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MIKE PEMBERTONLITTLE SHIPS

Mike Pemberton
Mike Pemberton is a local folk singer and Teddington Society member. He and his music will feature in the Winter 2017 edition of Tidings magazine, which members of the society receive free of charge four times a year.
One of his songs tells the story of the Dunkirk ‘Little Ships’ at Teddington Lock. To hear Mike’s recording of his ballad, follow Little Ships Mike Pemberton

WEST TEDDINGTON INFORMATION PANEL
Following the success of the two information boards in Grove Gardens and Elmfield House, it has been decided to look at erecting one in West Teddington at the green where Broad Street forks into Hampton and Stanley Roads. Suitable pictures are currently being sought.

VALERIE SULLIVAN COLLECTION
We are also looking at the Valerie Sullivan Research Archive into the names of the fallen on the War Memorial. This is a very time consuming task and is something that should not be rushed. No clear decision has emerged yet on how we present a permanent tribute but we may seek a Heritage Lottery Fund grant. Already her work has been invaluable in preparing a talk on the War Memorial.
A link to the Online WW1 War Memorial for Teddington Click here

BRONZE AGE BARROW
Teddington’s oldest monument is or rather was a Bronze Age Barrow or burial mound which stood at the point in the road where Park Road becomes Sandy Lane. Over time much of it was lost to road widening and to the building of the road bridge over the railway line. With the building of Sheaf Way, the last part of it was cleared and an electricity substation now marks the site. We are looking to erect a small information plaque at the site.

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