The Teddington Society was formed in 1973 by a group of local residents whose wish it was to preserve the character of the town and support local community projects and this remains the aim of the Society today.
The Society was formed when some local residents were concerned about the proposed development of a property called Stoney Deep, a large house on the riverside in Twickenham Road. It had been a nurses’ home but was to be pulled down and the site developed. At a Public Enquiry it was asked if there was an amenity group to speak for Teddington. Although neighbouring Strawberry Hill was represented, there was no-one to speak for Teddington. This moved a few stalwarts to start the Teddington Society. Two public meetings were held (17 July and 17 September 1973) and the first elected Chairman was Adam Joseph who held office until 1976, then became President until 1989.
The second person to hold the office of President, from 1990-94, was Stanley Grundy, a prominent local businessman. Jenny Hilton, who stood down as the Society’s Chair in 2014, was the third person to hold this office.
The more members we have, the stronger our voice and the more influence we can exert. We campaign on issues which would adversely affect the town and support initiatives that will be of benefit. Make your opinion known through us. There’s strength in numbers so the more members the merrier.