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The next step in the long awaited regeneration of Twickenham riverside took place this weekend with the opening of the Jubilee gardens on the old pool site. On Saturday an invited audience of Twickenham worthies, Borough bigwigs, people who’d helped make it all happen and Princess Alexandra out of the Royal Family did the official business of opening the gardens, while on Sunday it was time for the rest Twickenham (i.e. the unwashed masses of the twickerati) to take a look. After three decades of neglect, it’s great to see the space being used once more. Plans are now being considered for the development of the buildings on the remainder of the site. This is likely to see some strong views getting aired but let’s hope the various parties can avoid arguing themselves to a standstill (again).

So in the meantime, here’s the Borough’s main man, Lord True, the Duke of York House, doing his opening speech. BTW, he’s the one in the tent, not on the stilts! Obvs.

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Twickenham, Diamond Jubilee Gardens

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* Previously on twickerati on the pool saga