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In this issue Seeds of Hope Teddington War Memorial Children’s Activities Landmark Arts Centre Councillor’s Update Heathrow Consultation

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ARCH has seen a much appreciated upturn in temperature. It is with relief that I write unladen by so many layers of clothes I can now actually bend my arms to type.

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T IS DIFFICULT TO WATCH THE HAVOC gardens by the extreme weather caused to experienced recently. conditions Sorry looking plants with limp, frozen leaves, daffodils optimistically fought who’ve their way into imagining winter daylight to be receding may well have wished they’d stayed asleep a bit longer. I can relate to the sentiment. It is difficult to be anything but a fair-weather gardener when you can’t actually see the garden the snow. under all I won’t be alone in anything else that crossing fingers, toes and can we can say goodbye safely be crossed that to freezing temperatu Thankfully plants res. are now spring is coming generally resilient, and there’s lots to weather will allow do, if the us get on with it... While the soil in the hard for too much garden is too cold and of interest to be happenin there is much g, to be done if you are growing from seed. There is nothing like seeing a beautiful flower bloom later in the year or to eat a home grown vegetable and you grew it from know that start to finish. The seed cultivation means lots more beauty of much less money plants and you can exercise for green fingers from your sill or green house. the comfort of a window At this time of year I have to remind myself to create a plan and discipline to decide stick to it. Have the space will be used ahead of time what times I’ve planted for what crop. Too many seedlings that on nicely, then have come found that when it comes to planting them out I just don’t have The temptation then is to squeeze the space. a limited space, them in to which is always a mistake. Yields will suffer when plants aren’t space they need. given the What invariably get bigger starts off small will and bigger and bigger, if you’ve done it right. Sometime s it’s hard to remember those tiny little plugs will grow into

It is particularly apt that local gardener Martin James shares his love of propagating seeds on page 4. Spring is soon upon us and it won’t be long before the emergence of new buds and leaves infects us all with the optimism inherent in this season.

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rambling monsters once the season Don’t feel you need to plant every gets going. the packet. Last seed in year I had three growing celery. attempts at Two times the seeds failed for various reasons at attempt, I thought various stages. By the third numbers would an advantage, give me and thinking that surelyplanted around 50 seeds, to grow to maturity. I could get a few plants Low and behold thrived, I managed all fifty for them all, but to find spots in the garden what can you do celery plants that with are all ready within fifty of each other? a week Choose well ahead what you want your space to. to dedicate It’s too easy to make purchases from the garden centre, impulse duty bound to nurture the plant then feel while knowing that the space, soil or light that you have isn’t going to make it easy. Remember to schedule to keep a well-timed growing in succession, supply of lettuce, cabbage or pak choy means planting throughout the seeds growing season. It’s worth remembe ring that you can window boxes grow in and need to pick the on balconies too. You just plant that suits the Potatoes are very happy to be grown space. as are tomatoes. in bags, And it really is true that vegetables you’ve grown yourself beaten on taste! will never be Martin James is a local resident and keen gardener.

Contents Welcome – Page 1

With our regular columns and a round up of what is going on in the area, I hope you enjoy this issue of TW11 and look forward to seeing you again next month.

Heathrow Consultation – Page 2 Seeds of Hope – Page 4 Events Listing – Pages 6, 8 & 10 Children’s Activities – Pages 12 & 14

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Heathrow Consultation New Flight Paths and 270,000 More Planes Per Year?

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ES, THAT IS YOUR FUTURE UNLESS YOU voice your views in the two consultations (organised by Heathrow) and let them know that you object to more planes flying longer hours day and night. And to accommodate the 270,000 more flights per year, the flight paths will be concentrated, which means everyone will be severely impacted. The Heathrow Consultation ends on the 28th March 2018. There are two consultations. The first prematurely covers Heathrow expansion which has not yet been approved by Parliament. The second relates to planned airspace change of usage. It also relates to the third runway, but it is part of the CAA air space change application process. ‘Principles’ are being consulted upon at this stage with a further and fuller consultation later, if expansion is permitted. The Heathrow Consultation Online Form and TAG’s suggested responses can be found here: teddingtonactiongroup.com/2018/02/25/taghosting-meeting-8pm-21st-march-2018-churchmeeting-hall-christ-church-christchurchavenue-teddington-tw11-9ab/. Expansion is not legally possible if air quality standards are to be brought within the legal limits – limits currently breached around Heathrow. Planes emit a large quantity of NOx and other gases as proven in a Kings College study. On emissions injurious to health, the area around Heathrow already breaches the rules with the government recently losing its 3rd air quality plan court case as it fails to fix the situation and any change worsening the situation would be unlawful. Despite the current pollution, Heathrow expansion includes converting adjacent greenfield and brownfield land into new car and lorry parks. Heathrow claims that increased journeys to the airport would be via public transport or electric vehicles, if

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Heathrow were not anticipating increased vehicle travel then why plan for extra parking? And when it comes to noise… Expansion means more flights with less time between planes overhead using new Performance Based Navigation systems. And forget a total ban on any night flights to protect people’s health and give children especially sufficient time to sleep – as in other countries. Heathrow says they need night flights for the airport to be competitive. However, we all know that it only takes one flight to wake you up and disturb your rest. Heathrow also asks if you prefer flights to be concentrated over parks – Richmond, Bushy, Windsor, Kew Gardens – so no peaceful walks there and how will planes get there without overflying houses where people live? The detrimental impact of expansion isn’t just limited to communities near Heathrow. A third runway will impose unacceptable constraints on future development of regional airports due to legally binding climate change targets. Whether you are for or against Brexit, we are one country and it only seems fair that ALL of the UK gets an equal opportunity to be open for trade and travel. The costs associated with the latest Heathrow proposal have been hopelessly underestimated. What they are proposing is very different from the proposal the Airports Commission recommended, especially construction costs of rail services and road alterations for M25, M4 and other local roads. Heathrow has only offered to contribute a fraction of the costs and does not have the money to even carry this out. Why should the infrastructure costs required to sustain an expanded Heathrow be borne by all UK taxpayers when largely only foreign owners of the airport will benefit? In fact, in 2017, Heathrow paid its owners a dividend of


£1,100,000,000. Why wasn’t this money earmarked to cover the costs of their expansion plans? Teddington Action Group (TAG) will hold a public meeting the evening the 21st March at 8pm at Christ Church, Christchurch Avenue, Teddington, TW11 9AA. There will be several speakers providing an update, including Sir Vince Cable, and a Q&A session. If you can’t attend, please check teddingtonactiongroup.com for facts about expansion that are often omitted from Heathrow’s consultation literature.

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Gardening Focus Seeds of Hope

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T IS DIFFICULT TO WATCH THE HAVOC caused to gardens by the extreme weather conditions experienced recently. Sorry looking plants with limp, frozen leaves, daffodils who’ve optimistically fought their way into daylight imagining winter to be receding may well have wished they’d stayed asleep a bit longer. I can relate to the sentiment. It is difficult to be anything but a fair-weather gardener when you can’t actually see the garden under all the snow. I won’t be alone in crossing fingers, toes and anything else that can safely be crossed that we can say goodbye to freezing temperatures. Thankfully plants are generally resilient, and now spring is coming there’s lots to do, if the weather will allow us get on with it... While the soil in the garden is too cold and hard for too much of interest to be happening, there is much to be done if you are growing from seed. There is nothing like seeing a beautiful flower bloom later in the year or to eat a home grown vegetable and know that you grew it from start to finish. The beauty of seed propagation means lots more plants for much less money and you can exercise your green fingers from the comfort of a window sill or green house. At this time of year I have to remind myself to create a plan and stick to it. Have the discipline to decide ahead of time what space will be used for what crop. Too many times I’ve planted seedlings that have come on nicely, then found that when it comes to planting them out I just don’t have the space. The temptation then is to squeeze them in to a limited space, which is always a mistake. Yields will suffer when plants aren’t given the space they need. What starts off small will invariably get bigger and bigger and bigger, if you’ve done it right. Sometimes it’s hard to remember those tiny little plugs will grow into rambling monsters once the season gets going. 4 | TW11 – March 2018

Don’t feel you need to plant every seed in the packet. Last year I had three attempts at growing celery. Two times the seeds failed for various reasons at various stages. By the third attempt, I thought numbers would give me an advantage, and planted around fifty seeds, thinking that surely I could get a few plants to grow to maturity. Low and behold all fifty thrived, I managed to find spots in the garden for them all, but what can you do with fifty celery plants that are all ready within a week of each other? Choose well ahead what you want to dedicate your space to. It’s too easy to make impulse purchases from the garden centre, then feel duty bound to nurture the plant while knowing that the space, soil or light that you have isn’t going to make it easy. Remember to schedule growing in succession, to keep a well-timed supply of lettuce, cabbage or pak choy means planting seeds throughout the growing season. It’s worth remembering that you can grow in window boxes and on balconies too. You just need to pick the plant that suits the space. Potatoes are very happy to be grown in bags, as are tomatoes. And it really is true that vegetables you’ve grown yourself will never be beaten on taste!

Martin James is a local resident and keen gardener.


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Local Events Dates For Your Diary Fridays 9.30 – 11.30am Weekly Mini Sale Good as new bric-a-brac, clothes, books & toys. Teddington Salvation Army Church Road

Sundays, 10am – 2pm Teddington Farmers’ Market Turing House School, Queens Road, TW11 OLR lfm.org.uk/markets/teddington/ info@lfm.org.uk

Wednesdays 2 – 4pm Goodfellowship Club For men and woman over 60 years to play Scrabble, cards, knit or just come and chat over tea and cake. Just come along or phone 020 8977 0737 for more information. Bullen Hall, Hampton Wick, next to the Library

Saturday 17th – Friday 23rd March Sunday 4pm, Saturday & weekdays 7.45pm A Month of Sundays From the same pen as The Good Life and A Fine Romance comes this bittersweet comic gem. We follow the exploits of two care home friends, Cooper and Aylott - from the painful ritual of Sunday family visits and empty condescension, to valiantly flirting with the female staff – and discover that life can only be endured through friendship and laughter. By Bob Larbey, Directed by Steve Taylor. Ticket prices - £12.00 & £16.00 Box Office: Online: ttcboxoffice.org.uk 6 | TW11 – March 2018

Telephone: 0845 838 7529 (10am – 8 pm) teddingtontheatreclub.org.uk/production/amonth-of-sundays Main Auditorium, Hampton Hill Theatre

Saturday 17th to Saturday 24th March, 7.45pm Sunday 3pm, no performance Wedesday 21st

Macbeth ‘Macbeth’ is a play about fear. When first performed in 1606, belief in witches and supernatural intervention in the governance of the realm suggests that this play would have held a real sense of immediacy and danger for the audience. Today, it retains an aura of superstition, especially in theatrical circles. Using theatrical techniques to allow the audience to share Macbeth’s physical and metaphysical insecurity. On it simplest level, think ‘The Woman in Black’. Call the box office, between 10 am and 7 pm only please, on 07484 927 662. richmondshakespeare.org.uk Richmond Shakespeare Society at The Mary Wallace Theatre,The Embankment, Twickenham, TW1 3DU

Saturday 17th March at 7.30pm A Party For Parry Hampton Choral Society under the baton of Richard Harker, with mezzo soprano Helen Stanley and the London Music Collective orchestra. Celebrating the centenary of the British choral composer, Hubert Parry, and his contemporary Edward Elgar. Tickets: £15/£7.50 Continues on page 8.


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Saturday March 17th, 3pm & 5pm Now Here’s a Funny Story A jaunty romp through the Golden Age of Music Hall, often delving into its dark underbelly. Experienced Music Hall artists, Tommy Parsons and Airlie Scott take you on a journey from its very beginnings through to its 1890s heyday with the likes of Marie Lloyd and Champagne Charlie, onto wartime jingoism and the cross-dressing Vesta Tilley of the Great War. ‘Excellent entertainment with appeal for everyone… amusing, touching rowdy’ Brian Dazley, Max Miller Appreciation Society Tickets: Matinee £12 / £10 (£13 on the door) Evening £14 / £12 (£15 on the door) from 0333 1212 300 or online at langdondowncentre.org.uk Normansfield Theatre, Langdon Down Centre, 2a Langdon Park, TW11

21st March, 3pm – 5pm World Down Syndrome Day 2018 Open House Event The Down’s Syndrome Association would like to invite you to join them as they celebrate World Down Syndrome 2018 to find out more about what they do! There’s be talks, tours, refreshments, exhibitions and activities for all the family. At 6pm there’ll be a special showcase 8 | TW11 – March 2018

and presentations. langdondowncentre.org.uk Normansfield Theatre, Langdon Down Centre, 2a Langdon Park, TW11

Saturday 24th March, 10am – 3pm Sale Toys Gifts New Clothes The Salvation Army, 27 Church Road, Teddington

Saturday 14th April, 7.30pm Oxley-Meier Guitar Project This gig will be a part of their third extensive tour (since Feb ’ 17) promoting their new double-album, ‘The Colours Of Time’ – a development from their previous release, ‘Chasing Tales’. On both of these albums, Oxley and Meier shared writing duties throughout, bringing to the fore their diverse influences and interests in ‘orchestrating’ various guitars. When playing live, they aim to recreate their broad palette of sounds, bringing at least ten differing guitars with them (nylon 7-string, steel string, fretless, 11-string fretless, sitar-guitar, 12 string, etc.). Having clocked up hundreds of concerts together throughout the UK and Europe over the last five years, they perform with an almost uncanny empathy in their interplay. Expect lush and scintillating soundscapes ranging from Turkey to Brazil! Tickets: £10 adults, £8 concessions and £5 for under 16’s from 0333 1212 300 or online at langdondowncentre.org.uk Normansfield Theatre, Langdon Down Centre, 2a Langdon Park, TW11 Continues on page 10


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Local Events Friday 20th April, 7pm & Saturday 21st April, 6.30pm Don Giovanni Instant Opera is back with its sensational production of Mozart’s immortal masterpiece Don Giovanni. Set in the Victorian Gothic splendour of Whitby: Don Giovanni is a world weary libertine with a truly dark and horrific secret…. This revival features the original fabulous cast of singers, chorus, plus a new professional orchestra con-ducted by up and coming musical director Oliver Till, so strap yourself in and immerse yourself in a full-on operatic experience tailor made for Normansfield Theatre! Premiered last October, audience feedback was

remarkable and tickets will again sell-out fast for this two show revival – book early to avoid disappointment! Performed in Italian with English subtitles. Tickets: £25 each and £22 for special offers of three or more tickets booked together from 0333 1212 300 or online at langdondowncentre.org.uk Normansfield Theatre, Langdon Down Centre, 2a Langdon Park, TW11

Gardening Grants For Schools

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LL SCHOOLS IN RICHMOND BOROUGH will be eligible to apply for a grant to help pupils become involved in gardening and conservation projects in their grounds. That’s the aim of a new crowd-funding appeal just launched by Richmond Borough in Bloom, hoping to reach £5000. The community group, which has run gardening competitions in the Borough for over 25 years, has always sought ways of encouraging children’s interest in their natural environment and previously made gardening grants to 52 Borough schools with funding donated by eBay. The scheme proved highly successful but the funding has now run out and Richmond Borough in Bloom would like to re-start it. Given public support, schools will be able to apply in any term for a grant up to £250 to help meet the cost of plants or equipment. For some it provides the encouragement to make a start on gardening, while for others it will assist development of new projects planned. 10 | TW11 – March 2018

Past grants were used for such works as creating raised borders for vegetables, providing a compost site and a wormery, digging out a pond to establish wildlife and planting a sensory area of plants and shrubs. Creating gardens in schools will help build, in kids, a life-time appreciation of our natural environment and a will to care for it. With your help we will be able to start up this great scheme again.

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If you are interested in attending any of these activities, please phone first to check the details.

Children’s Activities Baby Sensory

Booking in advance required, teddington@ babysensory.co.uk. Classes last 1 hour. £8.50 per session. Monday, 10am - 7-13 mths, 11.30am - birth - 6 mths, 1.30pm - birth-6 mths, 3pm - 7-13 mths Sari - 07932089848. Teddington Baptist Church

Busy Bees

Tuesdays & Fridays: 10–11.30am, parent and toddler group for 6 mths to pre-school. Contact: Siobhan Crowther 020 8977 8000. Teddington Baptist Church, Church Rd, TW11

Catch-a-balls

Mondays: various times and ages. Fun games and activities including ball handling skills, bat and ball techniques and agility. Contact: 020 8398 3034, heather@catch-aballs.co.uk, catch-a-balls.co.uk. Teddington Baptist Church, Church Rd, TW11

Chatterbooks

Second Tuesday of the month: 4.15pm, school yrs 4-5 Chat about books, play games, do quizzes, find out about authors and have a lot of fun together! Contact: 020 8734 3304, teddington.library@richmond.gov.uk Teddington Library, Waldegrave Rd, TW11 8NY

Church Mice Service

For parents/carers and children under 5 years old. 20 minute service followed by refreshments & play. Every Wednesday & Friday, 10.30am. St Mary with St Alban Friday, 10.30am. St Peter and St Paul Donation of £1 per family, no need to book..

Dragon Drama

Improvisational theatre, storytelling, acting, movement, mime, magic and mayhem! Workshops for Preschool - Eighteen year olds. Contact 07590 452 436 or askus@ dragondrama.co.uk. dragondrama.co.uk

Dramacube

Hampton Hill Theatre Pre-school Drama (2-4 years Thrus 9.4510.30am) United Reformed Chruch Musical Theatre Training (7-16 years Weds 4.45-7.30pm) Contact 020 8408 0245 or email contact@ dramacube.co.uk 12 | TW11 – March 2018

Footie Tots

Wednesdays, 2∞–5 years. An Introduction to the world of fitness and football for children. Teaching basic ball skills, scoring lots of goals and having fun on the way. Contact Andy 07931 707720 or andy@footie-tots.co.uk. footie-tots.co.uk/ Teddington Baptist Church, Church Rd, & Salvation Army, Church Rd, TW11

Frankie & Flo’s Play Cafe

Tues/Weds/Thurs, 2.30-5.00pm 5 years and under, older siblings welcome. A friendly environment with bouncy castle, ride on toys, craft activities, baby area, dressing up clothes, play shop, roller coaster. Cost: Under 1 yr £2.50, 1 yr and over £4.50, 1st Sibling £2, additional siblings £1 (under 6 months free) Contact: Jenny on 07828 450145 St Mary’s Parish Hall, Langham Rd, TW11

The Hot House Funky Dance Class

Tuesdays – 4–4.45pm ages: 5–7 years & 4.45pm-5.30pm ages 8–11 years Fun, confidence building, street-style dance classes for boys and girls as taught at Newland House and St Catherine’s schools. Cost: £75 per school term Contact: Kym on 07979 108717 or kymrichards@hotmail.com Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Rd, Tw11 9NN

Jo Jingles

Thursdays, time dependant on age Music, Singing and movement. For babies – 5 years. Teddington.Jojingles. com/classes.asp. Teddington Baptist Church. Church Road.

Kids’ ART Club

Saturday 24th March, 21st April 10am – 12 noon 5 -11 yrs, Fun workshops with a different project for each session. January’s workshop is Pop Up Puppets! Limited places, so early booking essential. Tutor: Sarah Richardson. Cost: £13.50 per child, per session, inc. mats. Contact: 020 8977 7558 or info@ landmarkartscentre.org

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Children’s Activities Little Wrigglers Dance, Perform & Play

Monday 1.45-2.30pm 2-4 years Thursdays: 9.30-10.15am, 2-4 years, 10:3011.15am, 2-4 years. A creative mix of dance, music and mime to inspire your child to move to music. Contact: Rachel 07817 691660 rachel@littlewrigglers.co.uk, littlewrigglers. co.uk. Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Rd, TW11

Mini Professors

Fun science for pre-school children. Booking required in advance - £9 per session, Classes last 40 minutes. Thursdays – 10am - 3-4 yrs, 11.30am – 2-3 years, 12.30pm – 3-4 years. richmond@ miniprofessors.co.uk. Nansi - 07951535734. Teddington Baptist Church.

Monkey Music

Mondays - Thursdays Times according to age group. Age: 3 mths-4 yrs. Pre-school music classes that captivate through catchy songs, activities, percussion instruments & props. Encourages children to grow in confidence, improve listening, communication & concentration skills Contact: Claire Slade 020 8847 4031, monkeymusic.co.uk Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Rd, Tw11 9NN

Noah’s Ark

Thursdays 10-11:30am Join us with your babies or children under 4 for fun with toys, crafts, singing and stories. There is a baby area for pre-walkers. All are welcome. Contact claire.h.wood@gmail.com St Michael’s Fulwell, Wilcox Rd, TW11 0SP

Rainbow Music

For children aged 9mths-4yrs Fun and colourful drop-in music sessions. Popular children’s classics and new songs to learn, bought to life on the guitar with singing, actions, animals, bubbles, a variety of instruments. Mondays 9.30am and 10.15am. Teddington Baptist Church (conference room), Church Rd, Teddington Thursday 9.30am and 10.15am. St Marks Church Hall, St Marks Road, Teddington £6 per class (£10 if bringing 2 children).

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If you are interested in attending any of these activities, please phone first to check the details.

Story Time @ Teddington Library

Tuesdays, 2.15pm A free weekly session for the under 5s. Contact: 020 8734 3304, teddington.library@richmond.gov.uk Teddington Library, Waldegrave Rd, TW11 8NY

Singing Hands

Learn how to sign using Makaton to develop your child’s communication skills with puppets, multi-sensory props and instruments. Contact: 020 8288 1706, singinghands.co.uk

Stagecoach

Singing, Dance & Drama: Build confidence, have fun, make friends! Saturdays, various times. teddington@stagecoach.co.uk 0208 9770843/ 07824 999414 St Marys & St Peters School (SMSP) Somerset Road, Teddington, TW11 8RX

Story Time @ Twickenham Library

Tuesdays: 3.45pm. Free weekly story time for the under 5s. Tel: 020 8734 3340, Garfield Rd, TW1 3JT

Teddington Dance Studio

Ballet, modern, tap, street jazz and melody movement, musical theatre, tinny tappers. For ∞ to 16 year olds. Contact: Natalie 07887 353950, teddingtondance@btinternet.com

Tiny Teddies

Second and fourth Friday of the month: 10.30-11am. Bounce and rhyme for babies and toddlers. Contact: 020 8734 3340 Twickenham Library, Garfield Rd, TW1 3JT.

Teddington Tots

Drop in toddler group for children up to 3 yrs old. Open Tuesday and Wednesday, 9.30-11.30am. Offers a session full of fun, activities , music and wide selection of toys. For any queries please contact Maddy 07760228050 Methodist Church Hall, 1 Stanley Road

Tiny Tunes

Thursdays 10am and 11am mixed ages 3 months-5 years £6 per child/£2.50 siblings. Contact: Lisa 07977 585020, info@ tinytuneslive.com Twickenham Library, Garfield Rd, TW1 3JT


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History Focus The Teddington Hospital War Memorial

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N THIS PARTICULAR YEAR WHEN WE are commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Great War, it seems appropriate to make mention of Teddington’s own memorial and how it came to be. In order to do this, we need to go back to May 1914, prior to the start of the conflict. At that time, discussions were ongoing to build a new hospital in the town to replace the hospital in Elfin Grove, which had now outgrown its size. Matters were suspended during the war years and when war ended, the Hospital Committee met to resume their talks. Wallace Elmslie, a Trustee who had been on the 1914 committee and whose son, Lieutenant Elmslie, had been killed in action, suggested that the town’s most fitting memorial to its dead would be to build a new hospital. This was endorsed by the whole committee without dissent. Two leading lights came forward to start the fund raising, Dr Percival Langdon-Down of Normansfield and son of John Langdon-Down and F Hugh Munby, Secretary of the Cottage Hospital Committee. The new committee commenced the lengthy job of raising the money required and decided that their first duty was to provide a symbolic memorial to the dead. The job was put out to tender and it was awarded to C H Moss, Monumental Mason of Church Road. He had tendered a price of £76,000 for the supply, engraving and erection of a four sided block of Portland stone 18 ft high on two steps. It was erected in 1920 and dedicated in January 1921, eight years ahead of the Memorial Hospital itself, which still required extensive funding. Names are engraved on all sides with 279 names on the original presentation with 58 further names added later. The front panel also inscribes the 1939-45 war. This memorial is of course, still standing and serves the town well every Remembrance Sunday. The only problem is that it only shows 16 | TW11 – March 2018

337 names. This fact was first spotted by Valerie Sullivan, a long time member of The Teddington Society. Valerie was a retired civil servant and her interest began when her family asked her help in establishing what had happened to her uncle, a casualty of that war. Despite being stonewalled at nearly every point of enquiry, she persevered with her investigations until she had discovered the full story of her uncle’s death. Having achieved this, she reasoned that if she was having trouble in tracking down what happened to her uncle with all her resources and tenacity, what would it be like for someone less able to conduct such a search? Valerie then decided to simplify the process and research the names of all Teddington war dead and Continues on page 18


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make this available to everyone. Firstly, she checked on the other war memorials in the town, of which there were several – the NPL, the Post Office, NatWest Bank (Parr’s Bank), St Alban’s Church, Christ Church, the Baptist Church, the Methodist Church, the Catholic Church, SS Peter and Paul’s Church, Fulwell Bus Depot, Fulwell Golf Club and the Council School at Stanley Road. There may be others. The problem then arose that a name might appear on more than one memorial. For example, a former pupil of Stanley Road School would certainly be on the school memorial in addition to the main hospital one. If he worked at Fulwell Depot, he would probably be on the Fulwell Memorial also. It became clear that not every soldier killed in the war was included on the memorial. Valerie wrote to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and obtained a full list of casualties with a Teddington connection. This showed about 550 names but from this must be deducted the names from other ‘Teddingtons’ and there are surprisingly quite a few. This brought the total number down to about 500. This begs the obvious question of why all of these names were not included on the Hospital War Memorial originally. The explanation for this is that the Memorial Committee rushed the job and bungled it. They placed the following advertisement in the local papers – the Surrey Comet and the Richmond & Twickenham Times : ‘Relatives are desired to send full particulars of the above who (Names of the Fallen) were residents of Teddington, in order that prompt inscription may be made on the Monument to be erected by public subscription.’ The advertisement went on to list the requirement of full names, address, rank, regiment and date of death to be sent to the Honorary General Secretary. Such an advertisement took no account of relatives who had moved away since the war, those who had died of their wounds some time later and casualties who had no relatives or some 18 | TW11 – March 2018

relatives who did not wish to be reminded of the war. The result was that there were substantially fewer names than there should have been. This represented a good challenge for Valerie and she began the arduous process of wading through various archives and newspapers to establish a full list of names and give a brief biography of the person concerned. Unfortunately on 3rd March 2013, Valerie died suddenly and unexpectedly. Her family were not sure what to do with her research papers and thought of giving them to the Imperial War Museum. Fortunately I was able to persuade her family to pass her papers over to The Teddington Society first and a group from the History Group was established to look at them. I think the family were relieved to find a good home for them and they promised to deliver nine crates of files of paperwork to us! When we actually received the consignment, we were relieved to see that it amounted to less than the promised nine crates but nevertheless a very substantial archive. On looking through it we discovered that Valerie had trawled through the Surrey Comet for the war years and extracted every reference to Teddington or a Teddington serviceman. These gave a broad account of what was happening in the town during those years. Added to them were extracts from regimental histories giving details of the major engagements that were involved. It was obvious that Valerie had made several visits to France to see the massive war


cemeteries and photograph the war graves where possible. This had all been done by hand, visiting public libraries and record offices and foreign destinations – the internet had not yet advanced to make the task easier. I decided that this was too important an archive to hand over to the Imperial War Museum as they were preparing for the centenary of the start of the Great War and would very probably consign the archive to some basement storage. It was far more important for Teddington to try and wade through this and form some sort of account to commemorate the fallen. This we have done and are still doing. It is not a job that can be rushed and David Neller and Colin Hicks have done sterling work in updating the recorded names. The list of the known dead of Teddington now stands in the 470s which is a truer picture than

on the original monument. It is unlikely that there will be any further additions unless anyone knows of any memorials unknown to us and our next task will be to arrange for additional panels to be added to the Memorial to complete the monument to our war dead. Ken Howe is a historian and author of several local history books. howe64@btinternet.com Tel: 020 8943 1513


Teddington Update MONKEY PUZZLES SAVED AST MONTH I WAS ABLE to get provisional Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) served in respect of two monkey puzzle trees or Chile pines in front of Fulwell Court in Stanley Road. The Council’s arboricultural officer acted very swiftly and served the notices the morning after residents notified me the previous evening that they were under threat to provide parking spaces. They are believed to be over 80 years old. Indeed I think they can be spotted near the end of this 1931 film of the first trolleybus ride between Twickenham and Teddington and back, as two tall spikes just after Shacklegate Lane. See link youtu. be/iySshjjujog.

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London Farmers’ Market say ‘We’re close to use it or lose it time’ if there are not enough customers shopping regularly at the market. And they would like people to complete their survey on this link surveyhero. com/c/575c8a09 It was a long battle to get the Farmers’ Market to Teddington, it’s an opportunity to buy sustainably produced free-range vegetables, fruit, meat, bread and we all need to make sure it stays by regularly attending.

TEDDINGTON ST MARY’S CHURCH EXTENSION I recently discussed with the Vicar and his colleagues their plans to add an extension accommodating toilets, kitchen and a meeting room on the north side of this Grade II* listed church. This is the side of the church least visible from the road but it will be important to protect the historic fabric, burials and a venerable yew tree and choose materials carefully. TEDDINGTON FARMERS’ MARKET - USE IT OR LOSE IT This market has been open since September every Sunday between 10am and 2pm in the grounds of Turing House School next to the Hospital. After a promising start, custom has diminished and some stall holders have left. 20 | TW11 – March 2018

LAST MONTH IN THE GARDEN Hellebores are a reliable feature in February and now come in a range of colours from the white Christmas rose (Helleborus niger), the green stinking hellebore (Helleborus foetidus) to a variety of pink, red and even yellow shades. They need little attention apart from removing any discoloured leaves from the previous year as the flowers appear.

Martin Elengorn is a long term local resident and Councillor for Teddington Ward Cllr.melengorn@richmond.gov.uk


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