Lane. It destroyed Gotham Villas, killing six people. A further 4 people on the Embankment were also killed.

To commemorate this and D-Day, a dance will be held at Richmond Yacht club on Friday 8th June. Proceeds from the dance will go towards The Embankment Memorial Fund -a fund established to build a memorial to the event and those who died.

24 May 2012 | around_town

Introducing Wanderhood

The world loves social networks, but there is a gap, according to local resident Scott Gregory. He has designed Wanderhood an online network for a very important community in our lives, our neighbourhood.

Wanderhood aims to build on the great community spirit that already exists in St Margarets. Scott believes that Wanderhood is a tool that can help people to get out and enjoy their local neighbourhood even more, by putting people in touch with who and what’s happening in St Margarets.

24 May 2012 | news

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