History

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Great British Railway Journeys – Teddington

Link to the programme on iPlayer: http://bbc.in/1nTK7LN (20 mins in) Great British Railway Journeys sees former Conservative MP Michael Portillo travel the length and the breadth of the country on the railways following Bradshaw’s Guide. Bradshaw’s Guide were a series…

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Teddington Studios – an obituary

Teddington Studios has an interesting past, beginning with the site acquired in the 1880’s by wealthy stockbroker Henry Chinnery. He was involved in the building of St Albans Church (now the Landmark Arts Centre) and had a keen interest in…

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WWI Remembered 100 years on

Events across the country have been planned to commemorate the centenary of World War I and some are taking place closer to home in Richmond Borough. On Sunday, Sea Cadets, Royal British Legion and RNLI Teddington helped commemorate the occasion…

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70 years ago, D-Day plans made at Camp Griffiss put into action

Today the world honoured those that fought 70 years ago during the allied D-Day landings in Normandy, but did you know how Bushy Park played an important part in the invasion plans? In 1942 construction began on Camp Griffiss, a…

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The Causeway gets a facelift

Richmond Council recently assigned The Teddington Business Community (TBC) to manage the creation of a hoarding to cover empty shop space (previously Bottoms Up) on the Causeway, vacant for almost five years and considered an eyesore. Bridget Clements, Town Liaison…

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Teddington etymology – what’s in a name

You may walk down roads in Teddington wondering where the name came from – some are simply picked without any link to the area but others were chosen to honour the many influential characters that have lived in Teddington over…

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Teddington celebrates it’s history

Teddington station will be preserved after it was granted Grade II listed status by English Heritage. This is in advance of next year’s 150th anniversary of the railway in Teddington and the designation will help keep the architectural gem for…

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Residents pledge their support for Teddington Memorial Hospital

Over three hundred concerned residents pledged their support for Teddington Memorial Hospital (TMH) at a recent packed out public meeting at Teddington Baptist Church. The meeting was organised by The League of Friends of Teddington Memorial Hospital and local General…

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Who pulled the plug?

If you’ve been near the Thames in the last few days or crossed it on a bridge near low tide you might be forgiven for thinking we are just very short of rain lately! This annual phenomenon is actually deliberately…

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Langdon Down Museum to open on regular basis

Currently The Langdon Down Museum of Learning Disability (now with new website) is only usually open to the public on special occasions such as London’s Open House weekend. From January 2012 it will be accessible regularly so that more visitors…

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