Archive of posts from January 2013

3 February 1959 - The Day The Music Died

Buddy Holly

I remember that morning in February 1959. It was a typical winter day, grey and grim, and I was delivering newspapers. Plastered over the front page of the ‘Daily Mirror’ was the headline ‘Top Rock Stars Die in Crash’. Above it, arms spread, was a photograph of J.P Richardson – the Big Bopper – and below, grinning from behind his horn rimmed glasses, was my hero, Buddy Holly. They were both dead, along with 17 year old Ritchie Valens…

31 January 2013 | around_town

Have you kept your New Year's Resolution to keep fit? Why not walk?

Breast Cancer Care is imploring supporters across London to take action by pulling on their walking boots and challenging themselves to a 10 or 20 mile Pink Ribbonwalk at the beautiful Marble Hill park on 15th June 2013.

31 January 2013 | around_town

Local Job Vacancy: Letting Saturday Assistant - Fitz Gibbon

Specialist residential letting agency requires Saturday Assistant for our St Margarets office, hours 9.30 – 4.30pm

31 January 2013 | around_town

St Margarets Women's Social Meetup

  • Ladies, recently moved to Richmond, Twickenham, St Margarets?
  • Leading a very busy life Monday – Friday, most likely a commuter?
  • Returned to London, having lived away for a while? Friends moving on, moving up or moving abroad?

31 January 2013 | around_town

Eid Milad ul-Nabi - The Birthday of the Prophet

Mohammad's name calligraphy

“And peace on him on the day he was born, and on the day he dies, and on the day he is raised to life”

Holy Qu’ran 19:15

You do not have to be a Christian to know when they celebrate the birth of the Messiah. Although the actual date and even year of the event are uncertain the public holiday and the tidal wave of decorations, present buying, carol singing, feasting and church services let us all know that it is 25th December. The festival is woven into our culture and consciousness.

24 January 2013 | around_town

St Margarets' Own Book Club

Maggies Book Club was created in March 2012 and since then has maintained a core membership of six. We would welcome new members. We’re an informal bunch, trying to read books we wouldn’t otherwise pick for ourselves, so yes, there is no ‘chick lit’!

24 January 2013 | around_town

New Yoga Class with Chris James

chris James yoga

The Crossway is our gorgeous new venue in Richmond Upon Thames. Come and join us in the light and airy Oak Room on Monday evenings, and be stretched, relaxed and inspired for your week ahead…

23 January 2013 | around_town

Pliates-Plus Alexander Technique Workshop - 27 January 2013

pilates plus poster -  27 January 13

Pilates-Plus in the heart of St Margarets is running a number of Introduction workshops over the next few months on the very popular Alexander Technique. (It will be repeated on 3rd March, 21st April and 19th May.)

21 January 2013 | around_town

Nominate Roads and Footpaths for Repair Now!

Residents concerned about the state of roads and footpaths in their local area can now nominate them for repair.

21 January 2013 | news

Winter Travel Alert: SW Trains Plans for 21 January 2013

sw train winter weather warning

Changes to train times Monday 21st January 2013.

Because of the severe weather conditions, we will be running a revised timetable throughout the South West Trains network. To make best use of the trains and crew we expect to have available, we will be concentrating on our main line services. Please use this link for map of the service we will be providing on our network. Where possible we will run additional trains in our peak service hours, please continue to check here where we will advertise the additional services we are able to run.

20 January 2013 | news

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