Archive of posts from March 2014

A Message From Richmond Police - Con-woman

We wanted to make you aware of a deeply worrying and unpleasant crime that is currently taking place in and around Richmond in order that you can be more aware and also alert your more vulnerable or elderly neighbours.

Over the weekend there were 3 burglary artifice crimes and one 2 weeks ago that was very similar. Burglary artifice is a particular type of burglary whereby a suspect knocks on a victims door and passes themselves off as a professional – ie. Fixing a water leak, bogus builder and is plausible enough to be let in and they then steal items from the house, often money , jewellery etc, or someone who is in trouble and needs assistance as in this case.

31 March 2014 | news

Hounslow Swords

hounslow swords

Once upon a time, long before estate agents roamed the earth; when Michael Gove was just a figment of our imagination, this blessed plot of ours was noted for many things like wheat, fruit, pottery, fish, beer, gunpowder and surprisingly – swords. It is recorded that in the late 16th century, during the reign of Elizabeth 1st, those who wished to rent land near the Rivers Colne and Crane for the construction of gunpowder mills had to pay the Government a rent of 1000 swords… which sounds a little cut throat to me!

29 March 2014 | around_town

Richmond Libraries Homework Club

Richmond Homework help poster

Richmond Library is a great place to do your homework!

Come along to our free Homework Club during term-time for a quiet place to study, friendly assistance from our specially trained helpers, a wide range of books and supervised internet access. We won’t do your homework for you but we’ll show you the resources for you to find all the information you need. For 8 – 14 year olds.

28 March 2014 | news

Event Reminder: Fund Raising Concert - 15 April 2014

2014 ElasticBandConcert

Come along to a fund raising concert for the St Margarets Fair, who supports four local schools, three local charities chosen by the St Margarets Fair committee. The concert is at St Stephens School on 15 April 2014 from 7.30.

28 March 2014 | around_town

Yoga-Fitness Wins Netmums Award

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‘Complete Beginners Yoga Course’ voted favourite adult class in Richmond area.

A St Margarets ‘Complete Beginners Yoga Course’ has scooped one of the top awards in the ‘Classes For You’ competition, run by Britain’s biggest parenting site Netmums.

The UK-wide competition was launched as a chance for people running adult classes to be recognised for their hard work serving and improving the local community. Over 1.7 million members were eligible to vote in the competition

28 March 2014 | news

Event Reminder: Tasting with Les Caves de Pyrene - 10 April 2014

“The Real Wine Month” is a nationwide promotion highlighting organic, biodynamic and natural wines made by artisan growers and winemakers.

26 March 2014 | around_town

Event Reminder: Play - Men at Arms - 3 to 5 April 2014

‘Be a MAN in the City Watch! The City Watch needs MEN!’

25 March 2014 | around_town

'Bloody Belgians' in St Margarets in the First World War

©  Postcards Then and Now

News about the First World War Belgian refugees across the border in East Twickenham has now hit the headlines, but the story of the refugees in St Margarets is still to be told. If East Twickenham was the hub of the Belgian community, then St Margarets and adjacent parts of Central Twickenham were its perimeter.

21 March 2014 | around_town

Claude Duval - Dancing in the Moonlight

Dancing in the moonlight

Regular readers of this website already know that our little corner of Paradise sits on the southern edge of what was the most dangerous 4,000 acres of open countryside in the entire kingdom. In its time Hounslow Heath was the favoured haunt of footpads, robbers and highwaymen and the most handsome, the most charming, the most dashing of them all was the roguish Claude Duval. Huzzah!

21 March 2014 | around_town

Home Start - Everyone Needs a Bit of Help Sometimes

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Many parents need support, friendship or advice when their children are young. We train volunteers with parenting experience in the Richmond area who can visit you at home. They can give you a helping hand and listen to your concerns. All are DBS (CRB) checked and fully trained.

21 March 2014 | news

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