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Branch News: Twickenham

Remembering Those Who Gave Their Lives

Lodge Branch:
November 8th, 2019
Remembering those who gave their lives to give us our freedom and thinking of those currently serving who continue to keep us safe. The image of Tommy stands strong and poignant. It is always fascinating to see how much history we have so close to home and with Kneller Hall, the home of military bands, likely to be sold off next year Twickenham branch would like to make a special mention to all who live and work the...

Chris Lodge Rides Land’s End to John O’Groats in Memory of Ben

August 30th, 2019
On Saturday 7th September 2019, I will be cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats  - 9 days, 980 miles.  Whilst I undertake this challenge I will be remembering our friend and colleague Ben, who tragically took his own life. I would like to raise money for CALM, the Campaign Against Living Miserably – a movement against suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK. You can find ou...

‘Full Circle Festival’ at Mortlake Crematorium Saturday 29th June

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June 26th, 2019
This Saturday 29th June, Lodge Brothers will be supporting the 'Full Circle Festival' at Mortlake Crematorium with their Chocolate Tombola and Twiddle-Mitts stall. Celebrating 80 years of community support, the Open Day event invites the public to tour around the facilities, listen to the various topical talks, and enjoy the entertainment and refreshments throughout the day. Come and say hello, any time between...

A Simple Fathers Day Display at Twickenham

Lodge Branch:
June 12th, 2019
Pauline, our branch arranger at Twickenham Branch, has kept her Fathers Day display simple, acknowledging that this can be a difficult time for those you have lost a loved one recently. "Happy Fathers Day to the ones with us, the ones who are gone, and the ones who should have been."...

Thinking of Those Suffering Loss this Mothers’ Day

Lodge Branch:
March 29th, 2019
Pauline at Twickenham branch has kept her window display simple, as she acknowledges, "Mother’s Day can sometimes be a sad time for people, whether it be that they have lost their mum, or maybe a mother has lost a child." Her display includes a perfume bottle, flowers and a candle, things a lot of Mum’s like....

An Irish Education at Twickenham Branch

Lodge Branch:
March 15th, 2019
Twickenham arranger Pauline is half Irish and spent two weeks every summer in Ireland on family holidays. In her window she has included a Shillelagh and some information on two historical monuments that are very near to where her family live, along with some information on the Claddagh Ring, a traditional Irish token of love. There is also an image of St Patrick seeing off some snakes as he is said to have rid Irela...

St David’s Day Wishes from Twickenham

Lodge Branch:
March 1st, 2019
With a fantastic win last weekend, St David’s Day this weekend, and another 6 nations game next Saturday, Wales may well be in for a hat-trick of celebrations! We wish all our Welsh community in Twickenham a happy St David’s Day and hope the pretty daffodils bring a smile to many....

Twickenham – The Home of Rugby!

Lodge Branch:
January 29th, 2019
With the Six Nations rugby tournament starting very soon, Twickenham branch arranger Pauline has created a window display with some information to help local people and supporters by providing a fixture list and information on a free shuttle bus service to the games. She has displayed mini flags for each nation but of course the largest had to be for our home team which has a pair of a friend’s boots and a ball lai...

Musical Theme for Twickenham Branch Remembrance Window

Lodge Branch:
October 31st, 2018
With Twickenham branch having Kneller Hall on our doorstep, Pauline, our branch arranger, felt a musical tribute would be very fitting - and the Last Post immediately came to mind. The display includes the sheet music for the Last Post, along with a trumpet lying in poppy petals. Also included is the purple poppy in remembrance of all the animal lives lost during the wars. District Manager Victoria Kibble kindly p...

Twickenham Marks Trooping of the Colour – Saturday 9th June

Lodge Branch:
June 7th, 2018
Here is our window display to mark Trooping of the Colour this Saturday 9th June. Twickenham is proud to have Kneller Hall, our Military Base on its doorstep and we wish them well with all of their upcoming music concerts....