Archive of posts from October 2008

Planning Proposal for Phone/ATM

BT Payphones has submitted a planning proposal to install a ‘Telephone Kiosk outside 40 Crown Road’. The phone will be a ‘combined public telephone kiosk and ATM’.

25 October 2008 | news

Planning Proposal for Crown Works

McGlynn Builders Ltd. has submitted a planning proposal to convert the Crown Works buildings at 16A Crown Road into a mixed use development with 10 new maisonettes and 6 new commercial units.

25 October 2008 | news

Richmond Celebrates London -- The Fairtrade Capital of the World

Richmond upon Thames Fairtrade Steering Group Chair Maria Longley, Leader of the Richmond upon Thames Council  Cllr Serge Lourie, Ann Peterken and Jenny Atton, both members of the Fairtrade Steering Group

From Thursday 23 October 2008, Londoners will have more choice than ever before when it comes to selecting Fairtrade in the nation’s capital, as London becomes the world’s largest Fairtrade City. Hundreds of businesses have signed up to the campaign, meaning that Londoners will never again have to go very far to buy the Fairtrade products they want.

23 October 2008 | news

Sundays Were Different Then -14th April 1963

photo by Phil Bird from www.eelpie.org/music01.htm

Sundays were different then…

Few cars. Shops closed. Empty streets. No movement. Silence broken only by church bells. To make matters worse – on Sunday 14th April 1963 it was raining too!

At ABC Studios in Teddington the Beatles are recording an insert for “Thank your Lucky Stars”. They are miming to their third release “From Me to You”. Their last record “Please Please Me” had gone to No. 2 in the charts. Although it will be seven months before we hear the term “Beatlemania” the word is out. The Beatles are ‘hot’!

As the Beatles rehearse in Teddington a young rhythm and blues band, formed only 10 months earlier, are setting up for an afternoon session at Ken Colyer’s Jazz Club in Soho. It is the start of a busy day for them. Later that evening they will travel out to Richmond to play at a club called the Crawdaddy recently opened at the Railway Hotel. It is run by a young Russian emigre and film maker, Giorgio Gomelsky. Mick, Charlie, Keith, Bill, Brian and Ian are looking forward to that. When they first played at the Crawdaddy two months ago there were only 50 kids in the audience. Last Sunday there were 320! Suddenly rhythm and blues is no longer the music of traddies, jazzers and weirdy beardies. Over the last few months it has caught the fancy of young, trendy, discriminating teenagers.

22 October 2008 | around_town

Event Reminder: Book Now Literature Festival 2008

The Book Now Literature Festival is celebrating its seventeenth anniversary this year from 1 to 25 November with events nearly every day..

22 October 2008 | around_town

5,000 Boys and the Old Deer Park

Poster

A short sighted optimist (or someone who doesn’t get out much) recently described the Old Deer Park as

‘a gloriously majestic riverside stretch…ancient oaks, dry grassland, a riparian pond, ditches and woodland – all providing a series of important nature conservation areas … a delight to behold. A great place to wander around and get lost!’

“Get lost” indeed!

16 October 2008 | around_town

Event Reminder: Big Band Blitz 2008

Big Band Blitz 2008

Step back in time, return to the 1940s and dance the night away at Big
Band Blitz. This popular and highly successful annual 1940s event will this year celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the opening of The Museum of Richmond by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Proceeds from this special charity event will help benefit The Museum of Richmond’s charity. Royal Patron of the charity is HRH Princess Alexandra, and the Patrons include Richmond’s famous brothers, Lord Richard Attenborough and Sir David Attenborough.

10 October 2008 | around_town

St Margarets' Wardrobe Swap & Sale

St Margarets' Wardrobe Swap & Sale

‘Nothing to Wear?’

As the party season approaches and with the credit crunch looming, the answer to your wardrobe crisis is the St Margarets’ Wardrobe Swap & Sale. Donate your beautiful guilty or worn-once purchases and buy someone else’s back all in aid of FRODO.

10 October 2008 | around_town

Sponsor a British Family

The makers of The Secret Millionaire are looking for a charitable, wealthy family interested in supporting and mentoring an underprivileged family for a new observational documentary for CH 4 where we will take an intimate look at child poverty and the ever growing economic divide in this country — specifically London.

10 October 2008 | around_town

yellowwedge cheese, Wins Gold

winners

After Beijing, the gold rush continues. An independent, south-west London cheese retailer, yellowwedge cheese, in St Margarets, Twickenham, has won the prestigious trophy for Best New Deli at the British Cheese Awards 2008.

The Best New Deli award, sponsored by SpecialityFood Magazine, presented to yellowwedge cheese at the British Cheese Awards 2008 on Friday 26 September at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, aims to celebrate and recognise new independent cheese retailers promoting a fantastic range of artisan British cheeses with flair and passion.

10 October 2008 | news

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