Entries by Bartley Chipchase

Inside the Sipsmith Distillery

Image above: Sipsmith distillery Having spent part of summer 2021 researching and finally visiting the Fuller’s Griffin Brewery, I realised there were several gems left in Chiswick I still had to make the most of. Barely a five minute walk from the brewery is the Sipsmith Distillery, a relative newcomer to the gin world but […]

LB Hounslow grants premises licence for new Room2 Hotel

LB Hounslow have issued a premises licence for the new Room2 Hotel on Windmill Road, Chiswick. A Licensing Panel, held on Wednesday 22 September, reached its verdict following consultation with representatives from Lamington Group, which own the Room2 chain. Chiswick Apartment Hotels Ltd applied for the provision of films, late night refreshment and the supply […]

Fisher’s Lane traffic restrictions to be made permanent

A meeting of Ealing Council on Wednesday evening (22 September) has ratified a recommendation to make the traffic restrictions on Fisher’s Lane Permanent. The meeting also confirmed the scrapping of six Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) in the borough. The report presented to the Council argued that making the restrictions permanent benefits both cyclists and pedestrians […]

Inside the Griffin Brewery

Summer 2021 has so far proved to be full of firsts for me- first COVID vaccinations, first time seeing England in a EUROs final and now, after having lived in Chiswick for over 20 years, a first visit to the home of my local beer, the Fuller’s Griffin Brewery.  Perhaps best known for their signature […]

Meet the Makers – Made Kind

Image above: Caroline and Anita from Made Kind Caroline and Anita from Made Kind As part of our ‘Meet the Makers’ series, meet Caroline and Anita from Made Kind. Made In Kind’s natural hand wash and lotion, soap bars and soy candles are available in the Chiswick House Shop, open daily 10.00 am-4.00 pm, 10% discount […]

Yeats sculpture hits fundraising target

A sculpture celebrating the Nobel Prize-winning Irish poet WB Yeats, has reached its target of £136,439 and is now scheduled for completion in June 2022. Artist Conrad Shawcross was commissioned to create a design for a piece of art work and organisers, led by poet and broadcaster Cahal Dallat, have already received planning permission from […]

Paula Rego exhibition at Hogarth’s House

Image above: Paula Rego in her studio. Photograph by Nick Willing. Hogarth’s House, which is managed by the London Borough of Hounslow, is hosting a special exhibition by artist Dame Paula Rego DBE RA, described in The Times this year as “Britain’s Greatest Female Artist”. The free entry exhibition, of some 38 works, will run […]

Meet the Makers – Chiswick Chillies

Image above: Chiswick Chillies range  Caitlin McCall from Chiswick Chillies As part of our ‘Meet the Chiswick Makers’ series we meet Caitlin McCall from Chiswick Chillies. Her signature Hot Sauce and the Hot Chilli Relish are available in the Chiswick House Shop, open daily 10am-4pm, (10% discount for Chiswick Calendar Club Card members on Thursdays). Jo […]

Hammersmith Bridge to re-open to pedestrians and cyclists

LB Hammersmith & Fulham Leader Cllr Stephen Cowan has announced that Hammersmith Bridge is to re-open this weekend (17 July) to pedestrians, cyclists and river traffic. The decision follows a series of comprehensive safety investigations into the bridge and the successful introduction of an innovative temperature control system that helps prevent cracking in the 19th […]

RMS Farmers’ market takes Hammersmith and Fulham Council to court

Image above: RMS Markets’ farmers market in Ravenscourt Park  The organiser of the Farmers Market which used to take place in Ravenscourt Park is suing LB Hammersmith and Fulham Council because they have withdrawn his licence to trade there and at Bishops Park in Fulham. Ross Spurrier of RMS Markets is seeking damages of almost £50,000. The […]

Royal Trinity Hospice launches urgent appeal for donations

Image above: Royal Trinity Hospice, Chsiwick Royal Trinity Hospice shops have launched an urgent appeal for stock donations. Since reopening in April, Trinity’s shops have had a series of record-breaking weeks as fans of preloved fashion have returned to update their wardrobes for the new season. Royal Trinity Hospice is the local hospice for south […]

Tabard Pilgrims Cricket Club seeking new recruits

Local Cricket team The Tabard Pilgrims are looking for new members to join their ranks. Based at the popular Tabard pub in Chiswick, the Pilgrims are Sunday afternoon team with friendly fixtures nearly every week throughout the season between May and September. They are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year. All of their games are […]

Woman injured in Acton flat fire

Firefighters are warning of the dangers of leaving cooking unattended after a flat fire on Friary Road in Acton on the morning of Tuesday 18 May. Part of a three-roomed flat on the second floor of the building was damaged in the fire. One woman was treated on scene by London Ambulance Service crews after […]