Cambrian Centre Newsletter


Dear Friends and Supporters,

Following a suggestion by local residents we are delighted to announce a programme of regular talks at the Cambrian Centre. These will be held on Wednesday afternoons at 1.30pm and the first is this coming Wednesday 27th April.  All local residents are welcome. Click here for details of the programme.

First three talks

  1. Wednesday 27 April at 1.30pm - Richmond Workhouse
    Felix Lancashire from the Richmond Local Studies will be talking about the records they hold about the Richmond Workhouse and what these tell us about the people who lived there. The Richmond Workhouse is of special significance to the development of the Queen's Road Estate.
  2. Wednesday 4 May at 1.30pm- Richmond Park- Past and Present
    Max Lankester from the Friends of Richmond Park will be talking about the Park and  looking at the history and wildlife.
  3. Wednesday 11 May at 1.30pm- Kew Gardens
    Mary Done will be talking about Kew Gardens

The talks are free - tea and coffee will be available and all are welcome. There's no need to book. Just call in on the day ready for a start time of 1.30pm.
If you need help with transport, please call the Centre.
The cost will be covered by funding from L&Q for which we are very grateful.

IT Help Sessions continue on Wednesdays 9:30-11:30

Our IT Drop in sessions are free and open to all. A recent attendee commented "It's the first time I've felt excited about the iPad.  At last I feel positive."
We have a terrific team of volunteers available to help with your queries about your computer, laptop, tablet or phone. Even if you don't need help, maybe you know a friend or relative who does, so please tell them!  The Cambrian Centre sessions are included in the list of places to get help in the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames ICT Guide for Older people and we also are working with Digital Unite  

Quiz Night (March 5th)

Our quiz night was a great success, following the first such event a year ago. Yet again, the quiz was a sell-out and we had 10 teams competing for the winners medals and title of "CamBrain 2016". We were delighted to see so many people enjoying themselves, and we would like to thank the organisers, the quiz masters, those that donated raffle prizes and everyone else who helped for their invaluable contributions. The event raised about £1200 towards our running costs.  You can see a picture of the winners on our web site at

Facebook Page

The Centre now has a Facebook page!  See Here you can see photos of some of our activities, including the recent Supper Quiz and much more!

Regular activities at the Centre: Don't forget you can see all the activities that are running at the Cambrian Centre from "The What's On" page on our website

If you want to contact the team at the Cambrian Community Centre please phone on 020 8948 3351, or email to

As always, thank you for your support,

Mary McDonald,
Manager, Cambrian Community Centre.

More information about the Centre can be found at the Cambrian Centre Website at

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