Archive of posts from January 2010

Half Term at Orleans House Gallery


29 January 2010 | around_town

A Rock 'n' Roll Romance


28 January 2010 | around_town

Drawing The Line at Hounslow


Cartophilen. One who greatly admires and enjoys maps.

The next time you find yourself lost on a lonely hillside with only a map and a compass between you and missing the next episode of ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ or standing in the rain checking your A-Z to find the nearest tube station consider this – virtually every map in this country owes its existence to 2 military engineers, 10 men from the 12th Regiment of Foot – and a straight line paced out on Hounslow Heath.

It all started with the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745 when the “Young Pretender”, Charles Edward Stuart tried to kick George 2nd off the throne and replace him with “The Old Pretender” James Francis Edward Stuart. It ended in tears and defeat for the Jacobite cause in 1746 at Culloden in Scotland, the last battle fought on British soil.

21 January 2010 | around_town

Event Reminder: Say Hello!

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21 January 2010 | around_town

The Marathon de Sables: 1st April 2010. 10 Weeks To Go.

OK, I’ve now decided that this an April fool’s joke. It’s now only a matter of weeks until I leave to do this mad run on Easter Sunday. I was away over the Christmas period and managed to train in the heat and sand. It was excellent. However I did do one speed session of 4 × 800m repeats with 200m recover and I was nearly was sick! The temperature was only 35 degrees.

21 January 2010 | news

Richmond & Twickenham Times: Orleans Infant School expansion plans 'ripped up'

Plans to expand a Twickenham school to try to ease the primary place shortage have been scrapped, it has been claimed.

16 January 2010 | news

Event Reminder: Dido and Aeneas


15 January 2010 | around_town

Event Reminder: 60's Night at the Turks Head

Help support the David Adams Leukaemia Appeal at our annual 60’s night this year on the 5th February, entitled ‘Twist and Shout’- is an opportunity to dance the night away to the 60’s All-Stars, original band members of The Kinks, Foundations, and George Harrison Band.

15 January 2010 | around_town

The Disgraceful Affair at Hounslow

You sons of Great Britain attention pray 
     give unto me for a while, 
Let us hope that on every brave soldier 
     dame fortune in future will smile;
The disgraceful affair was at Hounslow, 
     has excitement great caused afar,
The death of John White, the brave soldier, 
     of Her Majesty's 7th Hussars.



In the early summer of 1846 John White, a 27 year old private in the 7th Queens Own Hussars based at Hounslow Barracks was found guilty of striking his sergeant with a metal bar in a drunken fight. At a drumhead court-martial he was sentenced to receive a flogging of 150 lashes.

14 January 2010 | around_town

Event Reminder: Burns Night Celebrations at Parvinu

Come along to Parvinu from Saturday 23 to Monday 25 January and celebrate Robert Burns’ 251st birthday in style. A sumptuous menu is offered on Monday night accompanied by the traditional address to the haggis and a noggin of Johnnie Walker. The celebrations are extended over the whole weekend so you won’t miss out. For everyone who comes along in full highland wear on any evening, and that includes you ladies, will be offered a welcome drink of your choice.

14 January 2010 | around_town

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