Haliburton - our Canadian cousins

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Should you bold ‘village’ dwellers every venture north of the A316 into what the locals call the true St Margarets you may find yourself ambling along the long and gently curving avenue that is Haliburton Road. Following the path of the River Crane on its last tidal half mile before emptying into the Thames this little slice of Arcadia also marks the border between Hounslow and Richmond.

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19 August 2017 | around_town

Electric boost for Richmond motorists

Over 150 new electric vehicle charging points will be installed across Richmond to help fuel the growth of clean and green motoring, thanks to £285,000 from the Government.

Richmond upon Thames will receive the funding from the Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles. The money is being distributed as part of the Mayor of London’s investment programme, ‘Go Ultra Low City.’ The scheme aims to make electric vehicles and easier and more practical option for Londoners.

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19 August 2017 | news

Poetry at the Adelaide

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Announcing an open mic evening where poets have an opportunity to read out their work. The compare is Bob Sheed, an established poet. People are welcome to just come and sit and listen.

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19 August 2017 | around_town

Richmond Film Society Season 55 announced

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Come and join Richmond Film Society for our current season of films or, to get a taster of what we offer, come along on the night for an individual screening.

Our seasons comprise of 15 films of international repute. Season 55 includes films from Europe, South America, Iran and USA.

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19 August 2017 | around_town

Schools celebrate A-level success

Students in Richmond upon Thames school sixth forms are once again celebrating as they receive their A Level results.

Results show that the 429 pupils in school sixth forms achieved A Level results above those seen nationally. The proportion of all entries graded as an A* to C was 85%, an increase of 7% points since last year. This compares with the national average of 77%.

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19 August 2017 | news

Mr Lightoller goes to Dunkirk

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Is courage something that is always there – flowing constantly and always on hand when needed – or is it something that we must go looking for inside ourselves, in the hope that we’ll find it?

For local resident Charles Herbert Lightoller, late of No. 1, Duck’s Walk, East Twickenham, courage was always there. In 1912, serving as Second Officer aboard the apparently unsinkable ‘Titanic’ he helped save 30 survivors by encouraging them to cling to an upturned boat. Second Officer Lightoller was the last survivor to be pulled from the water

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13 August 2017 | around_town

Open House London - Bushy House - 17 September 2017

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Bushy House was built for Edward Proger in the 1660s and was the residence of William, Duke of Clarence (later William IV) and his mistress Dora Jordan. It has been part of the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) since 1900.

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13 August 2017 | around_town

National art competition coming to Richmond

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A national art competition, looking for the most Contemporary British Painting will be coming to three local art galleries this summer.

The ‘Contemporary British Painting Prize’ is an artist led organisation which explores and promotes current trends in British painting through group exhibitions, talks, publications and the donation of paintings to art museums.

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13 August 2017 | news

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