31 January 2014 | editorialbq. "In endeavouring to save the life of a fellow creature, he lost his own." It was 11.15pm on Monday night and John Charles Jepson was drunk. A witness, Thomas Darnill, saw him staggering up and down the platform at Richmond Station 'in a most unsteady manner'. When Darnill approached Jepson for a light 'he appeared to be under the influence of drink'... Another witness, James Everill, said that at 11.25pm, just as the 'up' train was pulling into the station John Jepson "reeled and then fell onto the tracks". Moments later another traveller, James Hewens, jumped after him and tried to pull him off the line. The tragic events of that night, Monday, 23rd September 1878, were later reported in the 'Richmond and Twickenham Times'...
31 January 2014 | around_townOrleans House Gallery offers a range of fun, inspiring and creative activities for children and young people to keep you busy creating. Visit our website to find out more about what is happening each day.
31 January 2014 | around_town_Would you like to improve your singing abilities and confidence? And have some fun? Develop an inner strength that goes well beyond the limits of natural talent and skill._ Learn simple techniques in breathing, tuning, increasing your vocal range, freeing your voice, improving your confidence all whilst singing fabulous songs. Songs chosen include popular classics, folksongs and show songs. No ability to read music is necessary.
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31 January 2014 | around_town42 years ago, on the 22nd January 1972, a record by American singer Don McLean reached No. 2 in the UK charts. "American Pie" was and remains a significant song of the period and has been voted No. 5 in the 100 most important recordings of the 20th century. For an entire generation it marked the end of the 1960s and put a final full stop on their teenage years. In a series of cryptic verses the song tells how the popular music they had grown up with had lost its innocence.
23 January 2014 | around_townARThouse is Richmond's annual Open Studios, celebrating the vast creative talent that exists within the borough of Richmond upon Thames. Applications for ARThouse 2014 are now open welcoming individuals, groups, schools and community groups to take part.
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Over the past two years Richmond Council has been working with Richmond upon Thames College on a project to create a new purpose built college, new special school and brand new secondary school for the borough at the Egerton Road site in Twickenham.
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