TEDDINGTON UP­GRADE

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Teddington Lock Of­fices, at the head of the ti­dal Thames, have been re­fur­bished by the En­vi­ron­ment Agency. Con­trac­tors ECS ren­o­vated the pub­lic toi­lets, im­proved the staff quar­ters in­clud­ing new show­ers, and in­stalled in­su­la­tion and new light­ing for bet­ter en­ergy ef­fi­ciency, and im­proved dis­abled ac­cess. While mainly seen by pass­ing boaters as the place to buy a Thames li­cence, the build­ing also has an odd claim to fame: it was im­mor­talised in the 1970s as the scene where the

Monty Python’s Fly­ing Cir­cus ‘Fish-slap­ping Dance’ se­quence was filmed, as com­mem­o­rated by a plaque.

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