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Henry VIII – King & Collector

Join us for a Zoom talk on Thursday 18 February 2021,
7.45pm for 8.00pm start.

Dear <<First Name>>,

I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible this evening at Siobhan Clarke’s talk on Henry VIII. I also have a couple of other items that I’d like to share with you.

Please encourage your neighbours to join The Hampton Society
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Kind regards,

William Redfern
Chair, The Hampton Society

Request for stories for our Spring Newsletter

by Maura Waters, editor

“I’d never thought of that” could well be the reaction when we hear how others cope with this, our third Covid lockdown.

Have YOU made some useful discoveries you’d be willing to pass on to others? They could cover daily walks, general exercise, shopping, educating/supervising/entertaining our young ones or just coping with the inadequacies of masks.

On the other hand, if you find you’re saving money simply by not going out, how about thinking of a little house improvement (we’re all spending so much more time indoors)? It is permitted to employ a craftsman to work in your home, providing he or she is properly masked. Think about it.

In the meantime, for those of you who have already done one or more of the above – or even better, come up with some completely original ideas, tell me about it for our next Spring Newsletter, due out early March 2021. Contact me, Maura Waters, either by telephone on 020 8979 9654 or by email here.

All submissions by 28 February please so that we can meet our print deadline.

Thank you and I wish you all the best,  Maura.

Richmond Covid-19 Community Champions

As I am able to send out these email newsletters to members I have volunteered to be a Covid-19 Community Champion. As such I will be able to send out important information regarding the vaccine programme as and when I receive it. Anyone can be a community champion – just click on the image above if you are interested in joining.

Here are the first two messages that the council have asked me to share with you. I hope you will find them of value:

People aged 70 and over who have not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19 and would like to be, are now being asked to contact the NHS to arrange a vaccination.

Until now the NHS has asked people to wait until they are contacted to help ensure that those who are most vulnerable are protected first – and that remains the case for most people. 

However, to ensure absolutely everyone is offered the vaccine, people aged 70 and over, and those who are considered extremely clinically vulnerable, can now contact the NHS so they can be vaccinated by the middle of this month.  

The easiest way to arrange a vaccination is through the national booking service, which can be accessed at NHS website. 

The system allows patients to choose a time slot and location that suits them. Anyone unable to book online can call 119 free of charge, anytime between 7am and 11pm, seven days a week.

About over 70s and the vaccine:

Everyone aged 70 or over should have been offered the vaccine by now! If any friends are in this age group and haven't been offered the vaccine, please contact the NHS and book an appointment by going to or call 119. #FeelSafeAgain

Vaccinated people must continue to follow lockdown rules and public health guidance to protect those around them, including social distancing, regularly washing their hands and wearing a face covering.

The vaccine remains one of the main ways the country will reduce the impact of the virus on people’s health and on our healthcare services. Experts know the vaccine reduces the chance of people suffering from COVID-19, and while they do not yet know if it will stop people catching or passing on the virus, they expect it will reduce this risk. Therefore, there is a small chance you might still get or spread coronavirus even if you have had the vaccine.

Henry VIII – King & Collector

Henry VIII was an ardent patron of the arts whose tapestries and paintings adorned his lavish court and began the Royal Collection. All his commissions relate to one central tale: self-glorification. His life can be seen through his art collection and the works tell us much about both his kingship and his insecurities. This is a story of art, power and propaganda in Tudor England.

Zoom Meeting Invitation:
Henry VIII – King & Collector

Meeting ID: 894 7317 5157
Passcode: Hampton

Click on the button below at 7:45pm to join the talk:

Join Zoom Meeting Tonight from 7:45pm
Siobhan Clarke BA (Hons) has worked for Historic Royal Palaces for 20 years, delivering tours and lectures on the palaces. She is an author and historian. Her latest book, ‘King and Collector: Henry VIII and the Art of Kingship’, will be published by The History Press in April 2021.

How to make the most of our Zoom talk

Please make sure that you have an updated version of Zoom running on your device before the talk. It will be great to see all your faces so make sure you are well lit and have your device set up on a stand in a comfortable place.

When you click on the invitation link, the following things might happen:

  • You might be asked if you want to start Zoom, if so answer “Yes”. 
  • You might be asked to enter your name, if so then this will be the name that is displayed to everyone during the session so please enter your full name. 
  • You might be asked to enter the Meeting Passcode, which is also below.
  • You will be asked to “Join with Video”, this is a long blue button below your image, click on this button.
  • You will then join the meeting and be asked “Call using Internet Audio”, click on this.
  • When we start you should all have video and audio on so that I can see and hear you, sort out any problems and answer any questions. As soon as you are connected and can see and hear me, you should switch off your video and audio by clicking on “Mute” and “Stop Video”. This will avoid any unintended noise or interference throughout the talk.

If you have a question during the talk then click on “Chat” and just type the question. When you press the ‘Enter’ key, everyone will see the question and our speaker will try to answer it. Bear with them as they might not notice the question for a while.

At the end, our speaker will stay online until everyone leaves and if anyone has a question feel free to ask.

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William Redfern
020 8286 7071
Iacopo Sassi
07761 670911 
Rosemary Hill
020 8973 3604 
Brian Brignall
020 8979 9499
Linda Brignall
020 8979 9499
Maura Waters
020 8979 9654 
Alice Fordham
020 8979 3543 
Sylvia Bridge Le Cluse
020 8941 4450
Lesley Cesenek
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Quiz Night

To be rescheduled later in the year.

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Annual General Meeting 2020

We are looking into holding a virtual AGM in April 2021.

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Updates of forthcoming events will be updated soon.
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