|Wood End Library and Children's Centre, Whitton Avenue West|
Sunday, November 22, 2020
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Wednesday, November 04, 2020
Saturday, October 31, 2020
"Conservation groups are calling for a proper heritage assessment before digging up Arnold Circus, the centrepiece of the listed Boundary Estate which is the world’s first municipal housing scheme built in the 1890s." #towerhamlets #savearnoldcircus https://t.co/94UA5gKf4k— Stephen Moran (@stephen_j_moran) October 31, 2020
'The historic Arnold Circus was not the place for “expensive and ill-conceived enhancements”, an area celebrated worldwide for its unique design and architecture, the trust pointed out. The simplicity of the Arnold Circus design “should not be tampered with”.
Conservation groups are calling for “a proper heritage assessment” before digging up Arnold Circus, the centrepiece of the listed Boundary Estate which is the world’s first municipal housing scheme built in the 1890s.' (Hackney Gazette)
Tower Hamlets council has already broken up some of the original Yorkstone paving, apparently without waiting for planning permission.
Sunday, October 11, 2020
Monday, September 28, 2020
28 September 2020: Bad news, northwest London's own Lexi Cinema is closed due to a fire that happened overnight in the foyer.
We are devastated to announce that in the early hours of this morning there was a fire in the foyer of the cinema, the cause of which is still being investigated.— TheLexiCinema (@TheLexiCinema) September 28, 2020
We will be closed for the foreseeable future.
Full statement below ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/dW34JdLrqA
Thursday, September 24, 2020
How wartime ‘ripple’ led to 600 deaths in east London school is revealed by BBC investigators https://t.co/O3I1ngmMFa— Spitalfields Life (@thegentleauthor) September 24, 2020
"The little-known tragedy of a wartime bomb that never exploded—yet had a “ripple affect” causing 600 deaths in an east London school—is being uncovered by BBC investigators." (East London Advertiser)
Families were sheltering in the school building after being evacuated from their homes due to an unexploded bomb on the first day of the London blitz. But the school took a direct hit the following day causing far more casualties than were announced at the time.
All these figs were grown this year in a south-facing walled corner in Harrow. The biggest ones were picked in July but the recent Indian summer spell has produced another crop. They bleed a white latex-like sap when plucked.
|This plump one today, September 24|
|Picked on September 20|
|Some from July 19th|
|Split fig on a sideplate, July 19|
Sunday, September 06, 2020
Monday, August 24, 2020
We dedicate the last of our 2020 lockdown series, and our last ever publication, to all those who have lost their lives and those bereaved in the Covid-19 pandemic. Follow the guidelines and stay well till all this is over. See you on the other side. (Ed.)
Sunday, August 23, 2020
|Another tree down, leaning precariously onto a fence beside|
Whitton Avenue West near the junction with Greenford Road
|Update 29 August: broken part removed, area taped off|
'His goddamned tweet and lying [...] The change of stories. The lack of preparation. The lying. Holy shit.'— Stephen Moran (@stephen_j_moran) August 23, 2020
In secretly recorded audio [2018-19], President Trump’s sister says he has ‘no principles’ and ‘you can’t trust him’ #LiarTrump #BidenHarris2020 https://t.co/BiatwZOSR9
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Friday, July 24, 2020
For the fourth in our summer lockdown series, a story of desperation. What could be more appropriate? And you know that light at the end of the tunnel? It's an oncoming train. Yes, it's being so cheerful that keeps us going. Ed.
Saturday, July 11, 2020
Counting. Over the past sixteen years, Willesden Herald has published 139 short stories by 113 writers from Bosnia, Canada, China, England, India, Ireland, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Russia, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, USA ans Wales.
Sunday, June 28, 2020
|The new fence runs north from the railway bridge|
|The new fence is about 100 metres long|
|Scary anti-climb spike wheels|
|A small, abandoned (?) caravan behind a gap |
subsequently blocked with four huge concrete cubes
That's one seriously mean fence! It would be interesting to hear from anyone who knows what moved Harrow council or whoever (TfL?) to erect it. It's a pity that the parkland and woodland around Sudbury Hill is not open to the public, as it is owned and used exclusively on three sides by the Post Office union sports club, John Lyons School and Harrow Cricket Club. However, we do have access to Grove Farm, and part of the Capital Ring, both nearby and a little further up Greenford Road (hiking boots on) to Horsenden Hill. "Mustn't grumble!?"
Saturday, June 27, 2020
For the next in our 2020 lockdown series, we revisit the joint-winner of our inaugural short story competition. Some of you may be running around without face or leg coverings for the allowed daily exercise but it's not compulsory, you know. Happily, we can still stay home and read short stories. (Ed)
Sunday, June 21, 2020
"Dreams" is a Cranberries song written by Noel Hogan and Dolores O'Riordan.
Monday, June 08, 2020
Thursday, June 04, 2020
Monday, June 01, 2020
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
In the second of our 2020 lockdown series, you are the writer. Have you ever missed a step on the stairs or turned back in fear? Have you ever given someone a piece of your mind? Are you an object of desire or the subject? Stay home. Ed.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Sunday, May 10, 2020
Monday, May 04, 2020
Looking for respite from the lockdown? You've come to the right place. Ed.
May 2020: The Time Capsule by John O’Donoghue
“They all fell silent for a moment. I could see them trying to look into the future, to imagine themselves as adults, married maybe, perhaps with families of their own, working away in jobs like Uncle Tommy in the Post Office, or Auntie Lizzie in the nursing before she was married, or gone to England, like my mother and father, or even further afield.”
The Time Capsule comes from The King from Over The Water (The Wild Geese Press, 2019).
Saturday, April 18, 2020
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523 people hospitalised with #Covid_19 at Northwick Park (& sister trusts) have been discharged since March 4th. Tragically 364 people have died there. 250 people still being treated as of yesterday. I can only begin to imagine the sense of loss (1/2) https://t.co/Zy2nAFHff1— Gareth Thomas MP (@GarethThomasMP) April 18, 2020
Source Ref. MyLondon.news
Monday, April 13, 2020
"A short lived detective drama from 1972. Never caught on with the American public."
With Andre the Giant as Little Bim, Jean Paul Sartre as Walleye Molloy and Jean Cocteau as Huggy Bear
"...cut together by playwright Danny Thompson, cofounder of Chicago’s Theater Oobleck." Ref: Open Culture. Via Martin Doyle on Twitter
Monday, April 06, 2020
Friday, April 03, 2020
"A family from Kent who shared a video of their living room performance of a lockdown-themed adaptation of a Les Misérables song have become a sensation online. Ben and Danielle Marsh and their four children changed the lyrics of One Day More to reflect common complaints during the Covid-19 lockdown. They say the video, which has gone viral, was intended to give friends and family a laugh during this stressful time" (Guardian News - YouTube)
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Covid-19: We can't move forward till we can see where we are.
Why it is essential we adopt mass community testing as our national strategy: my video today pic.twitter.com/QriHoYAhYa— Jeremy Hunt (@Jeremy_Hunt) March 31, 2020
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
“How can we possibly suppress the virus if we don’t know where it is?”— PoliticsJOE (@PoliticsJOE_UK) March 24, 2020
Former health secretary Jeremy Hunt condemns the government's mismanagement of coronavirus testing. #CoronavirusLockdown pic.twitter.com/zd4jMmfkLr
Vision, having sight of the problem, is vital in order to solve it. Jeremy Hunt cites other countries who have got control of their outbreaks with intensive testing and contact tracing. Let's hope the government understands this message and acts on it.
Friday, March 20, 2020
This is Roo the pig's interpretation of Christopher Isherwood's "I Am a Camera". It's quite fantastic.
Sunday, March 15, 2020
Saturday, March 14, 2020
If I ever met Jurgen Klopp I’d say “omg if we have a baby we should call it Klipp” just so he’d raise an eyebrow at me and tell me I’m a moron and I’d be so naked by the time he’d finished doing that.— Laura Lexx (@lauralexx) March 13, 2020
Thursday, March 12, 2020
|Wood End Road with roadworks roadblock outside Harrow Cricket Club|
|South Vale newly resurfaced|
|Example of the new speed bumps|
Monday, March 09, 2020
An evocative short memoir of a childhood in Nepal with parents working in linguistics and literacy. Illustrated with marvellous photos. Follow this link to learn more about a language that had never previously been written down and more."Their language – which they call Tamukyui – is from the Tibeto-Burman family and had never been written down." Writing the Way Blog Post: https://t.co/FcYGxLIymm #Nepal #Gurungs #linguistics pic.twitter.com/OhwQpxPJUt— Merryn Glover (@MerrynGlover) March 9, 2020
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Follow the link for more commentary by Friends of the Earth. This is good news for everyone living in West London and, probably, the world.We've won our case against the government! The Court of Appeal has judged their plans for Heathrow expansion illegal on climate grounds 🙌. This ruling is an historic and ground-breaking result for climate justice and for future generations. #NoThirdRunway pic.twitter.com/9oAdz0aZuy— Friends of the Earth 🌍 (@friends_earth) February 27, 2020
Friday, February 14, 2020
|New mighty self-draining concrete kerbstones (left) and boundary kerb (right)|
|Opposite view, showing extent of new drainage system & grass verge relaid|
|Junction with Wood End Road, Orley Farm Road (private) & bridleway path|
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
|Our favourite view. Chiltern Line from the bridge on Wood End Road.|
|Corner of South Vale and Wood End Road|
Monday, February 10, 2020
Thursday, February 06, 2020
|Newly cut tree stumps, Harrow Road (Sudbury)|
Related story: Tree felling in South Vale (Harrow)
Friday, January 31, 2020
|Wood End Way (Ealing)|
|Wood End Road (Harrow)|
Update 4 Feb. 2020: Another load dumped further along the same stretch:
|Fly-tipping in South Vale (Harrow) beside "Road Closed" sign|