Sir David Attenborough receives Richmond's highest award

Profile image for Teddington People

By Teddington People | Friday, March 28, 2014, 14:42

Sir David Attenborough received one of the highest honours a home borough can award at a special ceremony held this month.

National treasure, Sir David, was presented with the Freedom of the Borough award in recognition of his dedicated work to natural history, film-making and his contribution to many local charities and organisations.

Despite having travelled the world, Sir David who has lived in Richmond for more than 60 years, described it as his favourite place on Earth in an interview with Time Out. The broadcaster added that his home borough was his top destination by a long way and that he preferred Richmond because of its climate and good music.

He said: "It is true that there is a question I am invariably asked, apart from my favourite animal, which is where is my favourite place on earth? They expect me to say the Great Plains of East Africa or Oriental charms of Bali, I give a one word answer: Richmond.

"This is the place for me. I don't have a cottage in the country or any other home. I've lived here for 63 years, when I come back home and look out of the aeroplane I can spot the Thames and Richmond Park and I can locate my house. The green spaces in which we lucky people live are unbelievable. It is a great honour to receive the Freedom of the Borough from a Council which has a marvellous record of raising awareness and looking after our countryside in Richmond."



max 4000 characters

Latest Stories in Teddington


Local Vouchers

  • 2 for the price of 1 offer at Brouge at The Old Goat

    Brouge At The Old Goat

    Come in and try something from our a la carte menu and receive two for the price of one on any starter, main or dessert. If you've ever eaten at Brouge, you'll know that's unbeatable value and if you haven't, come in and try us now!

    Terms: Valid: Mon-Thurs 12pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 12pm-5pm, Sundays from 5:30pm for up to 6 guests. Excludes Bank holidays, all national festive days and December. A la carte menu and specials only. Not valid in conjunction with any other offers.

    Contact: 02033766468

    Valid until: Thursday, January 08 2015

  • 10% off kids' bikes this July at Moore's Cycles

    Moores Cycles

    Summer is the ideal time to get your child riding a bike for the first time, or upgrading their bike ready for the new school term. The fun and freedom of being outdoors and developing a sense of speed, all adds to the enjoyment of their cycling adventures.
    Throughout July 2014, Moore's Cycles have 10% off kids bikes. You can buy online or at any of our bike shops in Teddington, Twickenham or Isleworth.

    Terms: Not valid with any other offer. See Moore's Cycles top 5 kids' bikes for inspiration.

    Contact: 020 89772925

    Valid until: Thursday, July 31 2014

  • Book your free digital skin analysis test now!

    Perkins Health

    Have you ever wondered whether you could improve your skin by using products more suited to your skin type? Do you know what your skin type is? Book an appointment with Perkins Health today and we'll carry out a free digital skin analysis test for you. From there, we'll be on hand to recommend the best products to use on your skin to keep it looking healthy, toned and beautiful.

    Terms: Just mention Teddington people when you call us and we'll book you in for free.

    Contact: 0203 7640685

    Valid until: Thursday, June 18 2015


Search for...

Min price is bigger than Max price
Min price is bigger than Max price
Min rent is bigger than Max rent