Neighbours gathered at Grove Gardens in Teddington last week for the unveiling of a plaque detailing the area's 250 year history.
Funded by the Teddington Society, the historical notice board reveals the estate's past, from its birth in 1763 with the building of a mansion, The Grove, which was the bought by Shell. Dutch style cottages were then built on the Grove Estate, before the area became a public park.
The most famous resident of the house was the founder of The Times John Walter I, who lived there from 1795-1812. The newspaper's current deputy managing editor Christopher McKane unveilled the plaque with Cllr Steven Knight and Teddington Society Chair Baroness Jenny Hilton and vice chair Sheena Harold on April 8.
The group delivered more than 200 invitations to local residents and Teddington Bowls Club opened up its pavilion to provide refreshments.