My St Margarets Magazine - Summer 2013

My St Margarets Magazine -  Summer2013 cover

In this edition we celebrate one of the hidden treasures in St Margarets - The Turner House. Nestled away in Sandycoombe Road you’ll find an historical jewel of a property, steeped in history and oozing with creative atmosphere. We celebrate the work of the Great British Painter J.M.W. Turner in this edition and through some fascinating contributions we ponder on what life must have been like during Turners time.

Turner’s House, like many houses of that period, is in need of repair and some refurbishment and desperately needs financial support to ensure these works are carried out - but one thing the house is not short-of is plenty of love and enthusiasm for the property. Luckily for the nation, Turner’s House Trust, supported by the Friends of Turner’s House are working hard to preserve and promote this little piece of history here in St Margarets.

It might be a good idea to have your diary to hand when reading this edition as you will find details of many upcoming events. There are some fabulous celebrations planned at the Turner House and The Twickenham Festival has a whole host of events planned throughout Twickenham. Also, as part of the festival we have our summer fair in Crown Road, St Margarets, on Sunday June 9th.This will be a very special day for St Margarets indeed because in addition to the fair, St Margarets is also hosting the reinstated Turks Head 10km Fun run - the race is sponsored by Fullers and organised by local resident Caitlin Limmer. As Caitlin says ‘The race is as much about community as it is about running’ and let’s face it - community is St Margarets!

Keep informed and up to date with many of the local events by following your local traders on Facebook and Twitter and through our website. Another exciting development planned for this summer is the introduction of a new service ‘My St Margarets 2 U’ full details are soon to be published on our sites. I’ll leave you to enjoy this edition and on behalf of all of your local independent traders I thank you for your continued support.

Enjoy the summer