Strand On The Green Gets Interpretative Sign
Giving historical and ecological information about the area
An interpretive sign has been introduced at Strand on the Green.
The brightly coloured sign is divided into sections giving information on the area which is a popular riverside walk starting just after Kew Bridge in the direction of Grove Park. It forms a historic part of the Thames Path National Trail.
The sign also refers to the three historic pubs along the footway, The Bell & Crown, (1751), The City Barge (1786) which featured in the Beatles film 'Help', and the Bull's Head, where Oliver Cromwell reputedly held military councils during the English Civil War.
There is information on the wildlife of the area, notably birds, Canada Geese, Tufted Ducks and teal, and on the area's links with the painter Zoffany.
The sign is a valuable addition to the popular river walk, and was planned and designed by the Strand on the Green Association Committee.
They had the assistance of Ruth Hutton from Thames Strategy Kew-Chelsea and Hounslow Highways.
Sponsorship came from Tesco ‘Bags of Help’, Fullers and Hounslow Council.
July 20, 2018