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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 Legacy and Ghost of Pope - a symposium

A symposium organised jointly by Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust and Strawberry Hill Trust.

17 March 2017, 9.30am - 4.30pm at Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham, TW1 4ST

To raise funds for the continuing restorations of Pope's Grotto and Strawberry Hill House, our friends at the Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust (PGPT) have jointly planned an exciting programme for a symposium, which will explore the literary importance, major houses and the Thames landscape of 18th century Twickenham. There will also be updates on restoration work completed and planned.

Introduced by landscape architect Kim Wilkie, speakers will include, Professor Judith Hawley - Royal Holloway, University of London, Chris Sumner (architectural and garden historian), Mike Cherry (local historian and secretary of PGPT), Angela Kidner (heritage consultant to PGPT, Professor Paul Richens (University of Westminster), Michael Snodin (Hon. Curator, Strawberry Hill Trust) and Dr Silvia Davoli (Mellon Research Curator, Strawberry Hill Trust).

Tickets, £35 to include refreshments, lunch and a viewing of Strawberry Hill House. There will be an optional candle-lit to the Grotto and the end of the day (£5 minumum donation, to be paid on the day.

More information can be found at the Trust's website, and booking is at

Location: Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham, TW1 4ST