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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

The Belgian Village on the Thames

1 Apr 17

Exhibition 'The Belgian Village on the Thames: the First World War Belgian refugee community of Twickenham and Richmond' with a new Belgian-made memorial (from 2.30), Warren Gardens, Denton Road, East Twickeham, TW12HH.

6 Apr - 4 July

Exhibition 'The Belgian Village on the Thames: the First World War Belgian refugee community of Twickenham and Richmond', Twickenham Museum, 25 The Embankment, Twickenham, TW1 3DU (Tue, Sat, Sun, limited hours).

Location: Warren Gardens 1st April and then The museum from 6 Apr - 4 July 2017


The Trustees of The Twickenham Museum present the 2017 Jack Ellis Memorial Lecture:

"Houses of Power - The places that shaped the Tudor World"

Simon Thurley lectures on a long-awaited history of Tudor royal residences across 30 years of archaeological excavation and documentary research, and reveals how architecture tells us more about the Tudor dynasty in public and private life than previously thought.


Date:    Monday 22th May 2017

At:        St Mary’s Hall, Church Street,Twickenham,TW1 3DU 

Time:   7.30pm for 8.00pm

Tickets £6.00 from the Twickenham Museum

(Tuesday& Saturday 11.00 – 3.00 and Sunday 2.00 – 4.00)

or from Ken Howe (020 8943 1513) /

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Location: St Mary's Hall, Church Street, Twickenham, TW1 3DU