Archive of posts from November 2017

The Yule Log

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Wood burning stoves seem to be quite the thing these days – so with Christmas rapidly approaching perhaps we should be thinking about the ‘Christmas or Yule Log’. As Charles Lamb once had it… “Of all the enjoyments of the season the most indispensable is a large, heaped -up, all attractive fire”.

18 November 2017 | around_town

Special screening of Frozen - 16 December 2017

Let those winter blues go and join Elsa, Anna and their friends in a sing-a-long screening of the award-winning, Disney hit Frozen in aid of the Mayor’s charities.

18 November 2017 | around_town

Richmond Council offers free salt for winter

Residents who may be at risk of slipping on their driveways and footpaths are being encouraged to take advantage of the Borough’s newest community initiative.

The Council will be offering residents the option to collect up to 50kg of free rock salt to assist in the clearance of footpaths and to make areas safer for their use.

18 November 2017 | news

Cable appeals to Richmond Council on tax

Twickenham MP Vince Cable has joined Citizens Advice and other local charities in deploring the council’s decision to impose a 15% minimum council tax charge on the most vulnerable residents who were hitherto exempted from the charge.

18 November 2017 | news

Christmas Creativity at Orleans House Gallery

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Get creative this Christmas with some festive workshops at Orleans House Gallery.

Whether you want to ‘wow’ your friends and family with your homemade Christmas decorations or you want to add a personal touch in designing and printing your own Christmas cards, the Christmas craft workshops could be just what you are looking for.

18 November 2017 | around_town

Toy Shop - Adult pottery painting

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The Toy Shop – St Margarets are excited to be offering Christmas themed Adult Pottery Painting Sessions.

Come along and have some creative fun whilst painting your own gifts and decorations. Paint your very own hanging Christmas trees, reindeer or baubles as well as personalised mugs, tiles and plates. You will be amazed how professional your items look after they have been fired!

18 November 2017 | around_town

Please vote to help regenerate Moormead Pavilion

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We have entered a competition to win £25,000 to help us to regenerate Moormead Pavilion. All we need are your votes. Please use the link below, create an account and then vote for our project. You are allocated 10 votes, which you can use on the same project if you wish.

18 November 2017 | news

Memories flow through me like a boat flows down the river

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We are delighted to share with you the film Memories Flow Through Me Like a Boat Flows Down the River – a specially commissioned dance theatre performance which is one of the key events in Richmond upon Thames’ First World War Commemoration Programme 2014-2018.

18 November 2017 | news

Local company wins national award

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St Margarets based firm, Globe Independent Financial Advisors, are proud to announce they received an award in the highly prestigious National ‘Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts Awards 2017’.

18 November 2017 | news

When the crunch bunch came to Brentford

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In 1919, in the midst of the general depression that followed the Great War, a new ‘novelty food item’ appeared on sale in pubs and hotels. It came in a blue tin, carried the brand name Smith’s with a distinctive upper-case ‘IT’ and a label saying ‘Potato Crisps’. They weren’t the first potato crisps in the U.K but they were the most popular.

9 November 2017 | around_town

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