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t last - some beautiful weather! As I write, the sun is shining and the sky is blue after what seems to have been weeks of greyness. And, of course, with the sun comes the urge to get back into the garden and see what's popping up through the earth. In our gardening article, writer and chartered horticulturist, Valerie McBride-Munro, talks about what to expect at this year's Chelsea Flower Show and what ideas you can steal. My tickets are booked and it really is one of the highlights of my year. Read her article on pg 17. If you love gardens but don't have green fingers yourself, don't miss out seeing all the wonderful Open Gardens in the local area, coming up in the next few weeks. You can see which ones to visit on pg 20. Also opening their doors to the public are many local artists with the Open Studios weekends in June and the beginning of the July. It's a great way to buy a wonderful piece of art, without paying gallery prices. Find out more on pg 19. And, of course, June is the month for the best fair in London (OK, being one of the organisers, I am biased) - Kew Midsummer Fete. This year it is being held on Saturday 23 June and looks set to be our best year yet. Find out what's on at the Fete on pg 24. Pippa, Editor Connecting local people to local life

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'The rule of thumb is that pine is cheaper than oak, and narrower boards are cheaper than wider ones...' is absolutely beautiful, but such authenticity does not come cheap – do not expect to pay substantially less than for new boards, while common problems include woodworm, ingrained dirt and stains, dents and splits, variations in thickness or colour, broken tongue and groove, and the need to remove or countersink thousands of old rusty nails. If the price seems too good to be true, it probably is. Ask where the wood came from and how it has been stored since it was reclaimed – timber that has stood outside for

FINISHES FOR FLOORBOARDS Paint: a great cover-up, available in a range of colours. Stains: may be oil or water-based. Will change the colour but may still need a finish for protection. Wax: a polished wooden floor is a sight to behold, with a lovely gentle sheen and natural smell, but they do require regular re-waxing. Oil: gives a natural finish, sinking deep into the grain to protect the wood. Again, they need re-applying regularly, so don’t even consider it unless you’re prepared to put in the hard work. UV-cured oil and wax: almost like lacquer, but with the look of oil or wax. Lacquer and varnish: available in matt, satin and gloss finishes, these are very hard wearing but don’t give such a natural finish.

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Chelsea Flower Show This year's show is about a longer life for gardens once the crowds have gone, as well as looking at how plants can enhance our own wellbeing, so that we live longer lives, too

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or as far back as I can remember, the majority of Chelsea show gardens have been dismantled on the last day and sold, bit by bit, to visitors who will brave the journey home on public transport with their spoils. This year, there’s a definite emphasis on gardens having a life after Chelsea, so that all that time, money and effort will not end up in a skip at the end of the week but enjoyed again for years to come in a community project. Also new for this year are the eight ‘Space to Grow Gardens’, set up as typical town gardens. Instead of being some fantastical hard-to-recreate design, they should be a collection of great ideas that would work in your own garden. How many times have I overheard a Chelsea visitor saying something like ‘hmm, all very nice - but can you honestly see that outside our kitchen window?’ Another change for 2018 is an extension to the opening hours on Friday 25 May, with music, food market, entertainment, demonstrations and the opportunity to see the gardens lit up. In previous years the showground closed at 8pm, but now, on this one Friday, you’ll be able to mingle and schmooze until closing time at ten. The stories behind this year’s major gardens along Main Avenue range from a romanticised 18th century tea garden to a timeless recreation of a Mediterranean landscape; a blueprint for city living in an apartment block (complete with futuristic building) to the resilience and determination of situations of forced migration and displacement. So, as a visitor you’ll be set to be transported to locations around the world. A random fact - in previous years, there have been very few female designers strutting their stuff – this year, out of the 26 designers, 13 of them are women.

2018 Show: Pearlfisher Space to Grow Garden (top) and The Silent Pool Gin Garden And, although we gardeners already know that plants can have a huge impact on our health and wellbeing, this year the RHS has invited designers to demonstrate how green spaces can improve lives and help mitigate against major environmental challenges. While I approve, secretly I rather mourn the absence of Diarmuid Gavin’s bonkers twirling box balls with a potting shed full of Heath Robinson gadgets, or his Irish Sky Garden, difficult to describe without using the word ‘Teletubbies’. There is a definite place for whimsy at Chelsea, methinks… Valerie McBride-Munro is a chartered horticulturist offering a plant problemsolving service. Tel: 020 8892 9243

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ART FAIR 19 & 20 May

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an ARTful summer The Art House Open Studios: 22 - 24 June & 29 June - 1 July


rt House offers a unique opportunity to visit artists' creative spaces, chat to the artists themselves and hear how their work evolves. And, by buying direct, you are not paying gallery prices. Hundreds of local artists will open their doors over the two weekends in June and July, exhibiting a wide range of work including paintings, sketches, photography, stained glass, sculpture, ceramics, jewellery and upholstery. Venues are spread across Richmond borough with exhibitions in homes, studios, schools, cafes, church halls, boathouses and in heritage buildings. Entry to all venues is free. You can find out where to go at or the free brochure is available from local libraries, arts venues and Orleans House Gallery. Artists from top: Lucy Buzzacott, Chris Rowe, Andrew Ferguson, Amanda Randall

Richmond Art Society Summer Exhibition: 5 - 7 May - 10am - 6pm

The Richmond Art Society is holding a three day exhibition at Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington. There will be more than 200 works of art including watercolours, acrylics, drawings, pastels, digital works, prints, sculpture and ceramics. Amateurs and professionals.

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come into my garden... Discover the delights of other people's gardens this summer


very year, locals open their stunning gardens to the public, either as part of the National Gardens Scheme or indepedently. 27 May: 2-5pm / 3 June: 6-8pm Kew Green Gardens Behind a row of 18th century houses on the Green are five beautiful but very different gardens – some formal, some with traditional borders or wild areas. Tea in the afternoon, wine in the evening. 65, 67, 69, 71, 73 Kew Gardens TW9 3AH. £6 entry for all 2 June: 6-8pm Raworth Garden Climbers, Old English Roses, perennials, a lush bog garden and waterfall. A real delight. 7 St George’s Rd, St Margarets TW1 1QS. £6 entry, wine 3 June: 11am-5pm Petersham Open Gardens Independently run, 12 of Petersham’s most beautiful and private gardens (centre) will open to visitors for one day – from the grand to the quirky, ornate to minimalist. Tickets £12 in advance or £15 on the day, last ticket 4pm, teas. 3 June: 1-5pm Stokes House Just beyond Petersham, this walled garden in Ham was originally an orchard but now contains box hedges, clematis, climbing roses, perennials and mature trees. Plants for sale. Tickets £4, 18 Ham St, Ham TW10 7HR 3 June: 2-6pm 29 & 31 West Park Rd No 29 is an Edwardian style landscaped garden, while No 31 is a modern botanical, 20

with an ‘Oriental twist’. The emphasis is on foliage and rotating pool. Tickets £5 for both. Kew TW9 4DA 10 June: 2-5pm Trumpeters House & Sarah’s Garden A two-acre garden on the original site of Richmond Palace, with lawns stretching down to the Thames. Clipped yews, box parterre and rose garden with Tudor walls covered in climbers. Tickets £5, teas. Richmond TW9 1PD 17 June: 3-6pm Ormeley Lodge Large walled garden on Ham Common with orchard, wild flowers, knot garden plus a few chickens and birds. Tickets £5, teas. Ham Common, TW10 5HB 8 July: 5-7pm 20 Beechwood Avenue Minimalist layout with topiary, sculpture and writing shed (pictured top). Tickets £5.50, wine. Kew TW9 4DE

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CLASSIC DISTRACTION 19 May is a ‘historic’ day in more ways than one, with a major classic car auction at nearby Brooklands sure to appeal


hile the royal wedding will be a magnet for many on 19 May, those with a more esoteric following will be drawn to Brooklands Museum near Weybridge, where classic car auction specialist, Historics, is hosting a sale of over 140 fine classic motorcars. The immensely varied classic car entries at Historics span nine decades and more than 40 different marques from the UK, Europe and the USA. Echoing the stately occasion nearby, they will have a fine selection of regal classics from Rolls Royce, Bentley, Jaguar and Aston Martin - but look out, too, for fine examples of classic Ferraris and Porsches and more affordable MG, Triumph, Austin and Morris models. There’s even a Ghostbuster’s replica. Values range from highly affordable to serious investment and everything in between. Sale day is preceded by two useful viewing days on the Thursday and Friday.

A pristine 1969 Porsche 911/930 Turbo with just 29,500 miles (Estimate: £135,000-£155,000) If you can’t be there… Historics welcomes commission bids in advance, whilst telephone bidding and live online bidding is provided with prior registration. See for full details and all entries or call 01753 639170; e-mail:

Free Antiques Valuation Days Thursdays 10am - 2pm 24 May & 21 June The Vestry Hall, Vestry House 21 Paradise Road Richmond TW9 1SA Bring along your Antiques, Jewellery, Gold, Silver, Ceramics & Collectables and meet a Hansons valuer Free Valuations at The Normansfield Theatre, Teddington every Saturday 9.30am - 12.30pm For more information please call 020 8979 7954 The Valuation & Consignment Office, 77 Bridge Road, Hampton Court Village KT8 9HH 020 8979 7954 Regulated by RICS 22

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KEW MIDSUMMER FETE Enjoy a fabulous day out with family and friends on Kew Green


Saturday 23 June: 11am-6pm

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hile we're hoping for a hot, sunny day for this year's Kew Midsummer Fete, we're also hoping that it won't be quite as hot as last year! The Fete is a wonderful family event and draws visitors from across London and, every ach year, is packed from the moment it opens at 11am, to close of play at 6pm. Victorian fun fair Reuben Bond has been part of the fair since it opened nine years ago. A travelling showman, Reuben will once again be setting up his historic fairground rides including his colourful Carousel of gallopers, the Flying Chair-O-Plane for the fearless, the tots’ Merry-Go-Round of vintage vehicles and the high-in-the-sky Old-Time Wheel. Plus, there will be the ever popular bungee run and mega slide. Aspiring and seasoned footballers can take aim at the very popular 'Beat the Goalie' run by local club, Kew Park Rangers. Super stalls There will be 90 outside stalls, selling a wonderful range of goodies from paintings to plants, scarves to scones, jewellery to jams and cards to cushions. Inside the marquee there will be a further 25 stalls, full of exquisite 24

The food court We have an even wider range of delicacies at The Food Court this year - more than enough to suit every taste. Sammy's Spanish Town Kitchen will return, with his ever popular Caribbean cuisine, the Just Nice paella stall, plus fresh falafel, pizza, hot dogs and, of course, the traditional tea tent, where you can sit down and relax with a cuppa and a cream cake. As usual, there will be a Pimms bar, while Fuller's will be providing the beer. Stage stars We have a fabulous line-up of stage entertainment throughout the day, including Buddy Flame & The Rockets, Kew Dance Arts and the choir of local primary school, Darell. Dog days The Dog Show always draws huge crowds and local residents, who are keen to show off their favourite member of the family. There are seven rosette-winning categories: Best Puppy, Best Old Dog, Best Pedigree, Best Cross-Breed, Best Rescue Dog, Best Trick

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community and Dog Most Like Its Owner. The Best In Show will be chosen from those winners. Above is 2017's Best in Show, Dexter, with his owner Findlay Duncan and judge, Sophie Raworth. Once again, a celebrity will kindly be judging this year's winners! Entry to each category is ÂŁ3 and registration is on the day, 12-2.30pm. The show starts at 3pm. Tug of War The Tug of War Tournament is a great event to watch, with both children and adults joining in the tugging fun. You can put a team of six together in advance (enter online at or just turn up on the day. Great raffle prizes We have some amazing raffle prizes, including theatre tickets, vouchers for local restaurants, photography session worth ÂŁ250 and much more. Tickets will be on sale on the day but you can buy them beforehand at shops around Kew Parade. Thank you to all the local businesses which have donated prizes.

Calling all local charities All profits from Kew Midsummer Fete are donated to local good causes and more than 100,000 has been shared out since we started in 2010. If you are a local charity and would like to apply for a donation, complete the application form (which can be downloaded from the website) and return it by 8 June. Pippa Duncan

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had forgotten how dead Kew Village used to be on Sundays before the market came,’ said a local shopkeeper recently. ‘Now it’s full of life. We specially love the buzz that pervades the streets on market days – so many visitors come to the shops as well as the stalls.’ It’s been our pleasure that (almost) all the local traders welcomed KVM from the beginning, but special live music cheers are due to Kew Bookshop who generously let us run our sound system from their power. Thanks to them on 6 May we’ll be enjoying country duo Steepways and the Orchard Jazz and 3 June includes the ever-popular St Margarets Elastic Band.

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FAIRS, FETES & FESTIVALS Plan ahead - it's going to be a fun-packed summer! 12 May - Richmond May Fair

10am - 5pm A great tradition in Richmond, the May Fair has been an annual event for decades. Charity stalls outside, craft marquee, fairground and great family entertainment. Free entry, Richmond Green

22-28 May - Foodies Festival

11am - 6pm Not only a great foodie bonaza but headline acts such as Toploaders and The Hoosiers playing live. Food celebs including Great British Bake Off stars baking live, Michelin star chefs doing demos and MasterChef champs running workshops. Tickets £5-£26, Syon Park

events such as football competitions and dancing. A much-loved local event. Free entry, Moormead, St Margarets

9-20 June - Hampton Court Festival

Entry from 5.30pm Picnic in the grounds before enjoying a concert in front of the lit up palace. The line-up includes Lionel Richie, Paloma Faith, Gary Barlow, The Beach Boys and Tom Jones. Tickets from £49-£149

9 June - Ham Fair

11.30am - 4.30pm A small, traditional village fair, with stalls, entertainment and dog show. Free entry, Ham Common.

7 July - St Margarets Fair

12pm -7.30pm Live music, stalls, entertainment, rides, plenty of fabulous things to eat and sporting

10-15 July - Kew the music

6pm - 10.30pm The line up includes Jools Holland (of course…), Boyzone, Steps and The Human League – a bit of a step back in time, then. Party in front of the glasshouses in Kew Gardens. Tickets from £49.

14 July - Barnes Fair

9.30am - 5.30pm One of the largest fairs in London – particularly now that Wimbledon Fair is no more. This year the theme is French to tie in with Bastille Day. More than 300 lovely stalls around Barnes Pond, with a wide choice of things to buy. Live entertainment and fabulous food. Free entry.

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hat people may not realise about Richmond,’ enthuses Angela Ivey as she talks about her job marketing the borough for Richmond Council, ‘is how many hidden gems you can find here. Of course, everyone knows about its royal and sporting connections, with Hampton Court and Twickenham Stadium, but there’s so much more.’ Angela’s role is multi-faceted, promoting the area locally, nationally and internationally, with the Council, local partners and organisations. ‘We work closely with local attractions such as Kew Gardens, Hampton Court Palace, Twickenham Stadium and Strawberry Hill House and with hotels such as the Bingham and the Lensbury, as well as tying in with major organisations like English Heritage, the National Trust and Visit England.’ A combined front means more leverage at getting Richmond on the map as a prime destination. It’s the breadth of attractions on offer in Richmond which keeps Angela coming back day after day: ‘I was only supposed to be in the job for a month but, more than 10 years later, I’m still here! I just fell in love with the place. ‘Richmond really has got everything – history, heritage, live music, theatres, fabulous restaurants, high street chains and boutique shops, the river and great transport connections. We organise trips for journalists from around the world to get a real flavour of the area. And when tourists turn up at the station, we have the information kiosk, manned by volunteers, able to direct them to the places they want to see, or get advice on where to go.’ Angela takes the volunteers themselves on educational visits to places such as the Rugby Museum or the iconic Original Maids of Honour in Kew for tea, so they know exactly 30

what they are talking about when they recommend somewhere. While visitors from far and wide are welcomed – and are a great boost to the local economy - Visit Richmond’s remit includes encouraging locals to make the most of what’s on their doorstep. So what are those hidden gems? ‘Well, Orleans House Gallery for one (opp. page, top left). The Gallery is in Twickenham and originally served as a stately home, has been owned by French Royalty and been a home to a Secretary of State for Scotland. It was built in 1710 and recently underwent extensive refurbishment, returning it to its old grandeur. We’ve uncovered some amazing elements in the refurbishment. ‘Another is The Normansfield Theatre in Teddington (top right) - a Grade II* listed theatre which has a wonderful and unusual history.’ It was built by John Langdon Down and created for both locals and residents of hospitals and asylums and has the largest collection of original Victorian stage scenery in the UK.

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Angela manages the Visit Richmond website (, attends local fetes and fairs across the 14 villages that make up the borough and works with London and national tourism agencies to raise the borough’s profile – look out for her stand at the upcoming Richmond May Fair, Kew Fete and Barnes Fair: ‘It’s a great way to bond with locals and understand what they want. Residents are really passionate about the area. We’ve recently been voted as having the best primary schools in London – so it really is the

best place to live, grow up and grow old in.’ When large events are scheduled, such as the Olympic cycling race coming through Richmond Park in 2012 or the Rugby World Cup, Angela coordinates with the police, fire brigade and ambulance service to ensure there is minimum disruption for residents and maximum enjoyment for visitors. ‘It’s a job that brings me in contact with a whole variety of people and places and, although it can be exhausting, that’s why I love it!’ Pippa Duncan

Dementia Doesn’t Stop Me Thursday 24 May


lzheimer’s Society Richmond is calling on residents to unite and take action to make a difference to people affected by dementia during Dementia Action Week (21-27 May). In the UK, one person develops dementia every three minutes and almost everyone knows someone whose life has been affected. Yet too many people face the condition alone, without adequate support. Come and see creative work made by people with dementia and learn more about the condition. Join the free one hour Dementia Friends workshop at 11am or drop in to chat any time before 3pm. For advice and support about dementia call the Alzheimer’s Society Richmond team on 020 8611 6800. 11am-3pm, Richmond Library Annexe, Quadrant Road, Richmond TW9 1DH Please mention Living In Magazines advertisers Find out about more local when peoplecontacting a


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The Great Mortlake Bake Off! 12 May

Inspired by GBBO and fancy your skills in the kitchen? Get baking!


ast year’s hugely successful Great Mortlake Bake Off is back by popular demand. Locals will enjoy another opportunity to showcase their impressive talent at the event. Amateur bakers of all ages are encouraged to buy competition tickets in advance (tickets also available on the door), complete the entry form and bring their bake entries on the day at the venue from 10am until entry deadline 1pm. Any profits will be donated to locally based charities - Missing Persons and Mortlake Community Association - and there will be a sale of donated cakes after the event. Local schoolchildren are being encouraged to participate and the winner will be congratulated by local MP, Zac Goldsmith. There are two junior age groups categories: 4-11 and 12-18 and judges are looking for creativity and great presentation. The baking 32

categories are Chocolate, Sponge and Showstopper. For locals who love to bake this is a chance to shine – put the date in your diaries and get practising! 1pm-5pm, St Mary the Virgin Church, Mortlake, SW14 8JA

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HATCHETTS Hatchetts – with great views of the river – has just opened in Barnes, with a keen emphasis on quality ingredients


here’s nothing like starting off an evening out with a cocktail – and Hatchetts, the new restaurant overlooking the river in Barnes, didn’t disappoint. Probably not surprising as they have also opened a cocktail bar upstairs. We visited when they were still at the soft launch stage – in a baptism of fire they opened on the day of the Boat Race – so Saša, the charming general manager, talked us through their upcoming plans, including a project showing black & white movies and a regular piano player. The menu, which has a choice of six starters and mains, will be changed every couple of weeks and they’re keen to support the high street – the cheese, meat and wine are all sourced from local shops. This is the second Hatchetts, the original is at Shepherd Market in Mayfair and was mentioned in Dickens’s The Pickwick Papers, and its cellar bar used to be a regular haunt in the 1960s and 70s for Shirley Bassey, The Rolling Stones and the cast of Hair. For starters, I chose their own home-smoked (out on the back terrace) salmon with soda bread (£9). Instead of thin slivers, the Hatchetts version is thick cut with a heavier texture and so beautifully tender that it just melts creamily in the mouth. While there was plenty of malty soda bread (and tiny edible flowers), I

didn’t want to taste any other flavours, so happily ate the salmon on its own. Alex, my husband, went for the roast and pickled cauliflower, caper, raisin and mint dressing with crispy kale (£8). The 'The menus will be presentation changed every was lovely and couple of weeks...' while the mint didn’t really come through, it wasn’t missed, thanks to the other flavours. For our mains, Alex chose the Jeffersons ale and beef pie with broccoli (£16). As good pies should, this one came with a crispy pastry top, stuffed underneath with generous chunks of slow cooked beef and plenty of juice. I opted for the roasted lamb rump with shallot purée, chantenay carrots and a celeriac fondant. The lamb was pink and delicious, but the shallot purée and celeriac fondant were rather too mild to stand out. We shared a wonderfully crunchy apple and vanilla poached pear crumble with crème anglaise (£6) for dessert and finished off the evening with a couple more of those wonderful cocktails. Well, why not? Pippa Duncan 375 Lonsdale Road, Barnes SW13 9PY 020 8876 8877

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A brief history of buses, trams and trolleybuses in Richmond

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he first horse-drawn bus service started in London in 1829, but it took until 1844 for the service to start locally, opened by the Richmond Conveyance Company. Not everyone was in favour of the service and it took until 1870 for Richmond Vestry to agree to allow a horse drawn-tram along Kew Road – however, it was banned from travelling over Kew Bridge. Horse drawn-trams were very slow and an early 1890s joke was ‘Will you walk or have you time to take a tram?’. By then, the local tram companies were losing money so an entrepreneur, James Robinson, stepped in and founded London United Tramways (LUT), which covered a large part of south-west of London including Twickenham, Teddington, Kingston and Hampton. Robinson had worked in the USA and seen the success of electric trams. After a hard-fought campaign, he managed to persuade most local authorities to agree to have electric trams and the first ran from Kew Bridge to Hammersmith in April 1901. Two years later LUT opened a huge tram depot at Fulwell, (now the bus garage), with eighteen tracks. However, the Borough of Richmond continued to oppose electric trams and one councillor dismissed the suggestion that there should be trams up Richmond Hill with the words: ‘If trams come into the borough, the residents will almost be turned out of it themselves by the riff-raff of the East End.’ The horse drawn-tram service continued down Kew Road until 1912 and was then replaced by the Number 27 bus. (Pissaro‘s painting of St. Anne’s, now in the Impressionist exhibition at Tate Britain, shows a horse drawn-tram by the church.) However, motor bus services had been introduced in Richmond in 1905 and quickly expanded - an old photograph of George Street, dated 1912, shows as many buses there as today. But, by the 1930s, LUT decided to replace local trams 34

Tram on Kew Road (top) and buses on George Street, June 1912 with trolley buses because of falling revenues. Some tram routes continued until 1951 but the trolley buses only lasted about 30 years. In 1932 the London Transport Passenger Board took over all the routes, but in 1994 the bus services were privatised and the new bus company in this area used a similar name to the old LUT, calling the company London United Transport. The diesel bus then dominated our roads, but these are now being replaced by hybrid buses, which cause less pollution and are better for the environment. John Moses

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local talk... east twickenham • IT taster sessions Would you love to be able to find your way around the internet, or learn how to use Facebook and Instagram, or make the most of your new smartphone? Twickenham library is hosting IT skills sessions to help you understand the technology. Twickenham Library – every Wednesday 2.30-4.30pm.

kew •Archives at Night – 18 May As part of the National Archives spotlight on Suffrage 100, the actress Jessica Hynes (left) is discussing her inspiration for the new BBC suffrage sitcom, Up The Women, in the Archives at Night. Alongside Jessica at the event, the performer, writer and researcher, Naomi Paxton (right), discusses the fight for women’s votes via the medium of… jiu jitsu. The evening is a mix of activities, talks, a chance to look at original records of the early suffrage movement and

suffragethemed photobooths with live period music. 6.30-10pm. Tickets £22, including cocktail on arrival.

richmond • Here comes the train… For those who already spend too much time sitting at the level crossings at Mortlake or North Sheen, it seems that the wait times are only going to get worse. South Western Railway (SWR) is changing its timetable so that many of the additional scheduled fast trains won’t stop at Richmond or Twickenham. There was no consultation on the impact this would have on level crossings wait times (and possibly increased pollution levels) or the adverse effect of having fewer trains stopping at major local stations. • The cows are back in town Walk along the river from Richmond and you’ll see the herd of Belted Galloways are back on Petersham meadows. Cows have been grazing on the meadows since the early 17th century and appear in many famous paintings of the view from Richmond Hill. They will stay until October, when they’ll return to Wisley Common and, during that time, dogs are banned from the area.

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How can you enjoy a healthier lifestyle without making too much effort or giving up the things you love?


ost people say they want to lead a more healthy lifestyle but, when it comes to actually doing something about it, the thought of massive change puts them off before they’ve really started. So how can you make small changes to a healthier life? Eat well Studies show that breakfast really does help you work better through the morning. A boiled or scrambled egg is a great way to start, or fruit and yoghurt. Increasing in popularity is eating five small meals a day, rather than three. This keeps your energy levels and metabolism at a constant level, so you’re less likely to dip and grab a chocolate bar. If you find you tend to snack a lot, make sure you have healthy nibbles to hand, such as batons of carrot, sliced apple or nuts, rather than reaching for the biscuit tin. Eating lots 36

of vegetables, especially highly coloured vegetables, such as peppers, broccoli and carrots is associated with a reduced risk to breast, lung and colon cancers. Cut down your meat intake. It has become the norm to eat meat with every meal, but it is not necessary and eating too much red meat has been linked to high cholesterol, heart disease and some cancers. Start by cutting out meat at lunch - opt for a cheese sandwich or veggie salad. In the evenings, choose chicken over beef or pork. While some suggest that drinking two litres a day isn’t strictly necessary as your body adapts to whatever intake it has, there is no doubt that drinking more water is beneficial. It helps to remove toxins that naturally build up, is good for your skin and helps to keep you feeing energised. Swap cups of coffee for a glass of water at least once a day, building up. Add a splash of

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HEALTH FOCUS lemon or lime cordial if it helps you to drink more throughout the day. Fit in more exercise Fitting a little exercise into your day is good for you mentally as well as physically. It will help you to lose weight and even if you don’t need to lose a few pounds, it will help prevent conditions such as heart disease and osteoporosis and aid better sleep – all important for good health. There are easy ways to build in exercise. It’s better to start slowly and regularly – you don’t want to do too much and decide it’s not for you. Get off a stop early and walk the rest of the way, walk round the block, walk up the stairs instead of taking the lift. Find a friend to exercise with, so you can encourage each other to keep going. If gyms aren’t your thing, we have Richmond Park right on our doorstop. Borrow a dog to keep you going. If you give yourself a goal you are more likely to keep going, so enter a race such as the Cancer Research 5k Race for Life – you can walk it if you feel you can’t run. Local council-run gyms offer great facilities for around £50 per month membership, including attending as many classes as you want – see box for more details. The importance of wellbeing Mental and emotional balance is just as important as your physical health. Getting a good night’s sleep lays the foundation for feeling better throughout the day. A good night time routine – no late night snacks, no devices in the bedroom and a darkened room - will all help. If you have things worrying you, write them down before you go to bed, to help clear your mind. Meditation, yoga and pilates will all help you to relax, as will exercise.

'There are easy ways to build exercise into your day. It’s better to start slowly and regularly...'

WHERE TO GO LOCALLY We are surrounded by beautiful green spaces and places to walk – Richmond Park, Wimbledon Common, Marble Hill, Kew Gardens and the Thames towpath, so there’s lots of choice if you want to go for a walk, run or ride a bike. If you prefer gyms, Pools on the Park in Richmond and Shene Fitness Centre both have great facilities, including a pool at Richmond, and membership is only around £35-52 per month, including as many classes as you like and allowing you to visit all centres. To encourage locals to exercise, there are also a number of free outdoor gyms - at Old Deer Park in Richmond, North Sheen Rec in Kew, Palewell Common in East Sheen and Castelnau Rec in Barnes. Just turn up and enjoy!

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y now, some of you may already be suffering from the hideous symptoms associated with seasonal allergies... you know, feeling full of catarrh and sneezing, while painfully itchy and irritated. Perhaps you suffer from other allergies, too, and conditions such as asthma But did you know that research has shown homeopathy can effectively treat the symptoms of allergic rhinitis and hay fever? There are several over-the-counter homeopathic preparations to relieve specific symptoms which you can easily purchase from pharmacies such as Ainsworths, Helios, and Nelsons. And did you also know there are various nutrients capable of significantly alleviating seasonal allergies too? One of note is quercetin, a bioflavonoid with potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. You can purchase this in

supplement form from good health food stores. It’s important to acknowledge that your allergies don’t have to stay with you. Seeing a homeopath or nutritional therapist (or both) could be life-changing as they iron out underlying triggers and causes, leaving you feeling more robust and less sensitive to your environment. For more long-term relief for seasonal allergies, including hay fever, you would need to start treatment in the early autumn. Rebecca Rychlick, Homeopath & Nutritional Therapist, Earthlife Wellbeing & Fitness

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Medicaoptima getting the best out of private practice


ucked away just behind the picturesque Ham Common in a very quiet location on Back Lane you can ďŹ nd Medicaoptima, private GP Practice. Established in Nov 2010, the practice was the brainchild of Dr Britta Derbuch-Markovic. After working for 10 years in private GP as well as NHS GP surgeries in various locations around London, Dr Britta Derbuch-Markovic was determined to set up her own GP practice where she could provide a confidential and friendly environment and offer the highest possible level of private GP services for her patients. She set out to create an environment where she could allow adequate time for a comprehensive and thorough health assessment and build a personal and meaningful relationship with her patient. Eight years on, Medicaoptima is well established and has a sizable following and Dr Derbuch-Markovic can provide her patients with quick and easy access to appointments, treat acute medical problems, manage ongoing health complaints and take a special interest in preventative healthcare. Due to her well-established ties with Specialists at the best London Hospitals – both in the Private and NHS sectors referrals can be arranged quickly. As the sole practitioner at Medicaoptima, she can guarantee the continuity of care for her patients. Dr Derbuch-Markovic is able to provide her services in English, German, French and Serbo-Croatian and offers a house call service if required.

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Family health and happiness If you want to get fit and spend time with your family, Richmond Lawn Tennis Club has great facilities


ichmond Lawn Tennis Club (RLTC), on Kew Road, is part of the historic Old Deer Park which has hosted sports clubs dating back over 150 years. Members Steve and Lee Burns, both 39, of Cambrian Road, enjoy their family tennis together. Lee played competitively as a junior, with Steve only briefly swinging a racket over 30 years ago! After enrolling their kids as Juniors they soon both joined, finding family tennis fun together. Says Lee: ‘We love Richmond and as our children have got older we’re able to have a hit with them at the club. The club’s a great way to socialise with new and old friends, as well as family.’ Steve adds: ‘The physical fitness benefits are obvious, but the ability to switch off from work when you’re on court is even better.' RLTC’s popular family memberships (two

adults and two children) is just £590 a year, with single membership starting at £140. RLTC’s eight grass, four hard and three floodlit all-weather courts, along with a friendly clubhouse, provides a year-round haven for tennis lovers. RLTC has competitive teams in The Surrey League as well as a plethora of relaxed social tennis sessions.

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hen Sir Peter Hall first had the vision of a new theatre in Kingston his first hurdle was not receiving muchneeded funding from the Arts Council. When their first production opened – As You Like It - starring Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey), they still had temporary seating, no doors to the auditorium and Portaloos. Facilities and finances have improved since then and the theatre celebrates 10 years of great performances, with Judi Dench, Jane Asher, Tim West, Celia Imrie and Jolie Richardson among those gracing the stage. Kingston was once seen as just a day-time shopping centre, but the theatre has changed that, says its executive producer, Jerry Gunn: ‘Kingston has changed since the theatre opened - it has brought a cultural balance to the area, a reason for people to come in the evening.’ Attracting big names is important for the future of the theatre, notes Jerry: ‘The play itself is most important, but good casting does draw in the crowds. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, starring Judi Dench, really helped to put the Rose on the map.’ So what vision does he and advisory associate director, Sir Trevor Nunn, have for the future? ‘To produce quality, world class theatre for the local area.’ Pippa Duncan

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t wasn’t a dirty tackle but it was robust for a seven-year-old and left our player in a heap on the ground. The ref gave a free kick and the opposition got ready but I was concerned about our player so I called to the ref and started across the pitch to check he was OK. Sitting up he saw me and waved me away, rubbed his knee, lined the ball up and smashed in one of the best free kicks I’ve seen in a long time! I relate this not to make the lad out to be a hero (he was) but to demonstrate one of the delights of coaching. Here was a lad who arrived early in the season, he was shy and lacked confidence but showed ability. Over the season he has grown in stature and is now showing real leadership qualities as seen in

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clubs, groups & societies Cambrian Centre 020 8948 3351 East Twick Neighbourhood Assoc Kew Horticultural Society Kew Neighbourhood Assoc 020 8948 8054 Kew WI Richmond Decorative & Fine Arts Society Richmond & Twickenham Photographic Society Richmond WI Rotary Club (Kew Gdns) The Avenue Club 020 8948 8807 The Kew Society The Richmond Art Society 020 8943 1735 The Richmond Local History Society 020 8891 3825 The Richmond Society 020 8948 0643

sports clubs & activities 144 (Richmond) Sqdrn Air Cadets Mid Surrey Bowls Club North Sheen Bowling Club Pensford Tennis Club Priory Park Club Bowls Priory Park Tennis Richmond Athletic Assoc Richmond Junior Chess Club Richmond Lawn Tennis Club Richmond Indoor Bowls Club

020 8940 2223 01784 885 052 020 8876 2896 020 8255 6725 020 8876 6492 020 8892 9763 020 8940 0397 020 8948 0895 020 8940 3783

local police Richmond Police Station (8am-8pm) Safer Neighbourhood Teams North Richmond South Richmond East Twickenham


101 020 8721 2928 020 8721 2066 07768 178 989

Darell Holy Trinity CE Kew Riverside Marshgate Orleans Infant & Nursery St Elizabeth’s Catholic St Mary's CE St Stephen's CE The Queen’s CE Windham Nursery

020 8876 6721 020 8940 2730 020 8487 8437 020 8332 6219 020 8892 1654 020 8940 3015 020 8892 7849 020 8892 3462 020 8940 3580 020 8831 6060

Christ’s Grey Court Orleans Teddington Twickenham Academy Waldegrave

020 8940 6982 020 8948 1173 020 8891 0187 020 8943 0033 020 8894 4503 020 8894 3244

libraries Richmond 020 8734 3330 Mon 9.30am-7pm; Tues, Thurs, Fri 9.30am-6pm; Weds 10am-7pm; Sat 9.30am-4pm; Sun 1-5pm Twickenham 020 8734 3340 Mon 9.30am-7pm; Tues, Thurs, Fri 9.30am-6pm; Weds 10am-7pm; Sat 9.30am-4pm; Sun closed Kew 020 8734 3352 Tues, Thurs,10am-6pm; Sat 9.30am--4pm; Mon, Weds, Fri, Sun closed

council Richmond Council Crimestoppers Victim Support (Richmond) Complaints: Road, lighting, pavement, abandoned vehicles, consumer protection, parks, planning applications etc

08456 122 660 0800 555 111 020 7223 1234

0845 612 2660

recycling The Dump (Townmead Rd) Opening Times Mon 10am - 6pm; Tues - Sat 8am - 6pm; Sun & Bank Hols 9am - 4pm (last admission 15 mins before closing time). Closed: 25, 26 Dec, 1 Jan Freecycle: give away or find unwanted goods and recycle locally. Join the local group at: If you have a club, society or association that you would like listed here please email me the details at:

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Index of Local Businesses Aesthetics Clinic Hedox Clinic Appliances Coopers Arts Fair Landmark Art Fair Auction House Hansons Audio Visual Lasyl

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Bathrooms Bella Beds Westend Beds Bicycles Moore's Cycles Builders DPS

10 29


Car Auction (Classic) Historics Car Servicing & Repairs Colin Ferns: Mercedes Richmond Car Service Care in the Home Helping Hands Carpet Cleaning Clean Right Carpentry/Fitted Furniture Dave Casswell Yellow Chisel Catering Katie's Kitchen Charity Alzheimer's Research UK Children’s Activities Ceramics CafÊ Chiropractic Healing Hands Computer Services Computer Trading Curtains/Blinds Curtain Call Dance Studio Yes Brazil/Studio Kew Drama Classes Stagecoach Dog Grooming & Sitting Posh Pups Electrician Electrical Service Team Estate Agents Antony Roberts Financial Planning Astus Garden Centre Sempervirens Garden Services

23 55 28 43 16 13 11 26 38 51 42 13 13 38 56 31

Auntie Planty GP (private) Medicaoptima Richmond Practice Grout & Tiles Grout Health & Wellbeing Earthlife Heating Engineer David Harris Hospital (Private) New Victoria Interiors/Kitchen Design Bella Lofts & Extensions DPS Loft Solutions Plus Rooms

16 41 44 12

39 16 40 10 3 6 5

Market Kew Village Market Martial Arts Pee Wee/ Funakoshi Karate


Oven Cleaning Allbrite Ovenman

13 15

Sewing Classes Sewalicious Schools King's College Wimbeldon Solicitors D & G Family Law Storage Currie Storage Swimming Classes Sports Generation


32 49 18 15 45

Tennis Club Richmond Lawn Tennis Club


Volvo Showroom MKG3000


Windows & Doors Ayrton Bespoke


11 2

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what's on LOCALLY Fatherland 25 May – 23 June

Modern fatherhood is a mass of contradictions and complexities, highlighted in this ambitious show at the Lyric in Hammersmith, co-created by Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time). A 13-strong cast and a chorus of voices performs a collage of words, movement and music. Inspired by conversations with fathers and sons, looking at the past, present and future, the performers explore masculinity and identity and what it means to be weighed down by the expectations of others. Tender, tough and honest. Tickets £10. Box office: 020 8741 6850.


Viv Groskop & Lucy Porter

28 May – 2 June

23 May

Caroline Mortimer is the nation’s favourite TV chef and seems to have it all – a brilliant career, fabulous house in Highgate with a kitchen to die for, and great husband and kids. But what is Caroline’s life really like away from the cameras? A stellar cast includes Janie Dee (Follies), Charlie Brooks (East Enders), Jack Archer (Quaint Honour) and Patrick Ryecart (Poldark). Richmond Theatre. Tickets from £16.90. Box office: 0844 871 7651.

Two great comedians for the price of one at The Exchange – the new events venue in Twickenham. Teddington-based Viv Groskop (left) – star of BBC1’s This Week presents Vivalicious, a humorous look at being the best version of yourself. Lucy Porter is regularly seen on TV on QI and Room 101 and muses on what she has inherited from her ancestors - like dodgy knees - and what she can pass on to her own children. Tickets £12. Box office: 020 8240 3499. The Exchange, Twickenham.


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