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2017 Exhibition: Working for a Living - in Twickenham, Whitton, Teddington & the Hamptons

Our annual exhibition for 2017, opening on 3 December 2016, is titled “Working for a Living – in Twickenham, Whitton, Teddington & the Hamptons”. The focus of the exhibition is on working in the old borough from the first recorded local business (Hampton Ferry, already in existence in 1519) up to modern times. There are many images relating to working for a living in the locality to give an impression of what types of work, employment and working environments existed at various times in the past. The exhibition is accompanied by a newly produced illustrated guide.


There are also relevant displays relating to various aspects of the Work theme in display cases. These displays include a rare local trade token from 1669 and other items relating to local businesses including Pouparts and Job’s Dairy and others. In addition there will also be a new “supplementary” exhibition with display frames entitled “Church Street, Twickenham 1920s – 1950s” and “Heath Road, Twickenham in the 1930s”, upstairs, with further images relating to how those roads, and shops in them, looked in the past.


Location: The museum

Location: The museum