29 June 2012 | around_townbq. "Soldiers, sailors and airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force. You are about to embark upon the great crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hope and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you." Dwight D. Eisenhower -- June 6, 1944 Our lives are shaped by the decisions that we make. Some are marginal. "Shall I have tea or coffee this morning?" "Shall I take a coat today". Others are far wider reaching. "Shall I buy this house or that one?" "Shall I marry this person or another?" There are some decisions however that are so important, so all encompassing that they affect not just our lives but also the lives of others and their children and grand children and their overall destinies far into the future.. One such decision was made on the 5th June 1944 by two men - one from Abilene Kansas and the other from Kew.
28 June 2012 | around_townh4. St Margarets Win The Derby! Despite the appalling weather and their abysmal sporting record the 1st St Margarets Cub Pack won the _Tri-Annual Soap Box Derby_ at the Twickeree Camp this weekend in Marble Hill Park. Competing against 14 other Packs the 23 strong squad of boys and girls pushed, panted and propelled their home-made cart through heats, quarter and semi finals and eventually the final itself to victory. The only thing to decide now is who gets to look after the trophy first!
27 June 2012 | around_town*Twick-en-ham* _place_ Town and suburb in the south west of London - 10m/16km SW Charing Cross - being the principal town by population of the Borough of Richmond upon Thames.
21 June 2012 | around_town
Local residents and cycling enthusiasts are invited to jump on their bikes and get involved in an action-packed cycling event, as the annual Bike Fest event comes to Twickenham on Sunday 24 June 2012.
21 June 2012 | around_townOver the last two weekends in June more than 80 individual artists; 12 artist and community groups and 7 schools and colleges will open their homes, studios, classrooms and gardens to showcase a wide range of artwork created in the local area.
21 June 2012 | around_townThe St Margarets Traders Association recently hosted a Jubilee themed fair. The fair was sponsored by the RFU and local traders. Thousands flocked to crown road to soak up the fantastic atmosphere and enjoy the Jubilee. Bands played all day, a variety of entertainers entertained the crowds but perhaps the days highlight was the Jubilee tea party. The party helped raise funds for local charity - Jonny's Journey.
18 June 2012 | around_townWe are very proud to announce that this year's legendary annual Courtfield Gardens Summer Garden Party is going to be held in aid of The Pluto Appeal! Please join us from 7pm on Friday June 22nd for an evening of entertainment in this beautiful square. Tickets are £8 in advance via the website ("www.theplutoappeal.com":http://www.theplutoappeal.com), or £10 on the door.
15 June 2012 | around_townOne of the regular features of Trooping the Colour which takes place next Saturday on Horse Guards Parade is the playing of the "The British Grenadiers" - the signature marching song of the Grenadier Guards...
14 June 2012 | around_townAfter an overwhelming response to our free classes offer in May and June, Tuck for Tots is running more cookery classes for parents in June and July.
14 June 2012 | around_town