May Day Registration

Registration for this year’s May Day parade takes place on Thursday 14th March between 4pm and 5-30pm in the hall at The Brentham Club.

Enrolment fee is £15

Rehearsals will be on Thursdays at 4pm starting Thursday 21st March.

May Day Parade is Saturday 11th May

For further details contact the organisers at mayday@brentham.com

 

 

 

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Brentham Society AGM

The  Annual General Meeting of The Brentham Society for the year ending August 2018 will be held at The Brentham Club on

Tuesday 26th February at 8pm.

Our speaker this year is the international authority on John Ruskin and local resident, Robert Hewison. Ruskin and William Morris were the founding fathers of the Arts & Crafts movement which so influenced Brentham Garden Suburb. Robert’s talk: ‘Pleasure in Labour: Ruskin and Morris’ explains why and how they became such influential figures.

 

Following the talk there will be 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.

Minutes of last year’s AGM are here and accounts for 2017-18 are here

Refreshments will be served – we look forward to seeing you.

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Brentham Fireplace

Original Brentham bedroom fireplace

The Brentham Society has a store of reclaimed original Brentham fixtures and fittings – including this handsome bedroom fireplace. If you are doing any renovation work and would like to restore original features, the Brentham Society would be happy for you to put these to good use in return for a small donation.

Click here to see a selection of doors.

If you are interested in any of the items we have please contact us.

 

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Brentham’s Roll of Honour

As we approach 100 years since the end of World War I we remember all those from Brentham who served.

During the period 1914 – 1918 some 210 Brentham men went to war – 17 did not return.

A plaque to the memory of those who gave their lives hangs in the top bar of The Brentham Club.

You can find out more about those who did not return here.

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Brentham makes the top ten

Following a public vote, Brentham Garden Suburb made it into the Top Ten of the Nation’s Favourite Conservation Areas. We were one of only two areas in London in a national shortlist of 18 out of 249 submissions to Civic Voice’s recent campaign. Other finalists included Swindon Railway Village, Port Sunlight Garden Suburb and Lichfield City Centre. In such illustrious and high profile company it’s a great achievement for Brentham to have finished in 9th place.

Thanks to everyone who voted for us.

Our submission included a profile and history of Brentham, several photos and an edited version of the Brentham Story DVD – now available to watch here.

A full account of the campaign and the results is being prepared for a forthcoming Brentham News.

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Vote for Brentham

Brentham is one of 18 shortlisted conservation areas out of a total of 249 submissions to Civic Voice’s campaign to find the Nation’s Favourite Conservation Area.

Vote for Brentham Garden Suburb as your favourite. Click here

Voting now closed (16/10/2018)

 

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Guided Walk Around Brentham Garden Suburb

A must for all new residents and those who wish to have a better appreciation of what makes Brentham so special.

Part of the London Open House event, resident Clive Evans leads an enlightening walk around our streets and through the “twittens” pointing out many architectural features and the hidden gems of Brentham.

Click here for more details from London Open House.

Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September
10-30am

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Strawberry Tea

If you missed the Open Gardens event last Sunday you have a second chance to see one of the gardens by coming to The Strawberry Tea this coming Sunday.

Come and meet many of the Brentham Society Committee, your local Councillors and MPs and mingle with friends and neighbours. There will be face painting for the younger Brenthamites.

This year’s May Queen, Grace Connett, will be guest of honour.

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Open Gardens 2018

The annual Open Gardens Day will be on  Sunday 17th June from 1-30pm – 5pm

This year the plant sale will be on Vivian Green (opposite Brentham Club)

Programmes are sold on the day @ £4-50 per person
on Vivian Green or at 115 Fowlers Walk

Funds raised to go to Meadow House Hospice

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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