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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 sight in Chiswick since 1970. […]

Oliver Cyriax: Vera Pith-Scottley

Local historian Oliver Cyriax interviews a woman with altitude: an airship-pioneer who braved the heights in the 1930s. A Profile in Courage by local historian Oliver Cyriax. Dateline: Ravenscourt Park 1936 “Of course our flock scattered as the Graf came in,” says Vera Pith-Scottley. “It took three hours to find Maisie, she always was my […]

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

(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 some of the septuagenarian and octogenarian residents of Hammersmith and its environs get up to. I have lived in the area for 25 plus years and even had my wedding […]

Oliver Cyriax: Local comparative therapist – Lydia Sinforth

Eminent historian Oliver Cyriax walks the ghostly footprints of time to reveal the ancient civilisation of Bracknor Wot. Lydia Sinforth, Hammersmith’s Comparative Therapist “Imagine an affordable 500 kHz pulse rate city-mapping system that measures high-density strata on the urban floodplain,” yells the mustachioed pilot as we make our third helicopter pass over Cardross Street. He […]

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