Archive of posts from June 2016

London is the Place for Me

Windrush

In the early hours of Tuesday June 22nd 1948 an 8,000 ton passenger ship, the ‘Empire Windrush’, slipped into Tilbury Docks and began to disembark nearly 500 Caribbean migrants. By some quirk of synchronicity this sociologically significant event – the beginning of mass migration into the UK – took place precisely 68 years before the people of the United Kingdom, concerned about the economy and immigration, prepared to vote on their place in the European Union.

23 June 2016 | around_town

Ash Dieback Monitoring

ash tree

A call for involvement and help from residents to help monitor ash die back across Richmond Borough.

23 June 2016 | around_town

Event Reminder: Village Planning Meeting - 4 July 2016

Village Planning E Twick STM

Hundreds of residents, local community groups and businesses have worked together to develop a village plan and planning guidance to maintain and enhance the character of East Twickenham and of St Margarets.

23 June 2016 | around_town

It is worth being shot at to see how much one is loved.

queen victoria 1840

There is little doubt that most people in this country love Queen Elizabeth or at least are prepared to put up with her and the monarchy she represents. (I’m not so sure about the assorted hangers-on that go with it.)

19 June 2016 | around_town

Event Reminder: St Margarets Fair - 9 July 2016

This year's Fair artwork  by local illustrator Ali Pye

The St Margarets Fair is back on Moormead on Saturday 9 July – a great day of family fun guaranteed.

The music line up is now confirmed with sets from funk band Groove Manoova, local lads The Groovy Boys, acoustic duo Rock The Line, X-Factor contestant Anelisa Von Tease and more.

19 June 2016 | around_town

St Stephen's Primary Celebrate Athletic Achievements

st stephens borough team 2016

Young athletes from St Stephen’s Primary on Winchester Road have been celebrating their recent successes in the Richmond Borough Sports competition. Joining 35 other local schools the children took part in an fantastic day of sporting challenges at St Mary’s University.

19 June 2016 | news

Event Reminder: Crown Road 2016 Summer Street Party - 12 June 2016

crown road summer 2016 fair poster

We are so proud to invite you all to the most wonderful Street Party, on Crown Road 12 June 2016 from 11am to 5pm. Like nothing you’ve experienced before and sure to be the most magical day for everyone!

10 June 2016 | around_town

Cromwell's Chaplain

Jeremiah White Chaplain to Cromwell

Although his portrait suggests that Jeremiah White was not much to look at it does appear that an attractive personality and witty conversation made him popular, especially with the ladies.

10 June 2016 | around_town

Summer Programme at Orleans House Gallery

 Painting Class

Orleans House Gallery is offering adult audiences an exciting and fun range of lectures, talks and workshops this June and July. From one day sessions to longer courses, you can develop practical skills and extend your art knowledge throughout the year.

10 June 2016 | around_town

Volunteer Historic Building Stewards - Kilmorey Mausoleum

The Environment Trust is looking for a volunteer historic building steward for Kilmorey Mausoleum.

10 June 2016 | around_town

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