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over 7.6

million poppies

are hand-made at

the Poppy Factory

every year?

Did you know

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iconic national documents dating back over 1,000

years. The National Archives' role is to secure the

future of the government record, both digital and

physical, to preserve it for generations to come,

and to it as accessible and available as possible

to all. The collection of over 11 million historical

government and public records is one of the largest

in the world and it includes paper and parchment,

electronic records and websites, textiles and

paintings. The National Archives hold a range of

workshops, weekend and evening events.

Museum of British Military Music

Kneller Hall, Kneller Road, Twickenham, TW2 7DU

Tel: 020 8744 8679

Web: www.army.mod.uk/music

Admission: Adults £5.00, discounts for groups.

Kneller Hall is the home of the Royal Military

School of Music and Headquarters of the British

Army's Corps of Army Music. Public summer

concerts and other occasional musical events

are held there throughout the year. Built in 1709,

Kneller Hall also houses the British Military

Music Museum with its unique collection of

instruments, uniforms, records, photographs and

music going back 200 years. While Kneller Hall

is only accessible to visitors during Open House

weekends in the autumn, the Museum collection is

open to the public.

Local Studies

Old Town Hall, Whittaker Ave, Richmond TW9 1TP

Tel: 020 8734 3309

Open: Tuesday 9.30am - 6.00pm; Wednesday

10.00am - 7.00pm; Thursday and Friday 9.30am -

6.00pm; Saturday 9.30am - 4.00pm.

Annual closure for localstudies@richmond.gov.uk>

Web: www.richmond.gov.uk/local_studies_collection

Email: localstudies@richmond.gov.uk

The Local Studies Collection is an excellent

resource to anyone interested in local history. The

knowledgeable staff will help visitors find their way

through a variety of material, including local maps

from 1635 to date, a unique collection of playbills

for Richmond Theatre, files of local newspapers

from 1854 onwards, records of locally produced

publications such as church magazines, works

of local authors, annual reports of local societies,

photographs of the local area from Victorian times

to the present and much more.

The National Archives

Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU

Tel: 020 8876 3444

Open: Tue & Thurs 9am-7pm, Wed, Fri, Sat 9am-5pm

Web: www.nationalarchives.admin@poppyfactory.orgational Archives is the official archive and

publisher for the UK government, and for England

and Wales. It is the guardian of some of our most

The Royal British Legion

Poppy Factory

20 Petersham Road, Richmond, TW10 6UR

Tel: 020 8940 3305

Web: www.poppyfactory.org

Email: admin@poppyfactory.org

The Poppy Factory provides life-changing

employability support to hundreds of veterans with

physical and mental health conditions around the

country. A team of 30 veterans and dependents

with disabilities work year-round at its historic

Richmond factory, producing remembrance

products for the Royal Family and The Royal British

Legion's annual Poppy Appeal. Pre-arranged

guided tours of the factory are available MonFri,

lasting approx. 2 hours. Advance booking is

essential so please phone for details.

Full disabled access.

Information correct at the time of going to print.

Check websites for details.

special interest

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