Archive of posts from January 2016

The Return of the Robots and the Golem of Prague

Robby the robot

Before we get too excited about the future and ‘squadrons of automatons zipping about’ we should not forget that the concept of robots, replicants and androids has been around for centuries. One of the great Cretan myths about Talos, the mechanical man who guarded the island from pirates, dates back to 400 years BC. An automaton with a similar defensive purpose was created in Czechoslovakia in the sixteenth century.

29 January 2016 | around_town

Silverfit Offers Weekly Classes for People Over 45

silverfit 2016 flyer

Age 45 and over? Keep Fit in 2016

Whether you have never exercised before or are a seasoned pro. Meet new friends and get healthy doing it! We meet every Wednesday at the Whitton Community Centre from 1.30 to 3.30pm.

29 January 2016 | around_town

David Masters Salons' Valentines Day Promotion

DMS valentines

David Masters Salon is giving away fabulous heart shaped box of chocolates with Gift Cards in the run up to Valentine’s Day, while stocks last. They are redeemable against hair and beauty services at David Masters Salons in Richmond Bridge and St Margarets, Richmond’s premier independent hair and beauty salon.

29 January 2016 | around_town

St Margarets Traders Association's Adam Tocock Steps Down

adam tocock

After many years of service, Adam Tocock is stepping down from his role with the St Margarets Traders Association. Adam helped organise the group and all their activities, including publishing the wonderful St Margarets magazines and running the semi-annual Crown Road fairs. It is hard and often unappreciated work, but Adam pushed forward with a smile on his face and a ready joke. Thank you Adam and we will see you at Cutters.

29 January 2016 | editorial

Event Reminder: Spring Lunch with Samantha Bond at Holly Lodge - 16 March 2016

holly lodge Samantha Bond

“In conversation with Samantha Bond” will be the centre piece of the annual Holly Lodge Centre Spring Lunch on Wednesday 16 March at Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park. Supporters of the Centre will have a chance to interact with Samantha about her distinguished career in film, theatre and television.

29 January 2016 | editorial|around_town|news

Event Reminder: Strawberry Hill House 'Banquet for a Pope' - 5 March 2016

Popes Grotto Fundraiser Poster

Join us for a fund-raising dinner on Saturday, 5 March 2016, in the splendour of the Long Gallery at Strawberry Hill House, Horace Walpole’s “little gothic castle” and help save Pope’s Grotto.

29 January 2016 | around_town

Free Child Care Provision Petition

The Conservatives made a promise of 30 hours “free” child care during the last general election. There are currently insufficient state nursery places locally (only one in four of those in the Borough are in state nurseries with the rest being provided by the voluntary sector or private sector).

29 January 2016 | news

Moormead FC Bids to Save the Moormead Park Pavillion

moormead pavillion group photo

On Saturday 16 January 2016, hundreds of St Margarets residents braved freezing temperatures to show their support for the renovation of Moormead Park Pavilion.

Parents from Moormead Football Club are waiting to hear back from Richmond Council about their community-led ‘expression of interest’ to restore the Pavilion building, which was submitted in December last year.

29 January 2016 | news

Age UK Richmond Housekeeping Services

Age Richmond Housekeeping

Age UK Richmond have a huge team of reliable, friendly housekeepers who can help you manage your home, your way. We help with general housework (like dusting, hoovering, cleaning, bed making), laundry, shopping, prescription collection and much more.

29 January 2016 | news

Heddon Street W1B 4BQ - Where Ziggy Fell to Earth

david bowie

David Robert Jones, a.k.a David Bowie: 8th Jan 1947 – 10th Jan 2016

21 January 2016 | around_town

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