...The Hampton Society today for news and events

A few words about us

The Hampton Society is primarily concerned with the protection and development of the local environment, both built and natural, and to ensure that the provision of amenities enhances the quality of life for the residents of Hampton.

We think Hampton is pretty special. We welcome improvements to our surroundings as long as they don't adversely affect the well being of the village and its residents.

If you feel the same way and would like to find out more about the village you live in then we welcome you to join the Society today.

Join the Society today

We welcome new people of all ages and encourage our existing members to introduce the Society to their neighbours and friends. If you know someone who is interested in joining us and would like more information, please pass their details on to Trisha Shirt, our membership secretary. Our application form offers regular payment by cash or cheque, or by standing order.

We can achieve so much more with
a strong membership!

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Upcoming Society events

Paula Kitching talk on WWI

Talk by Paula Kitching on the events of WWI up to the end of 1916.

Wednesday 23 November at Hampton Hill Playhouse  

Henry VIII: King and Court

Talk by Alison Weir on Henry VIII: King and Court.

Wednesday 7 December at 8.00pm at St Mary’s community hall   Read more...

Lunch at Merits

Yet another delicious lunch at a very reasonable price is on the cards at Merits, the training restaurant for Richmond College.

Friday 20 January at Merits, Richmond College.  

Notes from the Chair

“I started working from home in 2006 and that’s when I really started to see the pleasure of this place and its people. It’s an outstanding and caring community where people work together to achieve great things that we can all enjoy.”read moreā€¦

William Redfern,
Chair of the Society

Local issues and news

Christmas Cards  

Our Christmas cards are now on sale!

Specially produced by The Hampton Society, our Christmas cards feature photographs of scenes unique to our village which have proved so popular year-on- year.

This year’s Christmas cards are now on sale from all commitee members (see right) – still priced at only £4.00 per pack of 10. Please call to place your orders.

The cards are of local scenes (two views in each pack). One card features Red stags in the snow in Bushy Park and the second features a view of St Mary’s Church and Garrick’s Temple to Shakespeare from the Surrey bank of the Thames. Both feature the message ‘Greetings from Hampton’.



Available from:

William Redfern 8286 7071

Alice Fordham 8979 3543

Rosemary Hill 8973 3604

Trisha Shirt 8941 5162

Brian Brignall 8979 9499

Maura Waters 8979 9654

Christine Paganelli 8941 5927

Iacopo Sassi 8979 8942

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Special Anniversary Newsletter now available

To celebrate our Diamond Anniversary, we have produced a special eight-page issue of our quarterly newsletter. It contains a summary of our achievements over the last 60 years, our current concerns and a review of recent talks and events. It is available to download from our Newsletter page, by clicking on the image on the left or from the following link.



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The Hampton Society Planning Guidance Document V1.01  

The Hampton Society Planning Guidance Document V1.01 now available to download

Our planning sub-group, that includes an architect and a surveyor, have put together a guide to how they approach planning applications. We review many applications a month and the guide will give you an idea of what criteria has to nbe met before we follow up or put in an objection. We hope you find it of interest.



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Village Survey Feedback  

Village Survey Feedback

Thank you to everyone who took part in the survey in November

We will be providing the council leaders and local councillors a copy of the full feedback document that we expect to inform the Village Plan process.

As a snapshot of life in Hampton towards the end of 2015, the most overriding conclusions are that the sampled residents feel strongly about the following issues:



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Local events


New event – What’s On in Hampton

Following the amazing response to the village survey it emerged that there are many activities in and around Hampton. But how can you find out about them?

With the aim of connecting groups and raising awareness to as many residents as possible, Janet Fisher, a village trader and trustee of Linden Hall has organised the inaugural What’s On In Hampton showcase event. Come along and meet the representatives of other local organisations.

Please drop in at anytime between 12:00 and 16:00 on Sunday 23 October and support this neighbourly event. You might be surprised to find something of interest to you that’s right on your doorstep.

Linden Hall, Sunday 23 October



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Hampton Sailing Club Barn Dance

Our summer party hosts, the Hampton Sailing Club, are holding a Barn Dance at the Percy Road 3rd Hampton Scouts hut on Saturday 22 October. The price includes food. The band come highly recommended, feel free to Google them.

They will also be running a pay bar selling a selection of drinks both alcoholic and non alcoholic.

They would like to welcome members of The Hampton Society to join them.

Percy Road 3rd Hampton Scouts hut on Saturday 22 October



Tickets available in advance from Alison Hollands by email 

 or telephone 07843 376859.

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Working Lives, Working Places Environment Trust Art Auction

The Environment Trust has been running an annual Art Auction for many years. It is a very popular local event and a major fund-raiser, helping to support the work they do. The theme for the 2016 auction will be Working Lives, Working Places to complement one of the Trust’s new projects which the proceeds of the auction will support.

The auction includes pictures commissioned to reflect this year’s theme. The auction will be held at York House, Twickenham on Thursday 17th November, viewing starts at 18:30 and the auction starts at 20:00. Tickets cost £10 and includes light refreshments.

York House, Twickenham on Thursday 17th November



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Hampton 100 Years Ago  

Hampton 100 Years Ago by John Sheaf available now

This newly published book, written by Hampton local historian John Sheaf, provides a fascinating description of Hampton 100 years ago.

It covers the layout of the village, the roads, the shops and pubs and some of the significant buildings at that time as well as the occupations of some of the householders. There is a separate section for every road that then existed; each with an individual map and related images.



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Hampton Sailing Club  

Hampton Sailing Club

We have a family focused club, uniquely located on a freehold island which opens every Sunday from March to December.

Races, Open meetings for GP 14’s, Merlin Rockets and other classes, Sunbury Rally, long distance race, Junior regatta, to name but a few events, take place all year round in this very sociable club.

Every Sunday from March to December. Benns Alley, Hampton Middlesex



You can call in on any Sunday 
during the sailing season, or 
leave your contact details at 
our email address:


or go to our website.

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