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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 Trisha Shirt, 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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Upcoming Society events

Lunch at Merits

Yet another delicious lunch at a very reasonable price is on the cards at Merits, the training restaurant for Richmond College.

Friday 19 January at Merits, Richmond College.  

‘A View from the Bridge’ at Hampton Hill Theatre

‘A View from the Bridge’ is written by American playwright Arthur Miller. The play is set in 1950s America, in an Italian American neighborhood near the Brooklyn Bridge in New York.

Wednesday 31 January at 7.30pm  

Notes from the Chair

“I started working from home in 2006 and that’s when I really started to see the pleasure of this place and its people. It’s an outstanding and caring community where people work together to achieve great things that we can all enjoy.”read moreā€¦

William Redfern,
Chair of the Society

Local issues and news

The Hampton Society Planning Guidance Document V1.01  

The Hampton Society Planning Guidance Document V1.01 now available to download

Our planning sub-group, that includes an architect and a surveyor, have put together a guide to how they approach planning applications. We review many applications a month and the guide will give you an idea of what criteria has to nbe met before we follow up or put in an objection. We hope you find it of interest.



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Village Survey Feedback  

Village Survey Feedback

Thank you to everyone who took part in the survey in November

We will be providing the council leaders and local councillors a copy of the full feedback document that we expect to inform the Village Plan process.

As a snapshot of life in Hampton towards the end of 2015, the most overriding conclusions are that the sampled residents feel strongly about the following issues:



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Special Anniversary Newsletter now available

To celebrate our Diamond Anniversary, we have produced a special eight-page issue of our quarterly newsletter. It contains a summary of our achievements over the last 60 years, our current concerns and a review of recent talks and events. It is available to download from our Newsletter page, by clicking on the image on the left or from the following link.



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Local events

Loki Music  

Loki Music’s series of early music concerts

The next early music season at Garrick’s Temple in Hampton will start with a celebration of Shakespeare’s birthday on Friday 21 April.

The concerts will continue with quartets of various kinds, including Telemann’s ‘Paris’ quartets [for flute, violin, harpsichord and bass viol] on Friday 19 May, performed by Follia.

Quartets will also play a part in at least two of the three Shakespeare Symposia at Garrick’s Temple, linking music to philosophers: the French Revolution and Hegel on Saturday 1 April; from around 1848 [Marx] on 24 June, and the late 19th century [Nietzsche] on 2 September. Booking and details of these symposia - and other events at Garrick’s Temple - can be seen via the Garrick's Temple website.

Friday 21 April at Garrick's Temple to Shakespeare



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Hampton Sailing Club  

Hampton Sailing Club

We have a family focused club, uniquely located on a freehold island which opens every Sunday from March to December.

Races, Open meetings for GP 14’s, Merlin Rockets and other classes, Sunbury Rally, long distance race, Junior regatta, to name but a few events, take place all year round in this very sociable club.

Every Sunday from March to December. Benns Alley, Hampton Middlesex



You can call in on any Sunday 
during the sailing season, or 
leave your contact details at 
our email address:


or go to our website.

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Hampton 100 Years Ago  

Hampton 100 Years Ago by John Sheaf available now

This newly published book, written by Hampton local historian John Sheaf, provides a fascinating description of Hampton 100 years ago.

It covers the layout of the village, the roads, the shops and pubs and some of the significant buildings at that time as well as the occupations of some of the householders. There is a separate section for every road that then existed; each with an individual map and related images.



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