Archives from July 2011

TED Talks

As this is a very slow news week, unless you are Angelina Jolie spotting, a friend of St Margarets Community Website suggested we introduce TED Talks to everyone. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design but has now grown far beyond that with over 900 talks online. The talks are only 20 minutes and are all persuasive, fascinating, inspiring and informative.

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29 July 2011 | around_town

Petition: Save Heatham House

An online petition to save Heatham House has been started and runs until 4th October 2011 and has been created because;

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28 July 2011 | news

Sing a Song of Summer

Someone once said that there are only three types of popular song - songs about love, songs about summer and songs about everything else.

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21 July 2011 | around_town

Diversion on London Road - 22 to 24 July 2011

If the recent Emergency Closure of London Road from 8th to 10th July 2011 wasn’t enough fun, there will be a diversion in place from this Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th July.

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21 July 2011 | news

Photos from the 2011 St Margarets Fair

It was a wet and windy day, but that didn’t stop thousands of people coming out and supporting the 33rd Annual St Margarets Fair. While the weather caused a few displays to be cancelled, nearly everything else went to plan, including the always popular dog show and music stage.

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19 July 2011 | around_town

Open-air Cinema in Richmond Park

2,500 acres of beautiful wilderness in London: hills, woodlands, ponds, gardens, grasslands and 650 free roaming red deer – Richmond Park is the largest and wildest of London’s Royal Parks and a fine, fitting backdrop for the Nomad’s 3-night mini-season of Nostalgic Adventure.

The Nomad and The Royal Parks invite you to an unprecedented season of outdoor cinema, screening classics and cult favourites in beautiful surroundings, under the stars, with special guests, live music and theatre and a few more surprises along the way…

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18 July 2011 | around_town

NO Attempted Child Abduction in Kew - 15 July 2011

There is an update from the the MET Police restating that there has only been the one incident in Barnes.

Updated 18 July 2011 - 6.14pm

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15 July 2011 | news

The Barnes Mystery Solved

In October 2008 this website carried an article about the brutal murder in March 1879 of Julia Martha Thomas who lived at 2 Vine Cottages on Richmond Hill. Her killer was a convicted fraudster, thief and hard case called Kate Webster who Julia Thomas had recently taken on as a maid. Just out of prison, Kate had been looking for easy pickings all over this area. She threw over one position with the Mitchell family in Teddington because, as she said later, “They didn’t have anything worth stealing”… but Julia Martha Thomas did. Just 6 weeks after engaging the maid Julia Martha Thomas had mysteriously disappeared and Kate Webster was walking around in her clothes and jewellery.

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14 July 2011 | around_town

Council Confirms Plans for St Johns Hospital Site

Richmond Council announced last week that the St John’s hospital site, in Stafford Road will be used to help expand St Mary’s Church of England Primary School.

Costing £3.5m, the expansion will include six new classrooms, a large school hall, an ICT suite and specialist facilities for children with special educational needs.

This will enable the school to create another 30 reception class places as it becomes a three form entry school over three sites - Amyand Park Road, Richmond Road and the new Stafford Road site.

Building work is set to begin in September with the new site opening in September 2012.

– from the Richmond Informer - 11 July 2011

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14 July 2011 | news

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