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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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Father Christmas goes high-tech

Speaking in a booming voice down a crackling telephone line from Lapland in the Arctic Circle, Father Christmas reveals the history of his many names, his reliance on technology and the challenges of not waking children when delivering presents Q.…

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History: Caroline MacMillan – The artists of Hammersmith riverside

‘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 than to walk beside the river at Hammersmith Mall? Sir Joseph Bazalgette’s magnificent suspension bridge…

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Recipe: Andy Needham’s Fresh egg pappardelle with Welsh saltmarsh lamb shoulder ragu

A recipe from Andy Needham, chef and owner of L’Amorosa. Fresh egg pappardelle with Welsh saltmarsh lamb shoulder ragu Serves 4 Ingredients For the ragu: 250g salt marsh lamb shoulder(de-boned and diced) 1 small red onion ½ stalk of celery,…

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Elsie Paine Part 1: Brackenbury born and bred, she reveals how times have changed but somethings remain the same

Elsie Paine has lived in Cardross Street for all of her 87 years. In this fascinating account of a life in Hammersmith, she reveals how times have changed but somethings remain the same Sitting in her living room, Elsie Paine…

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Thor Gudmundsson and Richard Okroj: The Brackenbury Wine Rooms

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 puffing red stag being carried inside.’ For months the former restaurant on a corner of…

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Josh Pull and Will Orr-Ewing: Keystone after-school classes give children a boost

Josh Pull and Will Orr-Ewing tell us what their Keystone after-school classes can offer our kids. What are Keystone Study Clubs? Josh: They are small after school classes in English and Maths for students aged 6 to 11. We have been…

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

From pilates to painting, the centre hosts a variety of activities and events for locals. Brad Cahoon wants your suggestions to ensure it remains at the heart of the community. Your community centre needs you! When I say I work…

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Caroline MacMillan: What’s in a street name?

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 and asked yourself, ‘I wonder why it’s called that?’. Hammersmith has many fascinating street names…

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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…