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Elsie Paine Part 2: Elsie recalls how the community pulled together during World War II and the horrors of the Blitz

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 recalls how the community pulled together during World War II and the horrors of the…

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Caring in the community: A heartfelt ‘thank you’ from Manjit Rana of Tipsy Toad

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 of need. Wiping a tear from her eye, Manjit Rana admits that the death of her…

Local artistic director: Sean Holmes

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, discusses his love of surprising audiences and his first production to launch the re-opening Q.…

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Local broadcaster : Jonathan Maitland

TV presenter slash reporter Jonny Maitland tells Jo Reynolds why he can’t stop taking the p***. How long have you lived in the area? Since 2002, but my connection to the area goes back much further. I’ve worked at the…

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Local casting agent: Priscilla John

Jo Reynolds talks to Local casting agent Priscilla John. How long have you lived in the area? Since February 1987. I’d just bought a house in Cardross Street. Do you want to know what I paid for it? £103,000. That…

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Local artist: Paul Donnellon

Jo Reynolds talks to local artist Paul Donnellon. When did you move here? 2000. Before, I lived all over London, from Lewisham to Islington to London Bridge, but my wife Diana lived in Hammersmith Grove. I didn’t know people could…

Local Aston Martin man: Nicholas Mee

Aston Martin man Nicholas Mee tells Jo Reynolds about Goldfinger and Goldhawk Road. How long have you been in the area? Personally, forty years, but we’ve had the business in the area since 2000 when we took over the garage…

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Local hairdressers: Marcus Filotrani & Mark McLaughlin

Local hairdressers Marcus and Mark flash their blades and get reflective with Jo Reynolds. What are your surnames? Mark: McLaughlin. Marcus: Filotrani. What tempted a pair of Glaswegians to London? Mark: I came down when I was 17.  I was…