"Feeding London" Exhibition Open Day and Walking Tour

Events Newsletter
August 2015
In this issue:
<> Ladybird by Design <> "Feeding London" Exhibition, Open Day and Walking Tour
<> Heritage Walks in Twickenham and Teddington <> Art Auction
<> Open House Weekend <>Draw-off Walk <>Active Environment
<> Historic Environment volunteering
To see more information or register for any of our events please visit
environmenttrust.co.uk/whats or telephone 020 8891 5455
Ladybird by Design
Wednesday 7 Oct, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
at Duke Street Church, TW9 1DH.
Non-Members £12.50, Members £10
Prof Lawrence Zeegan will speak about the design aspects of Ladybird books, which have been such
a large part of children's education for a hundred years. His talk will be introduced by Jenny Pierce,
who has a family link with Ladybird and is a former Chair of the Environment Trust.
"Feeding London" Exhibition
Museum of Richmond, Whittaker Avenue TW9 1TP
1 May to 1 September. Free
From 18 September "Feeding London" will move to
the Library, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Free
John Snell, market gardener, 1960s
environmenttrust.co.uk/whats Tel: 020 8891 5455
"Feeding London" celebrates the long history of market gardening in Middlesex. The exhibition,
created by Jam Yesterday, Jam Tomorrow volunteers and staff, traces the growth, peak and decline
of the production of fruit, vegetables and flowers in the area.
Twickenham Heritage Walk
Saturday 5 September, 11.30 a.m. - 1 p.m
from York House TW1 3AA
Free / donation
Poupart's factory, Twickenham
Before rugby there was jam! Twickenham's proximity to London by foot and later by train made it an
ideal location for dairy farms, market gardening and jam making. Follow in the foot steps of the
Poupart family and discover Twickenham's market gardening past.
Open House weekend
Sunday 20 September, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sir Richard Burton's Tomb
Kilmorey Mausoleum
Grove Gardens Chapel
St Leonard's Air Raid Shelter
This year's Open House weekend will feature a rare chance for the public to see Kilmorey
Mausoleum in St Margaret's. Richmond Council has recently made great improvements to the
building, restoring walls and railings. Dedicated volunteers have been maintaining the wildlife garden.
Meanwhile there will be story-telling sessions at Burton's Tomb in Mortlake and visitors are welcome
at Grove Gardens Chapel in Richmond and the large underground St Leonard's Court Air Raid
Shelter in East Sheen.
environmenttrust.co.uk/whats Tel: 020 8891 5455
"Feeding London" Exhibition Open Day and
Walking Tour
Saturday 10 October 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Library, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Free
Walking Tour to Brentford will begin at 2 p.m. from the
Library. Free/donation
The Open Day marks the move of the exhibition to the Library, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Volunteers will be on hand to welcome visitors and explain exhibits. The tour is led by Pamela
McHutchon, a Blue Badge Tourist Guide, discussing the market garden history of the area. Open Day
is free;Walking Tour is free / donation.
Teddington Heritage Walk
Wednesday 25 November 2 p.m. - 3.30 p.m
meet outside Teddington Library, TW11 8NY
Free / donation
Richard Doddridge Blackmore
You may know R D Blackmore as the author of the novel Lorna Doone but did you know that he was a
gardener and horticulturalist? Blue Badge Tourist Guide Pamela McHutchon leads the walk, which will
take us to the site of his orchards and Poupart's retail dairy.
Environment Trust Art Auction
Thursday 26 November, 6.30 p.m. - 10.30 p.m.
York House, TW1 3AA
Entry: £10
From the Rothschild Villa. Alan Halliday.
environmenttrust.co.uk/whats Tel: 020 8891 5455
Time Off is the theme inspiring artists offering their work for this year’s Art Auction. The ever popular
local event, to be held in the run up to Christmas, should provide lots of inspiration for those who
love to give and receive art. All profits will go to Environment Trust projects:
the Story of our Streets and Active Environment.
Thames Draw-Off Walk
Details to be announced
Draw-off walk details forthcoming on our What's On page>
Draw-off walk
We are currently planning this year's Draw-off Walk, which will take place between 8th and 29th
November. Every year the weirs at Richmond Lock are lifted to allow the Port of London Authority to
carry out essential maintenance works on the lock, weirs and sluices. The weir being lifted allows the
river between Richmond Lock and Teddington Lock to drain naturally at low tide, providing a rare
chance to explore the archaeology and ecology of the foreshore.
Active Environment walks and events
Details to be announced.
Active Environment at Kew Palace
One of our goals is to provide environment related activities for everyone in our community. The
Active Environment programme offers a range of local walks and activities for people with disabilities
and their carers.
environmenttrust.co.uk/whats Tel: 020 8891 5455
Historic Environment
Volunteering opportunities
Details to be announced.
St Leonard's Court air raid shelter
In the last few months volunteers for Historic Environment projects have cleaned and tidied St
Leonard's Court air raid shelter (no small task: it was built to accommodate seventy people) and
joined in a group gardening day at Kilmorey Mausoleum, where regular volunteers maintain the
wildlife garden.
To become a member of the Environment Trust visit
environmenttrust.co.uk/join-support or telephone us on 020 8891 5455