Vogue Words

Jessica Ennis Hill

Maybe it’s because I am getting old or like Rip Van Winkle I have been asleep for the last twenty years or maybe I’m just thick but something strange seems to be happening to our language. A whole gabble of words that I have never seen before have recently appeared and left me baffled.

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20 August 2016 | around_town

Operation Starfish - The Story Continues

decoy site

In July 1945, less than 2 months after V.E Day, a general election was held in Great Britain, the first since 1935. Amongst the candidates nominated in Richmond was Squadron Leader Norman Howard, who was working at the time for the Air Ministry. Unlike other candidates who were able to promote themselves with full profiles and C.Vs all Sq/Leader Howard could say for himself is that during the war he worked for a ‘hush-hush’ department… and so he did.

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14 August 2016 | around_town

Event Reminder: Rambert School Open Day - 10 September 2016

Monument Studio

For one day only, Rambert School offers local children a fun filled family day of dancing. Take a behind the scenes look in the studios, watch rehearsals and try on costumes at one of the UK’s oldest professional dance schools. Children from two years upwards will be able to try out free taster dance classes, available all day from 11am until 3pm. Saturday 10 September, 11am – 3pm.

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14 August 2016 | around_town

Event Reminder: Tedington Choral Sing Day - 3 September 2016

September Sing Day

Why not start September with a Singing Day with Teddington Choral’s Vocal Workshop with choruses from Mendelssohn’s Elijah.

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14 August 2016 | around_town

Event Reminder: Open Day at the Police Station - 7 August 2016

Vintage Police Car

Two weeks into the school holiday and the kids are already driving you mad? Want to take them somewhere which doesn’t cost a bean where they’re bound to have fun and behave themselves?

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1 August 2016 | around_town

What is an Eton Mess?

Eton v Harrow

For those of us who are not cock-eyed optimists an Eton Mess is a political ‘snafu’ headed up by a bunch of Bullingdon Club toffs who persuade us to take a referendum on our membership of the European Union. Then once we, the ignorati, have made our decision they all bail out, leaving us with no idea of what to do or where to go. It is rather like General Eisenhower dropping the allied troops on the Normandy beaches on D Day and then saying, “Well lads, here we are. Berlin is… er… that way. Off you go!”

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22 July 2016 | around_town

Orleans House Summer Family Fun 2016

Create and make together poster

Join us this summer for an exciting series of new family workshops and walks exploring the heritage, stories and surroundings of Orleans House Gallery.

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22 July 2016 | around_town

Deer Park School Planning Application


We are delighted to announce that a planning application for Deer Park School’s permanent facilities has been submitted to the Borough of Richmond. As part of a wider development lead by family supermarket Lidl UK at Ryde House, the government have committed investment into the future pupils at Deer Park School with this exciting mixed use development. It will provide a wonderful facility for pupils to learn with the best teachers, enjoy their school days and succeed in an environment that enables a love for learning.

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22 July 2016 | news


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