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Teddington Station Anniversary

Issue: TW11 April '13

THE OPENING OF TEDDINGTON STATION was on 1st July 1863 at which time both Hampton Wick and Kingston Stations were also opened and to celebrate the 150th anniversary of this, the Teddington Society are planning a commemorative day to take place on Sunday 30th June 2013.

By coincidence, it is also the 150th anniversary of the re-opening of the Park Hotel (then called the Clarence Hotel) and they will be joining in
the festivities.

It is hoped there will be a model railway display and a model steam engine giving rides is to be erected in Station Road alongside the railway.
Park Lane Stables will be giving pony rides to and from the Park Hotel. Displays of the Station and the Park Hotel will be posted at both locations.

Despite being a landmark event for Teddington at the time, it was regrettably ignored by the press of the day. We would therefore like to report any stories that might be interesting relating to working on or even only travelling on the railway. So if you have any old family stories to pass on or any photographs that you could lend us, we would be most grateful.

Ken Howe, The Teddington Society
Tel: 020 8943 1513