Twickenham Off The Beaten Path

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    Twickenham's Home Team Entrance
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    Raft Man's view!

    by diosh Updated Aug 26, 2005

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    View of Richmond Hill

    This is what Raft Man looks out at every day-lucky thing-from his mooring in the middle of the river.
    I just realised something funny-Mick Jagger lives at the top of the Hill-top left in pic.So he can look at raftman and raftman can observe him!
    From the sublime to the ridiculous-2 opposite ends of the economic spectrum:-)

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    • Birdwatching
    • Hiking and Walking

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    River Walk and 'Raft Man'

    by diosh Updated Aug 14, 2005

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    Twickenham riverside

    The walk from Twickenham to Richmond, along the riverside is a pleasant one, taking in the wildlife and beautiful views.Turning left after visiting Orleans Gallery, will take you along the river, via the footpath.Along the way you'll pass 'Raft Man'.He has lived on the river on his home made raft, for over 25 years!He lives alone on it and hasn't spoken to a soul in that time.He looks after nesting ducks and ducklings, making floating pens for their protection, attached to his raft.He goes into Twickenham, periodically to shop, but doesn't speak to anyone.Hhe looks after injured swansand ducks, etc.caught on carelessly discarded fishing lines, etc.He stays on the raft in all weathers, ccovered only by a tarpaulin.He has all his belongings with him, on board and is totally self sufficient, as regards to company.

    He's in his 50s and is called Ian McCullough.Local residents think he was a university lecturer at Edinburgh and say 'he is pleasant and no threat to anyone'.

    Some locals want him moved on as his raft is expanding in size, with new additions, over the years, but the Port of London Authority have no problem with him being there, as he is not a danger to anyone or any boats.

    Eel Pie Island is to the left of the photo of the riverside.It's reached by a pedestrian bridge.Cars have to be left at the Twickenham side!

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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Birdwatching
    • Fishing

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    My seat for England Tonga

    by ATXtraveler Written Feb 1, 2005

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    Nosebleed seats at Twickenham

    After reading my tip on the Queen's seat just now... you can see where I actually got to watch the game from. England ended up destroying Tonga, almost scoring 100 points... but the most exciting point of all of this was seeing 75,000 Englishmen swaying in their seats singing "Swing Low...."

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    Act like a Queen!

    by ATXtraveler Written Feb 1, 2005

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    Queen's Seat Twickenham

    During your visit to Twickenham, make sure you arrive early, when they will still allow you to go sit in the area that is generally reserved for the Queen. It clearly is the best vantage point in the stadium, and it is nice to pretend you are royalty!

    Most of all, have fun and enjoy a match of rugby here!

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    Twickenham Stadium's Locker Rooms

    by ATXtraveler Written Feb 1, 2005

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    Locker Room

    Twickenham truly is one of the nicest stadiums I have ever been to, and the locker room was no exception. Comfortable flooring, solid oak lockers and beautiful facilities.

    If you are a fan of sport, you will enjoy this tour!

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    Take the Pitch at Twickers

    by ATXtraveler Written Feb 1, 2005

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    Twickenham's Home Team Entrance

    During my trip to the Rugby World Cup in 1999, we had the opportunity to tour Twickenham prior to the match starting. We were able to go down to field level, check out the dressing rooms, and even pretend to run on the field!

    It was truly an unbelievable experience.

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