Howard Webb has passed along a few photos of local shops from his late father, Randall Webb.

“For more than 30 years Randall taught photography, in Richmond and Twickenham for Richmond Adult Education, and at colleges and schools including St Martin’s School of Art, London, the German School, Richmond, and the American School, in Thorpe, Surrey. He worked with photographic groups including Framework, the Richmond and Twickenham Photographic Society…”

– from the Guardian - 17 August 2014

All the photos were taken in 1976 and give an interesting look back into our not so distant past.

Reynolds6 800 Reynolds hardware shop was where Taylor’d Lighting is now.

Reliance2 800A Reliance Stores, on the corner of Bridge Road and St Margarets Road, now a beautician.

FC Yates1 800A F C Yates butchers shop, now the Thai Pin restaurant.

Thank you to Howard Webb for providing these photos. If you have interesting photos of St Margarets, past or present, please email them to