Macmillan Publishers Ltd is an international publishing company owned by Holtzbrinck Publishing Group. It operates in more than thirty others. Macmillan was founded in 1843 by Daniel and Alexander Macmillan, two brothers from the Isle of Arran, Scotland. Daniel was the business brain, while Alexander laid the literary foundations, publishing such notable authors as Charles Kingsley, Thomas Hughes, Francis Turner Palgrave, Christina Rossetti, Matthew Arnold and Lewis Carroll. Alfred Tennyson joined the list in 1884, Thomas Hardy in 1886 and Rudyard Kipling in 1890. Other major writers published by Macmillan included W. B. Yeats, Rabindranath Tagore, Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Seán O'Casey, John Maynard Keynes, Charles Morgan, Hugh Walpole, Margaret Mitchell, C. P. Snow, Rumer Godden and Ram Sharan Sharma. Beyond literature, the company created such enduring titles as Nature, the Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians and Sir Robert Harry Inglis Palgrave's Dictionary of Political Economy. George Edward Brett opened the first Macmillan office in the United States in 1869 and Macmillan sold its U.
S. operations to the Brett family, George Platt Brett, Sr. and George Platt Brett, Jr. in 1896, resulting in the creation of an American company, Macmillan Publishing called the Macmillan Company. With the split of the American company from its parent company in England, George Brett, Jr. and Harold Macmillan remained close personal friends. Macmillan Publishers re-entered the American market in 1954 under the name St. Martin's Press. Macmillan of Canada was founded in 1905. After retiring from politics in 1964, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Harold Macmillan became chairman of the company, serving until his death in December 1986, he had been with the family firm as a junior partner from 1920 to 1940, from 1945 to 1951 while he was in the opposition in Parliament. Holtzbrinck Publishing Group purchased the company in 1999. Pearson acquired the Macmillan name in America in 1998, following its purchase of the Simon & Schuster educational and professional group. Holtzbrinck purchased it from them in 2001.
McGraw-Hill continues to market its pre-kindergarten through elementary school titles under its Macmillan/McGraw-Hill brand. The US operations of Holtzbrinck Publishing changed its name to Macmillan in October 2017, its audio publishing imprint changed its name from Audio Renaissance to Macmillan Audio, while its distribution arm was renamed from Von Holtzbrinck Publishers Services to Macmillan Publishers Services. With Pan Macmillan's purchase of Kingfisher, a British children's publisher, Roaring Brook Press publisher Simon Boughton would take oversee Kingfisher's US business in October 2007. By some estimates, as of 2009 e-books account for three to five per cent of total book sales, are the fastest growing segment of the market. According to The New York Times and other major publishers "fear that massive discounting by retailers including Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Sony could devalue what consumers are willing to pay for books." In response, the publisher introduced a new boilerplate contract for its authors that established a royalty of 20 per cent of net proceeds on e-book sales, a rate five per cent lower than most other major publishers.
Following the announcement of the Apple iPad on 27 January 2010—a product that comes with access to the iBookstore—Macmillan gave Amazon.com two options: continue to sell e-books based on a price of the retailer's choice, with the e-book edition released several months after the hardcover edition is released, or switch to the agency model introduced to the industry by Apple, in which both are released and the price is set by the publisher. In the latter case, Amazon.com would receive a 30 per cent commission. Amazon responded by pulling all Macmillan books, both physical, from their website. On 31 January 2010, Amazon chose the agency model preferred by Macmillan. In April 2012, the United States Department of Justice filed United States v. Apple Inc. naming Apple and four other major publishers as defendants. The suit alleged that they conspired to fix prices for e-books, weaken Amazon.com's position in the market, in violation of antitrust law. In December 2013, a federal judge approved a settlement of the antitrust claims, in which Macmillan and the other publishers paid into a fund that provided credits to customers who had overpaid for books due to the price-fixing.
In 2010, Macmillan Education submitted to an investigation on grounds of fraudulent practices. The Macmillan division admitted to bribery in an attempt to secure a contract for an education project in southern Sudan; as a direct result of the investigation, sanctions were applied by the World Bank Group, namely a 6-year debarment declaring the company ineligible to be awarded Bank-financed contracts. In December 2011, Bedford and Worth Publishing Group, Macmillan's higher education group, changed its name to Macmillan Higher Education while retaining the Bedford and Worth name for its k–12 educational unit; that month, Brian Napack resigned as Macmillan president while staying on for transitional purposes. In May 2015, London-based Macmillan Science and Education merged with Berlin-based Springer Science+Business Media to form Springer Nature, jointly controlled by Holtzbrinck Publishing Group and BC Partners. US publishing divis
The River Thames, known alternatively in parts as the Isis, is a river that flows through southern England including London. At 215 miles, it is the longest river in England and the second longest in the United Kingdom, after the River Severn, it flows through Oxford, Henley-on-Thames and Windsor. The lower reaches of the river are called the Tideway, derived from its long tidal reach up to Teddington Lock, it rises at Thames Head in Gloucestershire, flows into the North Sea via the Thames Estuary. The Thames drains the whole of Greater London, its tidal section, reaching up to Teddington Lock, includes most of its London stretch and has a rise and fall of 23 feet. Running through some of the driest parts of mainland Britain and abstracted for drinking water, the Thames' discharge is low considering its length and breadth: the Severn has a discharge twice as large on average despite having a smaller drainage basin. In Scotland, the Tay achieves more than double the Thames' average discharge from a drainage basin, 60% smaller.
Along its course are 45 navigation locks with accompanying weirs. Its catchment area covers a small part of western England; the river contains over 80 islands. With its waters varying from freshwater to seawater, the Thames supports a variety of wildlife and has a number of adjoining Sites of Special Scientific Interest, with the largest being in the remaining parts of the North Kent Marshes and covering 5,449 hectares; the Thames, from Middle English Temese, is derived from the Brittonic Celtic name for the river, recorded in Latin as Tamesis and yielding modern Welsh Tafwys "Thames". The name may have meant "dark" and can be compared to other cognates such as Russian темно, Lithuanian tamsi "dark", Latvian tumsa "darkness", Sanskrit tamas and Welsh tywyll "darkness" and Middle Irish teimen "dark grey"; the same origin is shared by countless other river names, spread across Britain, such as the River Tamar at the border of Devon and Cornwall, several rivers named Tame in the Midlands and North Yorkshire, the Tavy on Dartmoor, the Team of the North East, the Teifi and Teme of Wales, the Teviot in the Scottish Borders, as well as one of the Thames' tributaries called the Thame.
Kenneth H. Jackson has proposed that the name of the Thames is not Indo-European, while Peter Kitson suggested that it is Indo-European but originated before the Celts and has a name indicating "muddiness" from a root *tā-,'melt'. Indirect evidence for the antiquity of the name'Thames' is provided by a Roman potsherd found at Oxford, bearing the inscription Tamesubugus fecit, it is believed. Tamese was referred to as a place, not a river in the Ravenna Cosmography; the river's name has always been pronounced with a simple t /t/. A similar spelling from 1210, "Tamisiam", is found in the Magna Carta; the Thames through Oxford is sometimes called the Isis. And in Victorian times and cartographers insisted that the entire river was named the Isis from its source down to Dorchester on Thames and that only from this point, where the river meets the Thame and becomes the "Thame-isis" should it be so called. Ordnance Survey maps still label the Thames as "River Isis" down to Dorchester. However, since the early 20th century this distinction has been lost in common usage outside of Oxford, some historians suggest the name Isis is nothing more than a truncation of Tamesis, the Latin name for the Thames.
Sculptures titled Tamesis and Isis by Anne Seymour Damer can be found on the bridge at Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Richard Coates suggests that while the river was as a whole called the Thames, part of it, where it was too wide to ford, was called *lowonida; this gave the name to a settlement on its banks, which became known as Londinium, from the Indo-European roots *pleu- "flow" and *-nedi "river" meaning something like the flowing river or the wide flowing unfordable river. For merchant seamen, the Thames has long been just the "London River". Londoners refer to it as "the river" in expressions such as "south of the river"; the river gives its name to three informal areas: the Thames Valley, a region of England around the river between Oxford and West London. Thames Valley Police is a formal body. In non-administrative use, the river's name is used in those of Thames Valley University, Thames Water, Thames Television, publishing company Thames & Hudson and South Thames College. An example of its use in the names of historic entities is the Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Company.
The administrative powers of the Thames Conservancy have been taken on with modifications by the Environment Agency and, in respect of the Tideway part of the river, such powers are split between the agency and the Port of London Authority. The marks of human activity, in some cases dating back to Pre-Roman Britain, are visible at various points along the river; these include a variety of structure
East Sheen known as Sheen, is an affluent suburb of South London in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. Its long high street has goods stores, convenience services, restaurants, cafés, pubs and suburban supermarkets and is the economic hub for Mortlake of which East Sheen was once a manor; this commercial thoroughfare, well served by public transport, is the Upper Richmond Road West which connects Richmond to Putney. Central to this street is The Triangle, a traffic island with a war memorial and an old milestone dating from 1751, marking the ten-mile distance to Cornhill in the City of London; the main railway station serving the area, Mortlake, is centred 300m north of this. Sheen has a mixture of low-rise and mid-rise buildings and it has parks and open spaces including its share of Richmond Park, accessed via Sheen Gate; the earliest recorded use of the name means shed or shelters. The area was designated separately from Sheen from the 13th century, as the southern manor of Mortlake.
Manor and hamlet statusEast Sheen was a hamlet in the parish of Mortlake: East-Sheen is a pleasant hamlet in this parish, situated on a rising ground above the level of the river. It contains about ninety houses. Here are several handsome villas. Earliest references to the present area of land, rather than references to parts of Mortlake, emerge in the 13th century under its early name of Westhall. One carucate, it was sold in 1473 by Michael Gaynsford and Margaret his wife in the right of Margaret to William Welbeck and haberdasher, of London; the Welbecks held it until selling in 1587. Owners of what remained, the Whitfields and Taylors were not titled, as with Mortlake's manorial owners, nor had an above average size or lavish manor house. Development of the Temple Grove, Palmerston country estate The southern estate of Temple Grove, East Sheen, first belonged to Sir Abraham Cullen, created a baronet in 1661, he died in 1668, his first son Sir John in 1677. His second son Sir Rushout Cullen seems to have sold the estate shortly afterwards to Sir John Temple, attorney-general of Ireland, brother to Sir William Temple and author, earlier of adjoining West Sheen, giving the home his name.
It belonged to the Temples until Henry Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, who would serve as Foreign Secretary and Prime Minister, sold it soon after coming of age in 1805. It was bought by Sir Thomas Bernard, who rebuilt the Jacobean style front of the house shown in a drawing hung in the house of 1611. Sir Thomas sold it about 1811 to Rev. William Pearson who founded the Temple Grove Preparatory School for boys; the school moved in 1907 to Eastbourne and the estate was given over to house and apartment builders. East Sheen was included in the Metropolitan Police District in 1840. Before 1900, Mortlake developed a secular vestry to help administer poor relief, maintain roads and other affairs. From 1892 to 1894 Mortlake formed part of the expanded Municipal Borough of Richmond. In 1894, nearby North Sheen was created as a civil parish, being split off from Mortlake and remaining in the Municipal Borough of Richmond; the remainder of Mortlake was instead transferred to the Barnes Urban District, which became the Municipal Borough of Barnes in 1932.
In 1965 North Sheen was incorporated into Kew which, with the rest of the Municipal Borough of Richmond, joined the Municipal Borough of Twickenham and the Municipal Borough of Barnes to form the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. In the wards of the United Kingdom, Sheen has the largest share of Richmond Park of its surrounding five wards. East Sheen concentrates its commercial area to the main through street: its long high street has transport/furniture/hardware stores, convenience services, restaurants, cafés and pubs and suburban supermarkets and is the economic hub for Mortlake of which East Sheen was once a manor; this wide-footpath street with bus lanes is the Upper Richmond Road West which connects Richmond to Putney. Central to this street is The Triangle, a tree-lined traffic island with a war memorial and an old milestone at the intersection of Upper Richmond Road West with Sheen Lane; the main railway station serving the area, Mortlake, is centred 300m north of this. East Sheen lies in the ecclesiastical parish of Mortlake with East Sheen.
In addition to the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin the district has two daughter churches: Christ Church, All Saints. Christ Church, situated near the crossroads of Christchurch Road and West Temple Sheen, was built by Arthur Blomfield on land part of a farm at the entrance to Sheen Common in the 1860s, it was planned to be opened in April 1863. The church was completed and consecrated nine months on 13 January 1864. All Saints was built on land bequeathed under the will of Major Shepherd-Cross, MP for Bolton who lived at nearby Palewell Lodge from 1896 until his death in 1913; the church was consecrated on All Saints' Day 1929, a year and two days after the foundation stone was laid by Elizabeth, Duchess of York. East Sheen has three other churches: East Sheen Baptist Church, Parkside Community Church and Christian City Church, which meets at Hampton Works on Sheen Lane. East Sheen ha
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in south-west London, forms part of Outer London and is the only London borough on both sides of the River Thames. It was created in 1965 when three smaller council areas amalgamated under the London Government Act 1963, it is divided into nineteen wards. The borough is home to The National Archives; the attractions of Kew Gardens, Hampton Court Palace, Twickenham Stadium and the WWT London Wetlands Centre are within its boundaries and draw domestic and international tourism. The borough is half parkland – large areas of London's open space fall within its boundaries, including Richmond Park, Kew Gardens, Bushy Park and Old Deer Park; the predominant other land use is residential. Most businesses within the borough consist of retail, property improvement/development and professional services. Parts of the borough, including Barnes, Richmond, St Margarets, Cambridge Park and Marble Hill, some areas of Twickenham and much of East Sheen rival Stanmore Hill and Kenley as the highest house-price districts and neighbourhoods in Outer London.
In 2006, research commissioned by a major mortgage lender found that, on the quantitative statistical indices used, the borough had the best quality of life in London and was in the top quarter of local authorities nationwide. A neighbouring authority in Surrey achieved the best quality of life in that report. Demography is a diverse picture as in all of London: each district should be looked at separately and those do not reflect all neighbourhoods. Whatever generalisations are used, "the fine-grained texture of London poverty" by its minutely localised geography must always be taken into account according to an influential poverty report of 2010. Richmond upon Thames has the lowest child poverty rates in London at 20% and contains at least one ward with an above-average level of working-age adults receiving out-of-work benefits but this borough – reflecting the best result – has two standard poverty indices of sixteen in which it is placed in the worst quarter of boroughs. Richmond is one of London's wealthiest boroughs on many measures.
It has the lowest rates of poverty, child poverty, low pay, child obesity and adults without level 3 qualifications of any London borough, according to a 2017 research project by Trust for London. London's German business and expatriate community is centred on this borough, which houses the German School London and most of the capital's German expatriates; the Local Authority divides the borough into fourteen loosely bounded neighbourhoods, or "villages", with which residents broadly identify. Some of the neighbourhoods have the same name as their associated political ward, but the boundaries aren't aligned. There is no direct alignment between these areas and postcode districts, which tend to cover much broader areas, crossing the borough boundaries. Although most addresses in the borough have TW postcodes, some have KT postcodes. Parks take up a great deal of the borough and include Richmond Park, Bushy Park, Kew Gardens, Hampton Court Park. There are over open spaces in Richmond upon Thames and 21 miles of river frontage.
140 hectares within the borough are designated as part of the Metropolitan Green Belt. The borough is home to the National Physical Laboratory and the attractions of Hampton Court Palace, Twickenham Stadium and the WWT London Wetlands Centre that draw domestic and international tourism; the river Thames becomes narrower than at any part of Inner London towards its flow into the borough and becomes non-tidal at Teddington Lock in the borough. The borough was formed in 1965 by the merger of the Municipal Borough of Twickenham from Middlesex with the Municipal Borough of Richmond and the Municipal Borough of Barnes from Surrey; the name "Richmond upon Thames" was coined at that time. The borough's history is reflected in the coat of arms, granted on 7 May 1966, it is: Ermine a portcullis or within a bordure gules charged with eight fleurs-de-lis or. The crest is: On a wreath argent and gules out of a mural crown gules a swan rousant argent in beak a branch of climbing red roses leaved and entwined about the neck proper.
The supporters are: On either side a griffin gules and beaked azure, each supporting an oar proper, the blade of the dexter dark blue and that of the sinister light blue. The portcullis was taken from the arms of the Municipal Borough of Richmond. Red and ermine are the royal livery colours, reflecting Richmond's royal history; the swan represents the River Thames. The oars are from the Oxford University Boat Club and the Cambridge University Boat Club, reflecting the fact that the Boat Race between the two universities ends at Mortlake in the borough. Since its formation, the council has most been led either by the Conservatives or by the Liberal Democrats; the Lib Dems make up the majority in the council. London Heathrow Airport is located a few kilometres west; the borough is served by many Transport for London bus routes. The borough is connected to central London and Reading by the National Rail services of the South Western Railway; the London Underground's District line serves Richmond and Kew Gardens stations: both are served by London Overground tra
St Margarets, London
St Margarets is a suburb in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, about 9 miles west-southwest of central London. It is within the Twickenham post town, it is bounded by the River Thames to the north and south, the River Crane to the north-west. St Margarets does not pass any further south than Twickenham; the area closer to Richmond Bridge is known as East Twickenham and is not regarded as part of St Margarets. St Margarets takes its name from the former St Margaret's House completed in 1827, although an earlier house of the same name stood on the site, it was the country house of Lord Cassilis, Marquess of Ailsa, belonged to the Earl of Kilmorey. Their names can be found including Kilmorey Gardens and Ailsa Road. Many Victorian houses remain in St Margarets. In 1854 the St Margaret's Estate was laid out for building family houses, becoming one of the first garden suburbs. Modern St Margarets dates from the arrival of the railway. There are a range of shops and cafés. Twickenham Studios are in the middle of the area.
Between St Margarets Road and the railway line is a residential estate, "Twickenham Park". The St Margarets Fair is held each July in the principal public space, Moormead Park by the River Crane. A memorial was unveiled in April 2017 to the 6000 Belgian refugees who lived in St Margarets during WW1, it is sited on the banks of the Thames at Warren Gardens, next to the site of the Pelabon Munitions Works. In 1814 the painter J. M. W. Turner built Solus Lodge in Sandycoombe Road; the house survives as Sandycombe Lodge. Gordon House is a Grade II listed Georgian mansion on the river Thames at St Margarets. Like St Margaret's House it was owned by Lord Kilmorey; the house has a Robert Adam wing, added in 1738. For many years, it was used as part of Brunel University. In recent years the house has been redeveloped by Octagon Developments, with the former chapel and coachhouse converted to private homes; the Kilmorey Mausoleum has been moved several times, is now located on the northern edge of St Margarets, near the boundary with Isleworth.
It was built in the 1850s by the 2nd Earl of Kilmorey and contains the bodies of the Earl and his mistress, Priscilla Anne Hoste. Now a Grade II* listed building, it was built to resemble an ancient Egyptian monument, it is jointly maintained by Richmond upon English Heritage. The mausoleum is open to the public; the Roman Catholic Church of St Margaret of Scotland on St Margarets Road was built to a modern design of the architect Austin Winckley and opened in 1969. In 1999 it became a Grade II listed building. There are three main schools in the town: Orleans Park School, St. Stephen’s Primary School and Orleans Primary School; the high street is flourishing with independent businesses. Small businesses elsewhere have suffered in the harsh economic climate, but here, local residents' support may have contributed to an increase in the number of boutique shops opened for business. Neighbouring districts include East Twickenham to the east, Richmond further to the east, Twickenham to the southwest and Isleworth to the northwest, across the River Crane.
Access to the east is restricted by the lack of a fixed river crossing between Richmond Lock and Kew Bridge. Marble Hill House and Marble Hill Park are to the south of St Margarets. St Margarets is cut through by the busy Chertsey Road, which connects central London to the M3 motorway. Much of south St Margarets is in a controlled parking zone, which restricts parking to residents and holders of vouchers. See map of CPZ in south St Margarets The normal service from St Margarets station is four trains per hour to and from Waterloo; the H37 bus between Hounslow and Richmond is the only route through St Margarets. Other nearby bus routes are H22, 33, R68, R70 and 490 coming from central Twickenham along Richmond Road. St Margarets Community Website St Margarets Fair
Ham Polo Club
Ham Polo Club is a Hurlingham Polo Association Polo Club situated in Richmond in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, southwest London, England. It is one of the last surviving club in London; the club occupies a location between Richmond Park and the River Thames overlooked by Ham House, eight miles from Hyde Park Corner. The club's facilities include three polo fields, a stick and ball field, an exercise track, livery service, coaching and a members' clubhouse with a restaurant and bar. Polo is played at Ham Polo Club between September. There are around 125 playing members at Ham and several hundred social members. Ham Polo Club is the last remaining of the many clubs that existed as satellites to London's'Big Three' – Ranelagh and Roehampton; the club began life as the Ham Common Polo Club in 1926, with one full sized ground and two smaller rounds. The first ground was next door to Brown Gates House, Church Road, Ham Common, home of the first chairman, Loftus Storey; the full-sized ground lay between Richmond Gates and Sheen and a regular coach there was Johnny Traill, the first Argentine 10 goaler, who lived at nearby Roehampton.
Ham Common Polo Club, together with Stoke d'Abernon and clubs such as Worcester Park and Crystal Palace, was ideal for Londoners who did not compete in the major tournaments at the'Big Three' but who played for the fun of the game. The 1939 season was the last for the next six years. Ham was revived in 1946 by William Francis Walsh, known universally as Billy. On returning from service in the Army Billy found that Capt. Tom Brigg, the owner of the stables where he had worked, had died and the stables were on the market. Using his gratuity Walsh bought the stables and revived Ham Polo Club under HPA rules, it is believed that Lord Cowdray, Arthur Lucas and Billy Walsh were the trio who rescued polo in the United Kingdom after the war. The first post-war English polo tournament was held at Roehampton in 1947 and the Ham Polo Club team carried off the premier trophy the Roehampton Cup. Three years the club began using a field adjacent to Ham House for matches. In 1954, George Stevens, The Dysart families tenant at Ham House Farm agreed to turn the Ham House orchard into a polo field for the club.
The first president of the club was Major Archie David the patron of the Friars Park team. The Autumn cup which he presented is still played for annually at Ham. Johnny Traill became a familiar figure at the club and Edward Tauchert Rescued the Roehampton Trophy from the Roehampton Golf Club. In 1970, thanks to the efforts of the President Sir David Brown, the club purchased the freehold of the land. Sixteen years land adjacent was purchased and the club gained another ground. In 1982, at the age of seventy, Billy Walsh retired as manager of the club to become President, he was succeeded by two further generations managing Ham Polo Club, his daughter and Tim, his grandson. The club continues to play polo between May and September, managed by Will Healy, the current President is Mohammed S Almarzooqi; the club's Chairman is Howard Davis. There are a number of tournaments run throughout the season at Ham Polo Club; the flagship tournaments are The Summer tournament, The Dubai Trophy, The Roehampton Trophy and the Billy Walsh Tournament.
The number of playing members is limited and applicants must be interviewed by the committee. Social membership entitles individuals or families to use the clubhouse facilities on match days as well as being invited to the club's social functions. A field membership bracket was introduced in 2012 for those wishing to picnic in the club's grounds on match days. Ham Polo Club has helped raise £2 million for charity over the last few years. Several main charitable events are run each year. ChildLine Sundown Polo ChallengeOn a Saturday evening in June each year a polo match and charity auction is held to raise funds for the ChildLine organisation. Patron of the charity Esther Rantzen is always present alongside a host of celebrity guests. Laureus Sport for Good FoundationThe Laureus Sport for Good Foundation works with millions of underprivileged children worldwide. An event takes place annually, this year a number of Laureus ambassadors were in attendance including Edwin Moses, Hugo Porta, Sean Fitzpatrick, Daley Thompson and Boris Becker.
Chakravarty CupFor many years the Chakravarty cup was held at Ham Polo Club. The event, started in 1997, raises funds for the charities and foundations supported by The Royal Family; the Prince of Wales took part in the match for nine years. Elle Macpherson- Super Model Ali Albwardy- Patron of the Dubai Polo Team Adolfo Cambiaso- 10 goal Professional Lolo Castagnola- 9 goal Professional Major Archie David- 1957–1970 Sir David Brown- 1971–1979 Doug Riley-Smith- 1980 Post Vacant- 1981–1982 Geoffrey Lawson- 1983–1986 Billy Walsh- 1987–1992 Bryan Morrison- 1993–1996 Douglas Brown DFC- 1997–2000 J. W. M. Crisp- 2001–2003 Saeed Ali Albwardy- 2004–2007 Vichai Raksriaksorn- 2008–2012 Steven Lamprell- 2013– Billy Walsh- 1946–1986 Peggy Healy- 1987–2000 Tim Healy- 2001 James Lange- 2002–2003 Tom Benson- 2004–2005 David Leach- 2006 Daniel Devrient Kidd- 2007 Adolfo Casabal- 2008–2011 William Healy- 2011– Official website Ham Polo Club Blog – News and Reviews of matches and tournaments at Ham Polo Club Flickr – Images of Ham Polo Club YouTube – Videos of Ham Polo Club Wikimedia Commons
Barnes is a district in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. It takes up the extreme northeast of the borough, it is centred 5.3 miles west south-west of Charing Cross in a bend of the River Thames. Its built environment includes a wide variety of convenience and arts shopping on its high street and a high proportion of 18th- and 19th-century buildings in the streets near Barnes Pond. Together they make up the Barnes Village conservation area where along with its west riverside, most of the mid-19th century properties are concentrated. On the east riverside is the WWT London Wetland Centre adjoining several fields for the three main national team sports. Barnes has retained woodland on the "Barnes Trail", a short circular walk taking in the riverside, commercial streets and conservation area, marked by silver discs set in the ground and with QR coded information on distinctive oar signs; the Thames Path National Trail provides a public promenade along the entire bend of the river, on the Championship Course in rowing.
Barnes is served by bus routes towards central London and Richmond. Barnes is in south west London, bounded to the west and east by a meander in the River Thames. Barnes is not on the London Underground network, however, it is served directly by two National Rail stations, both of which are in London's Travelcard Zone 3: Barnes railway station Barnes Bridge railway stationBoth stations are served by trains operated by South Western Railway, with trains terminating in Central London at Waterloo via Clapham Junction. Trains from Barnes and Barnes Bridge both run eastwards providing Barnes with a direct connection to Chiswick and Hounslow. Barnes railway station is served by trains running southwest towards Teddington and Kingston. Barnes railway station saw 2.548 million passenger exits last year. Barnes Bridge was quieter, with only 0.863 passengers beginning or ending their journey at the station. Nearby railway stations can be found at Putney and Mortlake. There are London Underground connections in neighbouring Hammersmith, where two stations serve four lines: the Circle, Hammersmith & City and Piccadilly lines.
From Hammersmith, there are direct connections to the West End. There are direct connections to Heathrow Airport, the East End and Rayner's Lane. There is one River Thames crossing in Barnes for traffic and pedestrians. Many of the roads in Barnes are residential, but several arterial routes pass through the district, carrying traffic across London and the South East; the South Circular Road passes through the southern end of Barnes. The South Circular carries traffic eastbound towards Wandsworth, the City of London and south east London. Westbound, the road carries traffic away from Central London, either towards Richmond and the M3, or directly to the M4 and the North Circular Road. Kew and Chiswick are en route to the M4; the A306 runs north-south through Barnes, carried by Rocks Lane. Leaving Barnes to the north, the A306 crosses Hammersmith Bridge towards Hammersmith, where traffic meets the Great West Road, which links to Earl's Court and the West End. Southbound, the A306 meets the A3 towards Guildford and Portsmouth.
Barnes High Street and Church Road carry the A3003, which runs between nearby Mortlake. Transport for London manages the South Circular Road and the A306. Other roads which cross the Thames nearby are Chiswick Bridge to Putney Bridge east; the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames carries out air pollution monitoring in Barnes, both kerbside and in the London Wetlands Centre. There are several sites in Barnes which measure the concentration of Nitrogen Dioxide and Particulate Matter in the air. A site along Castelnau recorded an annual mean concentration of NO2 at 31μgm-3 in 2017; the annual mean concentration of PM10 was 18μgm-3 at the same site in the same year. Both results show. Whilst Castelnau is on the kerbside, the Wetlands monitoring site recorded far lower results than Castelnau did in 2017, with an annual mean NO2 concentration at 21μgm-3, a mean reading of 15μgm-3 for PM10. A monitoring site on Barnes High Street recorded more polluted air than the other, with NO2 levels at 43.0μgm-3.
This site therefore failed to meet the UK National Air Quality Objective of 40μgm-3 for NO2. London Buses serving Barnes are: Compared other districts in London, Barnes is poorly connected to London destinations via cycle paths or tracks. There are three key routes which pass through Barnes: National Cycle Route 4 - signed cycle route from Greenwich to Fishguard, West Wales. Runs on shared-use paths or residential streets, but in Barnes, the route follows Rocks Lane for a short distance. For cyclists in Barnes, the route provides an unbroken, albeit indirect, route towards Waterloo via Putney and Chelsea. To the West, NCR 4 passes through Richmond Park and Kingston-upon-Thames. London Cycle Network 37 - part of the discontinued London Cycle Network. Many signs still remain along this route in Barnes; the route runs eastbound towards Wandsworth and the City, or westbound towards Mortlake and Richmond. EuroVelo 2 - part of the EuroVelo network, EV2 runs from Moscow, Russia to Galway, Ireland, it is unsigned in Barnes, but it follows the route of NCR 4