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’70s and ’80s talk plus more events and updates

Newsletter date: 5 July, 2022

Dear Hampton Society supporter,

Quite a few things to interest you I hope over the next few weeks. Here is a summary:

  • New live music listings on The Hampton Society website read more…
  • Waterworks Building Planning Webinar on Tuesday 12 July read more…
  • Hampton in the ’70s & ’80s talk on Thursday 14 July read more…
  • Arts Richmond Chichester Theatre Trip on Thursday 21 July “Crazy for You” read more…
  • Police Update: ‘Knowledge Wednesday’ on 27 July, ‘Met in the Park’ on 24 August; and notes from the last Neighbourhood Liaison Group meeting in April read more…
  • Invitation to the Hampton and Molesey Riverside Trust AGM on Tuesday 2 August read more…
  • Habitats & Heritage are proposing a new “Friends” group for Nursery Green, Hampton read more…
  • Community Health Champions Update read more…
Please read on…

New live music listings on The Hampton Society website

I was contacted by member Judy Morrison requesting an live music listing on the website to promote the Middlesex Yeomanry Concert Band and any other music of interest.

You will now find a new section of The Hampton Society website home page that lists live music and events over the next few months including the upcoming fundraising Hampton Pool Summer Picnic Concerts which begin on Friday.

Please get in touch with me by email if you would like your event listing.

See the new music listings here.

Revised Plans for the former Hampton Waterworks, Upper Sunbury Road, Hampton, TW12 2ES Webinar invitation


Tuesday 12 July

Martin Hughes from the developer’s public affairs company Polity, has contacted me about an update on this proposed development of this industrial building which is currently in a sorry state of repair. Martin writes:
“You may recall that there were some previous proposals in 2019 for restoration works and additional development to bring Hampton’s Victorian Waterworks back to life. These proposals included new homes and employment space. 
“Work is currently underway on a revised scheme and prior to the submission of a new planning application to Richmond Council we are keen to get community feedback on the draft proposals. We will be holding a live video presentation (webinar) by the architects via Zoom at 6.30pm on Tuesday 12th July and you would be most welcome to join this. 
“You are invited to join our Webinar on 12th July at 6.30pm to find out more! 

“It’s very simple to join in. Enter in your browser and you’ll be taken to registration. You’ll need to have the Zoom app on your computer, tablet or smart device – please go to if you do not already have this.

“You can also register by scanning the QR code below by using the camera on your mobile device.”

Click on the image below to download the document.

Society talk by John Sheaf:
Hampton in the ’70s & ’80s talk

We have a great talk lined up at St Mary’s community hall next Thursday. John Sheaf will be speaking about his latest book – Images of Hampton in the 1970s and 1980s. Lots of tales, great pictures and he will be selling copies of his books.

Derek and Mary May will be running our refreshments bar where you can enjoy a drink and socialise with other Soiety members before the talk and during the interval.

I hope as many of our members can attend as I know it will be a fascinating insight into how Hampton has changed since then.

Thursday, 14 July at 7.30pm for 8.00pm at St Mary’s community hall.

‘Crazy for You’ Arts Richmond Theatre Trip

Thursday 21 August at 2.30pm

Member Janet Langhorne who is also Showcoach Organiser for Arts Richmond has asked if I could notify members of their upcoming theatre trip. Janet writes:

“We have a few tickets left and we would be delighted if any of The Hampton Society members would like to join us for the day.

“Join us for our annual visit to the Chichester Festival Theatre on Thursday 21 July at 2.30pm to see ‘Crazy for You’, with music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin.

“This is the story of theatre mad Bobby Child (played by Charlie Stemp of Half a Sixpence fame from 2016!) torn between his rich, demanding New York fiancée and his rich demanding mother who wants him to run the family bank. Reluctantly he heads to the bygone mining town of Deadlock, Nevada, to foreclose on a mortgage.

“There he finds the mortgage in question is on a dilapidated Victorian theatre and the owner’s daughter Polly is the girl of his dreams. To prove his good faith and win her love, Bobby lights on the idea of putting on a show- complete with glamorous dancers from New York’s Follies – to save the theatre and renew the town.

“This hilarious, riotously entertaining musical is packed with glorious Gershwin melodies incl. Someone to Watch Over Me, Embraceable You, I Got Rhythm and They Can’t Take That Away from Me, with stunning tap dance routines guaranteed to set the spirits soaring.”

Ticket price of £63 includes coach and ticket for the theatre.

Click on the image to download the application form.

“To preserve, protect and where appropriate seek to advance the remarkable riverside heritage of Hampton and Molesey, and to promote public access and enjoyment of that stretch of the Thames”

Invitation to the 2022 Hampton & Molesey Riverside Trust AGM


Tuesday 2 August


Our Annual General Meeting will be held at Garrick’s Temple and Lawn on Tuesday 2 August, starting at 7.30pm.  Once the evening’s brief business is concluded, Rebecca Kendrick from the Thames Landscape Strategy will talk about rewilding plans for the area.

Everyone is welcome and you can join at the door for only £5.

There will be refreshments during the course of the evening – and we’re hoping for a fine evening to fully enjoy the lovely riverside setting.

Download invitation

A new ‘Friends’ group for Nursery Green, Hampton

Image courtesy of Elizabeth Gant, Liberal Democrat Councillor for Hampton North ward

I have been contacted by Daija Angeli from Habitats & Heritage, the local charity that acts for the natural and historic environment and climate in south and west London about a new initiative in Hampton. Daija writes:

“Habitats & Heritage is supporting residents to set up a new “Friends” group for Nursery Green, Hampton. Friends of Parks groups play a vital role in protecting and enhancing local parks, play areas, woodlands, and green spaces in Richmond upon Thames. Working in partnership with the council, they give residents a greater say in what goes on in their local park.

“An important aspect of a Friends group is an elected committee. If there is sufficient interest, we hope to be able to do this. If not, we will keep working with the interested people and continue to attract new people.”

Please get in touch with Daija, Community Development Manager at Habitats & Heritage, via; sign up for the group’s mailing list; or visit our webpage dedicated to the group.

Police update

Click on the posters below to download a larger PDF for Knowledge Wednesday’ on 27 July and ‘Met in the Park’ on 24 August.
Download the latest Police Liaison Group Meeting Notes from 26 April 2022

Spring Booster Programme: Have you had a top-up booster vaccination?

We are urging those eligible for a spring booster but yet to come forward to take up the offer as soon as possible. The spring dose will not only give you and your loved ones protection this summer amid rising infection levels, but also allow you to get a vaccine this autumn at the right time to maximise your protection over winter. 
A top up spring booster vaccine is available for anyone who;  

  • is aged over 75 
  • is aged 12 or over and living with a weakened immune system 
  • lives in a care home for older people. 

 You can have your spring booster if it's been at least 3 months since you had your 2nd dose, booster dose or additional primary dose (3rd dose) if you have a severely weakened immune system. 
If you are eligible, you can book your appointment now on, by calling 119 or you can find your nearest walk-in centre here.  

Covid-19 vaccination for 5-11 year olds 
All children 5 or older, are eligible for a 1st and 2nd dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.  
By getting vaccinated, children and young people can reduce the risk of passing on the infection to others in their family and others. The vaccine will also make it easier for children and young people to avoid putting their lives and their education on hold because of further disruption to schools, hobbies and social events due to the virus.  
Children can get vaccinated alongside family members at many of our sites across South West London. Our clinicians and staff are trained to ensure children feel comfortable and at ease when receiving their vaccine.  
Those that had their first dose 3 months ago or more are also now eligible for their second dose.  
You’ll be able to get your child vaccinated at a site and time convenient for you – at vaccination centres, pharmacies and GPs offering jabs for this age group. Find the latest walk in times here or alternatively you can book an appointment now on 
Come and have a chat with us 
If you remain unsure about getting vaccinated, you are worried about side effects, needles or just uncertain about which vaccine you receive, you can get the answers to all your questions at local vaccination sites across South West London, with no pressure to get the jab.  
To speak to someone about the Covid-19 vaccine, you can book an appointment at shopping centres Centrale, Croydon or St Nicholas, Sutton or call 020 3880 0338. Click here to book an appointment.

Kind regards,

William Redfern
Chair, The Hampton Society

Please encourage your neighbours to join The Hampton Society
Download an application form here.

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William Redfern
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Iacopo Sassi
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Lesley Cesenek
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Linda Brignall
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Alice Fordham
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Maura Waters
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Tuesday 14 July 

Talk Hampton in the ’70s & ’80s
John Sheaf will be speaking about his latest book – Images of Hampton in the 1970s and 1980s.
with a return of our refreshments bar!

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Quiz Night

We plan to run a quiz night in February 2023.

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Updates of forthcoming events will be updated soon.
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