Hampton Hill Club House destroyed by fire

NewsSadly during the night a major fire has totally destroyed Bushy Park’s Hampton Hill Cricket Club club house.

Thankfully due to being out of Cricket season and so late at night the building was empty and no casualties resulted from the fire.

Club members will be saddened by this news especially because club photos, scorebooks and trophies stored on site were also lost in the fire. However the building was fully insured and plans are already under-way for the replacement building that will hopefully include enhancements to facilities during this process.

A note on the club website mentions that the clubhouse will be rebuilt “in a manner which preserves as much of the tradition and heritage of our 155 year old club”.

Although some walls remained after the fire, for safety reasons the still smouldering remains have been demolished throughout today and the area is currently fenced off. Onlookers who gathered to see the building being demolished today have gathered that police may be treating the fire as suspicious. Hampton Wick Cricket Club pavilion was also lost to fire but rebuilt back in 1989.

[Update] Some more info from Richmond & Twickenham Times: “About 20 firefighters battled for more than two hours to control the blaze, which broke out just before 3.13am”.

[Update] Police have released details concerning their investigation – a pile of smouldering newspapers was found in one doorway, forced entry occurred to the building and a second fire had been started on a nearby park bench.

Although insured, an appeal for funds over this amount has been launched to ensure the clubhouse is rebuilt to the required standard.

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  • 12th October 2010 at 19:55
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    One question why were the fire brigade from Wembley and Southall, and not from the local area, Twickenham, Richmond ect???????.

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  • 15th October 2010 at 17:11
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    The pavilion had been where a group of street drinkers had been gathering during the week or so leading up to this fire so this should be a line of enquiry that the police look into .

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