Archive of posts from October 2013

New Shop: Vintage and Velvet Opens

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St Margarets’ newest shop, Vintage and Velvet of Crown Road, had an official visit from the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Stephen Speak today. Here he is cutting the ribbon with proprietor Amanda, who’ll be happy to wow you with 2 floors (and a secret garden) of vintage kitchenalia, homeware, furniture, fabrics and more…

19 October 2013 | news

The Secrets of Sheen Gull

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If you travel by boat up the Thames towards Richmond you will pass along Syon Reach, with Kew Gardens on your left hand and Syon House on your right. Then, just as Old Isleworth comes into view through the trees, you will enter the strangely named Sheen Gull.

17 October 2013 | around_town

For Sanity Sake's 20 Things To Do... in half term

Looking for some ideas for this half term? Check out our 20 Things To Do for local events, activities and spooky goings on..

17 October 2013 | around_town

Guy Fawkes Night and Fireworks 2013

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Here are some of the larger firework displays around us this year.

NPL Fireworks Display – Saturday, 26 October 2013

Always a big big show. The fireworks start around 7.30pm.

  • Live music, BBQ, drinks
  • Adult £7.50, Child £3.50, Family £20.00 (two adults and up to four children)

17 October 2013 | around_town

The Bridge at Eel Pie Island

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When local antique dealer Michael Snapper bought the old and gently decaying Eel Pie Island Hotel in the early 1950’s the locomotive band had been replaced by “a rather washed-out trio playing foxtrots and what-not to half a dozen people.” Business at the hotel was very slow and locals were beginning to talk of Snapper’s acquisition as a white elephant. The hotel badly needed renovation, the entertainment wasn’t attracting anybody and worse of all – the only way you could get there was by a small ferryboat. Although he may not have realised it at the time what Mr Snapper needed to save his hotel was a) something that would attract large numbers of people, b) ideally people who wouldn’t be too bothered by the tatty decor of his hotel and c) people who would really ‘dig’ the fun of a ferry boat ride. The answer was right under his nose.

10 October 2013 | around_town

Richmond Local History Society 2013/14 Lecture Series

The Richmond Local History Society is kicking off its new season of lectures and other events on subjects of local historical interest with a talk on Shrovetide football.

9 October 2013 | around_town

The Big SPEAR Snooze - 8 November 2013

SPEAR is a local charity providing support for people who are homeless. We help people move off the streets and address the issues that may have led to their homelessness so they can start living a much better life.

8 October 2013 | around_town

Looking for a Babysitter?

I’m a 15 year old seeking babysitting and childminding jobs. I study at Orleans Park School and I am responsible, mature and reliable. I love working with kids and I can also work at short notice. I am happy to pick children up from Orleans Primary School or St Stephan’s CE Primary School on Tuesdays through Fridays and bring them home. I can also do evening and weekend babysitting in the St Margarets area.

6 October 2013 | around_town

Join Interview Circles in Twickenham - Autumn 2013

The world premiere of Interview Circles, will be happening in Lulu’z cafe in Twickenham on Wednesdays in October and November 2013 at 10 am.

6 October 2013 | around_town

Another Accident on the River Crane

Dismay as many fish die in River Crane pollution

4 October 2013 | news

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