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Winter Volunteer Programme

Posted by on Nov 3, 2014 in Latest News | 0 comments

The TLS will be carrying out a busy schedule of volunteer events on the tideway this winter funded by the Father Thames Trust. We will be carrying out lots of work to improve and manage the vital habitats of the towpath and surrounding areas in Richmond, Ham, Twickenham, Kingston, Molesey, and Weybridge. It will be a great opportunity to get outdoors, learn about the habitats of our River and have some fun. Work will be being carried out between November 2014 and March 2015, weekdays and some weekends. A calendar of upcoming events is...

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Aeroplanes on the River! TLS Unveils a new plaque in Kingston

Posted by on Oct 6, 2014 in Latest News | 0 comments

River Thames and Aviation in Kingston Event On Saturday 20th September the TLS unveiled its 20th Anniversary Project in Kingston. Working in partnership with the Kingston Aviation Centenary Project, Royal Borough of Kingston, and Canbury and Riverside Association, a new lectern was designed to show the history of Aviation in Kingston, including a map of the old factories. The northern entrance to Canbury Gardens hosted a public event to celebrate the unveiling, sponsored by the Father Thames Trust, Creed-Miles Ltd, and the Brooklands Museum....

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TLS 20th Birthday Garden Party at Ham House

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in Latest News | 0 comments

On Monday 30th June, over 200 friends and partners joined the TLS to celebrate its 20th birthday. Hosted by the National Trust at Ham House, along with patrons, Sir David Attenborough and Kim Wilkie, and cake (homemade by the staff at Ham House from ingredients from the garden).   Despite the rain early on – the event was a resounding success and as the clouds lifted we were treated to a lovely evening.  

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Opening of New Kitchen Garden at Hampton Court Palace

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in Latest News | 0 comments

Jason Debney attended the opening of the magnificent new kitchen gardens at Hampton Court in June. Opened by HRH The Countess of Wessex. Here is Jason with Wesley Kerr (HLF) and Lynda Lennon (Royal Parks)

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Cow Parsley Heralds the Start of Summer

Posted by on May 12, 2014 in Latest News | 0 comments

Cow Parsley Heralds the Start of Summer Summer is nearly here along the Arcadian Thames.  Heralding its arrival is the cow parsley that along certain stretches of the river  is the best it has been for years.  Wander down the Ham Avenues, walk to the brow of Richmond Hill or go to Orleans House Woodland Garden and take in this natural display.  Walk out at dusk and you should see bats flying over head. The TLS writes an Annual Towpath Management Plan for the riverside in all four boroughs.  Along with purple loosestrife, cow parsley is one of...

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Summer Events Season Starts in Splendid Style

Posted by on May 12, 2014 in Latest News | 0 comments

  The Thames Landscape Strategy attends many events up and down the river during the summer events season.  On Saturday May 10th we erected our marquees on the Green in Richmond for the annual May Fair.  Despite a bit of rain and howling wind the fair was as successful as ever. The TLS display was well received and we counted hundreds of people into our marquee to learn about our work. Look out for the TLS at other events over the...

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The Arcadian Thames Pagoda & Camera Obscura Funding Appeal Launched

Posted by on May 12, 2014 in Latest News | 0 comments

 The Arcadian Thames Pagoda  & Camera Obscura  Funding appeal launched  for the construction of a replica C18th Chinese Tea Pagoda and camera obscura to form a new educational tool for the Thames Landscape Strategy   Project Summary 2014 is the 20th anniversary of the Thames Landscape Strategy (TLS).  To celebrate the 20th anniversary a series of events and projects are planned across the TLS region.  The centrepiece of these celebrations will be the re-creation of an Eighteenth century Chinese tea tent with an integral camera obscura...

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Jason Debney Visit to Richmond Virginia

Posted by on May 2, 2014 in Latest News | 0 comments

TLS Co-ordinator Jason Debney spent a week in Richmond Virginia this April meeting partner organisations, lecturing and learning how the James River is managed.  The visit was part of the long-standing relationship between the Thames Landscape Strategy and a number of organisations in Virginia including the James River Park, Scenic Virginia, Beautiful RVA and Capital Trees. Jason gave several lectures on his visit to a range of organisations such as the James River Advisory Council at the Deep Run Recreation Center (an umbrella group of many...

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A Royal Gala Performance To Celebrate One Of London’s Most Important Environmental Charities – THE ARCADIAN THAMES – A CELEBRATION

Posted by on Apr 27, 2014 in Latest News | 0 comments

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Thames Landscape Strategy. A specially commissioned show to raise the funds to commission Mark Edwards of Richmond Bridge Boathouses to construct a replica of the Duke of Buccleuch C18th Chinese Tea Tent that will include a camera obscura to be used in the Thames Landscape Strategy’s educational programme. On Monday evening (31st March), 230 people gathered for a unique fund raising event to help start the celebrations to mark the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Thames Landscape...

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TLS Annual Meeting Jan 2014

Posted by on Feb 17, 2014 in Latest News | 0 comments

Another successful evening for the TLS Annual Meeting. Hosted by our partners at Kew Gardens in the Orangery, this year saw the TLS’s 20th Annual Meeting with the focus being very much on the future, current policy, and what it would mean for the TLS. Following an introduction by the TLS Chairman, Cllr Paul Lynch (Hounslow) and the new Director of Kew Gardens, Richard Deverell, Friends were invited to listen to a series of talks and presentations regarding, what turned out to be, an extremely topical subject. Speakers from the...

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