Sheena Harold, of The Teddington Society, tells us about finding Teddington’s hidden nooks and crannies.
Shortly after the Teddington Society was founded in 1973, historian Eileen Pilborough had the idea that we should print a booklet called “A Walk In Teddington” highlighting all the places of interest and historical note. The first edition came out in 1977, followed by a second in 1990; both written by well-known local historian, Paddy Ching.
Now all these years later we have a brand new version on our website – an electronic version of Paddy’s wording put together as a free download by Jenny Michell. It comes with a fascinating map compiled by Liz Waters, with a key so you can plan your walk according to your fancy. You can find the oldest house in Teddington, the site of the old town hall or the cottage linked to a famous 18th century actress and friend of David Garrick.
Jenny is planning another two walks and as she says: “They can be done in stages, at your own pace.” This is the first of several ideas that we hope will attract more members who will bring us their own new ideas.
You don’t have to live in Teddington to join, we have members all over the country and even as far away as Germany. Go to our website www.teddingtonsociety.org.uk for further details. We’ll be talking about new ideas for quizzes, painting competitions and more next time.
Chairman, Teddington Society