Sun Draws Record Crowds to the 2014 St Margarets Fair

Dog Show. Disabled dog Patch with owner Glyn Roberts

Soaring temperatures and sunshine meant the event enjoyed its biggest ever attendance.

Visitors were treated to a full day of attractions and activities including a local schools’ 5-a-side football tournament, dance, a dog show (pictured), tennis taster lessons, a karate display and karting.

The all-day live music programme included the St Margarets Elastic Band, the Richmond Music Trust Soul Band (pictured), Speakeazy, West London Brass, Twickenham Operatic Society, rock n’ roll band Nark Drool & The Shudders and Americana 60s and 70s band The Deputies.

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17 July 2014 | Category » news | Comments [0]

The Creatures of an Hour

school holidays

Our song is done, we must be gone,
No longer can we stay.
God bless you all, both great and small,
And we wish you a happy day.

There was a time in living memory when most children knew and could repeat by heart a collection of schoolyard verses and doggerel. Some of the poems were pure nonsense as in…

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17 July 2014 | Category » around town | Comments [0]

Thames Water Re-pollutes River Just Two Days After it Pays Fine for 2011 Spill

Thames Water fined £75,000 + costs for 2011 sewage spill… On the 30th October 2011 an estimated 10,000 fish were killed in the River Crane following a major pollution incident due to a failed Thames Water sewage sluice gate. Thames…

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17 July 2014 | Category » news | Comments [1]

Isleworth Promenade Tidy-up - 1 and 3 August 2014

isleworth pomenade

On the 1 and 3 August 2014, a team lead by the Thames Landscape Strategy and SWLEN will be cutting back some of the plants that have encroached on the path and reducing the view of the river. Conserving the biodiversity is of high concern though, so don’t worry about losing important beasties and flora!

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17 July 2014 | Category » around town | Comments [1]

Photos: 2014 St Margarets Fair

Music at the fair What a day, what a fair. With the best weather in years, thousands flocked to Moormead Park to enjoy the 2014 St Margarets Fair. We took a few photos, until our camera died. Please email us at if you want to share any of your photos.

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15 July 2014 | Category » around town | Comments [0]

Event Reminder: St Margarets Fair - 12 July 2014

St Margarets Fair coming soon 2014

Don’t miss the highlight of the summer.

  • a full programme of entertainment throughout the day,
  • starting with a popular children’s ‘5-a-side’ football tournament in the morning on Moormead.
  • During the afternoon there is a dog show on little Moormead across Hillview Road.
  • The musical entertainment runs all afternoon on the stage, and we moved the stage further away from the tea tent to help separate the ‘rock’ from the rolls.
  • There are announcements, interviews and music throughout the day from Radio West Middlesex.

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10 July 2014 | Category » around town | Comments [0]

Borough Camp July - 5 to 6 July 2014

Scouts 2012 If you wondered why the streets seemed less crowded than usual last weekend or the parks and football pitches less busy it was because nearly 1000 young people from around these parts - boys and girls - were away camping with the Scouts. For over 30 years one weekend early in July has been designated “Borough Camp” for the young members of the Richmond scout district, and it is usually run at Walton Firs Scout Activity Centre near Cobham. With a slew of exciting and sometimes demanding challenges like caving, climbing, football, archery, rounders and the weirdly named ‘crate stacking’ it attracts young people from as far east as Barnes and as far west as Teddington and Hampton.

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10 July 2014 | Category » around town | Comments [0]

Update: Twickerati's Report on the Gloriana Council Cabinet Meeting - 9 July 2014

The Twickerati website has been closely following the Gloriana story and has a huge amount of interesting and often funny comments. They also provided a nice summary of the extra Richmond Council Cabinet meeting held on 9 July 2014 in…

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10 July 2014 | Category » news | Comments [0]


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