Stop Press – Michael Portillo visits The Brentham Club to learn all about Fred Perry’s early years. Tonight (Saturday 29th May) at 7pm on BBC2’s Great British Railway Journeys.
In other news – The latest edition of Brentham News hits the streets this weekend.
In it we make reference to an article by journalist David Bauckham covering the origins of our estate and detailing the history of Brentham Football Club – you can read the article here
The 2021 Census is being taken on Sunday 21st March. By taking part you will be helping to inform decisions about things that matter to you and your community – especially funding decisions on public services.
ONS only ever publish aggregate statistics and all personal details are protected by law for 100 years.
Detailed information from the 1911 Census, now available, has been compiled for Brentham and gives an insight into the early residents of our estate. More info – here.
Sadly, for the second year running, we are unable to go ahead with May Day.
Fingers crossed we’ll be back in 2022.
The May Day Committee.
Some of the winning photos from the Gardens and Photo Competition
More details, runners up, and a selection of other entries click here
The sun is shining so take the opportunity to photograph your Front or Back Gardens, Flowers, Vegetables, Fruit or Animals and enter the Brentham Garden and Photography Competition with a chance to win the Rose Bowl Award 2020 and to support The Ealing Foodbank.
Closing date midnight Saturday 18th July
For full details on how to enter click here
If entering competitions is not your thing, our expert photographer Andy Golding will take a photograph of your garden for you in return for a donation to The Ealing Foodbank. (Contact Andy on 07957 642023)
Any other queries – contact Vicky Snodin 07985 901569
Within government restrictions Brentham went to town to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Many houses were festooned with bunting and several people had afternoon tea in, or just outside, their front garden. Here is just one little corner of Brentham celebrating – recorded by resident and filmmaker Angela Kay.
If you have any photos of your celebrations please send them to email@example.com and we will post a selection.
The 9th of May would have seen the annual May Day celebrations taking place in Brentham. However government restrictions mean our event, like many others, cannot go ahead. Instead we give you a Virtual May Day.
Here you can have just a glimpse of what might have been.
But we’ll be back – put Saturday 8th May 2021 in your diary for next year.
To learn more about May Day click here and search our archive here for some historical images.
CALLING ALL BUNTING MAKERS/OWNERS!
This Friday 8th May is worth celebrating: it’s the 75th anniversary of VE Day and it’s the start of a Bank Holiday weekend. We’re living through rather different times at the moment but perhaps we need cheering up now more than ever.
Individual streets may be organising their own celebrations (socially-distanced of course) but if you have bunting lurking in a drawer somewhere, or can get your children to help make some, please put it out in your front garden – ideally before the Thursday 8pm clap for key workers – and let’s have A BRIGHTER BRENTHAM!
We’d like to capture what lockdown in Brentham is like. Have you got a story to tell? Are you a key worker? Are you having to work from home? What is it like having to do home schooling (as a parent or a child)? Are you self-isolating and having to rely on neighbours? Apart from clapping for the NHS and other key workers – is your street support group doing other activities? If you have a story then please email firstname.lastname@example.org preferably with pictures or just send some unusual photos. (We hear that hedgehogs have been spotted in Meadvale Road!)
With details of support groups and your stories, we plan to issue a Brentham News Special which goes to every household – so no one is missed.
In the meantime – stay well and keep safe.
Details of street support groups can be found here