Archive of posts from August 2016

Vogue Words

Jessica Ennis Hill

Maybe it’s because I am getting old or like Rip Van Winkle I have been asleep for the last twenty years or maybe I’m just thick but something strange seems to be happening to our language. A whole gabble of words that I have never seen before have recently appeared and left me baffled.

20 August 2016 | around_town

Operation Starfish - The Story Continues

decoy site

In July 1945, less than 2 months after V.E Day, a general election was held in Great Britain, the first since 1935. Amongst the candidates nominated in Richmond was Squadron Leader Norman Howard, who was working at the time for the Air Ministry. Unlike other candidates who were able to promote themselves with full profiles and C.Vs all Sq/Leader Howard could say for himself is that during the war he worked for a ‘hush-hush’ department… and so he did.

14 August 2016 | around_town

Event Reminder: Rambert School Open Day - 10 September 2016

Monument Studio

For one day only, Rambert School offers local children a fun filled family day of dancing. Take a behind the scenes look in the studios, watch rehearsals and try on costumes at one of the UK’s oldest professional dance schools. Children from two years upwards will be able to try out free taster dance classes, available all day from 11am until 3pm. Saturday 10 September, 11am – 3pm.

14 August 2016 | around_town

Event Reminder: Tedington Choral Sing Day - 3 September 2016

September Sing Day

Why not start September with a Singing Day with Teddington Choral’s Vocal Workshop with choruses from Mendelssohn’s Elijah.

14 August 2016 | around_town

Event Reminder: Open Day at the Police Station - 7 August 2016

Vintage Police Car

Two weeks into the school holiday and the kids are already driving you mad? Want to take them somewhere which doesn’t cost a bean where they’re bound to have fun and behave themselves?

1 August 2016 | around_town

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