Open Gardens 2018

The annual Open Gardens Day will be on  Sunday 17th June from 2pm – 5pm

This year the plant sale will be held on Vivian Green

Programmes are sold on the day @ £4-50 per person – for further details watch out for posters around the estate

If you are interested in opening your garden, contributing plants for the plant sale, or can help with the teas and/or tickets sales please contact:

Sheila@brentham.com

 

 

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May Queen Crowned

2018 – Grace Connett

Despite the rain the annual May Day procession went ahead as planned but the dancing  took place in St Barnabas Church rather than on the Brentham Club playing fields.

1985 – Tamsin Gilbert

Grace Connett was crowned May Queen 2018 following in the footsteps of her mother Tamsin who was May Queen in 1985.

 

 

Click here for  a copy of the May Day programme

 

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May Day Parade and Open Day at The Brentham Club

Saturday 12th May sees the annual May Day parade round the Brentham estate. A wonderful tradition dating back over 100 years. Come along and enjoy the spectacle. Parade starts at 2-30pm.

While in the vicinity why not drop in to the Brentham Club and try your hand at or watch one of the many sporting activities available. The Top Bar and terrace will be open from 12 midday. Club information and tours of the Grade II listed building will be available on request – everyone welcome.

 

For more on May Day click here

For more on The Brentham Club click here

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Brentham Society Annual General Meeting

The  Annual General Meeting of The Brentham Society for the year ending August 2017 will be held at The Brentham Club on Thursday 15th March at 8pm.

There will be a talk by Kew Gardens’ Mary Done on “The History of Kew Gardens” followed by a review of the year and plans for the coming year.

All Brentham Society members are encouraged to attend to voice their views on issues affecting Brentham.

Refreshments will be served.

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Windows Report

The Brentham Society Committee has posted on the website its report on window renovation. The conclusions are given in the Executive Summary with Guidance for Residents in Appendix B.

The Committee will continue looking at the specifications of conservation quality double glazing units and encourage further discussion in the future.

Find a copy of the report here

Click here for some background.

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The Great Storm – 30 years ago

Brentham suffered significant damage from the storm during the night of 15th/16th October 1987.

See what residents woke up to on the morning of 16th October 1987 (30 years ago)

If you have any photos of the storm you’d like to donate to the archive contact use here

 

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Brentham Finds a Place in the History of Street Trees

A fascinating new book by Mark Johnson “Street Trees in Britain – A History” is an authoritative account of how trees went from being absent or random elements in the urban landscape to important components in the design of streets.

While mainly about Britain the history and influence of tree planting in other countries is included throughout.

Highly entertaining and readable it moves from ancient Egyptian avenues and the French promenades of the 17th century to the concrete landscapes of modern town development and, of course, Brentham has its own section.

This book would be enjoyed by anyone with love of history and trees so it might be a good idea to start early Christmas shopping by taking advantage of the special pre-publication offer at £29.95 – click here for more detail.

(Pre publication offer now closed)

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New Brentham Merchandise

These tea towels show images from our extensive archive. Printed on top quality Panama Cotton, hemmed on 4 sides, measuring 78 x 49 cm and priced at £6-50 each, or £20 for the set of four, they make ideal gifts.

Only available direct from The Brentham Society – contact us here

 

 

For our full range of merchandise visit our shop

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Recycling – a local scheme

Local Cafe, Cinnamon, on Pitshanger Lane has come up with a really useful idea and is recycling coffee grounds for customers to take for their gardens.

Do help yourselves, enrich your Brentham garden and at the same time support a local recycling initiative.

 

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Conservation under threat?

The Conservation Policies of Ealing Council are instrumental in keeping our estate looking good so it’s important for us to pay attention to how those policies are being applied in other conservation areas. A planned large development in the heart of Ealing, that many believe will be detrimental and out of scale with the town centre, is now proposed. It would be worrying for us in Brentham if the principles of conservation policy are being ignored by the Council.

Read the article from the Save Ealing Centre group.

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