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Upcoming Events

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Wednesday 2 October

Talk by Tim Redmond on Big Ben

Big Ben is one of the most iconic buildings in the world – it identifies the UK and democracy in the Western world. But there is a lot more to this tower than the beautiful external gothic architecture; and Tim will prove this to you.
(Image courtesy of Getty Images)

St Mary’s community hall,
7.30pm for 8.00pm start

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Thursday 14 November

Talk on the forgotten market gardens of south west London

A talk by David Lawrie. This talk will reveal the rapid and radical change of land use arising from London’s ever-growing population, from the desperate need to increase food production in the 1800s, to the demand for housing for the new ‘commuter classes’ in the 20th century.

St Mary’s community hall,
7.30pm for 8.00pm start

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Thursday 5 December

Talk on the renovation
of the royal kitchens
at Kew Palace

Marc Meltonville, who spoke to members last year on the King’s chocolate kitchen, will this year regale us with the history of the renovation of the royal kitchens at Kew Palace. At St Mary’s community hall.

St Mary’s community hall,
7.30pm for 8.00pm start

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Friday 17 January 2020

Lunch at Merits Restaurant

The Merits lunch, which has become a regular and popular feature of our events calendar, will take place at Merits restaurant on Friday, 18 January. There is a delicious three-course menu priced at around a modest £10.00.

If you would like to reserve a place, please phone Rosemary Hill on 020 8973 3604 in December. Please also inform Rosemary if you have any allergies or dietary requirements.

Merits Restaurant, Richmond College, Twickenham,
meet at the college at 11.45am


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Please download our plastic recycling guide and share with your neighbours

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Thou shalt not contaminate!

How to make recycling count

Available to download here now

Not sure what to do with your unwanted plastic?

As a result of confusion over recycling household waste, we have recently done some research and thought it would be useful to share some key findings to help clarify how we can make the most of our doorstep collection and help fight the ‘war on plastic’.

We should not demonise this flexible, durable and protective material, but we need to be responsible for its reuse and disposal. The biggest problem is contamination – either due to being put in the wrong box or still being covered in residual food waste.

Much more plastic can be recycled effectively if we follow these simple steps.

Download now »

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Other local news & events

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Pictures of Hampton in the 1940s, 1950s & 1960s

The Roads and Buildings, Businesses and Shops, the River and Recreation

Available from any of our upcoming talks and events

The Borough of Twickenham Local History Society has just published a book on the history of Hampton written by local historian John Sheaf.

As the title implies the book includes many pictures of that time period. It covers the roads and buildings of the village, the shops, pubs and businesses of that wartime and post-war era as well as the river and recreation. There is a separate section for each main road with details of the significant changes; each with an individual map and related pictures. Changes to other roads are also described as well as information on all new roads, with appropriate images.

The book includes over 130 historic photographs, with many pictures in colour, and eleven maps.

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A few words about us

The Hampton Society is primarily concerned with the protection and development of the local environment, both built and natural, and to ensure that the provision of amenities enhances the quality of life for the residents of Hampton.

We think Hampton is pretty special. We welcome improvements to our surroundings as long as they don't adversely affect the well being of the village and its residents.

If you feel the same way and would like to find out more about the village you live in then we welcome you to join the Society today.

Join the Society today

We welcome new people of all ages and encourage our existing members to introduce the Society to their neighbours and friends. If you know someone who is interested in joining us and would like more information, please pass their details on to our membership secretary. Our application form offers regular payment by cash or cheque, or by standing order.

We can achieve so much more with
a strong membership!

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