Archive of posts from February 2011

British icons at Orleans Infant School

“British icons such as Queen Victoria, Isambard Kingdom Brunel and King Richard the Lionheart could all be found in Twickenham last week. Orleans Infant School, in Hartington Road, held a special Empire Day on Friday as part of its centenary celebrations…”

25 February 2011 | around_town

Young people 'transported' back in time


23 February 2011 | around_town

'You Are Kolley Kibber - You Come From Strawberry Hill...

Brighton Rock poster

“… and I Claim The ‘Community Newsletter’ Prize!”

Graham Greene’s 1938 thriller “Brighton Rock” – recently been filmed for the second time – opens with the murder of a newspaper tout called Kolley Kibber.

“Advertised on every ‘Messenger’ poster: ‘Kolley Kibber in Brighton today’.” In his pocket he had a packet of cards to distribute in hidden places along his route: those who found them would receive ten shillings from the ‘Messenger’, but the big prize was reserved for whoever challenged Hale in the proper form of words and with a copy of the ‘Messenger’ in his hand: ‘You are Mr Kolley Kibber. I claim the ’Daily Messenger ’prize’.

This was Hale’s job, to do sentry go, until a challenger released him, in every seaside town in turn: yesterday Southend, today Brighton, tomorrow-"


18 February 2011 | around_town

Half-term Holiday Activities at Orleans House Gallery


18 February 2011 | around_town

Event Reminder: Lecture on Sir Richard Burton, Legendary Victorian Explorer

Sir Richard Burton

an illustrated talk by Neil McNeil

In 2010 the Environment Trust worked with the Friends of Burton to restore Burton’s Mausoleum in Mortlake. Join us on February 28th at 7:30pm in the Orleans House Gallery, to learn about the restoration project and about the celebrated and colourful life of this fascinating man.

Our Speaker Neil McNeil has worked in radio and television for the BBC, LBC and Sky.

17 February 2011 | around_town

Our Second Ever Reader Poll

visits to the site

Well, it isn’t exactly our six year anniversary, but we are looking at a bit of a redesign, so we thought we should run our second ever Reader Poll to see how we are doing. It would be great if you could spare us five minutes of your time to help us know what is working and what isn’t.

10 February 2011 | editorial

King Dinuzulu's Beads

Wood badge and woggle

Dinuzulu, the son of the mighty warrior Cetshwayo, was King of the Zulu nation from 1884 until his death in 1913. As a sign of his royalty and courage in battle he wore around his neck a 4 metre long ‘iziQu’ – a necklace made of thousands of small wooden acacia beads strung on a leather thong. The necklace, passed down from generation to generation, was considered sacred and kept in a cave on a high mountain and guarded day and night. The explorer Charles Rawden Maclean who was shipwrecked off the coast of Zululand in 1825 wrote…

10 February 2011 | around_town

Event Reminder: Art Picnic at JWM Turners House - 20 February 2011

Turners home

10 February 2011 | around_town

Event Reminder: Eco Teams Training Session - 16 February 2011

On 16th February from 6 to 8pm at the Twickenham Library.

10 February 2011 | around_town expands to Richmond, Teddington & Twickenham

After two successful years of business in Clapham & Wandsworth, has expanded and launched a new local site just for Richmond, Teddington & Twickenham.

10 February 2011 | around_town

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