After staying open for the duration of ‘hard’ and soft’ Lockdown in our shop – and with a fast-tracked new postal and free delivery service (Maids on Wheels!) offering hot roast dinners, anything we had time to bake, including the groceries and essentials that Maids probably hasn’t sold since rationing –  our sleeves remain…

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Kew Gardens have announced that their glasshouses will reopen from 4th July.  There’ll be a one-way system in place. Queues will be stewarded and the location will be rigorously cleaned. Some areas may be closed off to allow staff to work.   It’s essential that Members and General Visitors book a timeslot to enter Kew Gardens…

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We’re sure Kew people will want to join in this nationwide tribute – on the NHS’s birthday – to everyone who has worked so hard to combat Coronavirus. Do send us your photos!

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“Grief is different at the moment – much less of a shared reality, much more private than usual, even for England – I say that advisedly, as the English grieve in a completely different way to the other three nations.  One thing that has come out of it, though, is that funerals from Mortlake Crematorium can…

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“As a student, coronavirus has affected my life in a variety of ways; I’ve had to return from my semester exchange in Montreal, I’ve gone back to living with the parents instead of with my partner, the questions of my living circumstances for next year have become evermore uncertain, and my course went online, ending…

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Kew Neighbourhood Association has been helping neighbours help neighbours for over 40 years. Many of the small charity’s volunteers, who would ordinarily be helping older and vulnerable people in our community to attend social and medical appointments or meet clients for friendly outings, are 70 plus years old themselves and are among those asked to…

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The First Shift For the first time in 30 years of marriage I made my husband a ‘packed lunch’ for work. The previous day he had come home from hospital and felt a little weak. He remembered that he hadn’t eaten all day as the canteen queue was so long he didn’t have the time…

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