Archives from September 2014

The Fire at Twickenham Studios

Eighty years ago, on the 18th September 1934, ‘The Times ‘reported that Twickenham Film Studios was about to spend £500,000, that’s over £30 million in today’s money, on film production. Opening a modern sound stage on the site, producer and studio owner Mr Julius Hagen announced a list of films that would be shot in this new facility. These included ‘The Morals of Marcus’ starring ‘The Mexican Spitfire’ - Miss Lupe Velez, ‘Vintage Wine’ with Seymour Hicks and Claire Luce and ‘Squibs’ featuring Betty Balfour and Stanley Holloway. Mr Hagen told reporters that the new sound stage, 125 feet long and 70 feet wide, featured all the very latest acoustic properties and air-conditioning systems.

25 September 2014 | around_town

Richmond Council Survey on Open Spaces, Sport and Recreational Facilities

Take part in a Richmond Council survey that is part of a large scale study of Richmond borough’s open spaces, sports and recreational provision. The study will look at all existing facilities and assess requirements for the future.

25 September 2014 | around_town

Event Reminder: Richmond's River - 23 to 30 September 2014

For one week only, the stunning baroque Octagon Room at Orleans House Gallery is showcasing a choice selection of a dozen key riverscapes from the prestigious Richmond upon Thames Borough Art Collection. Visitors will be able to discover Richmond’s riverside riches in this chronological display.

25 September 2014 | around_town

Governor Vacancy for Orleans Primary School

Orleans Primary School has a vacancy for a Local Authority Governor. Governors are vital to the running of the school and it is exciting being involved in new developments, helping the school improve and meet its targets. Having recently retained our outstanding rating by Ofsted, the school is striving to maintain these high standards and continue to improve while ensuring the successful transition to a 2 form entry primary school. Governors need to have the time to commit to full governors meetings, committee meetings and other tasks, at least some of which take place during school hours. We are looking for individuals who have particular skills or interest in finance and in health and safety, but most of all we need someone who is passionate about school improvement.

25 September 2014 | news

Local Business: Robert Steer & Company

Robert Steer & Company design, make and install architectural joinery at their studio and multifunction workshop in Brentford. The company undertakes a range of projects, from one off bespoke feature staircases at the high end to small bespoke desk tidies for those with a smaller budget.

25 September 2014 | around_town

Event Reminder: Great River Race - 27 September 2014

The Great River Race, London’s River Marathon, is a spectacular boat race up the River Thames that attracts over 300 crews from all over the globe and appeals to every level of competitor from those who enjoy fun, fancy dress and charity stunts, to serious sportsmen and women who like to win. A great fun day out for competitors and spectators alike.

25 September 2014 | around_town

The Angels of Mons

The British Expeditionary Force, the BEF, had its first major encounter with the German Army, the ‘Deutsches Heer’, near Mons in Belgium on the 22nd/23rd of August 1914. Although they were heavily outnumbered the British troops were able to hold the Germans back for about 24 hours until eventually forced into a rapid retreat. Following this sobering experience the British public began to realise that defeating Germany was not going to be as easy as they first thought.

18 September 2014 | around_town

Londoners Invited to Visit Capital's Hidden Gems

Get on your bikes or put your best foot forward to raise much needed funds for London’s places of worship!

On Saturday 20 September 2014, Londoners are invited to walk, run or cycle to visit religious buildings. The less energetic can also take part as many of these buildings are on major public transport routes, so top up your Oyster cards now!

18 September 2014 | around_town

Hill View Road and Pavement Improvements

As a part of our Borough wide programme to improve roads and pavements we will be carrying out footway maintenance works in Hill View Road, Twickenham. The works will generally consist of re-laying defective kerbs and footway surface repairs.

We also intend to widen the pavement on the southside of the road from the bridge to the junction of Moor Mead Road to allow for easier pedestrian access due to the tree roots which have caused the pavement to become uneven.

15 September 2014 | news

An Ice Rink at Strawberry Hill House

We are pleased to announce that this year Richmond Rink is moving to the beautiful setting of Strawberry Hill House. We will be able to provide more facilities, with a slightly larger rink, and with the wonderful backdrop of the house’s white turrets and stained glass windows.

15 September 2014 | news

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