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Chair’s Welcome

I am delighted as Chair of the Friends to welcome you to our website. Bushy Park and Home Park are two wonderful large green oases in the south west corner of London. Feeling wild, they are natural places with ancient histories, fascinating heritage and superb wildlife. Both are Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) containing rare species. These are places to be enjoyed and conserved. Which is why the Friends exist, campaigning, supporting and protecting the parks, and enhancing visitors’ enjoyment with information, advice and guidance.

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The Life of R C Sherriff

Wednesday 5th April, 6pm

Life of R C Sherriff - HWA talk

The Hampton Wick Association and the Friends of Hampton Wick Library are proud to present an illustrated talk by Roland Wales about the fascinating life of R C Sherriff, Hampton Wick’s celebrated playwright, Hollywood screenwriter and World War One hero.

R C Sherriff lived in Hampton Wick and wrote what is widely regarded as the definitive play about World War One – Journey’s End – based on his own experiences in the trenches. Sherriff later transferred his skills to the movies, writing screenplays for Hollywood classics including The Dam Busters, The Invisible Man and Goodbye Mr Chips.

Roland Wales has written an autobiography of R C Sherriff: From Journey’s End to The Dam Busters. He also publishes a blog based on Sherriff’s letters home from the War.

The Life of R C Sherriff talk is accompanied by a special Exhibition in the Library. Our evening on Wednesday 5th April will start at 6pm with drinks in the Library and a chance to preview the Exhibition. The talk will start at 7pm in Bullen Hall, followed by Q&A with Roland.

Tickets: £5, or £4 for Friends and their guests
Includes glass of wine, beer/lager or soft drink and contribution towards hall hire costs. Further refreshments available at a cash bar.

Click here to book tickets online. Alternatively tickets can be booked by post: The Friends of Hampton Wick Library, c/o 38 Park Road, Hampton Wick, KT1 4AS.

We look forward to seeing you at what will be an interesting and convivial Hampton Wick event

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Walks & Talks

Forthcoming event

Thursday, 26th Oct 8:00 pm

The wonders of Fungi – talk by Brian Spooner, former head of Mycology at Kew

Latest report

A perimeter walk of Home Park led by Nicholas Garbutt was enjoyed by over 45 people on 2nd September.Walk in Home Park- 2nd September

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