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Reception & Talk, Friday 8th December

Last updated: Sunday 19th November 2017

The Friends of Hampton Wick Library are pleased to present a new talk by Alison Merrington based on her continuing researches into the World War 1 soldiers commemorated on Hampton Wick’s war memorial and their families. Her work has extended to cover all aspects of life in and around Hampton Wick during the Great War.

In this latest talk Alison will cover the impact of unlimited submarine warfare on the home front, as well as more local issues including the turf wars between Hampton Wick and Teddington.

Our evening on 8th December will start at 6.15pm with drinks in the Library and a chance to view the current exhibition of words and pictures celebrating autumn and winter. The talk will start at 7.15pm in Bullen Hall, followed by Q&A with Alison.

Tickets: £5, or £4 for Friends and their guests
Includes glass of wine, beer or soft drink and contribution towards hall hire costs.

Please book online – please follow this link.

Alternatively tickets can be booked by post: The Friends of Hampton Wick Library, c/o 38 Park Road, Hampton Wick, KT1 4AS.

Save Our Signs - a new direction

Expert advice leads to rethink

Last updated: Sunday 22nd October 2017

Characterful street sign in Hampton Wick

The HWA is raising awareness of the importance to our local heritage made by our many distinctive road signs. We are concerned that some are in need of renovation and that they are in danger of being replaced by soulless modern signs.

In our last Newsletter we asked for volunteers to help with renovations that we might carry out ourselves and we’d like to thank everyone who came forward.

We have also benefited from some expert advice from a local resident with knowledge of this type of restoration work. As a result we have decided not to go ahead with attempts to clean and repaint the signs ourselves. Instead we are making enquiries into the financial and other implications of having the signs temporarily removed and professionally restored. This approach will ensure the best possible finish and guarantee the long-term future of our lovely old signs.

If you have any ideas or offers of help to contribute, please email:

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