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The Stonemasons Arms: Jack Davis

The Stonemasons Arms: Jack Davis
Jack Davis - General Manager Anyone driving round Hogarth Roundabout in Chiswick recently cannot have failed to notice the intense stare of a giant-sized chef...

Thor Gudmundsson and Richard Okroj: The Brackenbury Wine Rooms

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The Brackenbury Wine Rooms is the smoking hot destination where more than just the wine is red ‘Bewildered locals spotted the head of a cigarette...

Leontine Hass of Associated Studios is looking for talented locals

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Leontine Hass the founder of The Associated Studios, a West London arts academy, is on the hunt for Hammersmith & Fulham talent Tucked away on...

Local comedian: Bill Bailey

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Bill Bailey tells Jo Reynolds that making people laugh is his life’s work. How long have you lived in the area? Since 1987. 29 years. As a...

Local publicans: Michael Mann & Jill O’Sullivan

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You two don’t sound like Londoners.  Where are you from? Jill: Tipperary, southern Ireland. Mike: Christchurch on the South Island of New Zealand. How did you meet? Mike:...

Pottery Courses and Tuition: José Carvalho Ceramics

Pottery Courses and Tuition: José Carvalho Ceramics
José Carvalho - Potter ‘I am a potter from Portugal and have been living in London for 10 years. My work covers a broad spectrum...

Stephanie Flanders: ‘I’ve been in and around this neighbourhood most of...

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Stephanie Flanders ‘I like the fact that my kids are growing up in a mixed and diverse neighbourhood’ As the BBC’s economics editor, Stephanie Flanders became...

Elsie Paine Part 2: Elsie recalls how the community pulled together...

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BRACKENBURY BORN AND BRED In the second and final part about her life lived on Cardross Street in the heart of Brackenbury Village, Elsie Paine...

Evolve Fitness Training: Hanif Mayet

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Hanif Mayet - Evolve Fitness Training Q. What do you like about the area? The variety of people and the energy. Q. Where does your surname, Mayet,...

Caring in the community: A heartfelt ‘thank you’ from Manjit Rana...

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A heartfelt ‘thank you’ from a well-known shopkeeper whose sad loss saw many of her considerate customers offer support and compassion in her hour...

History: Caroline MacMillan – Life in Cardross Street in 1928

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The splendid article about Elsie Paine in the September issue made me wonder what life was like when she was born in Cardross Street...

Local butcher: Terry Murray

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Were you born here? No, in Wandsworth, but we moved here when I was eleven. When I left secondary school at fifteen, nearly sixteen, my...

Thomas Del Mar: 25 Blythe Road – Antique Arms and Armour...

Thomas Del Mar: 25 Blythe Road - Antique Arms and Armour auction 29th June
Thomas Del Mar Thomas Del Mar has been living locally with his family for eight years. Having run the Antique Arms, Armour and Militaria department...

Are you sitting comfortably? Meet the boss of Sofa Fox Robert...

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Robert Dyrga - Sofa Fox Are you sitting comfortably? Then, the boss of Sofa Fox, will begin... Robert Dyrga, his partner, Goska, and their son, Julian,...

The Brackenbury Natural Health Clinic: Meet the Osteopaths

The Brackenbury Natural Health Clinic Osteopaths
Meet the The Brackenbury Natural Health Clinic Osteopaths: Alexia Lescure - Osteopath Daniel Rollins - Osteopath Laura Maidment - Osteopath Fátima Cardelus - Osteopath   What exactly is Osteopathy? Osteopathy is a...

Chartered Practice Architects: Warren Hagues

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Warren Hagues - Chartered Practice Architects ‘Architects are trained to consider a project holistically’ Q. I see a lot of building work to people’s homes at...

Grove Neighbourhood Centre: Janis Cammell OBE

Grove Neighbourhood Centre: Janis Cammell OBE
Janis Cammell OBE - Committee member Janis Cammell has a special link to the Grove. It has provided her with help when she needed it...

Life Coaching: Olivia Read

Life Coaching - Olivia Read
Life Coaching - Olivia Read Top Tips to Lighten your load ‘Summer is here and change is in the air. It’s time for us to stop...

Talking turkey with the Brackenbury Village butcher John Stenton

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Listening to Brackenbury Village butcher John Stenton reel off the list of different meats he will sell this Christmas is in itself a mouth...

Recipe: John Stenton’s Turkey Tip – Turkey and Creamy Stilton Pies

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A great recipe suggestion from John Stenton for the Christmas season. Turkey and Creamy Stilton Pies Makes 4 50g butter 1 tbsp rapeseed oil 1 medium onion, peeled and...

John Stenton Family Butchers: WE ARE TAKING CHRISTMAS ORDERS NOW UNTIL...

John Stenton Family Butchers
John Stenton Family Butchers are taking Christmas orders now until 15 December 2017. To place your oder please call us on 020 8748 6121 - Free...

Elliot Rowe: Why I love Brackenbury Village and Hammersmith

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We ask Elliot Rowe, head of Hammersmith sales at Douglas & Gordon, what he loves about the area and why he made it is...

Bradley Cahoon: Grove Neighbourhood Centre – at the heart of the...

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From pilates to painting, the centre hosts a variety of activities and events for locals. Brad Cahoon wants your suggestions to ensure it remains...

Caroline MacMillan: What’s in a street name?

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Discover the history of family names and royal connections in your road. Location: Brackenbury Village, Hammersmith, London, W6: How often have you walked down a street...

Local artistic director: Sean Holmes

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BUILDING DRAMA Hammersmith hosts one of the most significant cultural developments in West London with this month’s re-opening of the Lyric. Artistic Director, Sean Holmes,...

Local actor: Hammed Animashaun

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HIS WORLD’S A STAGE The Lyric re-opened with the hit musical Bugsy Malone. One of its cast, Hammed Animashaun, takes time out of rehearsals to...

Bradley Cahoon: You are never too old for the naughty step

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(or Seniors can surprise you) Living in Brackenbury Village and working at the Grove Neighbourhood Centre has opened my eyes to previously unrealised antics that...

Aska Mucha: The more massage you have, the greater the benefits

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We all want to be happy, stress and pain free. We all want to feel safe and unthreatened. So how do we accomplish this...

Local gunmaker: Michael Smith

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In loving memory of Michael Smith 4 November 1958 - 8 December 2015 TAKING STOCK What inspired a local lad to become a fine craftsman? Michael Smith,...

Caroline MacMillan: The artists of Hammersmith riverside

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‘In a fit of pique Cobden-Sanderson threw all the type into the river from Hammersmith Bridge’ What can be more pleasant on a sunny day...