Four years ago, NSMRA and All Souls collaborated in an event which marked the start of the Great War in 1914, a war which still resonates today: a tragedy in every sense for those of us who share this delicate planet.
Now we are back with an event to mark the end of that war, to celebrate the fragile peace, and to tell the story of the social changes which were going on at the time through the media of words and music.
Local professional actors and musicians, working with others from the community, will present the story of the Great Silence on the day one hundred years from the Armistice, on 11 November 2018, at 4pm. During the event, the historic war memorial in the church will be rededicated to mark not just those local people who fell, but all victims of aggression and war.
There will be a retiring collection and any surplus funds will be donated to charity. This will be, in every way, a unique event on a unique day.
Changes to buses….
TfL is consulting on quite serious changes to local bus routes which affect us.
- They are proposing to reduce the frequency of the H37 during non-peak hours.
- They are proposing completely to reroute the 110, taking it away from the underserved road segment from Twickenham station to West Middlesex Hospital and instead running it down the A316 from Whitton Road and then following the current H37 route to Richmond. There are proposals to ramp up the 267 service, but that route has always suffered from bunching because it is too long and gets held up at Hammersmith and Brentford,.
This will mean that the service along Twickenham Road to the hospital and station may revert to what it was a couple of years ago, and unlike the 110, the 267 stops outside the hospital rather than taking patients right up to the entrance.
Why not take a few minutes to make some comments.
Every year, the tuneful and tuneless of our area go forth au roi Wenceslas to sing carols and raise money for a local charity.
You, too, can take part. If not by singing, by preparing an extra large bounty for those knocking on your door.
This year it will be on 19 December 2019 from about 6pm. Carollers get mince pies and mulled wine. Put it in your diaries…
A few other things…..
- There have been fraudsters knocking on doors claiming that some sort of emergency has happened and asking for money for buses, taxis, etc. Don’t pander to them and do call the police, having closed your door.
- Residents’ Parking Permits – if yours has arrived, put it in the car window!
- If you have a new neighbour, why not lean over their fence and tell them about NSMRA and this newsletter,
The Association has relaunched its website. The link is: nsmra.org/
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