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