|The communal gardens in Twickenham|
The other day in Twickenham I happened upon the Diamond Jubilee Gardens not far from the main shopping area - it's a charming spot with views across the river and it also has a café and some interesting displays.
Sad to see I noted too that one of the key figures behind this sanctuary has recently passed away but the gardens remain as a testimonial to his efforts.
|Angry birds too|
What I found really interesting was artwork from a local school working with artists (Jane Porter and Sue Edkins) to bring to a modern audience an immigration experience which seems to me to have a relevance to modern London.
It seems that as a result of fighting in Belgium there was something of an exodus of Belgians to London and many of these 'refugees' found a temporary home in Twickenham bringing with them their own Newspapers and trading in their own speciality goods.
|Nice work kids!|
|And well integrated by the artists|
The pictures are well put together keeping the naivety of the youngsters but adding the narrative to give a coherence.
|Great representations of the World War I soldiers|