News and Events from Teddington, Richmond upon Thames

Photograph and video captured around Teddington in the London Borough of Richmond.

Chestnut Sunday in Bushy Park, Teddington

The biggest day on the park’s calendar, each year on the Sunday closest to 11th May, people come from all over London to celebrate the blossom on the magnificent horse chestnut trees in the park. It’s evolved through its long history but the central feature is a parade down Chestnut Avenue, leaving from Teddington Gate and arriving at Diana Fountain. There vintage bicycles, WWII military vehicles, horse rangers, marching bands and Harley Davidson motorcyclists.  This year it coincided with the 70th anniversary of VE Day, especially appropriate as Bushy Park was commandeered for the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force who planned D-Day.

Crowds walking down Chestnut Avenue in London's Bushy Park. Chestnut Sunday is the biggest day in the park’s calendar. Each year, on the Sunday closest to 11th May, people come from all over London and the South East to join in our local tradition of celebrating the blossom on the magnificent horse chestnut trees in the park. In World War II Bushy Park was commandeered as the Supreme Headquarters of the Allied Expeditionary Forces and was the base from which General Eisenhower planned the D-Day landings. Chestnut Sunday has evolved through its long history but the central feature is a parade down Chestnut Avenue, leaving from Teddington Gate and arriving at Diana Fountain. These days the parade features vintage bicycles, WWII military vehicles, horse rangers, marching bands and Harley Davidson motorcyclists so there’s something for everyone!

Crowds walking down Chestnut Avenue in London’s Bushy Park. Chestnut Sunday is the biggest day in the park’s calendar. Each year, on the Sunday closest to 11th May, people come from all over London and the South East to join in our local tradition of celebrating the blossom on the magnificent horse chestnut trees in the park

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On the day after Russia commemorated the end of World War 2, Soviet armour invades Bushy Park in London, part of Chestnut Sunday. Event organiser and Deputy Park Manager Bill Swan with his wife Sarah, Kevin Leigh behind the wheel of Soviet GAZ 69 towing a ZPU anti-aircraft artillery piece.

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The day after the Allies commemerated VE Day, Charles SIlverlight sits behind the wheel of his 1944 Willis Jeep In Bushy Park, London during the Chestnut Sunday celebrations.

Teddington Lights Up – and Christmas can Begin!

Ooh! It’s exciting, each year they close the High Street and the residents of Teddington come out to see the Christmas lights go on.  That’s all that happens, apart from the traders setting up a trestle table to hand out free sweets and sell mulled wine and mince pies.  It’s a great atmosphere and really marks the start of the festive season.

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Teddington River Festival

Blessed with good weather this year, thousands turned out to the boats and displays at Teddington Lock.

 

Paul and his boat Wanda Teddington Richmond London photographer

Paul on board his boat Wanda, one of the Dunkirk ‘Little Ships’.

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No cycling across Teddington’s footbridge today.

Teddington Village Fete

Teddington’s village fair takes place every June in Udney Hall Gardens. There’s lots for youngsters to see and do and crucially there’s a bar for parents. Local restaurants offer some excellent food and there are stalls from local businesses and charities.


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