In 1965 St James’s published The Birth and Growth of Hampton Hill, by Marjory Orton, and sections of her book have been updated in this new publication by local resident Richard Sharp. It has been paid for by the sale of advertising and a grant from the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames’ Civic Pride Fund. Some 10,000 copies have been produced and have been distributed to homes in Hampton Hill thanks to the Christian Aid Week teams and to local schools. Copies are also in local shops, pubs and restaurants.
A competition has been included on the back cover of the booklet, with prizes. Entry costs £1 and proceeds will go to the Greenwood Centre. As part of St James’s Day Weekend, vintage buses will run between the High Street and the church on Saturday 13 July. The Revd. Vannozzi is pictured above at the launch of the booklet, with Zach Ash, of Robson's Butcher and Deli, and Jennifer Dedman, of Your Local Plumbing Company.
Peter Vannozzi Vicar of St James's said: "I am delighted that this booklet has been produced, reminding us of the history of our community in Hampton Hill, of which the church is still a part today."
Throughout the year the church hopes to raise as much money as possible
to support Hampton and Hampton Hill Voluntary Care, which runs the
Greenwood Centre and supports people in need.
|Front cover||Front cover|
|Hampton Hill in Victorian Times and Edwardian Times||Page 2||Page 3|
|Ordnance Survey Maps 1863 and 1894||Page 4||Page 5|
|New Hampton in Victorian Times||Page 6||Page 7|
|Pubs of New Hampton and Hampton Hill||Page 8||Page 9|
|Butchers, Bakers and ...||Page 10||Page 11|
|Trains and Trams||Page 12||Page 13|
|Fire Service, Post Office and Library||Page 14||Page 15|
|Schools||Page 16||Page 17|
|Bushy Park||Page 18||Page 19|
|Adverts||Page 20||Page 21|
|Victorain and Edwardian Parades in Hampton Hill||Page 22||Page 23|
|Adverts||Page 24||Page 25|
|Adverts||Page 26||Page 27|
|Hampton Hill History Hunt||Back cover|
The Parish Church of St James, Hampton Hill, TW12 1DQ
Main site: stjames-hamptonhill.org.uk