Why no blue plaque for Anthony Burgess?By Torin Douglas It was a bit of a week for Anna Eavis, curatorial director at English Heritage. She organises the London Blue Plaques scheme and some weeks ago she accepted my invitation to brave the lions’ den and speak at th
Counting cars againGuest blog by Michael Robinson In a Chiswick Calendar article back in February I analysed the impact of measures to restrict traffic in the South Chiswick area. Hounslo
Pop Up ParadiseA welcome breath of fresh air after the rigours of lockdo
Guest blogby James Anthony When I was seven years of age I wanted to be a paratrooper or a member of a lifeboat crew. So it was no surprise that by the time I was 45 I was a production journa
An old score to settleIt was a long time coming for Brentford and a return after 74 years to England’s top football flight. But here they are – well, nearly – at the dawn of a new challenge, one that comes gift-wrapped in a significant chapter of the club’s colourful history. When the Premier League fixtures were published this week, th
Guest blog by Lucy Cufflin‘Say cheese!’ I know you’re smiling as you say it and so are we… we have recharged our inner batteries, sourced even more Artisan cheeses for your delectation and delight, and stand ready to open the gate for the second Chiswick Cheese Market this Sunday, 20 June – th
by David Clarke, Chiswick Lifeboat Crew 2002-2004The Lifeboat’s vhf radio squarks “Chiswick immediate - persons cut off on Lot’s Eyot!
Guest blog by Professor Tom PikeWhile London is by no means the most polluted city in the world, we still suffer from the health consequences of the air we all breathe. The London Air Quality Network (LAQN) of Imperial College estimates that up to 4,000 early deaths in 2019 can be attributed to our city’s pollution
Guest blog by Julian Masson
The March 2021 Budget announcement provided further positivity for the property market, with the Chancellor confirming not only an extension to the Stamp Duty Holiday, but also to roll out a mortgage guarantee scheme for buyers with a smaller deposit.
Guest blog by Torin Douglas MBE, Director of Chiswick Book FestivalIt’s more than five years since Cahal Dalla
Guest blog by Julian MassonThe end of 2020 and the start of the New Year brought fresh impetuous to the sales market and despite the Prime Minister’s announcement to enter a third national lockdown on 4 January, buyers were still keen to make the most of the stamp duty holiday. For us, this was demonstrated by the fact that we
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