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Richmond Ramblers : LITTLE VENICE

Leisurely 6 miles / 9.7 km

Circular walk via Regents Canal and Primrose Hill.

Pub/picnic lunch at Camden Lock.

Venue

Warwick Avenue station (Bakerloo Line)

Event Sponsor

Richmond Ramblers

February
Wednesday
22
11:15am  

Richmond Ramblers : WINDSOR and ETON CIRCULAR

Moderate 10 miles / 16.1 km

Walk from station to Eton and then following Thames to Old Windsor Lock, Runnymede Meadows and Magna Carta.

Return via Windsor Great Park. Bring packed lunch and water.

Cafe at Runnymede Meadows and possible pub/cafe stop in Windsor

Venue

Windsor

Event Sponsor

Richmond Ramblers

February
Saturday
25
10am  

Normansfield Theatre : History of Normansfield's Buildings

This will be a talk about the development of Normansfield's buildings from 1868 until 2016 using maps, architectural drawings and photographs. Includes new research carried out through a recent U3A Shared Learning Project.

More Information

How to get there

  • By train: The nearest train station is Hampton Wick - 7 minutes walk away. It connects easily with Waterloo, Vauxhall, Clapham Junction, Wimbledon and Richmond. Turn right out the station and then follow directions below as if driving from Kingston. Langdon Park is off Kingston Road, opposite Wick Road. We are in the big building on the right once you have turned into Langdon Park.
  • By bus: The 281 stops outside the building, travelling from Tolworth and Kingston in one direction, and Teddington and Twickenham in the other. The 285, which links Kingston and Heathrow airport, also stops outside.
  • By car: If you're driving from Kingston, drive past Hampton Wick station on the right and then take the first right after Normansfield Avenue. This isn't named on the map but is called "Langdon Park". Turn immediately right again and park in one of the spaces marked "L.D.C. Reserved Parking". Walk down the gravel path (edged with red brick) and you will come to a big red door on the left, which is the main entrance into the building. If you are approaching from the Twickenham/Richmond direction then take your first left after Holmesdale Road into Langdon Park and then carry on as above.

Venue

Normansfield Theatre

Event Sponsor

Normansfield Theatre

February
Saturday
25
11am-12pm  
normansfield pic

Richmond Ramblers : RICHMOND to HAMMERSMITH

Moderate 7 miles / 11.3 km

Linear walk via Thames Path.

Pub/picnic lunch at Kew Green.

Venue

Richmond station (SW Trains from Waterloo; London Overground; District Line)

Event Sponsor

Richmond Ramblers

February
Sunday
26
11am  

The David Adams Leukaemia Appeal : Feb Fools Celebrity Cricket Match

Feb Fools Celebrity Cricket Match, guaranteed to play, "Whatever the Weather!"

  • Grand raffle
  • Bottle hoopla
  • Book stall
  • Cup cakes
  • Pashminas and jewellery
  • Bar

February 26th at Teddington Cricket Club, Cobbler's Walk, Bushy Park, Teddington TW11 0EA, from 12noon, play starts at 1pm. Admission Free. Come along and enjoy the lovely atmosphere!

Venue

Teddington Cricket Club, Cobbler's Walk, Bushy Park, Teddington TW11 0EA

Event Sponsor

The David Adams Leukaemia Appeal

February
Sunday
26
1pm  
February Fools Flyer 2017

Hounslow and District History Society : Licensed to Sell: the Brentford Magistrates' Court's Pub Watercolours

Licensed to Sell: the Brentford Magistrates' Court's Pub Watercolours; By Mary and James Marshall of Hounslow Libraries' Local Studies Service.

Venue

United Reformed Church Hall, Chapel Road, Hounslow TW3 1UL

Event Sponsor

Hounslow and District History Society

February
Tuesday
28
7:45pm  

Richmond Ramblers : WITLEY to HASLEMERE

Moderate 9 miles / 14.5 km

Linear walk through attractive Surrey countryside via Chiddingfold, old villages, woods and fields. Some inclines and stiles. Picnic/café/pub lunch at Chiddingfold.

Venue

Witley Station (Waterloo 10.15, Clapham Junction 10.22, Woking 10.43)

Event Sponsor

Richmond Ramblers

March
Wednesday
1
11:10am  

Bob Marshall-Andrews QC

Richmond resident Bob Marshall-Andrews QC talks about being an occasionally published novelist and the author of Camille and the Lost 2017 Diaries of Samuel Pepys. And how in Parliament for 13 years MP for Medway, he was known as a prominent dissident.

More information

  • The Theatre, Richmond Adult Community College, Parkshot, Richmond TW9 2RE
  • Hot and cold drinks are available from 7.15 pm
  • Meetings are free to Members. Non-members are welcome for a £2 donation

Venue

Richmond Adult Community College - Parkshot

Event Sponsor

March
Thursday
2
7:45pm  

The David Adams Leukaemia Appeal : Bill's Pub Quiz

We are hosting a fun, tricky, interestingly brain stretching Quiz Night at the lovely Turks Head pub in St Margarets, where Bill Cameron, Quiz Master extraordinaire is plotting some brain teasers to get the grey matter tingling!

At £25 a ticket, which includes food, you will be supporting an incredibly worthwhile cause, as all proceeds go to The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

Teams of six will battle it out to be "Bill's Winners 2017" so contact us as soon as you can to bag your place!

Venue

The Turks' Head Public House

Event Sponsor

The David Adams Leukaemia Appeal

March
Friday
3
7pm  
Pub Quiz Flyer 2017

Richmond Ramblers : CLANDON CIRCULAR

Moderate 9 miles / 14.5 km

Mainly a gentle walk with one steep climb at the end. Lunch stop at Shere. Could be muddy.

Venue

Clandon Station (Waterloo 9.33, Clapham Junction 9.41, Wimbledon 9.49)

Event Sponsor

Richmond Ramblers

March
Saturday
4
10:25am  

Richmond Ramblers : THAMES PATH - NORTH and SOUTH BANKS

Leisurely 6 miles / 9.7 km

Central London circular interest walk including Embankment, Whitehall, Covent Garden, Temple, Bankside and South Bank. Pub/cafe/picnic lunch.

Venue

Waterloo Mainline Station (Platform 1)

Event Sponsor

Richmond Ramblers

March
Sunday
5
10:30am  

Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust : The Legacy and Ghost of Pope: A symposium

Come along to Strawberry Hill as the Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust and the Strawberry Hill Trust join forces to present the symposium "The Legacy and Ghost of Pope".

World-renowned landscape architect Kim Wilkie will be in conversation with leading academics Professor Judith Hawley from Royal Holloway, University of London and Chris Sumner, architectural and garden historian. Topics of discussion will include 18th Century Twickenham's place in literary history, the Thames landscape and the major houses of the area.

There will also be an opportunity to receive an update on the conservation and restoration of Pope's Grotto and Strawberry Hill, as well as an exclusive preview of the exciting digital reconstruction of the Grotto.

Your ticket will include lunch at Strawberry Hill's Cloister Cafe and a tour of Strawberry Hill House. There are also a limited number of places available to explore the Grotto by candlelight (£5 minimum voluntary contribution, bookable on the day)

More Information

  • Tickets £35 to include refreshments, lunch, lectures and viewing of the House
  • Book online
  • Optional visit to the Grotto

Venue

Strawberry Hill House

Event Sponsor

Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust

March
Friday
17
9:30am-4pm  

Normansfield Theatre : Talk and Tour

This is a talk and tour of Normansfield Grade II* listed Victorian theatre, the fixtures and fittings at Normansfield and the process of conservation. There will be a guided walk around the theatre, stage and back rooms. Also on show will be a selection of restored Victorian flats depicting a variety of scenery. All 150 pieced of original scenery including backcloths, side flats, top borders and props were photographed in 2015. These images can be inspected in our interactive photography catalogue.

More Information

How to get there

  • By train: The nearest train station is Hampton Wick - 7 minutes walk away. It connects easily with Waterloo, Vauxhall, Clapham Junction, Wimbledon and Richmond. Turn right out the station and then follow directions below as if driving from Kingston. Langdon Park is off Kingston Road, opposite Wick Road. We are in the big building on the right once you have turned into Langdon Park.
  • By bus: The 281 stops outside the building, travelling from Tolworth and Kingston in one direction, and Teddington and Twickenham in the other. The 285, which links Kingston and Heathrow airport, also stops outside.
  • By car: If you're driving from Kingston, drive past Hampton Wick station on the right and then take the first right after Normansfield Avenue. This isn't named on the map but is called "Langdon Park". Turn immediately right again and park in one of the spaces marked "L.D.C. Reserved Parking". Walk down the gravel path (edged with red brick) and you will come to a big red door on the left, which is the main entrance into the building. If you are approaching from the Twickenham/Richmond direction then take your first left after Holmesdale Road into Langdon Park and then carry on as above.

Venue

Normansfield Theatre

Event Sponsor

Normansfield Theatre

March
Saturday
25
11am-12pm  
NORMANSFIELD theatre photo

Hounslow and District History Society : Hounslow's Cemeteries

Hounslow's Cemeteries; By Alan Rice, Honorary Secretary of the Feltham History Group

Venue

United Reformed Church Hall, Chapel Road, Hounslow TW3 1UL

Event Sponsor

Hounslow and District History Society

March
Tuesday
28
7:45pm  

Normansfield Theatre : In the Footsteps Walk

A talk using maps, architectural drawings and photographs to trace the timeline of the site. This is followed by a walk around the original Normansfield site locating the position of lost buildings and finding those that remain. The one hour walk is mostly along pavements but will also include some rough paths and grassed areas. The total distance is about one mile. Light refreshments will be included.

More Information

How to get there

  • By train: The nearest train station is Hampton Wick - 7 minutes walk away. It connects easily with Waterloo, Vauxhall, Clapham Junction, Wimbledon and Richmond. Turn right out the station and then follow directions below as if driving from Kingston. Langdon Park is off Kingston Road, opposite Wick Road. We are in the big building on the right once you have turned into Langdon Park.
  • By bus: The 281 stops outside the building, travelling from Tolworth and Kingston in one direction, and Teddington and Twickenham in the other. The 285, which links Kingston and Heathrow airport, also stops outside.
  • By car: If you're driving from Kingston, drive past Hampton Wick station on the right and then take the first right after Normansfield Avenue. This isn't named on the map but is called "Langdon Park". Turn immediately right again and park in one of the spaces marked "L.D.C. Reserved Parking". Walk down the gravel path (edged with red brick) and you will come to a big red door on the left, which is the main entrance into the building. If you are approaching from the Twickenham/Richmond direction then take your first left after Holmesdale Road into Langdon Park and then carry on as above.

Venue

Normansfield Theatre

Event Sponsor

Normansfield Theatre

April
Saturday
22
10:30am-12:30pm  
NORMANSFIELD footsteps walk pic

Hounslow and District History Society : AGM followed by Turner and the Thame

Annual General Meeting followed by Turner and the Thames; By Andrea Cameron, local historian.

Venue

United Reformed Church Hall, Chapel Road, Hounslow TW3 1UL

Event Sponsor

Hounslow and District History Society

April
Tuesday
25
7:45pm  

Twickenham Choral Society : April concert

  • SCHÜTZ : Musicalische Exequien
  • PURCELL : My Heart is Inditing
  • and other pieces from the German and English baroque repertoire

Venue

Landmark Arts Centre

Event Sponsor

Twickenham Choral Society

Kids OK
July
Saturday
8
7:30pm