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Welcome

We are a group of local residents who have been independently representing the people of Hampton for over 60 years.

Our aims are to preserve and enhance the area’s beauty and interest and to encourage a strong sense of community by sharing information and arranging interesting talks and events throughout the year.

Who we are and what we do

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.

News, offers and updates

Video Call Guide

From a mental well-being point of view, face-to-face is the best contact you can have and apparently our brains don’t distinguish between seeing your friends and family on screen to seeing them in person. So go on, give it a try if you haven’t already. Add it to your daily or weekly routine. What not read a bed time story by video to a grandchild? Here are some tips for getting the best out of your experience.

Plus: Make your own ‘hi-rise’ tablet and phone stand

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Thou shalt not contaminate! How to make recycling count

Not sure what to do with your unwanted plastic? As a result of confusion over recycling household waste, we have recently done some research and thought it would be useful to share some key findings to help clarify how we can make the most of our doorstep collection and help fight the ‘war on plastic’. We should not demonise this flexible, durable and protective material, but we need to be responsible for its reuse and disposal. The biggest problem is contamination – either due to being put in the wrong box or still being covered in residual food waste. Much more plastic can be recycled effectively if we follow these simple steps.

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Pictures of Hampton in the 1940s, 1950s & 1960s

The Roads and Buildings, Businesses and Shops, the River and Recreation

The Borough of Twickenham Local History Society has just published a book on the history of Hampton written by local historian John Sheaf. As the title implies the book includes many pictures of that time period. It covers the roads and buildings of the village, the shops, pubs and businesses of that wartime and post-war era as well as the river and recreation.

There is a separate section for each main road with details of the significant changes; each with an individual map and related pictures. Changes to other roads are also described as well as information on all new roads, with appropriate images. The book includes over 130 historic photographs, with many pictures in colour, and eleven maps.

Contact the Society here or go to The Borough of Twickenham Local History Society website to purchase your copy.

Upcoming Events

As a result of the current Cornovirus situation, our events are currently on hold. We hope to re-schedule them as soon as it is considered safe to do so.

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Do you like living in Hampton?

If the answer is yes, then we urge you to join The Hampton Society.

What is The Hampton Society?

The Hampton Society is your local residents' association. We’re a group of local residents, just like you, who enjoy living in the area and are keen to keep it that way!

What does The Hampton Society do?

The Hampton Society has been independently representing the people of Hampton for over 60 years.

Its aims are to preserve and enhance the area’s beauty and interest and to encourage a strong sense of community by sharing information and arranging activities and events that bring people together.

Who can join?

We already have a membership of over 500 households from all over Hampton (and surrounding areas) and warmly welcome new members of all ages. There are no special requirements to become a member and, don’t worry, there are no responsibilities or commitments attached other than paying a modest annual subscription.

What’s in it for me?
  • Peace of mind – knowing that someone is keeping an eye on what’s happening (positive and negative) in the area, and that you will be kept informed and given an opportunity to comment.
  • Quarterly newsletters, delivered to your door, and, if you have access to a computer, regular e-news updates to communicate more immediate issues.
  • A membership card listing all our events and allowing free entry to our wide range of talks and activities.
  • Feeling part of the community and meeting other like-minded local people.
How do I join?

If you would like to support us by becoming a member of The Hampton Society, please complete the forms that can be downloaded below. Membership is only:

  • £4.50 for individuals
  • £6.50 for couples and families

We encourage you to pay your subscription by standing order. Details are on the following application form.

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eNewsletter Back Issues

If you would like to receive regular updates and local information, please join The Hampton Society here today.

22 May ‘Weekly update and news from Richmond Council’ – contents include:

Members comments: Thanks for PPE production line; Iggy Pop; Sue Stamp Tours | Update from Richmond Council: Bank holiday message Leader of the Council; Remember parking enforcement restarts from Monday!; United in response against pandemic; Keeping your children healthy during the pandemic; Bulky items and other waste collections | Message from our MP | Environment Agency Navigation – COVID-19 update | Confused: Financial help announced for any drivers struggling with car insurance payments | Your opening act: Take That and Robbie Williams | Southbank Centre: Blasts from the past | National Theatre at Home: Streetcar Named Desire | Tate: Create like an artist | Costa: Rocky Road recipe

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15 May ‘Message from our MP and the Royal Parks say NOT ‘business as usual’’ – contents include:

Video Call Guide PDF download | Message from our MP | Coronavirus outbreak FAQs | The Royal Parks: not ‘business as usual’ | Update from John Murray | Iggy Pop’s legendary Royal Albert Hall show is available to stream for free

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14 May ‘Fishing returns on the Thames and update from Richmond Council’ – contents include:

Fishing returns on the Thames | Update from Richmond Council: Townmead Road due to open; Making our streets safer; How have we been performing since lockdown?; First wave of COVID-19 Response Fund grants; Keeping our children safer online; Crossroads Care Richmond appeal | Update from Uber: Helping to keep you safe on the move

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12 May ‘Appeal for stories of Lockdown and VE Day and more...’ – contents include:

Historic Contributions sought for the Summer 2020 Newsletter | Comments from members | BBC Explanation of the Latest Government Guidance | Update from Richmond Council: Cllr Gareth Roberts responds to the latest Government guidance; Parking Enforcement Update; NHS is open for business; Help us protect our children; Sweet dreams for younger residents; Local group releases poignant short film | Weekly letter from the Chief Superintendent | Hampton Pool Summer Picnic Concerts for 2020 have been postponed

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11 May ‘Updates from councillors, our MP and more...’ – contents include:

Bunting and rainbows | Geoffrey Samuel‘s history of the White House community centre | Messages from members | Message from our local MP | Update from John Murray | Kärcher Pressure Washer Available to Borrow | Orange Tree: Bringing the OT to you at Home | Rose Theatre Appeal | Podcast Corner: Look on the Bright Side; Page 94 - The Private Eye Podcast; That Peter Crouch Podcast; Dogcast | Tate: Get Quizzing; Today is Tate Modern’s 20th birthday! |The Royal Parks: Great Exhibition Virtual Tour | Costa: Caramel Lattini

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7 May ‘More VE Day Commemorations’ – contents include:

More messages from members: Hampton School has launched a virtual World War Two history trail; Bill Weisblatt’s account of the events 75 years ago; Lack of etiquette displayed by cyclists and runners | Update from Richmond Council: Recognising VE Day; Waste and Recycling due to restart; Highway works to recommence; Council goes green for social care; Spend time with nature; Juggling work and home schooling? | Sadiq Khan unveils plans to transform roads for walkers and cyclists post lockdown | More rainbows | National theatre at Home update | Lyric Hammersmith ‘A Doll’s House’ | Tate: Exclusive Performance from Congolese choreographer and dance artist Faustin Linyekula | Barbican update

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6 May ‘VE Day and an update from Avril Coelho’ – contents include:

VE Day Bunting | Parkrun: Live Q&A with Sophie Raworth | Council will work with local partners to ensure future of White House | An update from Avril Coelho: Press release from the White House; Birthday fundraiser for Shooting Star Children’s hospice; Are you an essential worker in the UK?; Supermarkets for discriminating against the disabled; Home delivery offer; VE Day; Furlough and the disabled; Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS); Hampton North residents Thursday clapping to thank our NHS; Pizza Express: Vegan Mezze Calzone recipe | Money Saving Expert: How to stop your car battery from going flat – and five other lockdown motoring tips; Somewhere you can forward scam emails

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5 May ‘Ping Pong and update from Richmond Council’ – contents include:

Update from Richmond Council: Government coronavirus funding is not enough; Deadline to create your lockdown rockets!; Bank holiday waste and recycling; Help commemorate VE Day 75; Drivers warned - A316 overnight closure; Pop-up coronavirus test centre in Richmond this week | Be Inspired: Anyone for ping pong?

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4 May ‘May the 4th be with you!’ – contents include:

Podcast corner:*In* For Lunch with Jay Rayner; Katherine Ryan: Telling Everybody Everything; Hargreaves Lansdown – Investment and pension scams during coronavirus lockdown – how to stay safe | LOCKDOWN ACTIVITY: Crime Prevention 1.0 | Royal Albert Home VE Day | Costa Coffee Club

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1 May ‘Weekend roundup’ – contents include:

More messages from members: Link to This Is The Kit video and Janet’s My Life as an Artist Blog | Historic England #Picturing Lockdown | Tate: My Favourite Artwork | Royal School of Needlework Introduction to Embroidery: ‘Bright Rainbow’

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30 April ‘A monster calls. Plus an update from Richmond Council’ – contents include:

Messages from members | Updates from Richmond Council: inc. libraries; Child safety; volunteer visor makers; Age Uk appeal; Managing waste and recycling | Library services online | National Theatre at Home present Frankenstein; NT Quiz – Are you up to the challenge? | A message from Geoffrey Samuel | Hampton Cellar Winesolation offer | Inspiration from the Barbican | Royal Albert Home: This Is The Kit on 5 May

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28 April ‘Wider appeal’ – contents include:

Kate and Geoffrey urge you to support the Shooting Star Hospice | Update from Richmond Council: Out of this World advice; Council leader to answer questions on Facebook Live; VE Day recommendations; Thank you for volunteers; Drinkchecket; Ramadan at home; Reducing waste; Kitchen leftover creations; Get crafty; Get Green Fingered; Don’t throw away, Upcycle | Costa Coffee Perfect Smoothie | OWL: Coronavirus-related frauds increase by 400% in March PDF | How to reduce your energy costs | How to deep clean your home | Readings from the Rose | Unusual uses for everyday objects: 8. Oranges

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27 April ‘The Culture Issue’ – contents include:

Laundry product appeal for health workers | Southbank Centre: Stars of the small screen; Queen Elizabeth Hall and the evolution of electronic music; Just like heaven: Robert Smith performs with CUREATION-25 at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall as part of Meltdown 2018; Double feature: Podcast: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in conversation with Reni Eddo-Lodge; On a role: Big time: Walking among giants – the lifespan of trees; Topping the bill: Culture Picks; Good conduct: Residence orchestras: lockdown picks from our classical partners | V&A: Enter the surrealist world of Elsa Schiaparelli; Listen to a lecture on the making of Tim Walker: Wonderful Things; Make your own Mary Quant ‘Georgie’ dress; Read an excerpt from Paul Poiret's autobiography, King of Fashion; Loving a good quiz?; Make your own Japanese style ‘boro’ bag | Lyric Theatre Hammersmith: A Doll’s House Screening + pre-show drinks; Lyric Staff take on the 2.6 challenge; Our Costume Deputy Hannah has turned her talents to sewing scrubs for NHS workers; Artistic Director Rachel O’Riordan has been speaking about Antigone, the show that would have opened last week…; The Lyric Recovery Fund | Tate: Get the kids creating their own masterpiece with our online platform Tate Paint! | Woodland Trust; Bluebell Wood video; FREE Tree Id Guides | Podcast Corner: Frank Skinner’s Poetry Podcast; Letters of Love in WW2; Grounded with Louis Theroux; Meet Me at the Museum; Thanks a Million; Jon Richardson and the Futurenauts: How to Survive the Apocalypse; Discovering Dementia | Unusual uses for everyday objects: 7. Dental Floss

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24 April ‘Thank you for supporting our appeal’ – contents include:

Hampton & Richmond Borough FC supporting Hampton Food Bank | Royal Albert Home | When We Paused… | Lots more rainbows | Airfix: How we miss our Airshows | Unusual uses for everyday objects: 6. Wooden Hangers

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23 April ‘Genesis – a revelation! Plus an update from Richmond Council’ – contents include:

Appeal for laundry powder to help our local hospital staff | AGM postponed | Messages from members | Updates from Richmond Council: £100k grant for organisations; Top of business grant table; Live music; Garden waste ideas; Schools update; Dealing with loneliness | Message from our local MP, Munira Wilson | An update from Sainsbury’s Chief Executive Mike Coupe | Genesis Film Festival | National Theatre at Home announce two new plays for May | Tips and music from Pizza Express | Cirque du Soleil 60 minute specials | Tate Walk of Art Podcasts | For the Love of Scotland live performances | Hobby corner: Airfix starter sets | Unusual uses for everyday objects | 5. Wooden Spoon for Your Pasta | email update appeal

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22 April ‘More money saving offers’ – contents include:

The Comedy Store Online | Money Saving Expert: Paid-for things they’ve made FREE; 15 FREE ways to relax, feel good & look after yourself during lockdown; Sports streaming re-runs that are FREE | Messages from Parkrun; Get active with Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill | Get David Attenborough to teach your children geography and biology | email update appeal | Unusual uses for everyday objects, Part 4: Keyring helper

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21 April ‘Members comments, appeals, an update from Richmond Council and a message from Amazon’ – contents include:

Message from members | Updates from Richmond Council: Response to extra waste recycling; Testing at Twickenham Stadium for key workers; Resources for businesses; Help with Council Tax; Using up food before it spoils; Be mindful | Call for minute’s silence to remember nurses who died in line of duty | Update from Amazon | Katherine Jenkins live streaming! | email update appeal | Everyday Items We’ve Been Using Wrong The Whole Time, Part 3: Fuel Gauages

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20 April – contents include:

TfL Buses – Middle-Door Only Boarding | My Hero is You: WHO recommended book for children | Beware of ‘phishing’ emails | Costa AeroPress Workhop | South Bank Centre Events | Tate: Aubrey Beardsley Special Exhibition Film | Royal Albert Home, bringing the best of the Royal Albert Hall into your home | Podcast Corner | Hobby Corner: Airfix Back in Stock | Home learning with Team GB & Get Set | Orantree Theatre On Screen: Dame Judi Dench | Sport England: Are you up for the 2.6 Challenge? | Everyday Items We’ve Been Using Wrong The Whole Time, Part 2: Saucepan handles

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17 April ‘How You Can Help’ – contents include:

Richmond Foodbank | The League of Friends of Teddington Memorial Hospital Supports NHS Front Line Staff | Please help Kingston hospital during the COVID-19 outbreak | Welcome to the World’s first Covid-19 Art Museum | Arts Richmond Virtual Art Exhibition | Reducing your waste during the COVID-19 crisis | Kew Gardens virtual walk around | UNICEF | Ideas to help your family maintain a nutritious diet | Richmond Council Community Hub | Home learning with Team GB & Get Set | Orantree Theatre On Screen: Dame Judi Dench | Sport England: Are you up for the 2.6 Challenge? | Everyday Items We’ve Been Using Wrong The Whole Time, Part 1: Pasta Ladles

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16 April – contents include:

Call to ban ‘Sky Lanterns for the NHS’ | Update from Richmond Council | One World: Together at Home Saturday 18 April | 12 Frank Lloyd Wright buildings are now hosting virtual tours | A Theatre For Dreamers 

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15 April ‘The Social Distancing Issue’ – contents include:

Don’t Stand So Close! Sting live stream video | London pedestrians and cyclists may get more space on roads | Rainbows | Woodland Trust Blossom Watch | A Theatre For Dreamers 

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14 April ‘Lots more rainbows’ – contents include:

Bushy Park Social Distancing Update | Update from Richmond Council: Making history: Life during the COVID-19 pandemic; Update from Tenants’ Champion, Cllr Jim Millard; Support our pharmacies!; Vulnerable adults – are you on the utilities priority register?; Calling all teenagers – win £50! | Rainbows | Message from our local MP | Tate: Creative Ways to Unwind | Costa: Making Perfect Ice Lattes | Message from British Airways | Garden Air Show

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9 April ‘Happy Easter – lots for you to stay in and enjoy’ – contents include:

Message of thanks from the Mayor of Richmond | Praise for Emily Maitlis | Update from Richmond Council: Coronavirus and your wellbeing | A message from Sharon White, Partner & Chairman John Lewis Partnership | National Trust – Enjoy the Easter break at home | The King’s Head Teddington Easter Feast & Raymond Blanc’s best ever crumble recipe | Guitar lessons with Laura Marling | Keep in shape with... Hampton Pool; Adidas; Serge from Kasabian | Performances live from home including Lewis Capaldi; Ariana Grande; Elbow; Mariah Carey; Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day: Manic Monday

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8 April ‘Sainsbury’s update; Royal Albert Home and more MSE tips’ – contents include:

Coronavirus and mental wellbeing | An update from Sainsbury’s Chief Executive Mike Coupe | Royal Albert Home | Money Saving Expert: DIY haircut tips; 14 Audible MoneySaving tricks; Dating at a distance | Message from Serco, the new waste and recycling collection company for Richmond | Have you seen a Rainbow?

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7 April ‘Sport England Support, Council Updates and Coffee Tips’ – contents include:

Sport England £195 million package to help sport | Richmond Council Update: How to help your local pharmacy during the coronavirus pandemic; Healthy body, healthy mind; Concerns about building works during the pandemic | The Next Best Thing to Coffee at Costa | Have you seen a Rainbow? | Andrew Lloyd Webber and The Show Must Go On | Thank You NHS – A Poem by Matt Kelly, read by Christopher Eccleston

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6 April ‘Helping hands and screenings’ – contents include:

A helping hand from Hampton & Richmond Borough FC | More Theatre Screenings | Tate: Step Inside Warhol | Have you seen a Rainbow? | Andrew Lloyd Webber and The Show Must Go On | Thank You NHS – A Poem by Matt Kelly, read by Christopher Eccleston | Performances live from home including Lewis Capaldi; Ariana Grande; Elbow; Mariah Carey; Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day: Manic Monday

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3 April ‘Council updates and more comments from members’ – contents include:

Richmond Council Update: Young people – it’s okay not to be okay!; Waste and recycling update; Join our daily virtual Read-Along | Community Hub | How to help others safely | Domestic abuse support | An update from Sainsbury’s Chief Executive Mike Coupe | The Woodland Trust: Bird song identification – common songs and calls | OWL (Online Watch Link)

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2 April ‘Comments from members’ – contents include:

Members comments including Met Police booklet on Phone Scams and an e-book explaining the current situation for some children | 42 MoneySaving household hacks to avoid waste | National Theatre at Home Update

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31 March ‘Shopping information and council updates’ – contents include:

Richmond Council Update: Please keep your dog on a lead to ensure social distancing; Enjoying nature from your home or garden; Could you donate food and other essential items to help local people? | #SelfIsolateAndCreate with Richmond Art School 

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31 March ‘The Arts Edition (plus updates!)’ – contents include:

Orange Tree Theatre: Watch the play AMSTERDAM for free online | National Theatre at Home | Defra Press Office: Daily update on the coronavirus response – 30 March 2020 | Advice for people at high risk | Social workers urgently needed during coronavirus pandemic | Scam warning from the police | Podcast Corner: Stephen Fry’s 7 Deadly Sins | Have you seen a rainbow? | Tate: Let’s Get Creative | Keep Busy with Airfix! | Gym-free workouts from the NHS

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27 March – contents include:

Household garden waste collections paused due to coronavirus pandemic | BBC Radio 4 More or Less Podcast: Coronavirus Special | Voice Magazine: Inspiration for Creative Young People | COVID-19 and USING PARKS | Online Scrabble | A request for support from the Rose Theatre | Feeling lonely? Would you like have a chat?

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26 March – contents include:

An urgent message from the NHS London Ambulance Service | COVID19 Symptom Tracker app | Update from Sainsbury’s Chief Executive Mike Coupe | A coronavirus help & support update from Martin Lewis and Money Saving Expert | Uber with care: Help keep each other safe | Tate: Staying Inspired at Home | Sport England: Join the Movement and #StayInWorkOut | Message from the Royal Opera House

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25 March ‘Video Calling Tips’ – contents include:

Make your own ‘hi-rise’ tablet and phone stand; What app should I use? | An update from Councillor Avril Coelho | Sir Patrick Stewart SONNET A DAY | Citizens Advice: Check if you’re eligible for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) | Message just in from the Environment Agency | Message from the Mayor of Richmond | COVID-19 and Shooting Star Children’s Hospices – An Appeal 

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24 March ‘Looking for something to do?’ – contents include:

Exercising at home: Joe Wicks family workout – Live at 9.00am everyday; Chair workouts for seniors; Exercise routine for the 70 plus from Joanna Marcinekova | Chatterpack presents a list of free, online, boredom-busting resources | Exceptions to closure of businesses and premises | Government Support for businesses | Coronavirus: More myths to ignore | Message just in from the Environment Agency | Message from the Mayor of Richmond | COVID-19 and Shooting Star Children’s Hospices – An Appeal 

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Latest Newsletter

The Hampton Society Newsletter Spring 2020

Spring 2010

Contents include:
  • Rev. Gareth Goes to Grenfell
  • Precious Sapling for Bushy Park
  • Be Inspired at The Hub
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