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We know flooding

The meteorologists said that last month was the wettest March in over a decade - but we knew that already. Living between two rivers, the Thames and the Crane, we St Margarethians have seen the evidence with our own eyes. Twickenham and Richmond riversides were flooded and so were Radnor Gardens, Ranelagh Drive and towpaths from Teddington to Kew and beyond. Cars bobbed about axle deep in murky waters…

14 April 2018 | around_town

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

The historian F.C Hodgson described her as “one of our undoubted Twickenham celebrities”. Others saw her as an adventurer, an orientalist, a medical pioneer, a correspondent with the good and great and a heart breaker too.

Lady Mary Pierrepont, the eldest child of Evelyn Pierrepont, 1st Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull was born in May 1689. Following his wife’s death in 1692 the Duke passed the care of Mary and her three younger siblings to their grandmother.

14 April 2018 | around_town

Tennis for Kids classes

Is your child the next tennis ace? Sign up and find out

A scheme which introduces kids to tennis is back in Richmond upon Thames for another smashing summer.

14 April 2018 | around_town

People and places exhibition open to submissions

Calling all landscape and portrait artists! Orleans House Gallery is looking for submissions for its new ‘Richmond: People and Places’ open exhibition.

The exhibition, celebrating the people and places of Richmond upon Thames past and present, will be held in the refurbished Gallery from 2nd June to 19th August 2018.

14 April 2018 | around_town

Scam Prevention and Support Talk - 25 April 2018

We are holding a free Scam Prevention and Support Talk at our Twickenham Wellbeing Centre on the 25th April 2018 from 12:00 – 2:30 p.m. This will include a presentation from the local police, and Age UK Richmond advisors will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

14 April 2018 | around_town

Great compost giveaway - 22 April 2018

On Sunday 22 April, Richmond Council, along with West London Waste Authority and Veolia, will be hosting a ‘Compost Giveaway’ day from 11.00am at Holly Road car park, Twickenham. There will be 10 tonnes of compost to give away, with residents being able to take home two bags of compost per household for free. A WEEE takeback facility will also be available for residents who want to dispose of any small electrical items they no longer need.

13 April 2018 | around_town

The Story of Sexie Sadie

Fifty years ago last month, on the 16th February 1968, four young men from Liverpool went to Rishikesh in India to study transcendental meditation under the spiritual guidance of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. They wanted to devote themselves to his instruction but unfortunately John, Paul, George and Ringo did not find the certainty that they were hoping for.

4 April 2018 | around_town

Spring and summer adult programmes at Orleans House Gallery

Here are all the new adult programmes for the spring/summer term here at Orleans House Gallery.

4 April 2018 | around_town

Crossway annual fundraising dinner - 18 May 2018

Come and join us at our annual fundraising dinner and dance on Friday 18 May at 7pm at Richmond Hill Hotel.

Join us for an evening of vibrant fun and salsa dance the night away!

4 April 2018 | around_town

Join the Marble Hill garden quest - 30 and 31 March 2018

Bring the whole family along for outdoor fun in a gorgeous historic Thameside location. Pick up a leaflet to guide you on an 18th Century treasure hunt around Marble Hill Park. Hunt for clues to help Dan, the Head Gardener keep Henrietta Howard’s Gardens spick and span.

29 March 2018 | around_town

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