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We've signed a petition!

Screenshot%202016-04-09%2021.53.31.png It’s for the attention of the next Mayor of London - whoever it may be - asking for a cabinet member to take charge of looking out for the little guys, your local independents! Please help us keep St Margarets a vibrant shopping centre by signing the petition too!

Price's new candles have come to Cutters!

Price%E2%80%99s%20Large%20Jars%20Range%20%E2%80%93%C2%A0Now%20Available%20at%20Cutters.jpg Price%E2%80%99s%20Fresh%20Air%20Ranges.jpg So head to ‘The Shop That Sells Everything’ at 28 Crown Road! They’re open 8am to 7pm Monday to Saturday, and 9am to 7pm Sunday. You can keep-up with them on the Cutters Facebook page and Cutters Twitter feed.

2 new workshops from Crown Road's apothecary, Botanica Medica

2016%20-%20first%20two%20workshops%20posters%20and%20FB.jpg are now taking bookings: make sure you get-in early to avoid disappointment as they fill-up quickly! Read-on for more details and be sure to visit http://www.botanicamedica.co.uk/

Today, the inaugural "Jim Diamond Memorial Trophy" game was played in Marble Hill Park,

IMG_1689.JPG with Jim’s son Lawrence captaining a 4 man team that manfully beat a 5-man opposition led by Cutters’ Adam. The final score: 12-9 to the Hoops, pictured with the trophy!

Please visit www.justgiving.com/jimdiamondsinger/
to donate to the NSPCC in memory of our friend and neighbour.

Shop for Sale in St Margarets!

Denham and Finney on St Margarets Road is for sale, plese read-on for more details…Shop%20for%20Sale.jpg

We're hiring! Could YOU be our new adminstrator?

Screen%20shot%202013-09-12%20at%2022.46.50.png The St Margarets Traders Association is looking to recruit a new administrator! This would be a great part-time position for someone who loves St Margarets and would like to make a difference in their neighbourhood. You can find out more by reading-on…

Thank You and Goodbye from Adam, SMTA Assistant...

10847999_10153431147814721_2743861627313872566_n.jpgAfter years of service as the St Margarets Traders Association’s Assistant, I’m stepping down from this role at the end of the month…


419_1035056849885233_5132560803428927293_n.jpgWe hope you had a geat day with friends and family yesterday!
Our local pubs are open for business today, with all the Boxing Day football on-screen, plus festive fare at the Crown and the Turks Head, and a more left-field choice at the Tavern with their Boxtoberfest!

Merry Christmas from Thai Pin!

12360037_10153692367736068_6178162162799365355_n.jpgVisit www.facebook.com/thai-pin- for more info on St Margarets’ long-serving south-east Asian eatery!

Here's Pawbags, Cutters' cat, on her favourite napping chair!

IMG_1513.JPG She’s showing-off some of the lovely Christmas cards they’ve received from their neighbours! Thanks and merry Christmas all! And Cutters have a variety of cards and gifts for you to spread the Christmas spirit amongst your neighbours! Including Marie Curie cards, with a portion of the proceeds going to the very-deserving charity: www.mariecurie.org.uk

Read Our Xmas Magazine Online Here!

Just cast your eyes to the right… there it is! Click the link to read the Xmas 2015 issue of our magazine in full! Thanks to Charlotte of October21.net for producing and to Peter Mahnke for hosting our site!

A Christmas poem from Chase Buchanan!

chrismas%20poem.jpg A very Christmas to our long-term suporters and traders Association members Chase Buchanan, who’ve composed a Christmas Poem…

The latest newsletter from www.stmrgts.org.uk is out now!

Screenshot%202015-12-18%2021.41.46.png Visit the community website to sign-up to receive updates directly to your inbox on a (nearly) weekly basis. You can also keep up to date with all the local news on their facebook page:

Don't get caught out: Here's Cutters' Christmas Opening Hours!


“the shop that sells everything”, Cutters of 28 Crown Road, will be closed Xmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, so make sure you stock-up around then!

Merry Christmas from Pilates Plus!

Screenshot%202015-12-18%2014.58.02.pngYour seasonal update from Crown Road’s Pilates Plus is here to read now!

The Force is Strong with This One...

WP_20151216_16_09_27_Pro.jpg Here’s Cutters’ very-own Rogue One, Kate, bravely standing-up to Kylo Ren! She’s protecting all the great Star Wars gifts and sweeties in Cutters from the new Star Wars villain, who can sense your presents in “the shop that sells everything”!

Big news everyone: Cutters, aka "the shop that sells everything" now has a Twitter feed and Facebook page!

Screenshot%202015-12-14%2020.42.40.pngHead to Facebook.com/CuttersTW1 and “Like” the page, and follow them @ twitter.com/Cutters_TW1 to see the latest news and special offers from this local institution!

We've one final round of THANK YOUs to make!

IMG_1623.JPG …to all the people who brought all the Christmas magic to St Margarets this year:

Here's the full story behind the vintage police vehicles that came to the Crown Rd Community Christmas Fair on Sunday 6th December,

Crown%20Rd%20Fair2%20Dec%2015.JPG by our PCSO Eugenia Venour. Thank you, Eugenia and colleagues for coming to our fair!

Merry Christmas, Chase Buchanan!

IMG_1472.JPGThank you, Chase Buchanan, for sponsoring our Fair last Sunday and making sure that Santa Claus and his reindeer stopped-by on the day!

A Thank You to the unsung heroes of the Crown Rd Fair

IMG_1471.JPG Alot of work went into the Crown Road Community Christmas Fair last Sunday, and here we’d like to thank some of the people whose hard work behind the scenes made it all possible…

Merry Christmas, RFU!

IMG_1626.JPGWe’d like to thank the RFU, without whom our BIG DAY would not have been possible, and whose generous sponsorship contributed towards the ICE RINK we brought to the St Margarets Tavern car park!

The St Margarets Traders Association would like to say a big THANK YOU to Colin Cross and Neil Roster,

IMG_1469.JPG the latter of caterers Moodies Leisure, who organised and ran “Neil and Colin’s Bottomless Soup Kitchen” at the Crown Road Community Christmas Fair, with proceeds going to future St Margarets Traders Association events!

Thank you, Fitz-Gibbon!

IMG_1461.JPG We’d like to thank our sponsors Fitz-Gibbon, whose generous patronage helped us bring David the balloon-modeller, Matt the contact juggler, the cockney one-man-band, and the people-sized red squirrels and the hula-hooping ice princess to our Crown Road Community Christmas Fair last Sunday! They also sponsored Orleans Juniors’ tombola, with delicious chocolates available from Cutters.

Well done Catherine, Rikke and co. of St Richard Reynolds Catholic College!

IMG_0310.JPGTheir stand at the Crown Rd Community Christmas Fair on Sunday raised £230 for local charity Integrated Neurological Services (INS): www.ins.org.uk

Congratulations to Myles, of St Stephen's Church!

Screenshot%202015-12-07%2015.22.49.pngHe won the Post Office’s raffle for a £50 voucher at yesterday’s Crown Rd Community Xmas Fair! Here he is being presented with his voucher by our postmaster Jeevan.


IMG_1454.JPG Thanks to our sponsors, RFU, Chase Buchanan and Fitz-Gibbon; all the traders, entertainers, and everyone who took part in the Crown Road Community Christmas Fair today!

Santa's Grotto at tomorrow's Crown Rd Community Christmas Fair will be staffed by Gymboree St Margarets' elves;

Screenshot%202015-12-05%2015.14.50.png and they’re donating part of the proceeds to The Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity, a very worthy cause indeed! See you tomorrow!

Our Fair made it into the latest St Margarets Community Website's newsletter!

%202015-12-03%2022-46-12.jpeg Read about tomorow’s Crown Road Community Christmas Fair, and more local events/news at www.stmgrts.org.uk


11168576_10153768510489721_4861868920378338784_n.png Come down to Crown Road from 11am - 5pm; we’ve got an ice rink in the Tavern’s car park, fairground rides and giant inflatables, local traders showcasing their wares amongst our diverse street market, local schools and charities, plus music and entertainers along the length of the street!

Please join us in welcoming our newest member: Gabi Da Rocha Interiors!

12122388_10153752589389853_5039782233560495094_n.jpg They’re a design studio with shop at no.2 Crown Rd, and they’re open on Sunday for the Crown Road Community Christmas Fair, so pop-in and say hi!

2 days to go 'til the Crown Road Community Fair on Sunday! 11am - 5pm!

Screenshot%202015-11-08%2022.18.06.pngScreenshot%202015-11-08%2022.20.42.pngScreenshot%202015-11-08%2022.22.58.png We’ve got great food stalls lined up for you AND the solution to any excess weight that over-indulgence might cause, in the form of our local fitness studios!

Pilates Plus' Christmas Newsletter is Out Now!

Screenshot%202015-12-03%2017.06.22.png They’ll be at our Crown Road Community Fair this Sunday, but if you can’t wait til then to get an update on their Christmas Programme and news of their Lesvos Refugees Appeal, then read-on…

Nearly there now! Just 3 days until the Crown Road Community Christmas Fair, 11am - 5pm on Sunday 6th December!

Screenshot%202015-11-08%2022.23.50.png Screenshot%202015-11-24%2021.30.21.pngNow that we’re all feeling Christmassy, let’s not forget our local churches have full programmes of services over the festive season. St Stephen’s Church will also be at the fair providing great music, facepainting, and hot chocolates!

The Christmas elves and helpers from Gymboree & The Toy Box St Margarets

Screenshot%202015-12-02%2009.52.19.pngWill be helping Santa in his grotto at the Crown Road Community Christmas Fair this Sunday, and he’s got presents for all the good boys and girls…

Only 4 days until the Crown Road Community Christmas Fair! 11am - 5pm on Crown Road!

Screenshot%202015-11-08%2022.21.27.pngScreenshot%202015-11-08%2022.17.58.pngLadies, if you want to look the part on the big day then Crown Road boutique Dolly Rock will fit you out! Proprietor Beth co-edits our magazine, and she’s worked with Susan of the Secret Wardrobe to dish-out their advice on staying on-trend this festive season.
Gentlemen, if you want to look your best then Neil Birkett of Brikett’s Bespoke will suit you down to the ground!

6 days until the Crown Road Community Christmas Fair!

Screenshot%202015-11-08%2022.16.29.png and isn’t St Margarets looking Christmassy? All the trees and lights decorating St Margarets’ streets and shops are down to the Traders Association’s own Christmas Fairy, Susan Roster of Crown Road dress agency, The Secret wardrobe!

The countdown continues... Just 1 week until the Crown Road Community Christmas Fair on Sunday 6th December!

Screenshot%202015-11-08%2022.13.12.pngWe’d like to thank our sponsors Fitz-Gibbon, whose generous patronage has helped us bring balloon-modellers, jugglers, a one-man-band, and other street entertainers to our fair!Plus they’re sponsoring Orleans Juniors’ tombola, with delicious chocolates available from Cutters.

Santa's Postbox is in The Toy Box and Gymboree, St Margarets!

postbox.jpg So you can be sure that your letters to Santa get read AND get a reply! Read-on for more details! Ho! Ho! Ho!

Christmas Trees of all sizes are ready to be homed at Streets; with free local delivery!

12278625_1105877616111516_384012096498861070_n.jpgStreets Florist, Greengrocers and Juice Bar of 125 St Margarets Rd have their Christmas Trees all ready for you to select, they’ll even deliver them to your living room for free!

9 days 'til the Crown Road Community Christmas Fair on Sunday 6th December!

Screenshot%202015-11-08%2022.25.32.png Thank you, Chase Buchanan, who’ve helped us make sure that Santa Claus and his reindeer will be stopping-by on the day!

The Saturday Sushi Stall is offering a free hand roll for every order over £10 this Saturday!

sushi.jpg Get yours from 10am - 2pm outside Armstrong’s.
Don’t forget to order your sushi platters for your Christmas party! call Eddie 07747 862 386 for more info.

With the Crown Road Community Christmas Fair taking place next Sunday,

Crown%20Rd%20Community%20Christmas%20Fair%202015%20Road%20Closure%20Notice.jpg we apologise for any inconvenience the road closures cause, but we hope you’ll agree that it’s worth it to come together as a community for the day! Read-on for more details of the closures…

The countdown begins... It's just 12 days until the Crown Road Community Christmas Fair!

RFU_Portrait%281%29.jpg We’d like to thank the RFU, whose generous sponsorship has contributed towards the ICE RINK we’re bringing to the St Margarets Tavern’s car park!

A Charity Appeal from Pilates Plus

Help%20for%20refugees%20arriving%20in%20Lesbos.jpg Giles Duley has been covering the situation in Lesvos for the UN, and has reported such terrible scenes to his sister Sarah, of Pilates Plus, that she is apealing for donations to the Starfish Project…

Christmas Shopping at Turner's House - Sunday 29 November 11am to 4pm

0sd.jpgJoin Turner’s House Trustees for a glass of wine while picking up delightful and original Christmas gifts for friends and family - all to support the Trust’s restoration appeal.

Join us on Crown Road For our Community Christmas Fair

Screenshot%202015-11-13%2021.18.20.png Sunday 6th December, 11am - 5pm!

Get ready... The Xmas issue of My St Margarets Magazine is coming VERY SOON!

Screenshot%202015-11-13%2012.51.04.png Delivered to your door, and available from local traders, it’s packed full of news from your favourite St Margarets institutions, with local history, fashion, gift ideas and much more!
And after that it’s the Crown Road Community Christmas Fair on Sunday 6th December, 11am to 5pm, featuring Santa, reindeer… and an ICE RINK!!!

You're invited to La Salon Prive's Special Truffle Dinner

ANNUAL%20TRUFFLE%20DINNER1.jpgOn Monday the 30th November, 43 Crown Road! Read on for more delicious details…

The St Margarets Community Website weekly newsletter is out now...

Screenshot%202015-11-07%2013.49.19.pngThis week there are body blitzes, open studios and famous ice-rinks! Read-on for more…

Redlees Studios Artists at Strawberry Hill!

Christmas%20Art%20and%20Craft%20Fair.jpg If you enjoy Redlees Artists Studios’ open Days then you’ll see some familiar faces at Strawberry Hill’s Arts and Craft Fair this weekend…

Do you know a superstar stylist?

12196346_1078053338885481_3459051049282935775_n.jpg St Margarets’ newest stylists, David Masters Salon, are recruiting NOW for their Richmond Bridge salon. This is a great opportunity to join a creative and friendly team.

Here's the latest update from Botanica Medica

October%20Newsletter%202015-11-01%2022-34-30.jpeg St Margarets’ apothecary, found at 24 Crown Road. Get their full October updated by “reading on”…

How are you watching the final this weekend?

12046911_1005980352792883_7983318137047154977_n.jpg12191470_846761405444774_7626205096164735684_n.jpg There’s lots happening at our local pubs this weekend, with live music at the Crown after the final, a Day of the Dead party at the St Margarets Tavern (plus a showcase of their festive offerings this Thursday), and the usual carnival atmosphere at the Turks Head

It's nearly that time of year again...

12119126_10153712069754721_4848168131800270687_n.jpg This year’s Crown Road Community Christmas Fair is on Sunday 6th December, 11am - 5pm on Crown Road, St Margarets, TW1.

Hungry for more Rugby? Don't wait until Saturday!

FX150196014.jpgTomorrow night, the Semi-Finals of the International Defence Rugby Competition (IDRC) will take place. The IDRC pits twelve international teams of battle-hardened soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines against each other to determine the greatest Armed Forces rugby team on the planet. Tickets are still available for 2 great games at the Stoop!

Welcome, Collenmore Construction Ltd.,

67d3b6_6c59d7ba3b904bc6a9cb28e8e527d502.jpg_srz_p_261_198_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srz.png to the St Margarets Traders Association!
Find out about our newest members here…

The 2nd phase of the local village plan consultation is happening!

Citizen%20Space%20-%20St%20Margarets%20Draft%20Village%20Planning%20Guidance%20%28Supplementary%20Planning%20Document%29%202015-10-17%2011-19-52.jpegOur LBRuT Community Links Officer John Addicott wants us to let you know about the second phase of the local Village Plan consultation…

It's a double rugby weekend at Twickenham this weekend

St%20Margs%20rugby%20offer%20flyer-1.jpg St%20Margs%20rugby%20offer%20flyer-2.jpgSo it’s a good time to leave the car at home and shop locally, and don’t forget our RWC offers leaflet, for great deals from Traders Association members during the tournament: http://tinyurl.com/p2d8o6r

The Lastest Herbwalks and Workshops from Botanica Medica

Make%20your%20own%20herbal%20products%20-%20Oct%202015.jpgLearn how to make winter remedies, gorgeous perfume and all-natural gifts for the whole family on the ever-popular herbwalks and workshops coming soon from apothecary Botanica Medica, 24 Crown Road. See their latest programme of sessions here…

It's nearly that time of year again...

1487443_10152930122139721_4396103203176148161_n.jpg This year’s Crown Road Community Christmas Fair is on Sunday 6th December, 11am - 5pm on Crown Road, St Margarets, TW1.
The road will be closed to traffic for the day so that we at the St Margarets Traders Association can bring you a day of family fun!

David Masters Salon officially opened in St Margarets last night,

12112222_10153707719939721_1604764470411850953_n.jpg with Champagne, bubbles, a visit from the Mayor and catering by Zoran’s Delicatessen! Welcome to St Margarets, David!

Welcome to St Margarets, David Masters Salon!


12118924_1067742186583263_2797133958170157537_n.png Formerly Vertigo, St Margarets’ newest salon opens tonight with canapes and bubbles from 6 - 9pm, and YOU’re invited. Watch this space for more news…

The Beatles are coming back to the Turks Head!

12107152_1033066666724469_4868876965563874242_n.jpg Don’t miss the Fab Four’s return to the Turks Head this November 27th, from 8pm, free entry.

A notice from the Council's 'Head of Parks' on Moormead Pavilion...

As shared by Cllr Khosa: “As you know, the Pavilion on Moormead recreation ground was previously used as a sports facility with changing rooms, serving area, small kitchen and toilets, but is currently in need of full refurbishment…”

New drama sessions coming to Gymboree St Margarets!

preview.jpgEveryone’s getting all theatrical at 133 St Margarets Road, with great lets-pretend classes being added to Gymbo’s weekly curriculum!

A charitable offer from St Margarets Wines, 40 Crown Road:

Screenshot%202015-10-08%2009.54.01.png For every Corporate/Event order over £500 St Margarets Wines at 40 Crown Road will give 10% of the price to a local charity of your choice!

Your Christmas issue of My St Margarets Magazine is coming soon!

484x691xScreen%2CP20shot%2CP202014-11-17%2CP20at%2CP2017.02.11.png.pagespeed.ic.tO5Xbn0Iq7.jpg Packed full of local news and offers, if you would you like to advertise or contribute editorial, get in touch: pr@mystmargarets.com

Congratulations Twickenham Studios!

Screenshot%202015-10-06%2009.56.29.png ‘The Martian’ lands top of UK box office with $9.9m debut And it was the amazing team from Twickenham Studios that mixed the sound. Well done team!

Have a private viewing of Elizabeth James Art's most recent exhibition

b187d1_ce1727b2fc77468ab3704bf212b732d9.jpg_srb_p_600_400_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srb.jpeg If you missed local artist Elizabeth James’ pop-up exhibition on Sheen Lane last month then don’t worry, you can take the tour on Elizabeth’s official youtube channel, and watch the video by reading-on…:

East Twickenham's WW1 Belgian Refugee Memorial:

1WW%20Belgian%20Refugees.Twickenham%20St%20Margarets1.jpg Our colleagues in East Twickenham are working to commemorate the Belgian refugees of WW1 who shaped our neighbourhoods. Have a look at their great plans for a memorial here…

David Masters Salon

12002771_1050848484939300_9112410314730356917_n.pngis coming to St Margarets! Watch this space for more news from the newest salon in town…

Support your local team while you support your national team, at the Stoop!

5983fad6b6d2503c8d9c861c9c74ce58.jpg There’s lots happening at The Stoop, home of the Harlequins, during the Rugby World Cup so you can support your local team while you support your national team! Here’s what’s on:

Come and check out the lovely new stock at The Secret Wardrobe

12032996_906286709408458_3902802274486007525_n.jpgOur local dress agency at 22 Crown Road has newly stocked rails full of fabulous finds including a funky purple coat from Reiss, tunics from Odd Mollly, cashmere knitwear, ankle boots, jeans by MIH and Seven and lots more…

Well done to the Crown and Fitz-Gibbon

IMG_20150925_090116.jpgfor raising over £600 for Macmillan Cancer Support with their World’s Biggest Coffee Morning events last Friday!

New Packages from Don't Buy Her Flowers!

some-like-it-hot-114x76.jpg Treat a new mum to a gift package that’s practical and beautiful with the Some Like it Hot package…

Hope you're ready for THE BIG ONE tonight, St Margarets:

St%20Margs%20rugby%20offer%20flyer-1.jpgSt%20Margs%20rugby%20offer%20flyer-2.jpgYou’ve got a choice of 3 great locals to watch the match in this evening: The St Margarets Tavern, The Crown, and The Turks Head! You can save yourself getting stuck in traffic jams or crowded trains by shopping locally today, and save money with our RWC Offers Leaflet here…

Don't forget there are 2 Macmillan Coffee Mornings in St Margarets today!

From 10am: at The Crown, 174 Richmond Road; and at Fitz-Gibbon, 127 St Margarets Road! So please join-in to help raise money for this great cause!

Don't forget there are 2 Macmillan Coffee Mornings in St Margarets today!

Azure-Malta-support-Macmillan%E2%80%99s-Worlds-Biggest-Coffee-Morning-RDO.jpg From 10am: at The Crown, 174 Richmond Road; and at Fitz-Gibbon, 127 St Margarets Road! So please join-in to help raise money for this great cause!

September News from Botanica Medica

Screenshot%202015-05-28%2012.39.38.pngRosehips, Elderberries, Chili Chocolate, a varied programma of workshops, massage and more in this month’s e-newsletter from Crown Road apothecary Botanica Medica…

World's Biggest Coffee Mornings at Fitz-Gibbon and The Crown! This Friday from 10am

logom.png Fitz-Gibbon of 127 St Margarets Road, and the Crown public house of Richmond Road are joining in with the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning between 10am and 12pm this Friday, the 25th September 2015…

Read Ilu's Latest Blog Post Here

ilu-logo.pngMary Moran, founder of local fitness-wear lable ILU, talks wardrobe malfunctions and leggings in her latest series of blog posts, and the most recent entry is available to read here…

Crusader Travel: Collecting for Refugees Arriving in Samos

12000981_10153346626943645_6951366098457607462_o.jpg Crusader Travel are collecting for refugees arriving in Samos on the 25th and 26th September. If you can help, please read-on for a list of the most-needed items. Thank you!


Screenshot%202015-09-17%2000.17.27.png The Rugby World Cup 2015 is just one day away, and you can read the RFU’s/England Rugby’s latest “Home Turf” update for local residents here…

Crusader Travel of Church Street Twickenham are collecting for CALAID again

CO4Mm-QUYAAYbey.jpg%3Alarge.jpeg If you’d like to help then please bring your items to Crusader Travel on Church Street Twickenham on Friday the 18th and Saturday the 19th of September, 8am - 9pm, and not outside these times/dates. Thank you!

Here's LBRuT Council's latest Rugby World Cup Newsletter!

Screenshot%202015-09-15%2011.51.23.png With just 2 days until it all kicks-off, read about the fanzone at Old Deer Park, road closures and more…

Sugar T and the Swells return to the Tavern this Friday!

1907780_682703735118686_620939867320655466_n.jpgTo celebrate the start of the Rugby World Cup, Sugar T and the Swells are performing at the St Margarets Tavern this Friday night!

This weekend's Bearcat Comedy Club Offerings...

indexc.png Bob Mills, Ian stone, Ben Norris, Phil Jerrod and Becky Wright are performing at the Bearcats’ last night before the Rugby World Cup!

The new issue of RFU's Rugby Post is out now:

Screenshot%202015-09-04%2022.32.33.png The RFU’s magazine for local residents features lots of news and previews ahead of the Rugby World Cup, plus news of the RFU’s community projects.

The flags are up in preparation for the Rugby World Cup!

IMG_1252.JPG Can you name all the flags flying above St Margarets Traders Association businesses? There are flags right from Dexters on Chertesy Road to The Crown on Richmond Road!
Each national team in the Rugby World Cup is represented by at least one St Margarets trader!

Back the 'Quins at the Stoop!

harleuins%20fixtures.jpgWith rugby fever gripping us at the moment, what better time to head to the Stoop and support your local team, Harlequins? Read-on for their upcoming home fixtures…

Bearcat's Back!

Screenshot%202015-09-02%2012.27.55.png Latest lineup at the Bearcat Comedy Club looks great, with Jo Caulfeld, Time Clark and more coming-up…

Mummy Traders Pops-Up at The Toy Box/Gymboree Today!

11949327_519121471573279_7174976880118464112_n.jpgThe new children’s dress agency will be set-up in Gymboree and The toy Box at 133 St Margarets Rd today, for all your pre-loved children’s clothing needs!

Fiji and Canada's World Cup Warm-Up at the Stoop next Sunday!

468654950.jpg Harlequins will for the first time host a men’s Test matchas Fiji make their first appearance on English soil since 2012. Tickets are available for this world cup warm-up, featuring England’s RWC Pool A competitors…

News from our members!

313284_10150335077434721_769526766_n.jpg There’s a bonus open gym at Gymboree TODAY (Sat. 29th) from 12.30 - 5pm, live music at the Crown tomorrow from 8pm, AITO are shortlisted for an industry Best Website award, Don’t Buy Her Flowers are included in the “Small Business 100”… AND THERE’S PIRATE TREASURE STILL TO BE FOUND IN ST MARGARETS!

Get ready for Rugby Aid!

R4H_BlueLogo_227x100.png The first ever Rugby Aid fixture will see England take on a Rest of the World at The Twickenham Stoop stadium on Friday 4th September and live on BT Sport, in aid of Rugby for Heroes. Book your tickets now!


indexh.jpg Harlequins will welcome fellow Singha Premiership Rugby 7s finalists Wasps, Gloucester Rugby, Exeter Chiefs, Newcastle Falcons, Sale Sharks, Newport Gwent Dragons and Scarlets to The Stoop as they battle it out for the crown TOMORROW! That’s Friday 28th August (kick-off 18:00). Limited tickets still available from just £5!

Crusader Travel of Church Street Twickenham are collecting for CALAID

CNaAJGkUwAASyjr.jpg If you’d like to help then please bring your items to Crusader Travel on Church Street Twickenham by September 5th. Thank you.

Mummy Traders, a new kids' dress-agency trading from The Toy Box/Gymboree St Margarets:

unnamed3.jpg Mummy Traders has been founded by Joanne a local Mum who was keen to come up with a solution to the constant challenge of growing children. From experience she knows how hard it is too keep up to speed with how quickly children grow out of their clothes. This can leave you with wardrobes full of expensive pieces, which your little ones may have worn only a handful of times or sometimes never at all!


Notice anything different on our home page here? Yep, WE’VE STARTED THE COUNTDOWN TO THE RUGBY WORLD CUP!

Check-in regularly to see our live countdown clock and get a reminder of how close the rugby world cup is!

Huge thanks to Peter of the community website www.stmgrts.org.uk for providing our countdown!

Rock and Fairy are opening on Mondays!

11866280_944995595539133_2704777601550926937_n.jpg From the 24th of August… that’s tomorrow!

Here's what's happening at the Turks Head this August and September

indexturks.jpg Loads of great music, Shakespeare, rugby… phew! Read more in their newsletter here!

Keep up to date with ILU (and Oscar!)

ilu-logo.png with their blog; their latest entry goes behind the scenes with the company mascot, Oscar the cavapoo!

Read Botanica Medica's August newsletter here now!

11887902_932068300184307_5581041188723649852_n.jpgThis month there is news on blackberries, upcoming workshops, St John’s wort, new term bugs and more, … But who or what is The Herbal Huntress, pictured, causing such a stir on the Botanica Medica Facebook page…?

Well done Mary Regan!

33-R-mary-regan.jpg-pwrt3.jpg Our local CRUK fundraiser Mary Regan has been awarded for all the money she’s raised for William’s Group and Cancer Research UK! Read the Richmond and Twickenham Times’ coverage of her award here! Congratulations Mary - and thank you for the kind words about us at the Traders Association!

Welcome to the St Margarets Traders Association, ILU!

CMXtb3wW8AAM2cR.jpg Ilu’s philosophy is based on taking dull, masculine technical sportswear and turning it into glamorous, chic fashionable wear. Taking grey, ill-fitting tracksuit bottoms and turning them into stylish black leggings…

Free Twickenham Stadium Tours for St Margarets Residents

indexengrug.jpg Courtesy of the RFU - but act fast and book your tour now as places are limited!

The St Margarets Community Website weekly newsletter is out now...

11891021_943157219061173_840769671585742674_n.jpgThis week there is:
* RWC Legacy
* Sir David Attenborough Becomes a Patron of the Holly Lodge Centre
* Event Reminder: The Music of Bond: James Bond - 9 October 2015
* Rugby World Cup Road Closure Trail Weekends - 15 August and 2 September 2015
* Plus much more!

Welcome to the St Margarets Traders Association, Tech Division!

DSC_0428-1024x682.jpg Please join us in welcoming the St Margarets Traders Association’s newest members: Tech Division, our local specialists in IT support for small businesses and home users!

Happy 4th Birthday, Grounded!

294040_240956662619734_1942815755_n.jpg It’s been 4 years since Grounded at 39 Crown Rd first opened its doors! Can you believe it? many happy returns Amanda and co., here’s to many more!

Twickenham Studios Goes Back to the Future!

11822294_1010824472282794_7877753342474774362_n.jpg A local celebrity, a Delorean, and a fateful date; all at our friendly neighbourhood international film studio this week!

Remember the Crown Road Community Summer Fair?

CL_-F8CW8AQlIUk.jpg We’ve just uploaded loadsa pics of the day, taken by St Margarets’ own Nicky Adams Photography, to our album. Have a look and see if you can spot yourself in the crowd…

The St Margarets Community Website weekly newsletter is out now...

11825818_940132059363689_7630136275251499039_n.jpgThis week there is:
* Junior Cricket Summer Camp - August 2015
* Arts Award Summer School: Printmaking Week for 11-17s
* Event Reminder: The Lake Twins at Turner’s House - 20 to 24 August 2015
* From Kids Come First - Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Happy 3rd Birthday, Twickenham Studios!

10689806_1008570535841521_2674742756100925328_n.jpgIt’s Twickenham Studios’ 3rd birthday tomorrow, they’re celebrating with some delicious cupcakes and they’d like to say “A huge thank you to everyone who has supported us in the transformation of the studios.”

Congratulations to St Margarets Traders Association member Gary Flynn


Gary, of London Network Scaffolding, has won a Richmond Community Award for his work leading the Richmond Street Pastors! Congratulations Gary, it’s well deserved!

Forecast for this weekend is very good...

11813437_805917509529164_7081988692133837240_n.jpg So head to the Crown’s lovely beer garden to make the most of it!

Carun is the new hemp pharmacy in St Margarets!

26-single-default.jpg It’s run by Managing Director Mikhal, pictured, whose story is well-worth reading…
(and in case you’re worried about our neighbourhood, don’t be: The cannabis used in all Carun products is a different strain to the type Bob Marley enjoyed, it doesn’t and can’t get people “high”!)

The Lake Twins at Turner's House

turners-house-sandycombe-lane-twickenham.jpg Just in from the Turner’s House Trust:
A new interpretation of JMW Turner as artist and architect in an exhibition,
20-24th August, 12-6pm at Sandycoombe Lodge

Summer Activities at Orleans House Gallery

11800435_895609310509280_1058611589559634909_n.jpg There’s lots to do at our local art gallery this summer, including sculpture and printing…

Please welcome the st Margarets Traders Association's newest member...

11796230_909991909072923_3895522917782608692_n.jpg Elizabeth James Art: Fine art photography…

2 Great bands coming to the Turks Head this Summer!

Screenshot%202015-07-29%2011.40.55.png Hot off their show-stoppping set at the Crown Road Community Summer Fair, Skalectrix are headed back to St Margarets and the Turks Head, and local legends Hustler will be following them!

Love Rugby? Know your local area?

Screenshot%202015-07-29%2011.10.53.png “Visit Richmond” and LBRuT are looking for volunteers to man ‘pop-up’ tourist information stalls in our area during the Rugby World Cup, helping visitors on match days…

We love Look Walk Draw's rendition of Twickenham Bridge

CKnFHfAWEAEzlQX.jpg If you’ve been drawing/painting/photographing/blogging-about St Margarets and its surroundings like LWD this summer, then please share your work with us! Drop us a line at pr@mystmargarets.com

The latest Rugby Post is out now!

Screenshot%202015-07-23%2015.52.36.pngThe latest online edition of England Rugby’s offical magazine for local residents and Twickenham Stadium’s neighbours is out now!

Funky Solar Lanterns!

11041437_1108551259172470_4808480187674234137_n.jpg St Margarets’ independent outdoor and travel equipment store Funky Leisure have the perfect practical and beautiful camping lanterns new in stock. They’re solar-powered, colour changing, weather-proof and eco-friendly!

Sunday night is QUIZ NIGHT at The St Margarets Tavern!

10981202_1629771750624000_665706088710940349_n.jpg Have you tested your skill (and/or luck!) at the St Margarets Tavern’s Sunday Night Pub Quiz, every week from 7pm?

Don't Buy Her Flowers is Open for Business!

10530727_1631466410430719_1120770334061491963_n.jpg After a 2-week gin holiday, Don’t Buy Her Flowers is back and hard at work preparing boutique gift packages for new mums!

Romeo and Juliet in the Turk's Head's Beer Garden!

index.pngTickets for Permanently Bard’s production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet on the 8th and 9th September are going fast so book now!

Welcome to the St Margarets Traders Association, Digital Heart

logodh.png Please welcome the St Margarets Traders Association’s newest members Digital Heart, a local alliance of specialists and consultants ready to help you with all things digital: customer-centric websites, apps, social media, SEO, content marketing and more!

Book Now: Shakespeare in the Turks Head's Beer Garden!

11695952_987665567931246_4964726144680465189_n.jpgTickets are on-sale now for Romeo and Juliet performed in the Turks Head’s Beer Garden on the 8th and 9th of September

Good bye and Good Luck!

This week we say Goodbye and Good luck to Ali Herbert the Communications Manager at St Stephen’s Church. Ali has been a great help over the years and regularly contributed to the Traders Association’s events and publications: Thank you, Ali!

Get the News from Botanica Medica!

Screenshot%202015-07-10%2013.43.20.pngThe latest newsletter from apothecary Botanica Medica of 24 Crown Road is out now and we’ve a sneak preview…

The St Margarets Community Website weekly newsletter is out now...

11236428_925449044165324_1712255699019751872_n.pngThis week there is:

  • Event Reminder: St Margarets Fair 2015
  • Lashings of Ginger Beer!
  • Event Reminder: Fun Art Day in JMW Turner’s Home - 12 July 2015
  • New Local Business: St Margarets Property Partnership
    and more…

Happy 3rd Birthday, Gymboree St Margarets!

Screenshot%202015-07-09%2000.18.34.png To celebrate, they’re having a party on Tuesday 14th July, meeting at Gymboree at 2.55pm then heading to Moormead for a picnic! Come along and join the fun!

It's the St Margarets Fair on Moormead this Saturday!

BsWLa1oIUAANlMf.jpg Featuring a dog show, music, a fairground, Tea Tent, Beer Tent, Pimms Stall, the BBQ, and the Coconut Shy…


S3C9gjb.gifand with the scorching summer heat set to continue, head to Cutters at 28 Crown Road for fans of all shapes and sizes; from handheld to chrome or pedestal models!

Le Salon Privé is officially Open

CI3NKu1WEAAG_gT.jpg Le Salon Privé, St Margarets’ newest restaurant at 43 Crown Rd, the former site of Brula, has been officially opened by the Mayor of Richmond!

Thank you, LNS!

10422112_10153417578544721_2650984710946201702_n.jpgWe want to say a huge THANK YOU to “Gorgeous” Gary Flynn and London Network Scaffolding for building the stage at the Crown Road Community Summer Fair on June 7th!

Just two weeks to the St Margarets Fair on Moormead Park

CInV0u2WcAAm171.jpg It’s on Saturday June 11th from midday. Look out for your programme being delivered this week!

Summer Holiday Activities at Orleans House Gallery! BOOK NOW!

11048763_875681322502079_2896923062210480410_n.jpgJoin Orleans House Gallery this summer for three weeks of making and creating: Sculpt, paint, print, perform and explore their exhibitions and beautiful surroundings.

Don't miss Thursday Night Music Club at the Turks Head

Thurs_Music_Night_at_Turks_Head_-_9_July_2015.jpg2nd Thursday of every month. next sessions on 9th July!

Don't Buy Her Flowers!

Screenshot%202015-06-26%2016.24.58.png Please join us in welcoming the St Margarets Traders Association’s newest member, Don’t Buy Her Flowers: Thoughtful gifts for new mums, because they deserve something lovely just for them. Send packages and food to their door just when they need it with Don’t Buy Her Flowers.

Herbwalks and Workshops from Botanica Medica

Screenshot%202015-05-28%2012.39.38.pngHave a look at the upcoming programme of herbwalks and workshops from Crown Road apothecary Botanica Medica, starting this weekend…

Happy Fathers' Day, St Margarets

homer-simpson-1280x1024.jpg How are you treating the Big Man? Dads, how are you being spoiled?

Thank you, St Margarets Wines!

10622698_10153417584189721_3995682337626543823_n.jpgKosh and his able crew at St Margarets Wines, of 43 Crown Rd, were serving delicious and refreshing Pimms outside their off-licence at the Crown Road Community Summer Fair, with the proceeds going to towards the Traders Association’s future events! Thank you Kosh and co.!

Orleans Park's Summer Concert is nearly here!

11200765_487941058020673_707841371511586646_n.jpgIt’s Monday 29th June from 6pm, tickets available from the school’s reception. All proceeds go to the music department.

Thank you, St Margarets Tavern!

11401195_10153417579209721_779712276216843297_n.jpgThey generously sponsored the Punch and Judy show at the Crown Road Community Summer Fair

Hurry! "From Brighton with Love" is ending this Saturday!

A4%20From%20Brighton%20with%20Love%20advert.jpgthe pop-up boutique in Denham and Finney, 149 St Margarets Road, showcasing the south coast’s most exciting new talent finishes this Saturday, the 20th of June!

Weekending in St Margarets?

11059884_974623992568737_2115979791921898747_n.jpg There’s lots do to: Open Gym sessions at Gymboree, Armstrong’s Family Butchers in the Borough’s Best Banger Competition, and the Turks Head Fun Day!!

Thank you, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Council!

33_full.giffor helping make The Crown Road Community Summer Fair possible!

Thank you, RFU!

IMG_9673.JPG Huge thanks to our sponsors and long-term supporters the RFU for helping make the fair possible!

Getting ready for the Rugby World cup!

11427019_919546274758827_7908357898517206835_n.png The Council is calling all residents/ businesses interested in knowing how they can best cope/benefit from the upcoming Rugby World Cup to attend their information-packed drop-in sessions to stay informed. Next drop in sessions take place next week: http://ow.ly/Ok77u

Thank you, Fitz-Gibbon!

11406836_10153417583529721_2974203779916256370_n.jpg for sponsoring the street entertainers at the Crown Rd Community Summer Fair, brought to you by The St Margarets Traders Association!

Here's to one of St Margarets' unsung heroes...

120x100x10359207_10153256184074721_1596469031119143277_n.jpg.pagespeed.ic.ITsBeTenPz.jpg Rita, of Cutters, 28 Crown Rd: Not only is she the heart of “the shop that sells everything”, Rita picks up the slack when Cutters’ manager Adam is away helping to organise the Crown Rd Fairs with Vintage and Velvet’s Amanda.

We like How Le Salon Privé does things...

11393215_684314801713858_47269243916475612_n.jpg 11112998_684314305047241_393125347361218493_n.jpgincluding gin and tonics and light lunches…

Thank you Chase Buchanan!

10422112_10153417578544721_2650984710946201702_n.jpgfor sponsoring the stage and live music at the Crown Road community Summer Fair last week, brought to you by The St Margarets Traders Association!

More great news from the Crown Road Community Summer Fair...

463_463_big_ins.png St Richard Reynolds Catholic College’s stand raised £230 for local charity Integrated Neurological Services

The Saturday Sushi Stall

unnamed.jpg is outside Armstrong’s Family Butchers today and every Saturday from 10am - 2pm! You can pre-order over the phone!

We've got more pics of the Crown Road Community Summer Fair

11406836_10153417583529721_2974203779916256370_n.jpgCan you spot yourself? Let us know if so!

Ches's Trattoria is closed tomorrow (Friday, 12th June)

Screen%20Shot%202015-06-11%20at%2015.17.21.png for Ches’ funeral. He will be sadly missed in St Margarets, and our thoughts and condolences go out to his friends and family.

Local estate Agents Chase Buchanan have vacancies

11390316_1095941090419547_4186198643109007318_n.jpg For Saturday Assistants and leaflet distributors…

Good morning St Margarets, here's some good news:

11391354_854128734624256_9118644193333173589_n.jpg You helped raise a lot of money for Cancer Research UK at the Crown Road Community Summer Fair on Sunday… but how much? Read-on to find out…

What a great day for St Margarets!




The stage is set

IMG_1124.JPG for the Crown Road Community Summer Fair tomorrow, 11am - 5pm on Crown Road! With live bands in the St Margarets Tavern’s car park all day! See you there!

Coming Very Soon to Denham and Finney...

A4%20From%20Brighton%20with%20Love%20advert.jpg at 149 St Margarets Road, from 11th June and for 10 days only… it’s “From Brighton With Love”

The Big Weekend starts tonight at Redlees Open Studios!

11257195_964156086951595_2141735524140090957_n.jpg The Isleworth artists’ space is opening its doors to the public tonight and all weekend to show its residents’ work!

2 days until The Crown Road Community Summer Fair and Pimms O Clock!

10262055_10152531105239721_4948336052719926446_n.jpgKosh of St Margarets Wines will be manning the Association’s Pimms stall in front of his shop at 40 Crown Road.

The Latest St Margarets Community Website Newsletter is out now...

Screenshot%202015-06-04%2021.33.48.pngFeaturing details of the fair on Sunday, a heroic scout, the village-planning survey, Twickenham Carnival and much more. Sign-up to receive update emails direct to your inbox!

There's only 3 days now until the Crown Road Community Summer Fair on Sunday 7th June, 11am - 5pm!

10325398_10152531108054721_6139959997144545354_n.jpg We’re very proud to say that local schools, churches and charities will be joining us, so make sure you come down to support your local community!

Not long now...

11229821_10153398122389721_7909516943768736492_n.jpg Cutters here of 28 Crown Road are getting into the community spirit and looking forward to the Crown Road Community Summer Fair THIS SUNDAY!

Just 6 days 'til the Crown Road Community Summer Fair

St%20Marg%20Summer%20fair%20ad.jpgMake sure you meet your new neighbours at the fair this Sunday, June 7th: Movers & Shapers, Le Salon Prive and Carun pharmacy are going to be there and they can’t wait to meet you!

Don't Miss Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

1385791_656539937710479_1646437250_n.jpg in the Turks Head’s Beer Garden this summer! Tickets are on sale now! Watch the teaser trailer here!

8 days to go until the Crown Road Community Summer Fair

Screenshot%202015-05-28%2020.17.09.png Brought to you by The St Margarets Traders Association! Don’t miss the varied and wonderful street market on Crown Road next Sunday, Sunday June 7th!

Just 9 days 'til the Crown Road Community Summer Fair!

Screenshot%202015-05-28%2020.02.47.png Animal-lovers are in for a treat as there’ll be a petting zoo on Crown Rd! Come along and befriend all manner of farmyard creatures!

Welcome, Funky Leisure!

glastonbury-festival-mud-compressed.jpg The newest members of the St Margarets Traders Association are ready to help you make the most of British summer and festival season with their amazing outdoor gear…

The latest news from Botanica Medica

Screenshot%202015-05-28%2012.39.38.png It’s almost June, a very exciting time for everyone at Botanica Medica, St Margarets’ all-natural apothecary at 24 Crown Rd. Read their latest update here…

Just 2 weeks until the Crown Road Community Summer Fair!

Crown%20Rd%20Community%20Summer%20Fair%20Road%20Closure%20Notice.jpg Please see the notice here for news of the road closure on the day - we thank you for your patience, apologise for inconvenience caused, and hope you’ll agree that the great community spirit of the day makes it all worthwhile.

What do You Love about St Margarets?

11262499_907937932586328_970472158147145165_n.jpg That’s what the council’s Vilage Planning people asked St Margarets Traders Association members last weekend. Read on to watch the video and find out what they said! And what do YOU love about St Margarets?

Don't Miss Redlees Studios' Open weekend!

11257195_964156086951595_2141735524140090957_n.jpg The Isleworth artists’ space is opening its doors to the public to show its residents’ work. It’s happening on the same weekend as the Crown Rd Community Summer Fair on Sunday 7th June, and the Turk’s Head 10k Fun Run!

The UK's first ever cannabis pharmacy has opened in St Margarets

unnamedmickak.jpg at 41 Crown Road, former site of Mrs Moon. Read more about the new business in town, via their official press-release…

Le Salon Privé is Now Open at 43 Crown Road!

11225368_672730182872320_210187023254247742_n.jpgCome and see the refurbished restaurant, formerly Brula, in St Margarets, TW1 3EJ, serving classic French dishes such as Chateaubriand, lemon sole, escargots, Bourguignon, creme brûlée, tarte tatin and many more interesting dishes.

Checkout the latest music classes and events at Gymboree Play & Music, St Margarets...


Free%20Music%20Session%20at%20Gymboree2.jpg Lots happening noisily at 133 St Margarets Road, get your little-one involved!

More Live Music at the Crown next Sunday

11017542_765389693581946_536294478955783301_n.jpg at 8pm on Sunday 24th May (bank holiday weekend!) it’s The River, back at the Crown by popular demand.

Welcome to St Margarets, Carun Pharmacy!

IMG_1099.JPGThe first branch of Carun in the UK, specialising in hemp-based medicinal and cosmetic products, opened their boutique at 41 Crown Road today!


Obolensky%20running.jpg If you enjoyed Martyn Day’s article about Obo, “the flying prince” in the summer edition of My St Margarets magazine, then read-on for an unabridged version of his article on a truly exceptional man…

Are you ready for the Crown Road Community Fair?

St%20Marg%20Summer%20fair%20ad.jpgWell get ready! It’s on Sunday 7th June, Crown Road St Margarets, 11am - 6pm! And we’ve got lots going on!

Job Vacancy at Fitz-Gibbon!

branch_photo_56906_0001.jpg Fitz-Gibbon are looking for a Lettings Consultant to join their busy St Margarets office! Read-on for more details, and how to apply…

This Week is Mental Health Awareness Week

16_Depression-Alliance-2.jpg so we’d like to make you aware of the fantastic work the Depression Alliance Twickenham team do to help those suffering with depression.

Did you know...

sushiplatter.jpg That the Saturday Sushi Stall can also cater for parties?

Wow! Look at the scenes from the Turks Head over the weekend... and what's coming-up?

11150519_953817131316090_3586607733457616120_n.jpg11088340_951910544840082_7217837398106639756_n.jpg It was the annual Army v Navy rugby match at Twickeham this Saturday, and the Turks Head was a lively hub for fans before, during and after; take a look at these scenes and let us know if you’ve been captured…
And What’s coming-up soon at The Turks? Something a little bit different…

Checkout the latest music classes and events at Gymboree Play & Music, St Margarets...


Free%20Music%20Session%20at%20Gymboree2.jpg Lots happening noisily at 133 St Margarets Road, get your little-one involved!

A new workshop from Botanica Medica!

Screenshot%202015-05-07%2023.01.19.png Learn about the herbs of spring on Sunday 17th May at Jo’s herb garden!

St Margarets' Village Planning Meetings

1450261_10152672061536841_1595597325082112873_n.png While we’re all still in the political mood, here’s notice of London Borough of Richmond upon Thames’s Village Plan consultation meetings, where you can air your views on the issues effecting St Margarets, and help direct the council’s efforts…

Coming VERY soon: Summer in My St Margarets Magazine!

Screenshot%202015-05-05%2021.58.19.pngFeaturing news and features from Turner’s House, Twickenham Studios, Armstrong’s Family Butchers and other local institutions and much more…

Elizabeth James Art will be at the Crown Road Community Summer Fair

11146542_865623336843114_8749141453053421848_n.jpg on Sunday 7th June, 11am -4pm, Crown Road, St Margarets TW1! And she wont be alone, find out what else is in-store…


1533728_894004097304950_4838420714519821203_n.jpgTo Crown Road’s boutique salon Rock & Fairy, who are 6 years old today!

Pulling Pints and Signing Bags...

IMG_7460.jpg That’s what Boris Johnson did on his visit to St Margarets today, at the St Margarets Tavern and Streets Florist and Greengrocers respectively. As photographed by St Margarets’ own Nicky Adams.

Today's special guest in St Margarets was...

unnamedcunt.jpg Mayor of London Boris Johnson!

Guess who's coming to St Margarets...

Question_mark_%28black_on_white%29.png Word on the street is there’s a very special visitor coming to St Margarets and Crown Rd at 2pm tomorrow, watch this space…

The Sushi Stall is Back This Weekend!

Sushi_Flyer_DL_TO_PRINT.jpgAfter a couple of weeks’ break, The Sushi Stall will be back opposite Armstrong’s Family Butchers, this Saturday and every Saturday, from 10am to 2pm!

Tonight is Quiz Night at the Turks Head

21991_948005585230578_1882420114743113927_n.jpg Every Tuesday Night! Book a table to avoid disappointment!

Congratulations Bearcat runners!

1535674_817477145000521_4356691078075121363_n.jpg On completing the London Marathon!

Donate to Tearfund's Nepal Earthquake fund

street3.jpg to help those effected by the natural disaster. Thanks to St Stephen’s Church for bringing this to our attention.

This Week's St Margarets Community Website Newsletter

stmgrts_newsletter_logo.gif features “the Hongerwinter”, the Museum of Richmond’s new Patron, local job vacancies and much more.

There's still time to apply for Rugby World Cup tickets in residents' ballot!

logo_desktop_main.pngBut be quick because you’ve only got 1 week! Good luck!

The Council's Community News Pages are Live!

images.jpg Community News web pages have now been launched by the Council, which bring together community and Council stories and updates, and can be filtered by village. Read-on to see St Margarets’…


St.%20George%20Cross.jpg It’s the patron saint of England’s feast day today, and what a beautiful day it is!
The RFU celebrated by having a very special all-star football v rugby crossbar challenge, watch it here…

You're Invited to the Party of the Season!

canvasttt.jpg Abigail’s Party at the Turks Head!
Friday June 12th,
8pm - 1am!

The Crown is ready for al fresco dining!

20607_753862374734678_5795534183441871663_n.jpgIt wasn’t looking too hopeful this morning but the weather’s come good, so The Crown on Richmond Road is the perfect place to go for some al fresco dining, just look at their gorgeous beer garden!

The St Margarets Tavern's Pub Quiz has its own Facebook Page!

11149346_1593588170909025_2418441228055772902_n.jpgReflecting its “local institution” status, the Tavern’s Sunday Night Pub Quiz, from 7pm, now has its own Facebook page.

Movers and Shapers' Grand Opening!

IMG_1051.JPGWe went to the Grand Opening of St Margarets’ newest gym Movers and Shapers at 125 St Margarets Rd today, and we were very impressed! If you couldn’t make it, take the tour with our pics below, or pop-in and see the friendly team.

Dress for the season at The Secret Wardrobe

11053047_830403600330103_1183183081864104995_n.jpgthey’ve a wide collection of summery delights waiting for a new home…

You're invited to the Official Grand Opening of St Margarets' newest gym Movers & Shapers THIS SATURDAY from 8.30am - 2pm!

Movers%20%26%20Shapers-Launch%20Party%20Flyer-%28NO%20BLEED%29.jpgfrom 8.30am - 2pm at 125 St Margarets Road! We’ll see you there! Read-on to find out what’s in store (clue: there’ll be bubbles…)

Get Ready for the 2015 Crown Road Community Summer Fair!

10325398_10152531108054721_6139959997144545354_n.jpg On Sunday the 7th June on Crown Road, 11am - 5pm! After the success of last year’s musical fair, Crown Road will again be closed to traffic on 7/6/15 so the St Margarets Traders Association can bring you a day of family entertainment!

Happy Songkran from Thai Pin!

songkran-history2-300x276.jpg Our local Thai restaurant is celebrating Thai new year!

St Stephen's Church has internships available!

internships.jpg Find out more about this opportunity by reading-on…

Not long left now until Rugby World Cup comes to Town!

11130112_10152628014291841_669873261983356177_n.png Sign up to the LBRuT Council’s newsletter to stay up to date with how it will effect you

"Photographs of St Margarets' Shops by Randall Webb - 1976"

Reynolds6-800.jpg shared with the St Margarets Community Website by Randell’s son Howard. Read-on for more…

Local Apothecary Botanica Medica announces new workshop on 19th April: "Make your Own Natural Skin Care

jo_dunbar.jpg On this full day workshop, you will learn how to make your own skin care products from scratch using vinegars, oils, herbs and essential oils. Masks, exfoliators, toners and cleansers, even your own moisturiser are easy and fun to make when you know how, and they make great gifts!


10684534.jpg If you need any last minute presents, Easter eggs, chocolates and cards then you’ll be gald to hear that Cutters at 28 Crown Rd will be open 10am - 6pm on Easter Sunday and 9am - 6pm on Easter Monday!

Need a new Carpet Or Wooden Floor?

unnamed.jpg Then there’s a local family business who can help with that, and more besides!

Did You Know your Post Office is on Facebook?

10985360_348501312004439_6604880587761126735_n.jpgKeep up-to-date with all the goings-on at your newly refurbished local Post Office with their new Facebook page…

Local Girl to Film New Diesel Ad Campaign!

indexd.png Kate, manager at Cutters (open 8am - 7pm weekdays, 9am - 7pm Sunday) has been signed-up to film the new ad campaign for fashion/lifestyle brand Diesel!

An Easter Update from Pilates Plus

Screenshot%202015-02-11%2011.13.43.pngThere’s a special offer on classes over Easter, plus alll the kit you need for pilates on the go and more…

The Summer 2015 issue of My St Margarets Magazine is coming soon!

The Summer 2015 issue of My St Margarets Magazine is coming soon! Our local free mag is produced by the St Margarets Traders Association and features news and contributions from St Margarets residents and institutions. If you would like to advertise or contribute, please get in touch by emailing pr@mystmargarets.com

A round-up of news from our local traders!

10669057_834233669979941_488952372839121676_o.jpgFind out what’s going on at Gymboree, the Secret Wardrobe, The Crown, The Tavern, St Stephen’s and Twickenham Studios…

Vince Cable Visits twickenham Studios!

11053086_933685253330050_5340894324887645723_n.jpg Councillor Meena Bond and MP Vince Cable visited our newly-refurbished friendly neighbourhood international film studio this morning!

News from Turner's House Trust

mg_0355.jpg A new exhibition celebrates works from Turner’s House’s artist-in-residence Katie Sollohub…

The Duck D'Orleans has Returned

11081109_823655154371363_1963540729723650865_n.jpgto the roof of Orleans House Gallery’s Coach House, and that means that Spring is here!

Mrs Moon's Hook-Up in Grounded: Every Wednesday, from 10am!

Screenshot%202015-02-18%2010.16.19.pngMrs Moon’s “Hook-Up” meetings continue; every Wednesday in Grounded​, 39 Crown Rd! What’s the Hook-Up? Find out here…

Happy St Patrick's Day, St Margarets!

happy-saint-patricks-day-1.jpgHow will you celebrate? Staying-in or going-out, we’ve got you covered in St Margarets!

Ready for the Rugby? You will be after you watch this!

photo.jpg England’s Under 21s beat Scotland’s in a great game of rugby earlier this week, you can watch the highlight video here. How will the seniors fare?

Bonus Open Gym at Gymboree tomorrow!

11015084_820341591369149_4124641549150083620_n.jpg Join Gymbo and co. pictured here, tomorrow from 12.30 - 4.00 and find out what it’s all about!

Scarf and Belt Sample Sale at Grounded

10994340_819143144801080_4602633205619066020_n.jpg For a limited time only you can pick-up some stylish scarves and belts when you drop-in to Grounded…

Did You Know your Post Office is on Facebook?

10985360_348501312004439_6604880587761126735_n.jpgKeep up-to-date with all the goings-on at your newly refurbished local Post Office with their new Facebook page…

The St Margarets Community Website weekly newsletter is out...

10882373_826860514024178_4986796828470325201_n.pngThis week there is: Rylance, Rugby and Revelations; Dad Day 2015; See Saw 2015; Family Explorers 2015; Children’s Art Parties at Orleans House Gallery 2015; and much more…

Did you spot Twickenham Studios in today's Richmond and Twickenham Times?

10292515_924809234217652_3674250569908669803_n.jpg The newly renovated reception and upcoming roof bar are just the tip of the iceberg, Twickenham Studios is buzzing with activity! Read the full article here…

Nicky Adams is our community-minded fave photographer!

nickyindex.jpg Not only does Nicky photograph the Turks Head 10k Fun Run each year, she also photographs the Crown road Community Fairs! Thanks Nicky!

Twickenham Studios opened their new Reception today

11034240_922861311079111_5878189100836825922_n.jpg …and it looks pretty jaw-droppingly amazing! See the pictures by reading on…

Here's a quick update from the Turks Head...

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Get Ready for THE BIG GAME tomorrow

index.jpeg With the RFU’s preview video! Watch it here in preparation for Ireland v England in the RBS 6 Nations!

The St Margarets Community Website weekly newsletter is out..

‘Come on Eileen!’, Our Barn, flooding management consultation, and event reminders galore in this week’s update.

Don't miss the St Margarets Tavern's Music & Movies Quiz!

10676158_878820352175551_8131640338200934832_n.jpgIt’s happening tonight from 7.30pm! GOOD LUCK!

Sunday night is QUIZ NIGHT at The St Margarets Tavern!

11020264_880604768663776_8990980358403831293_n.jpg Who’s up for the challenge?
Last week’s winners, SadomasoQUIZM (see what they did there?!), won’t be giving up their title easily!

Tonight at the Bearcat Comedy Club

10991441_969203293104472_2327633168007585590_n.jpg above The Turk’s Head pub on Winchester Road…

Congratulations to St Stephen's School's Tag Rugby Team!

St-Stephens-Cup-Winners-tag-rugby-768x400.jpg They’re the Borough Champions!

Don't miss the St Margarets Tavern's Music & Movies Quiz!

10676158_878820352175551_8131640338200934832_n.jpgIt’s happening, next Thursday, the 26th feb, from 7.30pm.

Happy Chinese New Year, St Margarets!

2015-Year-of-the-Ram.jpg Happy Chinese New Year! It’s the lunar year of the Sheep/Goat starting today; why not celebrate it tonight with a delivious meal from E-Wok, Crown Road’s perenially popular Chinese restaurant and takeaway.

Mrs Moon's Hook-Ups in Grounded Continue Next Week

Screenshot%202015-02-18%2010.16.19.pngThere’s no Mrs Moon “Hook-Up” meeting in Grounded​, 39 Crown Rd, this week as it’s half-term, but they’re back next week - that’s Wednesday the 25th February at 10am. What’s the Hook-Up? Find out here…

It's quiz night at the St Margarets Tavern!

20509_877261898998063_6607511925040407854_n.jpgWho’s going to challenge last week’s winners “Mr P & the Quizzle Chicks” for the crown?

Watch St Margarets' Question Time meeting

10384468_10152465887766841_8900299286910328642_n.jpgIn case you missed Tuesday’s meeting at the Turk’s Head,you can watch the recording by reading-on…

Happy Valentines Day, St Margarets!

1925342_1033180576695599_7665455085574782278_n.jpg However you spend Valentines Day in St Margarets, hope it’s lovely! Watch our video to see just some of your local options today…

Pilates Plus' latest news update!

Screenshot%202015-02-11%2011.13.43.png There are great offers for newcomers, motivational packages and hypnotherapy in this update…

Question time in St margarets TONIGHT!

10384468_10152465887766841_8900299286910328642_n.jpg That’s Tuesday 10th February, 6.30pm in the Turks Head.

Mike Leigh and 'Mr Turner' stars urge public to support the Save Turner's House Appeal

2Timothy-Spall-as-JMW-Turner-Turner-paints-in-his-studio_416x230px-Copy.jpg Director Mike Leigh together with some of the stars of his award-winning ‘Mr Turner’ film of England’s beloved landscape artist, are calling on the nation to support the Turner’s House Trust restoration appeal, Returning Turner to Twickenham, starting this Wednesday at Sandycombe Lodge, 10am.

Win a Twickenham Studios Goodie Bag!

B9LG95MIYAABpPO.jpg%3Alarge.jpeg Just by following the studio on Twitter and retweeting, as they tweet the BAFTAs tonight!

It's nearly Valentines Day!

4560533589.jpg And Cutters of 28 Crown Road have got everything you need to spoil that special someone. Watch the video for a small sample…

St Margarets traders support World Cancer Day!

1959814_797332720303858_6574792254467294726_n.jpg You can show your support too, with a Unity Band available from some of your favourite local traders.

Snow in St Margarets!

IMG_0898.JPG Sledges and shovels are available from Cutters, 28 Crown Road… If it hasn’t melted by the time you read this! (the snow, that is, not Cutters).

Congratulations to local artist Elizabeth James!

Screenshot%202015-01-30%2020.30.41.png She’s been entered into the Guardian’s Startup of the Year 2014 award!

The Turk's Head 10k Fun Run is Sunday June 7th!

Screenshot%202015-01-27%2009.46.20.png Sign-up here and watch this space for more exciting news about other events that day…

The Cutters Sale Continues!

with many lines reduced to half-price and beyond! Watch our video for a look at some of the lines on offer, including teac-cups and saucers, coffee pots, more crockery, gifts, cards and kitchenware…

Maths Teacher Vacancy at Orleans Park

orleans_park_logo.pngDeadline for applications is Friday 6 February 2015. Read-on for link to apply!
Good luck applicants!

Congratulations to Lucy Timms and Hilary Thomson of Headstart Uni

HS-logo.png the St Margarets duo’s new business has been shortlisted for the Richmond’s Den enterprise programme!

New Neighbours at Twickenham Studios

logo.gif as our friendly neighbourhood international film studios welcomes Painting Practice to their site

Vacancy at Orleans Park School

orleans_park_logo.png for Head of Year 12, deadline: 31/01/15

Rock & Fairy are looking for a Saturday Assistant

safe_image.php.jpg The Crown Road boutique are looking for extra weekend help to meet demand, read-on for how-to-apply.

The St Margarets Traders Association and local CRUK fundraiser Mary Regan would like to say a big THANK YOU

595_2013-11-07_1383833720_image_1.jpgto Neil Roster of Moodies Leisure (www.moodies.co.uk) who helped provide the mulled wine at the Crown Road Christmas Community Fair and requested that his fee be donated to Mary’s CRUK project, William’s Group - helping fund research into beating childhood cancers!

Ask Lord True your questions about St Margarets' future

IMG_0854.JPG LBRuT Council’s All in One Consultation on the future of St Margarets (“Village Planning”) starts with a Question Time event with Lord True, at The Turk’s head Tuesday 10th February, 6.30pm - 8.30pm.

Good luck Moor Mead FC!

10408602_1016429505037373_7545947062568617121_n.jpgProudly sponsored by local estate agents Chase Buchanan, MoorMead FC are our local team and play in the Surrey Youth League Under-14 Division 1.

More great comedy in St Margarets this Saturday night

10933971_948073648550770_1528531681410422433_n.jpg at the Bearcat Comedy Club, above the Turk’s Head, Winchester Rd…

The St Margarets Community Website has a Facebook page!

10882373_826860514024178_4986796828470325201_n.png www.stmgrts.org.uk now has a Facebook page! Be sure to Like it to keep up-to-date with all the latest community news!

Click here to visit their brand new page!

Good news from the Turner's House Trust


Mr Turner’s Twickenham home will be saved!

Saturday at the Bearcat Comedy Club

al%20murray%20jul%2010.jpg That’s TOMORROW above the Turks Head, Winchester Road, St Margarets.

Burns Night Supper at the Crown

10917810_699632576824325_5470021729059039081_o.jpg Book early to avoid disappointment!

SALE NOW ON at Dolly Rock boutique, Crown Road!

3CODDDpU_400x400.jpeg Open again after a break to get ready, there are reductions on lots of gorgeous items from beautiful brands.


happy_new_year_color.jpg Hope you have a great 2015!

No NYE Plans yet?

New_years_eve_logo.jpg You’re cutting it fine, but don’t worry - our locals will help you see it in, in style! We’ve 3 great pubs in St Margarets all ready to celebrate into 2015…

You're invited to a meeting on the effect of the Rugby World Cup on our neighbourhood

PLG%20poster%208%20Jan%2015.jpg Courtesy of our local PCSOs, Thursday January 8th, 7.00 - 8.30pm, Richmond College Music Theatre.

New year = new wardrobe...

Screenshot%202014-12-14%2020.00.00.png Try the Secret wardrobe, Crown Road!

Twickenham & St Margarets Kindergarten and Gymboree:

Screenshot%202014-12-14%2019.58.49.pngready to help yopu with childcare and structured-play this holiday season, in 2015, and beyond!

Get reinvigorated this holiday

Screenshot%202014-12-14%2019.59.51.png with local pilates and fitness studio Pilates Plus!

Smile! Nicky Adams is ready to take your picture...

Screenshot%202014-12-14%2019.59.29.png and it’ll be a picture you’ll treasure…

Carols for Cancer Research UK

WP_20141220_005.jpg Watch a video of local Cancer Research UK fundraiser Mary Regan’s choir carolling for Cancer Research UK, and make a donation, by reading-on…

St Stephen's christmas Servies begin tomorrow

Screenshot%202014-12-14%2019.58.13.png and there’s a full programme, read-on for more details…

Do Christmas in style...

Screenshot%202014-12-14%2019.57.44.png with the help of Dolly Rock boutique, Crown Road…

Don't miss Christmas Carols for Cancer Research, today!

320x214x_MG_5679.jpeg.pagespeed.ic._y-jt1XLl9.jpg around the big Christmas tree in St Margarets (outside Armstrongs Family Butchers) from 12.30 to 1.45pm. In aid of Cancer Research UK, raising funds for research into childhood cancer.

Keep out the cold and keep in the festive cheer

Screenshot%202014-12-14%2019.55.39.png with shutters from Nigel Hare Joinery…

A Festive Thank You to Fitz-Gibbon!

Screenshot%202014-12-14%2019.52.53.png for generously sponsoring Orleans Primary PTA’s stall at the Crown Road Community Christmas Fair!

A Christmas Tradition: Dolly Rock and CRUK

10868081_10152942368399721_6702641661306817717_n.jpgMany festive thanks to Dolly Rock proprietor Beth for once-again Sponsoring Mary Regan’s Cancer Research UK stall at the Crown Road Community Christmas Fair.

Treat yourself to a new whistle-and-flute this season

Screenshot%202014-12-14%2019.56.48.pngfrom Crown Road taylor Birkett’s Bespoke, and look the part for all your festive functions…

Get your garden looking festive!

Screenshot%202014-12-14%2019.55.06.pngWith local garden design Co. Echinops!

Don't forget to enter our competition to win a £50 St Margarets Shopping Voucher

Screenshot%202014-12-17%2011.38.31.pngTo be in with a chance, just read the Xmas edition of My St Margarets Magazine (available from local shops, and also readable on this very website - see right) and answer the questions. Return your completed answer form to Cutters (28 Crown Rd) before the deadline and you’ll be in with a chance! Good luck!

Cheers! Raise a glass to the St Margarets Tavern!

10449966_10152942335189721_8872862675266835163_n.jpgwhose sponsorship laid-on the Christmassy music at our Crown Road Community Christmas Fair! Thanks Mitch and Co.!

Enjoy the festive season

Screenshot%202014-12-14%2019.56.18.png and enjoy exercising naturally at The Training Works!

Need more space in 2015? Build it!

Screenshot%202014-12-14%2019.54.36.png With local firm Fullerton Construction!

Merry Christmas St George plc!

10511611_10152942293859721_4033681489770060528_o.jpgThank you for sponsoring the entertainers at the Crown Road Community Christmas Fair last week; David the balloon-modeller and the King and Queen of christmas, pictured. They were collecting for Cancer Research UK and managed to raise over £500!!!!

Stuck for a truly unique gift idea?

Screenshot%202014-12-14%2019.53.34.png Try Vintage & Velvet, Crown Road’s antiques boutique full of retro treats…

Don't miss Christmas Carols for Cancer Research, this Saturday

320x214x_MG_5679.jpeg.pagespeed.ic._y-jt1XLl9.jpg that’s the 20 December, around the big Christmas tree in St Margarets (outside Armstrongs Family Butchers) from 12.30 to 1.45pm. In aid of Cancer Research UK, raising funds for research into childhood cancer.

Here's to the Polar Bear!

10155721_10152942273329721_6353539520084249551_n.jpg And the RFU, whose sponsorship help provide a highlight of the Crown Road Community Christmas Fair last week!

Here's All Souls Church's programme for Christmas

Screenshot%202014-12-14%2020.01.43.png There’s lot’s happening, make sure you don’t miss-out!

We love Edible News' report of last week's Crown Road Community Christmas Fair

IMG_5137.jpg Read-on to get this great food-blog’s take on our Christmas tradition! Plus an interview with Darren Armstrong of Armstrong family Butchers!

A Merry Christmas message from Churchills Property Lettings

Screenshot%202014-12-14%2019.59.05.png of Crown Road, St Margarets…

Fitz-Gibbon are having a MacMillan fund-raising coffee morning TODAY

1531554_10152929719619721_1043113089760980782_n.jpg then there’s LATE NIGHT SHOPPING on Crown Road TONIGHT!

Don't forget it's late Night Shopping on Crown Road tomorrow

IMG_0627.JPGThat’s 11/12/14. St Margarets Wines will be leading the way with their discounts:
5% off any 6 wine bottles
10% off any 12 wine bottles
25% off the wine of the week

Read-on for more…

Take a photo-tour of The Crown Road Community Christmas Fair 2014

10424350_10152930167079721_6408013619727018083_n.jpg Local photographer (and proud S Margarets Traders Association member Nicky Adams has taken photos of yesterday’s fair! See if you can spot yourself in the crowds, or check and see what you may have missed…

Late Night Shopping: Crown Road, this Thursday (11th December)

10445510_789980567735643_9055062409299835897_n_thumb.jpg Many of your favourites, including Vintage and Velvet, The Secret Wardrobe, Dolly Rock, Cutters, Rock & Fairy, St Margarets Wines, and more open willl be open until 8pm (some beyond…)

Did you make it to our christmas Fair?

10806373_10152928095909721_6450133095707420527_n.jpg We had a polar bear, the deputy mayor and… real-life Santa’s reindeeayors. (?)

It's the Crown Road Community Christmas Fair tomorrow, Sunday 7th December, 11am - 4pm!!!!!

Screen%20shot%202014-11-22%20at%2009.27.54.pngLook forward to seeing you there for a wide range of stalls that’ll take care of your Christmas gift shopping, children’s entertainers including our stiltwalkers and balloon modeller, fairground rides, inflatables, a Strong Man contest, pony rides down Bridle Lane, musicians and carol-singing, mulled wine, mince pies, live ice-scultping (have a look at the video by reading-on!), real-life reindeer and of course… SANTA!!

Not long now 'til the Crown Road Community Christmas Fair THIS SUNDAY, 11am - 4pm!

Screen%20shot%202014-12-03%20at%2000.14.28.png Have a look through the pictures to see more of what to expect…

The Christmas Edition of My St Margarets Magazine is out now!

Screen%20shot%202014-11-17%20at%2017.02.11.pngFeaturing competitions; gift-guides; lots of updates from artistic residents like Orleans House Gallery, Turner’s House and Twickenham Studios; a look at Christmasses past in our local history feature; recipes; Christmas thoughts from St Stephen’s and All Souls’ Churches; and much more!

Welcome to St Margarets Wines!


Thorougoods on Crown Road is now St Margarets Wines and new proprietors Kosh and Uncle Roob, pictured, can’t wait to meet you! Come and say “hi”, try some new wines, admire their Christmas decorations, rent a movie and more…

Thank You St George plc!

Screen%20shot%202014-11-28%20at%2023.36.44.png for sponsoring the entertainers who’ll be taking big strides up and down Crown Road and collecting for charity at the Christmas Fair a week today!

A Christmas Update from Pilates Plus!

Screen%20shot%202014-11-26%20at%2010.04.29.png Crown Road’s yoga and pilates studio has lots going on over the festive season, so make sure you keep up-to-date by reading-on…

Hey Everyone! We made the papers!

10454386_10152909629664721_8364591836308916355_n.jpgDid you spot sunny St Margarets in the Metro yesterday? Because we were in it! Have a look at the pics! We’re famous!

The St Margarets Post Office reopened today!

10703931_10152909496379721_5593594970065693613_n.jpg And our local MP did the honours at the ribbon-cutting ceremony! Watch videos from the event by reading-on…

Job Vacancy from Chase Buchanan

Chase%20Buchannan%20Logo%20cmyk.jpg in St Margarets, adminstrator extraordinaire required!

Highlights of the latest community newsletter

Screen%20shot%202014-06-13%20at%2017.06.57.pngfrom the St Margarets Community Website. WW1 and St Margarets, Ice skating, baking for books, tai chi and more…

Crown Road Fair is nearly here...

Residents%20letter%20for%20facebook%20and%20website%20for%20xmas%20fair%202014.jpgSo crown Rd will be closed for the day. Read details of the road closures on the day of the fair - Sunday 7th december 2014.

The Post Office is being officially reopened

post-office-logo-colour.jpg by Vince Cable this Friday at 4pm! Free food and drink and spot prizes!

You're invited to an open weekend at Redlees Studios, Isleworth!

Screen%20shot%202014-11-23%20at%2021.56.34.pngFriday 5th - Sunday 7th December! Read-on for your invitation and more details!

The Countdown begins...

advent%20ad%20for%20facebook.jpgGet your advent candles and calendars from Cutters, 28 Crown Road.

Merry Christmas, Chase Buchanan; see you at the fair!

Screen%20shot%202014-11-23%20at%2011.16.24.png and there’ll be a some special visitors from the North Pole attending too…

Remoted-Controlled Candles!

lg0855insitu1sml.jpg With battery powered LEDs! They look like the real thing, and several can be controlled with one remote! Where can you get them…?

The Crown Road Community Christmas Fair is Coming!

Screen%20shot%202014-11-22%20at%2009.27.54.png It’s just 2 weeks away now: Sunday 7th December!

Sunshine & Ravioli has reopened!

IMG_0536.JPGAnd it’s looking good enough to eat!

The Secret Wardrobe will open on Sundays! And they're looking for part-time staff!

10792_754341391269658_6899209608841735033_n.jpg From Sunday 30th November and up until Christmas, the Secret Wardrobe will be open on Sundays from 11am-4pm.

Who's coming to the Crown Road Community Christmas Fair? Find out here...

1966767_756875274370949_1804520355668818397_n.jpgSunday 7th December, 11am - 4pm, Crown Road, TW1.

Christmas arrives at Vintage and Velvet!

V%26V_Ad_210x148_Artwork_06-11-14.jpgTheir eclectic selection of Vintage Christmas gifts and decorations will be in store from Wednesday 18th November. Pop in and enjoy dipping into Christmas past!

The Mayor Needs You!

10255427_796079127115362_350216269276770611_n.jpg Fancy doing some fundraising for a very worthy cause this weekend…?

After Christmas you may need just a little more space!

cb.jpg As the longest serving estate agents in St Margarets, the sponsors of our Christmas Fair Chase Buchanan are best placed to advise you on the value of your current home…


1465271_10152105407254721_1223087607_n.jpg It’s less than a month until the Crown Road Community Christmas Fair on Sunday 7th of December 2014!!!!

Highlghts from the latest St margarets Community Newsletter

Screen%20shot%202014-06-13%20at%2017.06.57.pngA War Walk, Holly Lodge’s Christmas concert, a new Isleworth friends group, plus a reminder of the Crown Road Christmas Community Fair on Sunday 7th December, AND MORE within…

Local Scientist turned cake designer is shortlisted for an award!

43-R-nicola-gill-W1200.jpg-pwrt2.jpg St Margarets is full of talented people, and here’s one of those people: Nicola Gill of Honey and Lace wedding Cake Design!

Last Chance to Enter Richmond's Den

10358568_490516091085130_553387826078078627_n.jpgand win £10,000 to make your business dreams reality!

New bags and stickers from Rock & Fairy

10649955_797911513580876_4325605664174289929_n.jpg Crown Road’s boutique salon.

Check out the RFU's new video

558656_10151823672294825_800575579_n.jpg celebrating rugby’s core values of Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship: watch it here and start getting excited for the World Cup next year!

The latest blog from Matt Roots

Profile-crop-297x300.jpg Personal trainer and Cosmo’ contributor, of St Margarets fitness studio The Training Works

Get pre-made bags of mixed sweets for Trick-or-Treaters

10-lazy-and-lecherous-last-minute-halloween-costumes.w654.jpg from Cutters! Hand-selected by the lovely Kate and prepared in-house!

Got your Jack-O-Lantern Sorted?

%24_57.JPG Grab a pumpkin from Streets Greengrocers and Florist, and a pumpkin carving kit from Cutters, 28 Crown Road!

The latest news from Mrs Moon

Screen%20shot%202014-09-13%20at%2014.18.37.pngOur local haberdashers now located in awesome giftshop Denham and Finney, St Margarets Road

Grounded: Making great coffee and helping you do the same!

10175012_813346568688150_5780825373647585684_n.jpg With their great new range of coffee pots…

The Secret Wardobe's opening on Mondays!

Screen%20shot%202014-09-20%20at%2012.06.12.pngFrom Monday November 3rd, the Secret Wardrobe will be open on Mondays!

Richmond's Den is Open for Business!

10358568_490516091085130_553387826078078627_n.jpg Enter and you could win £10,000 to make your business dream a reality!

Jobs at Orleans House Gallery, and an Early Morning Consultation tomorrow - Monday 20th October - on "Transforming Orleans House"

1926717_736568566413356_7133141404589235259_n.jpg 2 exciting positions are open, plus you can help plan the future of Orleans House, from 7.30am - 8.30am tomorrow morning at Orleans House!

Get ready for the Crown Road Christmas Fair: Sunday 7th December from 11am to 5pm!!!

1465271_10152105407254721_1223087607_n.jpg Crown Road will be closed for the day so our Christmas market can fill the street and make your Christmas gift shopping a breeze! Plus rides, attractions, real life reindeer, a special jolly visitor from the north pole, and a few extra surprises on the day…

Continue reading "Get ready for the Crown Road Christmas Fair: Sunday 7th December from 11am to 5pm!!!" »

Here's the Turk's Head's busy schedule

Screen%20shot%202014-10-16%20at%2023.28.59.png Live music, poker, quizzes, sport on the TV, running and comedy clubs… you’re gonna need a bigger diary!

Here's the latest news from Brula

Screen%20shot%202014-06-14%20at%2020.17.08.png via Crown Road’s award-winning French restaurant’s regular newsletter - sign up to get them directly.

Gymboree are having a bake sale and open gym tomorrow!

10458126_675684952501481_1921303562101774230_n.jpg In aid of Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, from 12.25pm to 2.30pm.

Fancy a fancy? Try La Boulangerie

10612533_749066351814724_1964128350507425794_n.jpg Crown Road’s artisan bakery whip-up cakes and treats that’ll see you through the rotten winter weather…

Continue reading "Fancy a fancy? Try La Boulangerie" »

Community News Highlights from the St Margarets Community Website

Screen%20shot%202014-06-13%20at%2017.06.57.pngRemembrance events, Chelsea FC, yoga classes and more…

Now, I like wine... and I like cider... but which is best?

Screen%20shot%202014-10-09%20at%2023.49.32.png At the Crown pub on Richmond Road they’ve decided that on 21st October from 7pm there’s only one way to find out…

Read the latest news from Pilates Plus

Screen%20shot%202014-10-09%20at%2016.32.34.png Crown Road’s pilates, yoga and fitness studio are going giveaway crazy!

Chase Buchanan won the Cup!

10300875_956876270992697_8491365286284522289_n.jpg The Estate Agents Cup, organised by Rose and Rose Solicitors!

Here's the latest news from Mrs Moon

Screen%20shot%202014-09-13%20at%2014.18.37.pngThe local haberdashers are ready to kit you out now the weather’s gone cold.

Music tomorrow night in St Margarets

live-music.jpgThe Great Rolando plays the Tavern and Will Shackleton plays the Crown tomorrow night (Thurs. 9/10/14)

Wanted: Contributors for the next My St Margarets Magazine


The St Margarets Traders Association is currently working on the Christmas Edition of the My St Margarets Magazine and we’re looking for contributors! Limited advertising space also available…

The latest St Margarets Newsletter is out now

Screen%20shot%202014-06-13%20at%2017.06.57.png Includes activities in Turner’s House and ukelele news!

Christmas down the pub in St Margarets!

the-stoke-pub-pizzeria-guildford-book-your-christmas-party.gif Our local pubs are all ready to fill you to bursting with Christmas fayre on your Work’s Night Out or family party this festive season! Read-on to see the Crown’s, the St Margarets Tavern’s, and the Turk’s Head’s fine-looking Christmas offerings!

Live music at the Turk's Head

1385791_656539937710479_1646437250_n.jpg Read on for the Turk’s Head’s busy and diverse program of live music.

Take the tour of Vintage and Velvet

Screen%20shot%202014-09-29%20at%2020.50.59.png Crown Road’s antiques boutique celebrated their 1st birthday this weekend, and we popped-in to film a brief mini-tour of the shop! View it here!

News from St Stephen's Church

64e254f1-d750-4047-b66c-13bb0736850c.png Learn about the Friends of Asha trip to help in the slums of Delhi via the JustGiving page, and watch the Vatican play the Church of England at cricket, with St Stephen’s own Jez captaining.

Match Report: Pope's Grove vs "RCP Old Boys" at Marble Hill Park, Sunday 28th September

Read on for the report on the 20th bi-annual 11-a-side football match between local pub team Pope’s Grove and an RCP “Old Boys” Eleven. Courtesy of local resident Adam, who played in midfield for the RCP team…

Live Music at the Turk's Head Tonight (27/9/14)

Fuller%27s%202014-09-26%2023-11-32.jpg With a Celtic flavour!

The Cutters Clearance Sale continues this weekend!

sears-75-off.pngClick the link to see the video of Kate and Rita revealing what’s on offer from “The Shop that Sells Everything” and their BIGGEST EVER sale.

Did you catch Spear and Matthews at the Tavern last night?

10600461_924296844250640_5370551908954344386_n.jpgWatch a preview of the acoustic duo by reading-on, and catch them at the Tavern same time next week…

The week's sporting fixtures in the St Margarets Tavern

10411771_796395930417994_7366719224334309292_n.jpg including some mouth-watering derbies!

The Secret Wardrobe is getting Autumnal

Screen%20shot%202014-09-20%20at%2012.06.12.png and they’ve new seasonal pieces for you to fall in love with! Start browsing by reading-on…

The latest news from Brula

Screen%20shot%202014-06-14%20at%2020.17.08.png Crown Road’s award-winning French restaurant.

Local traders are headed to Delhi for charity work!

Screen%20shot%202014-09-19%20at%2019.37.40.png Rachel and Kim Hare, of Nigel Hare Joinery, Crown Road, will be going with a small group from St Stephen’s Church, Twickenham to help-out in the slums in New Dehli.

Why not visit Orleans House Gallery this weekend?

1095111_721494584587421_6291521960729272077_n.jpgIf you visit Orleans House Gallery over the London Open House Weekend this weekend make sure you take advantage of their special £1.00 offers.

The St Margarets Community Website weekly newsletter is out

Screen%20shot%202014-06-13%20at%2017.06.57.pngThis week there is the Angels of Mons, Londoners Invited to Visit Capital’s Hidden Gems, Hill View Road and Pavement Improvements, An Ice Rink at Strawberry Hill House, Gloriana Boathouse Plans in Marble Hill Dropped…

Local job vacancies

orleans_park_logo.png Support Staff roles from Orleans Park school…

Had any thoughts for tea? How about this from Armstrong's Family Butchers...

10374979_708175182592538_185612008329119016_n.jpg Roasted Rib of Beef!

Turner's House has a guest!

A-Guest-Flyer-Snapshot.jpg And artist-in-residence Katie Sollohub is ready to show the public works in progress from 20th - 27th September…

The Beatles in Twickenham, 1969

safe_image.php.jpg We love this pic of the fab four on our doorstep! Catch-up with our previous Beatles posts, rare vids of “Revolution” and “I Me Mine” performed in Twickenham Studios, by reading on…

Here are some Autumn ideas from local haberdashers Mrs Moon,

Screen%20shot%202014-09-13%20at%2014.18.37.png who you can now find at 149 St Margarets Rd in Denham & Finney.

The latest Community Newsletter is out now

Screen%20shot%202014-06-13%20at%2017.06.57.pngRead an extract for info on urban foxes, Headstart Uni and more…

A Reel Village Dance

Reel-Dance-PDF.jpg Don’t miss the Reel Village Dance at The Turks Head’s Winchester Hall, Friday October 3rd, 8-11.30, in aid of SPEAR!

New Gymboree Drop-Off Gym!

10274073_658915097511800_2286494385556135280_n.jpg The “Gymbo Drama Club”!

It's almost quiz time...

10649440_788971471160440_1006087833619080468_n.jpgat the St Margarets Tavern! Sundays, from 7pm, £1 per player. Can you beat reigning champions Quizzle Tizzle, right?

Watch Chase Buchanan rise to the challenge...

Screen%20shot%202014-06-16%20at%2020.45.49.png…the ASL ice bucket challenge in aid of MacMillan

A Riverside Autumn Herbwalk with Botanica Medica this Weekend

sitelogo.gifCan’t wait for next weekend’s herbal remedies workshop to get your fix from local apothecary Botanica Medica? You don’t have to! THIS weekend they’ve an Autumn herb walk by the river…

Next weekend - "Make You Own Herbal remedies Workshop"

sitelogo.gif From Crown Road apothecary, Botanica Medica…

Another local job opportunity

lbrutlogo47h8cols.gif this time from Richmond Council, who are looking for a community links officer!

Tomorrow Night's Steak Night

10622725_781804815210439_4533674733736343723_n.jpg At the St Margarets Tavern

Local job opportunities

Screen%20shot%202014-06-14%20at%2020.17.08.png Screen%20shot%202014-06-16%20at%2020.45.49.png from estate agents Chase Buchanan, and French restaurant Brula.

More Shakespeare at the Turks Head

Fuller%27s%202014-08-19%2015-36-54.jpg on Sunday 24th in their great beer garden…

Have you seen the latest Rugby Post from the RFU?

Screen%20shot%202014-08-13%20at%2023.58.54.png It’s been posted through local letter boxes this week, but in case you’ve missed your copy, you can also read it online

We Love Chase Buchanan's Love Letter to St Margarets

10600461_924296844250640_5370551908954344386_n.jpg Local estate agents Chase Buchanan have listed their fave things about life in St Margarets

It's Mother's Day!

Screen%20shot%202014-08-12%20at%2010.23.54.png but don’t panic, you haven’t forgotten: it’s Mother’s Day in Thailand today! And Thai Pin is ready to treat your mum to great Thai food…

Watch John Lennon Premiere "I Me Mine" at Twickenham Studios

bealtesindex.jpg for Paul, George and Ringo to learn in 1969…

Volunteering Opportunity at Orleans House Gallery!

10559802_701480806588799_1036398953571375583_n.jpg Read-on for more details…

Medical Herb workshop from Botanica Medica - Sunday 14th September

Autumn%20Poster%202014.jpg Learn how to make delicious immune boosting remedies, vinegars and winter liqueurs using the wild plants of the hedgerow and those cultivated in gardens…

Autumn Opening Hours from The Secret Wardrobe

74192.jpg Crown Road’s boutique for the very best pre-loved clothing and accessories!

New art in Grounded

10568873_715056395209756_3351493272413981841_n.jpg 2 paintings generously loaned from local patron Guy Hamilton are adorning their walls.

Brand new to Thorougoods: National Lottery scratchcards

jagdownload.jpg Come and try your luck!

Free Mini Fest' on Barnes Green, Wednesday 13th August!

Including pop-up theatre and arts activities from 12-5pm!

Mrs Moon has moved to Denham and Finney

10406391_10152231793261232_6980865236548311675_n.jpgNow 2 of our favourite shops are sharing!

Happy Birthday Scrunch!

downloadscrunch.jpg The local hair and beauty salon is 10 years old!

Kitchen Staff Wanted at Thai Pin Restaurant

10473407_10152228195187036_3975604791721810237_n.jpgLocal favourites and award-winners are looking for new porter and assistant…

Know your music and movies?

10565089_768644119859842_5794885481529519048_n.png Then head to the St Margarets Tavern on Wednesday the 6th August for their music and movies quiz! £1 per player and winner takes all!

Saturday's the day the teddy bears have their picnic

10416996_675684979168145_8571530763546080657_n.jpg in Moormead Park with Gymboree!

One blogger's been feeling St Margrets' good vibes

Screen%20shot%202014-07-23%20at%2014.43.36.png and has told the world! Read on for their blog entry!

Volunteers wanted!

10505542_734411183282157_6348148675735354914_n.jpg Could you help clear “Isleworth Promenade” so the river can be seen from the path again?

Here's this week's St Margarets Community Newsletter

Screen%20shot%202014-06-13%20at%2017.06.57.pngFind out what’s happening in St Margarets here!

Get ready for Beatnik Barbeques at the St Margarets Tavern!

10344419_763028357088085_4661546088352007530_o.jpgon Saturday the 2nd and 16th August out on their terrace, with live music from Spear and Matthews! Bring your own bongos, daddio!

There's a grand prize for this week's quiz winners at the Tavern!

1187155_596062297118026_451494979_n.jpgThe ante has been upped this Sunday from 7pm in the St Margarets Tavern; pub quizzers will be competing for… drum roll please…

Here's the latest news from Pilates Plus,

Screen%20shot%202014-06-16%20at%2020.35.15.pngCrown Road’s fitness studio

The Secret Wardrobe is online!

Home%202014-07-14%2021-44-23.jpgthe Crown Road dress agency has a brand new website!

Here's the latest St Margarets Community Newsletter

Screen%20shot%202014-06-13%20at%2017.06.57.png The fair, the footbridge and much more covered this week!

Great news from Twickenham Studios... on Beatles Day!

twickenham-studios-logo.png Twickenham Studios have made a great announcement on the 50th anniversary-week of A Hard Day’s Night!

Mandy Turner is riding for British Heart Foundation!

imaging.ashx.jpg Mandy, receptionist at St Stephen’s Church’s office on Crown Road, is taking a looooooooooong ride for charity

Serendipity at Marble Hill House

Screen%20shot%202014-07-08%20at%2020.43.36.png Drama staged in the stately home courtesy of the Marble Hill Society. Read on for your invitation!

The latest instalment from Matt Roots.

Logo-tryout-2.jpg Personal Trainer at St Margarets’ own The Training Works and Cosmopolitan Magazines Fitness Consultant!

The latest news from Brula

Screen%20shot%202014-06-14%20at%2020.17.08.pngvia their monthly newsletter!

Thank you Chase Buchanan

Screen%20shot%202014-06-16%20at%2020.45.49.png For sponsoring the Crown Road Community Fair last month!

Thirsty? Hungry?

Screen%20shot%202014-06-16%20at%2020.45.39.png See you in the Tavern!

The surprise new craze sweeping St Margarets

bananaindex.jpg is… banana holders?!? Available from Cutters!

Shakespeare will be down the pub!

Screen%20shot%202014-07-05%20at%2013.42.34.png the Turk’s Head will be host to some Shakespearean comedy this month in their beer garden!

Crown Cycles have all you need

Screen%20shot%202014-06-16%20at%2020.44.32.png to get you on your bike!

Calling all cycling samaritans!

Can you or anyone you know lend us a bike??!?!

Neil Birkett isn't just a great tailor...

Screen%20shot%202014-06-16%20at%2020.43.40.png he’s the man responsible for bringing you all the great bands at last month’s Crown Road Community Fair! Thank you Neil!

Jay from Crown Classic Cars is climbing a mountain!

Screen%20shot%202014-06-16%20at%2020.42.45.png To raise money for Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital!

The Crown of St Margarets

Screen%20shot%202014-06-16%20at%2020.39.33.png Is ready to feed you a great Sunday Roast!


Screen%20shot%202014-06-16%20at%2020.39.23.png Who’s 1 year old today! Susan has some celebratory champagne from 3pm-7pm and wishes to thank all her customers and loyal regulars!

Chase Buchanan come out rappin'!

Screen%20shot%202014-06-16%20at%2020.45.49.pngYou read that right! Read on for our local estate agents’ debut urban video!

Antique Boutique Vintage and Velvet

Screen%20shot%202014-06-16%20at%2020.37.14.pngNot content with running the most interesting shop in St Margarets, Vintage and Velvet owner Amanda is also the woman responsible for organising the brilliant Crown Rd Community Fair! Thanks Amanda!

Armstrong's Family Butchers win again!

Screen%20shot%202014-06-20%20at%2000.10.00.pngIt’s official: Armstrongs have won the Borough’s Best Banger Competition for the 2nd year running!

We love Armstrong's Family Butchers!

Screen%20shot%202014-06-16%20at%2020.37.05.png read-on to learn more about the family behind our favourite suppers…

Nicky Adams: local photographer extraordinaire


Local photographer (and “Summer in My St Margarets” editor) Nicky Adams snapped all those great pics of the Crown Rd Community Fair! And she’ll photograph all your important people too…

What's new at Cutters, 28 Crown Road?

Screen%20shot%202014-06-16%20at%2020.36.24.png Read on to find out…


Screen%20shot%202014-06-20%20at%2000.10.00.png This Sunday, 22nd June - 12 noon until 2pm at Twickenham Riverside’s Diamond Jubilee Gardens, with Armstrong’s Family Butcher’s defending their trophy!

Dolly Rock and CRUK

Screen%20shot%202014-06-16%20at%2020.36.05.png Charitable soul Beth from local boutique Dolly Rock again sponsored the Cancer Research UK stall at this year’s Crown Rd Community Fair, helping local fundraiser Mary Regan raise over £800! Thanks Dolly rock!

Keep up-to-date wth Pilates Plus here

Screen%20shot%202014-06-16%20at%2020.35.15.png Did you attend one of Pilates Plus’ brill’ music evenings during the St Margarets Music Festival? Watch this space for more news from the local pilates studio…

Calling all art-lovers!

10463975_685434001529605_4253533855442135861_n.jpg Would you like to get involved with ARThouse Open Studio Festival and exhibit some local art?

Thanks again to Fitz-Gibbon

Screen%20shot%202014-06-16%20at%2020.34.41.png for generously sponsoring the street entertainers at this year’s Crown Road Community Fair!

Don't forget that tomorrow's Father's Day!

We’ve been so busy fretting about the football tonight that we nearly forgot. You’ve got lots of options in St Margarets if you’ve left it to the last minute though…

Here's the latest news from Brula

Screen%20shot%202014-06-14%20at%2020.17.08.png Crown Road’s award-winning French Restaurant.

Here's the latest St Margarets Community Newsletter

Screen%20shot%202014-06-13%20at%2017.06.57.png D-Day dodgers, a 100 year-old choral society, changes to the A316 footbridge and more this week…


10325378_10152517515249721_3580292669599030438_n.jpg With just one more sleep until it all kicks off in Brazil, Cutters of 28 Crown Road (020 8891 3944) have all the flags, stickers and face paints you need to show your support for our boys in Brazil!

More exclusive pics and videos of the Fair here!

vandv.jpgThank you to our sponsors for making the Crown Road Community Fair on Sunday possible: Chase Buchanan, Fitz-Gibbon, RFU and LBRUT Council! And thank you to Amanda Wilkinson of Vintage and Velvet for organising it all! See some pics exclusive to this website by reading on.

There are big weekends and there are BIG weekends

FAIR%20POSTER.jpg and then there are weekends like this one… When St Margarets’ Crown Road Community Fair happens! Sunday (8/6/14) 11am - 6pm

Crown Rd is closed for the Crown Rd Community Fair this Sunday

preview.jpg Read on for details of the road closure

More events during the St Margarets Music Festival

10378309_739541809436740_6082418441521481708_n.jpgfrom the St Margarets Tavern and Pilates Plus on Wednesday evening…

The St Margarets Music Festival starts tonight!

10411317_670966849642936_667782490956751793_n.jpg and Pilates Plus are kicking things off from 6.30pm

The latest My St Margarets magazine is out now!

Watch this space for a complete digital copy, plus the unabridged version of Martyn Day’s article ‘The Week the War Broke Out’

Michelle Nadia is Playing Live at the St Margarets Tavern

10256234_734155539975367_4261229242138271819_n.jpgNext Wednesday (June 4th) from 7.30pm, kick-starting the gigs of the St Margarets Music Festival. Full program details here.

Look at all the new editions to the St Margarets Music Festival

full%20music%20festival%201page%20fit.jpgfrom Monday 2/6/14/ to Sunday 8/6/14!

St. Margarets-based Personal Trainer Matt Roots asks 'Should I go vegetarian?'

matt.jpgto mark National Vegetarian Week.

This long weekend it's the Foodies Festival in Marble Hill Park!

2188.jpg Read-on for 2-for-1 discounts!

Richmond Ukelele Players and Vital Voices will be busking at the St Margarets Tavern

10377435_704693619587247_1261786918035316835_n.jpg on Saturday 7th June, 1pm - 3pm, as part of the St Margarets Music Festival. And they’ll be raising money for local counseling charity Off the Record.

Don't forget that it's the Turks Head 10k fun run and family fun day on Sunday 8th June too!

TurksHeadMontage720pix.gifAfter the huge success of last year The Bearcat Running Club and Fullers are proud to announce the return of the FRIENDLIEST, COMMUNITY 10K FUN RUN you will come across next year.

Confirmed for the Crown Road Community Fair on Sun. 8th June...

10352776_677576728963687_5209263126743083402_n.jpgLa Boulangerie (members of the St Margarets Traders Association)

Confirmed for St Margarets' Crown Road Community Fair on Sunday 8th June:

10259066_658915100845133_5487494524963660112_n.jpg Gymboree St Margarets & The Toy Box! Members of the St Margarets Traders Association!

Crime prevention advice from Officer Venour

one of our Police Community Officers, who’ll have a stand for advice and questions at St Margarets’ Crown Road Community Fair, Sunday 8th June 11-6pm

Hey Everyone: We're Timeless!

sml-board.png According to local Estate Agents Chase Buchanan…

Movement 3 is now the Training Works

Logo-tryout-2.jpg And they’ll be at St Margarets’ Crown Road Community Fair, Sunday 8/6/14!

Confirmed for the St Margarets' Crown Road Community Fair on Sunday 8th June

Mary Regan’s Cancer Research UK stall!


Scrunch and Stripped of 26 Crown Road are getting excited about St Margarets' Crown Road Community Fair and Music Festival!

sandwich.png So they’re making sure everyone knows what’s on when!

Chase Buchanan's director Michael is an active member of the community

10300696_705419606162886_2075326051757369226_n.jpgso much so that’s he’s running the Turks Head 10k fun run and Chase Buchanan are sponsoring the race and St Margarets’ crown Road Community Fair, both on Sunday June 8th!

Join Botanica Medica for a Riverside and Meadows walk

Riverside%20and%20Meadows.jpg at the Ferry Crossing (Ham House side) this Sunday at 10.30!

The St Margarets Tavern are getting into the spirit of the St Margarets Music Festival (4th - 8th June) with their Music and Movies Quiz Night

10322832_728131053911149_4638519787979080073_n.pngon Sunday 22nd May from 7pm

The Turk's Head are really getting into the spirit of the St Margarets Music festival (June 4th - 8th)

1385791_656539937710479_1646437250_n.jpg With live music throughout May too!

St Margarets' Crown Road Community Fair is on Sunday June 8th!

poster%20for%20fair%20and%20music%20festival.jpg and the week leading up to it is the St Margarets Music Festival! Read on for the program of events.

The St Margarets Community Newsletter, 8/5/14

10341544_10152441751609721_2876015009004944005_n.jpgThis week’s St Margarets Community Website has information about a new antenatal workshop, pregnancy yoga, loads of events and information about eating your 7-a-day…

Pilates Plus walks on! Plus a new video...

10245477_657050511034570_36081636091230931_n.jpg New Nordic Walking dates and a new video from Crown Road’s Pilates Plus…

St.Margrets based Personal Trainer, Matt Roots shares "5 things personal trainers wish you knew''

profile-935x1024.jpgwith Cosmopolitan magazine!

The St Margarets Tavern's Real Ale and Craft Lager Festival starts Wednesday

10320565_10152433154644721_5199887786260877126_n.jpg From this Wednesday (7/5/14) to Sunday (11/5/14) the Tavern is going Ale-for-leather…

Job vacancies from Chase Buchanan and Orleans Park School

index.jpgpart-time and full-time vacancies available from 2 St Margarets institutions

This year's Crown Road Community Fair takes place on Sunday 8th June

5779_10151692893919721_1304526987_n.jpg St Margarets will be alive with the sound of music as we’re having a stage in the Tavern’s car park, with live acts playing throughout the day and into the night. Would you like a stall?

The delicious secret to longer life

sushi.jpg Will be outside Armstrong’s Family Butchers this Saturday and every Saturday from 10am…

Here's the latest blog post from Matt Roots

index.jpg of local fitness studio Movement3 (120 St Margarets Rd).
Poor Matt was “caught with his pants down” recently…

First day back at work after long weekend?

10169256_446160435529297_665639663596676883_n.jpg Chocolate hangover? Brula can help…

Easter Cuts at Rock & Fairy

10153742_699461080092587_5217849950595740391_n.jpg One Brentford FC Fan vowed to Rock & Fairy’s Chris that he’d cut his locks if the Bees were promoted to the championship… See the transformation…

Easter Egg Hunt at the Turk's Head this Sunday

1385791_656539937710479_1646437250_n.jpg that’s April 20th at 11am…

Easter Eggs-citement in St Margarets

10173569_717330258288304_4728671983857332532_n.jpg Cutters have been posting videos on Facebook all week; Brula and the Tavern have new menus; The Secret Wardobe has new looks, Vintage and Velvet has old looks, and Movement3 will help you look great!

An Easter update from Brula

Screen%20shot%202014-03-05%20at%2023.20.10.pngA new Spring menu has hatched and it’s going to make you very hungry…

Here's the latest from the Tavern

st%20mags%20tav It’s all kicking-off with a new menu, Easter, rugby dates for your diary and more!

Feels like Summer in St Margarets!

With unofficial but creditable reports citing today as the summeriest of the calendar year, Cutters have mad a video to commemorate the day.

It's the weekend: Time to unwind

stress_book.jpg and Jo Dunbar-Lane of local apothecary Botanica Medica (24 Crown Road) can help you do just that, as she’s published an e-book: “Recovering from Stress, Burn Out and Fatigue”. It’s available now from the Botanica Medica website…

Got your tickets?

rextrain The Cutters Express sets off from the window of Cutters, 28 Crown Road, when the shop closes at 7pm every night…

Have you spotted the big gold rabbit sign on Crown Road?

gold-bunny-lindt.jpg It can mean only one thing: Cutters have Lindt Chocolate Bunnies ready for Easter! And much more…

The Latest from Brula

Screen%20shot%202014-03-05%20at%2023.20.10.pngLoire wine-tasting and craft fairs included…

Exciting news from Cutters, 28 Crown Road

bjork-debutterfly.jpg Manager Kate is collaborating with Icelandic pop-star Björk!

Videos? We got 'em!

safe_image.php.jpg You wait ages for St Margarets Traders to post a video then 2 great ones come along at once! Watch a mini-doc on Brula and see what the Chase Buchanan team get up to with their mobiles…

Local artist Elizabeth James at London House

1511455_632940530111397_2076705801_n.jpg Gordon Ramesy’s newest restaurant will be displaying local resident Elizabeth James artwork!

Introducing the St Margarets Traders Association's Newest Member...

294040_240956662619734_1942815755_n.jpg Grounded of 39 Crown Road, a family-friendly coffee-shop/bakery/restaurant

St Margarets Ladies, you're so worth it...

papmper%20evening%20download.jpg The St Stephen’s PTA’s Pamper Evening is Thursday 27th March - 7.30 pm - 10.00 pm, at the School Hall!

The Apple Core Beatles are at the Turk's Head this Friday!

ap640312051_0.jpg After a hard week, Have a Hard Day’s Night with the Apple Core Beatles: In the bar of The Turks Head from 8.30pm, This Friday, March 14th!

A Wine and Cheese Fundraiser at the Crown, this Thursday

Screen%20shot%202014-03-08%20at%2021.25.53.png Very good wines In aid of a very good cause!

St Margarets' Spring Colours

twickenham-marble-hill.jpg Whitton are showing-off their beautiful blooms and we believe St Margarets can offer more Spring Colour. Share your Springtime pics with us this sunny weekend!

This Week's Community News

1013343_10152301474794721_321594005_n.pngCourtesy of St Margarets’ Community website

Happy World Book Day!

bookindex.jpgAnd Gymboree are dressing for the occassion!

The latest news from Brula

Screen%20shot%202014-03-05%20at%2023.20.10.png Exciting new developments at Brula include Strawberry Hill House

Don't forget: Tuesday is Pancake Day!

12390_10152293342759721_1047232358_n.jpg Staying-in or eating-out, St Margarets’ independent traders have everything you need!

Catch-up with the latest community news

1653862_10152285519749721_1670665751_n.jpg via the St Margarets Community website’s newsletter

Can't be bothered to cook at the weekend but want something healthy and tasty?

sushi.jpeg Then sushi is the answer!!

Make your own herbal cosmetics

herbal-cosmetics.jpgwith Botanica Medica’s workshop on 6th April

Chase Buchanan's Competition Winner Announced

Screen%20shot%202014-02-25%20at%2016.40.51.png Have you won local Estate Agents Chase Buchanan’s February Competition for a delicous Hamper from Streets greengrocers?

New Parenting Workshops in St Margarets

jttutorials-logo.jpg From a former-teacher, business-owner, local resident, World Championship Rowing Coach (and Proud Parent), Jon…

Regulars and Locals Night this Thursday at the St Margarets Tavern

St-Margarets-BC.pngLots happening on Thursday night, read on for more…

Your latest update from The St Margarets Community website

st_margarets_logo_tree.gif Half term activities and more are included in this week’s newsletter…

Flying the Flag for the Winter Olympics

download.jpg You may have seen on Crown Road that there’s a proud Canadian flying the flag for their country during the Winter Olympics. Are you showing your colours? Share your pics and vid with us if so!

A Regular/Local Night for Regular/Local People...

St-Margarets-BC.png The St Margarets Tavern is hosting a special night in celebration of all its locals and regulars on Thursday the 20th February…

Latest update from the Turk's Head

cbk.jpg It’s a football-fest this week!

Vintage & Velvet are now on Twitter!

VmJfSGAM_bigger.png Follow them for all the news from Crown Road’s boutique of beautiful furniture, fabrics, kitchenalia and more!

The latest news from Brula

Screen%20shot%202014-02-05%20at%2017.54.38.png St Margarets’ award-winning French restaurant’s February update…

Local art at the Science Museum

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Congratulations to The Crown, 174 Richmond Road

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The Herdman Family Carpet Shop is now open on Sundays

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The Latest St Margarets Community Website Newsletter is out now!

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Latest news from award-winning local restaurant Brula

Reminder%3A%20A%20taste%20of%20the%20South%20West%20-%20Monday%2020th%20January%202014-01-16%2022-25-48.jpg Have a look at Brula of Crown road’s latest newsletter…

St Margarets: Fighting Crime


St Margarets has fought-back against crime this week, resulting in the arrest of a known fraudster.

They're back!

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"The Shop That Sells Everything", Cutters of 28 Crown Road...


… Have widened their aisles so you can shop more comfortably!

Tesco's Closing for weeks... Your Local Independents to the Rescue!


Thorougoods: Ales, wines, DVDs, Keys cut, ink cartridges refilled and more…

Welldone Mary & friends for raising over £167 for CRUK

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Did you singalong with St Stephen's choir at the St Margarets Tavern Last Night?

pub Please share your pics and video if so, and have a look at one caroler/drinker’s submitted video…

The Secret Wardrobe's Christmas Opening Hours...

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Wild Xmas tree growing in St Margarets!

WP_20131219_006.jpg Have a look outside apothecary Botanica Medica at 24 Crown Road. This mysterious tree has fruited overnight…

An Early Christmas Present from Gymboree and the Toy Box, St Margarets

gymbo 75% off membership fee for all of January!

Winners of our Crown Road Christmas Fair Picture Competition Announced!

susi We asked for your pictures and video of the Crown Road Christmas Fair, with a drum of Lindt on offer to those that were judged to best Capture the spirit of the day…

Tips on Christmas Recycling from the Council and Archdeacon Cambridge School

We love this useful and tuneful video from LBRUT and think you will too!

Cutters' Christmas Opening Hours

Christmas%20and%20New%20Year%20Opening%20Hours.jpg Here’s Cutters of 28 Crown Road’s convenient seasonal opening hours for all your gifts, last minute essentials and Christmas/New Year emergencies!

Merry christmas to the traders who helped make the Crown Road Christmas Fair so magical

We’re full of the festive spirit, so we’d just like to say a last BIG THANK YOU to the traders who helped make the Crown Road Christmas Fair so great…

If this doesn't get you in the festive mood...

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Thank you to Chase Buchanan and RFU...

rfu.jpg cb.jpg …For their generous sponsorship of the Crown Road Christmas Fair last week!

Miss the Crown Road Christmas Fair on Sunday?

Don’t worry! You can catch-up on what you missed or relive a great day via the pictures and video posted by residents and visitors!

'Twas the Night before The Crown Road Christmas Fair...

… And local resident Elizabeth is so excited she wrote a poem before Crown Road is turned into a Winter Wonderland tomorrow, Sunday 8th December from 11am - 4pm on Crown Road, St Margarets.

Late Night Shopping at the Secret wardobe...

scret%20wardrobeOn Thursday 5th December, the Secret Wardobe of 22 Crown Road will open fro 6pm - 9pm, replete with champagne and canapes!

Christmas is coming... and so is your new My St Margarets Magazine!


Keep a festive eye-out for your copy delivered to your door and available from local stores and businesses very soon…

Get ready for the St Margarets Christmas Fair!

2013%20St%20Margarets%20Christmas%20Fair%20Poster.jpgThis Year’s St Margarets Christmas Fair is on Sunday, 8th December, Crown Road, 11am-4pm! Yule love it!



Vintage and Velvet and open for business!


St Margarets’ newest shop, Vintage and Velvet of Crown Road, had an official visit from the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Stephen Speak…

Moormead FC are kitted out for the new season!

mmfcLocal under 13s football team Moormead FC are pictured here in their brand new strip, proudly sponsored by local estate agents Chase Buchanan.

Wanted: Cover image and contributors for the next My St Margarets Magazine


The St Margarets Traders Association are currently working on the Christmas Edition of the My St Margarets Magazine. We’re looking for ideas for the cover image and articles…

Turner's House Trust Receives Lottery Funding

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The (not-so-secret) Secret Wardobe is Officially...OPEN


The Secret’s out! The deputy mayor, Councillor Stephen Speak, has officially opened new dress agency The Secret Wardrobe at 22c Crown Road.

Owner Susan Roster had Buck’s Fizz and homemade strawberry macaroons on hand for the small crowd who came to see his Honour and Councillor Pamela Fleming cut the ribbon and open the wardrobe!

So, have you had a look inside the Secret Wardrobe yet?

Jake Herdman is running for React!

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The Secret Wardrobe is Now Open...


We welcome to St Margarets Susan Roster and her clothing business - The Secret Wardrobe, a designer dress agency, which is now open at 22 Crown Road.

Armstrong's Family Butchers win the Borough's Best Banger Competition


Congratulations to Crown Road’s own Darren Armstrong of Armstrong’s Family Butchers!

On Sunday 23rd June, Darren saw off stiff competition from 10 other local butchers to bring the prestigious Best Banger in the Borough Competition award back to St Margarets!

The Crown Road Community Fair Report

mayor%20and%20duck Last Sunday, up went the bunting and balloons in St Margarets for the Crown Road Community Fair. The theme of this years fair was My St Margarets Farm, did you come along to meet the ducklings, rabbits, goats and other farmyard friends?

Don't forget the Crown Road Summer Fair this Sunday!

fair The weather forecast for Sunday is beautiful sunshine, so remember to pop-along to the Crown Road Summer Fair from 11am - 4pm.

Richmond's Den 2013

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Richmond’s Den is back for 2013. Following the success of last year’s competition, budding or growing social entrepreneurs are invited to ‘Take the Next Step’ - all it takes is 500 words to enter. The winner will walk off with a £10,000 prize package but all entrants will benefit. Shortlisted entrants will receive tailored support to develop their business ideas; all entrants will be offered support through workshops and other events throughout the year. Full details are at www.richmondsden.co.uk and you can also follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/richmondsden

Book a Stall for the Crown Road Summer Fair - 9 June 2013

Come and meet the gang!

This years Crown Road Community Fair takes place on Sunday 9th June 2013. If you would like to book a stall at this year’s fair please contact traders@mystmargarets.com

The theme of the fair this year will be - My St Margarets Farm! We will have a visit from a farmer who will be bringing a selection of animals from fluffy chicks and rabbits for children to hold and Pygmy goats and young lambs for them to admire. There will also be farmyard related games and competitions on the day.

Local Job Vacancy: Cleaning Staff - Twickenham Studios

Twickenham Studios Logo

Twickenham Studios are looking for hardworking dedicated cleaners.

You will be required to work during the times in which the studios are non operational for production e.g. early mornings/evenings/late nights.

For further details please contact info@twickenhamstudios.com

Local Job Vacancy: Letting Saturday Assistant - Fitz Gibbon

Specialist residential letting agency requires Saturday Assistant for our St Margarets office, hours 9.30 - 4.30pm

The successful candidates will hold a clean UK manual driving licence, be articulate and smartly presented, enjoy meeting people, be comfortable using a bespoke software system (training will be given) and be an excellent time keeper!.

If you are interested please forward your CV in the first instance to: cbarrett@fitzgibbon.co.uk


Popular European Bike Company to visit Crown Road Christmas Fair 2012

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One of Europe’s leading bike companies, BH Bikes, will be in attendance at Crown Cycles on Sunday 9th December 2012 during the Crown Road Christmas Fair.

A fantastic selection of their exclusive 2013 Road and Triathalon range bikes will be on display.

Mark and his team at Crown Cycles look forward to seeing you and sharing some of the exciting range of BH Bikes for 2013.

Christmas Herbal Workshop - 16 December 2012

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Medical herbalist, Janine Gerhardt will show you how to make unique herbal Christmas gifts to take home after this lovely workshop at Botanica Medica Herbal Apothecary in St Margarets.

  • Bath Bombs (with individually chosen scents and optional gold shimmer)
  • Linen scenting sachets (a joy to open a draw or cupboard)
  • Eau de cologne (create a unique scent)
  • Medieval cough sweets
  • After dinner liquor
  • Herbal door wreath
  • Lemon, Honey & Herb Cough and tickly throat Mixture (effective and delicious!)
  • Wintertime glycerite

Mrs Moon Yarn and Haberdashery: Learn to knit your Christmas Gifts in November

Mrs Moon logo

Opened in 2009 by sisters Karen Miller and Susan Ritchie, Mrs Moon www.mrsmoon.co.uk is a beautiful yarn and haberdashery shop situated in St Margarets, South West London.

A stunning celebration of knitting and crochet, Mrs Moon sells all types of yarn and patterns as well as all the equipment you’ll need to make your treasured heirlooms, including books, ribbons, fastenings and beautiful ceramic buttons.

A range of classes for all levels are available in the Mrs Moon studio within the shop, where beginners can learn to knit or crochet and leave with the skills and knowledge to start their own project, or the more accomplished can brush up on their techniques to expertly finish their pieces. Mrs Moon’s teachers are very talented, down-to-earth and friendly, so if you’ve always wanted to learn, now is the time.

Continue reading "Mrs Moon Yarn and Haberdashery: Learn to knit your Christmas Gifts in November" »

Christmas in St Margarets 2012

The St Margarets Traders Association are working on our plans for Christmas 2012.

My St Margarets Magazine

We are looking for ideas for the front cover - do you have a favourite seasonal photograph that might be suitable? Or would you like to submit an article for the magazine?

Please send your ideas to editor@mystmargarets.com although we cannot guarantee to publish all articles/photographs submitted we will do our best to include as many readers submissions as possible.

St Margarets Christmas Fair

This years St Margarets Christmas Fair will be held in Crown Road on Sunday 9th December 2012. To book a stall please contact events@mystmargarets.com Space is limited. We are also looking for entertainers and performers that would like to entertain the crowds please contact us at traders@mystmargarets if you are interested in performing.

New Businesses Bring 50 New Jobs to St Margarets

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La Boulangerie
 brula pantry
Brula Pantry
Chase Buchanan

As the UK continues to be gripped by economic gloom, things are definitely looking up in St Margarets as the Deputy Mayor has opened 9 new and refurbished businesses all in one day.

The businesses were formally opened by Deputy Mayor of Richmond, Cllr Lisa Blakemore, following The St Margarets Traders Association’s close partnership with the Council to encourage new business to the area as well as to support existing traders. All of the retail units in St Margarets are now let and trading with 50 new jobs created as a result.

The Council contributed £4,000 from its Town Centre Opportunity Fund, boosting funds raised through the Traders Association. This mean that they were able to promote business in the area through a range of initiatives including the my St Margarets website and magazine which is delivered to 8000 homes and a further 4000 more being handed out around the borough. Other projects include the launch of the St Margarets shopping bag which aims to reduce the use of plastic bags. Over 2000 of the bags have been sold to date. The St Margarets heart logo project was also launched among businesses, which encouraged new customers to shops by promoting the catch phrase - where you have a choice, please shop with the heart.

Continue reading "New Businesses Bring 50 New Jobs to St Margarets" »

Twickenham-based business unveiled as 'Hot 100' of the UK Jewellery Industry

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For Emma Finney and Jon Tompkins the past year has been filled with awards, increased sales and brand new collections - an exciting time for this family-run jewellery brand based in St Margarets, Twickenham. Their latest scoop, announced this week at a glittering event at the Freemasons’ Hall in Covent Garden, is to be recognised in the ‘Business Big Shots’ category as a Hot 100 of the UK Jewellery Industry.

Continue reading "Twickenham-based business unveiled as 'Hot 100' of the UK Jewellery Industry" »

High Street Update - September 2012

St Margarets Traders Association

St Margarets is open for business

St Margarets boosts a unique high street bursting with independent specialist shops offering a wide and varied range of goods, services and places to eat.

Over the past few weeks many new businesses have opened and many existing businesses have been refurbished. Recent additions include:

Continue reading "High Street Update - September 2012" »

The Turk's Head Pub Reopens

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After a month of remodeling, The Turks Head has reopened. The entire building has been improved including:

  • renaming Winchester Hall the Winchester Room
  • new floors and new bar in the Winchester Room
  • the main women’s toilets have been moved and in their place is a hallway into the Winchester Room
  • there are new doors to the garden, but the main entrance is now off the main bar where the gents toilets were
  • the cupboards above the main bar have been removed and a the entire room opened up more
  • the menu has been significantly upgraded, as has the kitchen
  • the area where with the doors to the garden has been turned into more formal restaurant seating and the door to the bar sealed

We were invited to a pre-opening meal and were quite impressed with the food and quality of the staff. The menu was small, but the quality excellent.

Please drop in and let us know what you think.

La Boulangerie Opens 10 September 2012

Welcome from Michel - votre Boulanger

Bonjour St Margarets

Bienvenue à La Boulangerie

Welcome to ‘The Bakery’ opening Monday 10th September

Mangez du pain, Vous vivrez bien!

Le Bon Vivant and the “Good Life”, that’s what you’ll find at La Boulangerie in St Margarets, a French family run business stocked with simple, honest foods made in the traditional way, full of flavour and unforgettable taste.

From your daily baguette to gastronomic delights, La Boulangerie products are freshly made every day according to French home made and artisanal recipes by master bakers using all natural ingredients - unbleached French flour, French butter, fresh fruit, the finest chocolate, and no artificial additives, flavourings, colourings or preservatives. We never compromise on quality, which is why it takes 3 days before a croissant is ready to be eaten! So, do what you want to do, eat what you want to eat and enjoy it your way - every day.

Venez, make La Boulangerie part of your journee

Local Job Vacancy: Saturday Letting Assistants - NOW FILLED



Specialist residential letting agency requires Saturday Assistants for our Richmond, St Margarets and Chiswick offices, hours 9.30 - 4.30pm

The successful candidates will hold a clean UK manual driving licence, be articulate and smartly presented, enjoy meeting people, be comfortable using a bespoke software system (training will be given) and be an excellent time keeper!.

If you are interested please forward your CV in the fist instance to: cbarrett@fitzgibbon.co.uk

Social Media Work Experience Opportunity

St Margarets Traders Association

The St Margarets Traders Association is keen to increase the use of it’s website www.mystmargarets.com by developing new social media campaigns and exciting web site content. They are seeking a local person looking for work experience around the web and social media marketing.

You would be given support and guidance by working with the association’s web team and traders, but a fair bit of space to experiment. The role would include running a series of promotions and activities via Facebook, Twitter and the web by working with local businesses to promote St Margarets and the traders.

This opportunity is ideal for somebody wishing to develop and showcase their social media skills and in doing so enhance their CV. Applicants should have a working knowledge of social media, be a good communicator and have good literary skills.

The association is planning a series of social media marketing trials during the autumn and this opportunity could form part of coursework for a local student or budding marketing entrepreneur.

Applicants interested in this role should send their details to traders@mystmargarets.com by 20 July 2012

All the Fun of the Fair

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The St Margarets Traders Association recently hosted a Jubilee themed fair. The fair was sponsored by the RFU and local traders.

Thousands flocked to crown road to soak up the fantastic atmosphere and enjoy the Jubilee. Bands played all day, a variety of entertainers entertained the crowds but perhaps the days highlight was the Jubilee tea party. The party helped raise funds for local charity - Jonny’s Journey.

St Margarets Jubilee Fair Update

St Margarets Jubilee Fair

Even more entertainment added to the Jubilee Fair!

As you are no doubt aware St Margarets is holding a Jubilee Fair on Sunday 3rd June in Crown Road St Margarets from 11am until 4pm. The event is open to all and will offer a day of family fun and entertainment. Many of the planned activities are free including: Jubilee Punch and Judy shows, children’s magic show, children’s crafts, face painting, balloon modelling, circus skills fun, Flamin June show, hilarious street entertainers and lots lots more. We also have a mini fun fair, lots of games and competitions, live music all day, side stalls, Pimms stall and delicious food stalls including Zoran’s famous BBQ. The Mayor is also joining us at 12 noon.

We are also offering a traditional street party tea. Delicious homemade scones, fresh strawberries and proper lemonade! So if you are not having your own Street party - joins ours. Tickets for the street party tea are available in advance from Thorougoods at 40 Crown Road St Margarets. Tickets to the tea party cost £5 each and include a jubilee gift. Every penny of your ticket price is donated to local charity - Jonny’s Journey.

Pilates Plus Opens New Space + Two Open Days

Pilates Plus

After 10 successful years running her Crown Rd Pilates studio, owner Sarah Duley is pleased to announce the opening of 117, an additional studio in St Margarets, Twickenham.

Sarah and her team of experienced teachers will be offering more classes and more choices, adding Gyrotonic, Gyrokinesis, Yoga and Family Friendly Fridays, to the already well-established Pilates studio classes.

Open Days Events, from 10am to 5pm on:

  • Sunday May 13th
  • Sunday June 3rd - to coincide with jubilee street fair

Free Yoga, Pilates and Gyrokinesis workshops throughout the day as well as postural assessments, massage treatments and Gyrotonic demonstrations.

Opportunity to book classes and courses at special rates as well as meet our teachers and find out all you need to know.

More Information

  • All bookings and enquiries can be made at our 4 Crown Rd reception.
  • phone: 020 8892 3403
  • info@pilates-plus.co.uk

More Breaking News form the St Margarets Traders Association

St Margarets Diamond part 2

It is with great regret we announce that the famous St Margarets Diamond has gone missing!

The story so far…

The famous and very valuable St Margarets Diamond was recently re-discovered in St Margarets after being lost for centuries. The diamond went on display for all to admire but unfortunately has gone missing again!

International diamond thief - Dia Monte has been seen in the area and Inspector Bright-Spark of the Yard has deduced that Dia Monte has stolen the diamond and hidden it somewhere in St Margarets. How does Inspector Bright Spark know this? Because a shopping list belonging to Dia Monte was found near to where the diamond was stolen.

Can you help Inspector Bright-Spark solve the clues and recover the diamond? Our friends at Churchills Estate Agents are offering a reward prize of a family break to a fun packed theme park to the lucky junior detective who solves the mystery. Clue sheets and entry forms are available from Churchills offices in St Margarets Road.

Follow @mystmargarets on Twitter and like us on Facebook for regular updates and further clues.

Help us and help Johnny’s Journey too…

Churchills will also make a donation to local charity Jonny’s Journey for every completed clue sheet that is returned to their offices in St Margarets Road.

Good luck

Breaking News from the St Margarets Traders Association

Breaking News Diamond Found

The rumours are true! You may have heard the the famous St Margarets Diamond has been found in time for The Queens Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

The priceless diamond disappeared several hundred years ago. We are pleased to announce that the internationally famous diamond was recently discovered in a house clearance. The diamond will be going on display in St Margarets for all to admire. Our friends at Churchills Estate Agents in St Margarets Road St Margarets have kindly offered to host the exhibition. The uber expensive diamond will be on show for all to admire at Churchills office at 155 St Margarets Road St Margarets during their opening times. The hyper valuable diamond has pride of place in their window. Please see a special edition of the St Margarets Guardian for the full story.

Monica Mooney from Monica Mooney Vintage and Modern in Crown Road says;

“I have seen the diamond and it’s absolutely gorgeous, we are so lucky that the diamond was found in time for the host of activities the St Margarets traders have planned for the Jubilee including the Jubilee Fair to be held in Crown Road on Sunday 3rd June”

Full story in The Jubilee Edition of the My St Margarets Magazine - out next week. You can also follow this story on the My St Margarets Facebook page.

Music at the St Margarets Jubilee Fair


What to play at the Jubilee Fair?

The St Margarets Jubilee Fair and Street Party Fair takes place on Sunday 3rd June in Crown Road. If you are interesting in showcasing your band or group at the fair please contact Alistair at livemusic@blueyonder.co.uk.

St Margarets - Get ready to celebrate

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Your local traders are getting ready to celebrate The Queens Diamond Jubilee.

We’re going to be turning St Margarets red, white and blue to celebrate the Jubilee. A special edition of the My St Margarets magazine will be published in May and we’re planning a Jubilee gala event on Sunday 3rd June. You’ll find details of our plans below:

My St Margarets Magazine

We’re planning a special edition of the magazine and are looking for your stories and pictures to be included in the edition. Do you have any special recollections of previous Jubilee celebrations? or even The Queen’s Coronation? Where were you in 52? or perhaps you have a special anniversary of your own that you would like to share with us? Please send your ideas and suggestions to editor@mystmargarets.com

Jubilee Fair

On Sunday 3rd June we’re hosing a Jubilee Fair in Crown Road St Margarets from 11am - 4pm. The fair will be just like our usual summer fair with lots of family fun and games planned but will also include a traditional street party to celebrate the Jubilee. If you are not having a street party of your own - then come along to ours! We shall be hosting a tea party for the children who will be able to tuck into a jubilee tea whilst being entertained by a magician, Punch and Judy and some surprise guests. The children will also receive a special Jubilee gift to treasure. More details about the fair and how you can book a tea party ticket will be posted here soon.

The fair will also be supporting local schools and charities including Jonny’s Journey

To book a stall at the fair please contact events@mystmargarets.com for all other enquiries please contact traders@mystmargarets.com

Do your bit to help

The new St Margarets shopper is now available throughout St Margarets including: Streets, Armstrongs, Cutters, The Chemist, Heirloom, Denham & Finney, Monica Mooney and Churchills Sales and Lettings offices. All of the profits from the sale of the bags will go towards our Jubilee celebrations - please support St Margarets by buying your bag.

Sushi Saturdays

Sushi Flyer

The St Margarets Traders Association is delighted to announce the opening of a new Sushi stall in St Margarets. Starting this Saturday 18th February local resident Eddie Holmes will be running a sushi stall on the paved area outside Armstrongs Butchers in St Margarets Road. Operating from 10am to 2pm.

Eddie comments:

I’ve been in the Sushi business for years, I used to be the head chef at YO! Sushi in its very early days. I’ve been selling sushi at the Crown road fairs for several years now and so know how popular fresh sushi is in St Margarets. All of the sushi is hand made fresh at the stall, we use the finest Scottish salmon and only responsibly fished yellow fin tuna. We will have a full range of sushi so you can pick individual items or pick up ready to go lunch boxes from £5.00 we also do event catering and can deliver party platters. I’m looking forward to serving you sushi — this Saturday and every Saturday in St Margarets. Please come and have a look.

Eddie’s stall is fully licenced by Richmond council. The St Margarets Traders Association have been working with Eddie and Richmond council to introduce this initiative to St Margarets. We are also hoping to expand the offer to include fresh fish. Any enquires please contact traders@mystmargarets.com

A 2012 Market Update from Chase Buchanan

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We ended 2011 with on a very successful note, having gained a proven 40% market share in TW1 and have had consistent growth across the Borough to Hampton Hill where we are now showing a 30% market share according to findaproperty.co.uk.

Despite the troubled world economy it appears that certain pockets of London and the southern counties remain buoyant and unaffected by the price depreciation elsewhere in the UK. The Richmond Borough is evidently in a league of its own.

We have had a fantastic start to 2012 and we have received a consistently high numbers of new buyers looking to move into the area. However, stock levels are still low in comparison to demand and are subsequently keeping prices strong.

We were instructed to sell more than double the amount of properties than any other agent in TW1 during January. Therefore, we have the best selection of fresh new buyers hoping to move within the next few months. We have agreed several sales following multiple bids and some sales have been agreed over asking price. This is a very promising start to 2012 and good news for local homeowners.

The demand for buy to let investments is expected to grow over the course of the year, as rental prices continue to grow and the returns are much higher than interest rates plus they offer the potential of capital growth as well. Chase Buchanan continue to provide the best advice and service possible across the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.

To discuss in more detail please contact St Margarets: 020 87442434 or Twickenham 020 87440101.

Music at the Fair - 4 December 2011

We’re often asked for more information about the bands that play at the fair. Please find below a short bio of each of the bands.

St Margarets Elastic Band

The St Margarets Elastic Band are back again to play their Christmas selection of popular hits- the band gets a bit bigger each year (possibly too many mince pies) and now boasts a tuba or two to provide that extra bit of early morning music excitement

Anacousis Jazz Quintet

The name’s Greek for Hear Us.We play quality Jazz for everyone. We like to entertain, and play from the classic Jazz era Our mellow sounds come from the Sax, and Bb/Bass Clarinets, supported by a fine rhythm section. Visit: www.anacousisjazzquintet.com

Shelle Luscombe

Shelle Luscombe lives in Twickenham and sings a real mixed bag of popular covers from the 50s to the present day. She touches on just about every genre of music from jazz, blues and soul through to motown, disco and good old rock n roll. Check out www.shelleluscombe.co.uk to hear tracks and view Shelle’s demo video.

Soulful, passionate vocals fronting blues-guitar-based rock songs written by the band or inspired by the best female singers including Janis Joplin, Etta James, Gladys Knight and Elkie Brooks. Blues you can get your teeth into!

Richmond Youth Brass Band

Richmond Youth Brass Band has performed at many prestigious events across the Borough including the Mayor of Richmond’s Charity Ball and concerts for Hampton Fuel Allotment Charity and Richmond Parish Lands. The Band, for 8-16 year olds, is run by Richmond Music Trust and meets on Saturday mornings at Waldegrave School. For more details see: www.richmondmusictrust.org.uk

Orleans Brass Bunch

Orleans Brass Bunch reformed earlier this year playing creative or unusual arrangements of well known pieces, such as Mango Walk and Linstead Market. The group is sustained by the real fun and enthusiasm of its players drawn from years 7-11, as well as the parents and brass coaches who support it.

Anthony Alix band

Alix is from New York and toured America, including a night supporting Duran Duran at Madison Square Garden, before stints in Toronto and Dubai. His trio now plays London with his funky soul hits and what a big sound 3 people can make!

A special thank you to all of the bands and to Alistair Wright of Radio Jackie who organises the music at the fair and act as MC.

Re: St Margarets Christmas Fair - 4 December 2011

We have just received confirmation that our star guest for this weekends St Margarets Christmas Fair will be 00.7 himself Jason Bond aka Sean Canary. Sean will be arriving in his vintage Aston Martin Car and will be suitably dressed for the occasion.

Please join us for a day of family fun and entertainment.

St Margarets Christmas Fair - 4 December 2011

St Margarets xmas fair 2011 poster

The St Margarets Traders Association proudly presents…

The St Margarets Christmas Fair - Sunday 4th December 2011 from 11.00am Crown Road St Margarets.

Please join us for a fun packed day of family entertainment including:

  • Live Music
  • Mini Fun Fair
  • Games and Competitions
  • Mulled Wine Mince Pies and Traditional Fayre
  • Santa in his Grotto
  • Snow Storm
  • Face Painting
  • Hilarious Street Entertainers


  • Marble Hill Dance Studio Present…
  • St Margarets does Glee

… and lots more.

The event draws to a close at 4pm with St Stephens Church holding an open air carol service.

For more information please contact traders@mystmargarets.com

Announcing the Opening of Dolly Rock

The St Margarets Traders Association is proud to announce the latest edition to St Margarets - Dolly Rock boutique at 14 Crown Road St Margarets.

Beth Huett & Nikki Kirsopp the boutiques owners say:

“With many years experience between us in the fashion industry covering design, retail management, personal shopping and styling. Our passion for fashion is from head to toe.

After creating many new wardrobes and seeing the excitement and new found confidence that clothes bring, we wanted to give the customer a new and unique way of shopping. So we decided to create Dolly Rock boutique, where you’ll find exclusive collections set in a relaxed and friendly environment incorporated with a private personal styling suite downstairs that gives you the opportunity to have the experience of one on one styling consultations.

So whatever your budget or occasion, if you are looking for a key Christmas piece or a new wardrobe to start the New Year, we are your girls.”

Come and find us at 14 Crown Road, St Margarets, Twickenham

Dolly Rock opens on Thursday 3rd November.

Neil Birkett from the traders association adds “We welcome Beth and Nikki to St Margarets, it is wonderful to have such a new and exciting business opening here.”

For more information about St Margarets businesses please contact traders@mystmargarets.com

Music at the St Margarets Christmas Fair

Singer at the Fair in 2010

Want to play at the Christmas Fair?

The 2011 St Margarets Christmas Fair takes place on Sunday 4th December in Crown Road. If you are interesting in showcasing your band or group at the fair please contact Alistair at livemusic@blueyonder.co.uk.

St Margarets Christmas Fair - 4 December 2011

Looking up Crown Road at the 2010 Christmas Fair

The St Margarets Traders Association is delighted to announce that this year’s St Margarets Christmas Fair will be held in Crown Road St Margarets on Sunday 4th December from 11am-5pm.

Please join us for a day of family fun and entertainment including: live music, mini fun fair, children’s entertainers, Santa in his Grotto, Side stalls, games and competitions, mulled wine, mince pies and traditional fayre and lot’s lot’s more.

Regular updates will be posted on the St Margarets community site www.stmgrts.org.uk and on the trader’s website www.mystmargarets.com

If you are interested in booking a stall please contact events@mystmargarets.com all other enquiries to traders@mystmargarets.com

Mayor Clare Launches Local Businessman's Charity Campaign

Mayor Clare Head and Jason Payne

Richmond Mayor Councillor Clare Head visited St Margarets recently to help launch, local trader Jason Payne’s campaign to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.

Jason who runs Crown Classic Cars in Crown Road St Margarets is planning to trek the 5895 metres to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in March next year.

Jason’s trek will take him through four eco systems on his way to the summit. Mt Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and one of the largest volcanoes ever to break through the earth’s crust. Jason will be trekking for 7 days with only a small tent to call home; he is actively training to get into shape for the mammoth task.

Jay's Kilimanjaro Charity Trek


Local business owner Jason Payne from Crown Classic Cars in Crown Road, will be trekking the 5,895 metres to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in an attempt to raise funds for Cancer Research UK. Jays is training hard for the trek that will take place in March next year, he hopes to raise at least £5,000 for the charity. The Mayor will be launching Jays charity campaign as part of her visit to St Margarets on Saturday. Please join the Mayor on Saturday from 11 am outside Armstrong’s butchers in St Margarets Road and help launch Jason’s campaign.

Please visit Jay’s charity page to make a donation: www.justgiving.com/jason-payne1

The Mayor is visiting St Margarets to promote her campaign to encourage volunteering on Saturday, 3rd September 2011 from 11am to 1pm. Mayor Cllr Clare Head is spearheading a volunteer recruitment drive to encourage more people to give their time to support others in the community. The Mayor is encouraging people to sign up to work with local organisations and charities through Richmond Council for Voluntary Services or to help improve the area where they live through the borough council’s Community Resource Bank.

Buyers flock to St Margarets

Julia Green, from Churchills Estate Agents gives us an appraisal of the current property market in St Margarets. Please also see the new St Margarets property page for more information.

The market in St Margarets has been very strong so far this year with an increased number of buyers being tempted over the water from Richmond and surrounding areas. There is an evident draw to the village atmosphere and certain pockets have become extremely sought after. These include roads in the village such as St Stephens Gardens which has seen prices close to peak 2007 levels. We have completed sales on two six bedroom semi- detached family homes in St Stephens Gardens within the last month, only just below the highest price achieved in 2007 which was £1,740,000.

Will You Accept Mayor Clare's Volunteer Challenge?

Mayor Clare Head

Borough Mayor Cllr Clare Head is spearheading a volunteer recruitment drive to encourage more people to give their time to support others in the community. The Mayor is encouraging people to sign up to work with local organisations and charities through Richmond Council for Voluntary Services or to help improve the area where they live through the borough council’s Community Resource Bank.

Cllr Head said:

“There are more than 800 voluntary groups in the borough already and thousands of local people give their time, expertise and support to them. These are fantastic organisations and we owe them so much. With a little nudge, even more could be done to help keep them providing the first rate services they run.

“This is the most community-minded borough in London, but it is true that while many of us think volunteering and supporting the community is a good idea, we don’t always get round to doing it. I hope that by chatting to people in the street at weekends and showing them the benefits, they will find the time.

“Whether you have a particular good cause you would like to do more for, or you want to do more for your local area, then there are ways to get involved. RCVS has for years done a tremendous job co-ordinating the charities, groups and support organisations we have here and I hope we shall be able to bolster the number of people on its books significantly. At the same time, the Council’s Community Resource Bank is the new way for people to get more directly involved in improving the area they live in. I’m sure there are many out there who can see the benefits of this.”

On Saturday, 3rd September the Mayor will be joined by representatives from the CRB and Richmond Council for Voluntary Services and will be giving out flyers asking people to think about what they could give in terms of time, knowledge, and resources, like computer work or driving. People will be able to say whether they would like to work with RCVS, the Community Resource Bank or both.

London Disorder Update


A dedicated webpage has gone live displaying the images of people the Metropolitan Police Services wants to speak to in connection with the serious disorder and violence that has been affecting parts of London.

In addition Flickr is hosting the same photos so that the public have as many opportunities as possible to help the MPS identify those who committed violent and criminal acts on London’s streets.

Ongoing Disorder in the London Area

Advice to the community from the Community & Police Partnership

Every member of the community can assist the police in helping to bring the recent spate of serious disorder in London to an end. Neither police nor communities can resolve the situation on their own: it is essential that we work together.

PLEASE read this advice and take such action as is open to you to put it into effect and pass it on as widely as possible to all your contacts, community centres, businesses, youth organisations, faith groups and anywhere else you feel it will help.

C Keep Calm
A Keep Alert
P Keep a Protective watch over children and young people
I Give any Information you have to the police
T Keep in Touch with all members of your community

Angelina Buys Flowers at Streets and the Gossip Mags eat it up


Like any of is, last week Angelina Jolie stop in at Streets to buy a few flowers and some cards. Unlike most of us, she was followed by paparazzi who took loads of photos and sold them to the gossip magazines. Here are just a few we know about…

RFU Strawberry Hill Music & Fun Day - Sunday 26 June 2011


On Sunday 26th June the Rugby Football Union presents the annual Strawberry Hill Music & Family Fun Day in the grounds of the gothic house on Waldegrave Road, Twickenham. Over 7,000 attended last year.

As well as providing the community with a fun day out, the aim is to raise funds for restoration of Horace Walpole’s little gothic castle, Strawberry Hill House and local charities.

Once again there will be the popular live music stage, charity and craft stalls, children’s rides and entertainment, beer and Pimms tents, food and refreshments. Why not bring a picnic and enjoy the day.

From 12noon until 7.30pm the music stage will feature bands, mostly with a local connection: Leaf Hound, Skalextric, The Mustangs, Robin Bibi Band, Cry No More, Nark Drool & The Shudders, All Theory No Action, The Carnabys and The Orleans Park School Soul Band.

For further information please see www.strawberryhillmusicday.co.uk

A Plan for St Margarets

A Plan for St Margarets

The St Margarets Traders Association has published a leaflet that will soon be distributed to local residents. It highlights the Traders ideas for improving the high street without cost to the Council.

“We love St Margarets and care that it retains its village atmosphere and unique identity. We don’t want St Margarets to become another faceless town dominated by the major multiples or allow it to deteriorate to an area plagued by unsightly and vacant shop units. The St Margarets Traders Association (SMTA) has been working hard to ensure that we promote and protect all that is special about St Margarets.”

Ideas include getting a fishmonger and a bakery and adding more retail space on St Margarets and Crown Roads.

You can download and read the leaflet [pdf]

Celebrate Orleans Infants Centenary at the Crown Road St Margarets Fair

crown road summer fair


Sunday 12 June - from 11 am.

A day for family fun and entertainment

Live music from local bands including Jain Grant, 3am, Thinking for Tuesday, Speakeasy, Todays Heroes, Friday Mistress, Shelley Luscombe and Anacousis Jazz Quintet.

Mini fun fair ~ Side Stalls ~ Face painting ~ Arts and crafts stalls ~ Street entertainers ~ Great food ~ Traditional Punch & Judy Shows ~ Children’s Magic Show and more!

PLUS… the Orleans Infants School Tug-of-War challenge

As the event is also a celebration of Orleans Infants School Centenary year — so expect some 1911 themed fun!

Trial Richmond Cards for Borough Residents


As part of the Council’s fair parking programme, over the next few weeks 10,000 residents in the borough will benefit from 30 minutes’ free parking via the free trial Richmond Cards that are being distributed this week.

The trial cards will function between 10 June and 31 August, and allow the holder to receive 30 minutes’ free parking at any Council car park or on street bay. They will also trigger 10 per cent discounts on longer stays. The cards are only available to local residents.

Summer Sugarcraft Workshops

for goodness cake logo

For Goodness Cake! are pleased to offer two, week long, workshops during the Summer holidays for children aged between 7 & 15.

Week 1 - August 1st - August 5th Daily (except Wednesdays) 10 - 2pm Sugar Flowers.

Learn the basics of sugar-craft and how to make a range of delightful flowers from sugar. Roses, Lillie’s, Leaves, Ivy and filler flowers.

Week 2 - August 15th - August 19th Daily (except Wednesdays) 10 - 2pm Sugar Modelling.

Learn the basics of sugar-craft and how to make animals and character’s out of sugar!

Both workshops will culminate in a party for Parents / Carers to come along for tea and cupcakes decorated by the children, to view the completed projects! Friday’s at 2pm.

Observer Food Monthly Awards 2011 - Vote now!

Observer Food Monthly Award 2011

For anyone who loves our local food businesses - cafés, restaurants, pubs, and independent food retailers — the OFM awards are a great place to show your affection by voting for them and possibly seeing them scoop one of these prestigious prizes. The awards are some of the most sought after in the world of food, and you can help them to recognise some of your local St Margarets food heroes. The categories include:

  • Best restaurant
  • Best cheap eats (under £15 per head)
  • Best ethical restaurant
  • Best place to drink
  • Best Sunday lunch
  • Best independent local retailer (shop or online)

Perhaps one of these local food businesses is your own personal ‘best of’ and you think it’s time the world [well, the Observer reading world at least] knows about it?

Celebrate Orleans Infants Centenary at the Crown Road St Margarets Fair


Orleans Infants School are hoping to raise funds at the fair to help with their refurbishment project. The school are producing a 1911 themed programme and are looking for any local photographs of the era that could be included in their programme. If you can help please contact traders@mystmargarets.com and we’ll pass your details on to the school.


Sunday 12 June - 11am to 4pm.

A day for family fun and entertainment.

Live music from local bands including Today’s Heroes,
Friday Mistress, Speakeasy, Blue Flame Rockets, 3am
and Thinking for Tuesday.

Mini fun fair ~ Side Stalls ~ Face painting ~ Arts and crafts
stalls ~ Street entertainers ~ Great food ~ Traditional Punch &
Judy Shows ~ Children’s Magic Show and more!

As the event is also a celebration of Orleans Infants School Centenary year
- so expect some 1911 themed fun!

Crown Road Summer Fair - 12 June 2011

Crown Road

A day of family fun and entertainment.

This years Community Fair takes place on Sunday 12th June 2011 in Crown Road from 11am-4pm.

The Crown, now open all day serving breakfast from 7.30am!


The Crown of St.Margarets is now open all day serving proper breakfasts!

Locals and visitors of St.Margarets and Twickenham area can now enjoy proper breakfast from 7.30am, just in time for the pleasant change in weather. The Crown provides a full selection and great prices on the choices too, there are even friendly options for vegetarians! The crown is found by the lovely scenery of the Marble Hill park.

Visit www.crownbarandkitchen.co.uk for more details or read on for a full list of the Crown’s new breakfast menu!

Churchills Helping the St Margarets Community in 2011


Churchills Estate Agents of St Margarets would like to thank all the local residents for their support for the Lynn’s Bowel Cancer Campaign Tombola at the St Margarets Christmas Fair in December. We raised a very handsome sum for this great cause and we hope to continue this support into 2011. In turbulent economic times we feel it is important to help our fellow independent businesses and charities and every effort goes a long way.

The charm of St Margarets is most definitely defined by its resident’s village spirit and working together proves beneficial to all. With this is mind Churchills Estate Agents are donating 10% of our sales commissions to Lynn’s Bowel Cancer Campaign for all new properties for sale until the end of January 2011. With your ongoing support we will endeavour to continue this donation into Spring.

We anticipate a healthy growth of buyers drawn to St Margarets in 2011 and wish to share our success. Thank you again for all your support so far and we wish you a very prosperous 2011.

Pilates Plus - Sale & New Pregnancy Courses

Although all of our classes are suitable for the pregnant client we have recognised that some mums to be would like to meet other mums to be! For this reason we have started two new courses at 12.45 and 2 on Wednesdays which will specialize in Pregnancy. See more on our website www.pilates-plus.co.uk

Crowds flock to the Christmas Fair


We would like to thank everyone that helped make the St Margarets Christmas fair a huge success. With special thanks to all the entertainers.

If you would like to view some pictures of the event, just click this link to see a slideshow on flickr.com

Santa Gets a Helping Hand from St Margarets Traders

Santa's Postbox

Following a letter received from Santa earlier this month, the St Margarets Traders Association have again agreed to help Santa and his trusty elves with the huge amount of post he receives from the boys and girls in the St Margarets area. Look-in Video in Crown Road, St Margarets, have one of Santa’s special North Pole post boxes so the boys and girls can post their letters to him, once posted the letters are wizzed to Santa (via Elf Airlines) who will reply to each letter. Look-In Video has appointed Mr. Jag as Santa’s Chief St Margarets Christmas Postmaster. Mr Jag’s job is to sort all of the replies from Santa and have them ready for the boys and girls to collect.

St Margarets Christmas Fair 2010


There’s a warm welcome waiting for you at this weekends St Margarets Christmas Fair, the weather may be a little cold but a glass of Mulled Wine or a Hot Toddy should help to keep you warm. The fair takes place on Sunday 5th December in Crown Road from 11 am the full programme of events and attractions is as follows:

  • Around 50 stalls
  • Santa’s Grotto (39 Crown Road) - Sponsored by Dexter’s
  • Treasure Hunt (outside Santa’s grotto) - Sponsored by Chase Buchanan
  • Orleans Infants School Tin Can Alley Game - Sponsored by St Margarets Pharmacy
  • Balloon Artist - Will be giving away balloon models all day - Sponsored by Gaia Wholefoods
  • Street Entertainers - Sponsored by Denham & Finney
  • Juggler & Fire eater (from 3pm) - Sponsored by Pilates Plus
  • Bingo - Sponsored by Crown Classic Cars
  • Mr Marvels Magic Show - Sponsored by Nigel Hare Joinery
  • Mulled Wine Stall - Sponsored by The Good Wine Shop
  • Churchill’s giant tombola in aid of Lynn’s Bowel Cancer Campaign
  • a full programme of music - Sponsored by Tenant Finder (music programme below)
  • The Mayor will also be dropping in to pay us a visit

The fair draws to a close at 4 pm with St Stephens church holding an open-air carol service.

Christmas Carols in St Margarets


The St Margarets Traders Association have arranged the necessary police/council/insurance requirements to allow carol singers to sing around the centre-piece Christmas tree in St Margarets on the three Saturdays prior to Christmas. If you would like your group/school/church etc to sing and collect for your chosen charity please contact the association at traders@mystmargarets.com. There are some guidelines that have to be followed and booking is required.

Now available... My St Margarets 2011 Calendar

Calendar Cover

The limited edition My St Margarets and Around the Borough calendar is out now. Copies are available from “Mrs Moon”: and “Gift”: in Crown Road and “Denham & Finney”: in St Margarets Road.

Copies are also available from Orleans Infants and St Stephen’s Junior Schools.

Priced £8 each.

Music at the St Margarets Christmas Fair


What to play at the Christmas Fair?

The 2010 St Margarets Christmas Fair takes place on Sunday 5th December in Crown Road. If you are interesting in showcasing your band or group at the fair please contact Alistair at livemusic@blueyonder.co.uk.

Christmas in St Margarets 2010

Crown Road Christmas Fair

The 2010 St Margarets Christmas Fair will be held on Sunday, 5th December in Crown Road.

Organised by the St Margarets Traders Association, the event starts at 11.00am and closes at 4.00pm.

Please join us for a day of family fun and entertainment…

Have you got your heart St Margarets Shopping bag?

1 St Margarets Shopping bag

Since its introduction, the ecologically friendly shopping bag has not been absent from the St Margarets’s shopping streets. Not only does the bag cleverly pay towards the beautiful Christmas street decorations and trees, making St Margarets local shopping all that more special, it also helps us St Margarets folk feel better about ourselves as we answer “no thanks” to those stores that continue to ask whether we would like a plastic bag to go along with our 2 purchased items…

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New Local Business: Pena Flamenca de Santa Margarita


Pena Flamenca de Santa Margarita is a Flamenco dance class which has been doing their lessons at the Winchester hall every Wednesdays for the last 2 years. The class has been a great sucess with a new class starting this September. The classes are open to adults with beginner and advance levels run by Andera White.

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New Local Business: Emotional Freedom Techniques and Training


Emotional Freedom Techniques and Training or EFT is an recognised practice by Penny Waite in which is good for the body and soul when dealing with everyday life. Located in the heart of St Margarets, there is also a website containing all that you need to know and to get started, but better, Penny is around in the area.

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St Margarets Family Fun - 13 June 2010

Carosel from St Margarets Family Fun

Thank you to everyone who contributed towards making the Family Fun Day such a success and for everyone who attended. Please enjoy a selection of photos from the day.

Celebrate Football World Cup 2010 in St Margarets

St Margaret Pub

Here you will find information about the local traders who are helping to celebrate the exciting Football World Cup.

Also see World cup Photos at St Margarets local pubs!

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Santa's St Margarets Postbox - beat the postal strikes! - Christmas 2009

Santa's St Margarets Postbox

Following a request for help from Santa Claus himself, the St Margarets Traders Association is delighted to announce that it has agreed to assist Santa this year by collecting children’s letters written to him and forwarding them on to his Lapland address. Children will then be able to collect their personalised reply letters from Santa within a couple of days.

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My St Margarets Christmas Fair 2009

The Mayor and the Ugly Sisters

The Mayor and the Ugly Sisters

The St Margarets Traders Association would like to thank everyone who helped with or attended this year’s Christmas Fair. Sincerely, thank you for helping it be such a perfect day!

What a fantastic day it turned out to be! The day started off with such terrible weather but as set up began the rain stopped and the dark clouds disappeared leaving bright blue skies.

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2009 Christmas Fair Fair Videos


A selection of short videos taken at the St Margarets Crown Road Christmas Fair 2009.

Watch the Jingle Bells Dance as the Marble Hill Dance School perform at the St Margarets Christmas Fair 2009.

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New Local Business: Forgetmenot Flowers


“An exciting new flower delivery service, Forgetmenot Flowers, has just been launched in St Margarets. Sign up for one of Forgetmenot Flowers’ bespoke packages and there will be no excuse to forget a birthday or anniversary ever again…”

Read full article on the St Margarets Community Website

New Local Business: Mrs Moon


“Mrs Moon is a beautiful new shop at 41 Crown Road St Margarets. Selling sumptuous things to crochet, knit and sew, Mrs Moon is a haven where you can relax and immerse yourself in a wonderful array of yarns, patterns, fabrics, buttons and bows. Now open…”

Read the full article on the St Margarets Community Website

My St Margarets, The Magazine


“Coming soon through your letter box, My St Margarets, The Magazine, published this week by the St Margarets Traders Association. An essential guide to a St Margarets Christmas, the magazine is bursting with gift ideas, special offers, local news and features…”