Date archives: 29/06/2017

Foster Books: A chapter in Chiswick’s rich history

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Foster Books: A chapter in Chiswick’s rich history
Stephen Foster Stephen Foster runs Foster Books, which you’ll find in the oldest shop on Chiswick High Road. Stephen will be writing regular pieces for Chiswick Locals magazine on local history, books, prints and photographs. Here he explains what makes his shop so special. Foster Books has been a familiar...

Join the Devonshire Road street party in Chiswick W4 – September 9 11am-4.30pm

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Join the Devonshire Road street party in Chiswick W4 – September 9 11am-4.30pm
Mike Moran in his rugby kit in 1991 Mike Moran owner of Top Hat dry cleaners is a larger-than-life character within the close-knit Devonshire Road community. He supports local charities and schools and is one of the main people behind the popular and successful annual Devonshire Road Street Party. This...

Top Hat celebrates 50 years of award-winning dry cleaning

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Top Hat celebrates 50 years of award-winning dry cleaning
Mike Moran, centre, receives his LCN award from actor Shaun Williamson, right Devonshire Road stalwart Mike Moran has plenty of reasons to be celebrating as his shop marks half a century in business. Top Hat Hounslow 1967 There isn’t much Mike Moran doesn’t know about the world of dry cleaning....

Helping children to read for pleasure gives them enormous advantages in the future

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Helping children to read for pleasure gives them enormous advantages in the future
Some of Doorstep Library’s group of volunteers DOORSTEP LIBRARY - Helping children to read for pleasure gives them enormous advantages in the future. Weaving their way through the sprawling walkways, carrying rucksacks and little plastic stools, Jill and Allyson are regular fixtures on this Hammersmith housing estate. They have been...

The Italians: Just like mamma would make

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The Italians: Just like mamma would make
Manager Massimo Lopez The Italians on Chiswick High Road brings an authentic slice of Italy to your doorstep. Fresh produce is delivered direct from suppliers in the top food and wine producing regions so that Massimo Lopez and his staff can create mouth-watering treats and advise on the best produce for...

History of Hammersmith Grove

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History of Hammersmith Grove
If you think Hammersmith has never seen so much building development, local residents felt the same way more than 150 years ago... Hammersmith Grove is an elegant, tree-lined thoroughfare running from Goldhawk Road down to Hammersmith Broadway. It is blessed, on the west side in particular, with some extremely handsome...

Architect Warren Hagues: Accurately passing on clients’ wishes to the builders and designers

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Architect Warren Hagues: Accurately passing on clients’ wishes to the builders and designers
Architect Warren Hagues on the importance of accurately passing on clients’ wishes to the builders and designers. In the last issue we spoke about the architect’s role as a facilitator who’s job it is to realise that the preferences and tastes of clients play a major part in developing a...

Grove Neighbourhood Centre: Grenfell Tower

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Grove Neighbourhood Centre: Grenfell Tower
Latest news from the Grove The Grove Neighbourhood Centre would like to send its love and sincere condolences to all those affected by the tragic Grenfell Tower disaster. For the next month, the Centre will be donating all its proceeds from general fund-raising to the Grenfell Tower Disaster Fund. We...

TIPS & TALES Fresh from the barber shop with Stav the Barber: Keeping you cool this Summer

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TIPS & TALES Fresh from the barber shop with Stav the Barber: Keeping you cool this Summer
When the going gets hot it’s time for a crop... Flaming June! For a few days it was finally hot enough to complain about how hot it was and, with summer in full flight, you may have noticed people walking around wearing a little less - some wearing a hell...

The Carpet Store’s Joe Miller wages war on carpet moths!

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The Carpet Store’s Joe Miller wages war on carpet moths!
Joe and Fiona Miller. This local family has you covered. The battle is on. Joe’s enemy is small, aggressive and a threat to us all. Sometimes they are killed with chemical weapons, occasionally they’re smeared across walls leaving ugly stains. Q. Who is your enemy? A. Moths. They are a...