On 22 May an appeal for funds to help to extend West House, to allow The William Heath Robinson’s collection of Heath Robinson’s original works to be appropriately displayed, was launched at the Chris Beetles Gallery in Ryder Street, St James’s.  The cost of this is expected to be £1.5million. (more…)

69 West End Lane

Although the permission for the construction of 6 flats, which was agreed by the council some years ago, recently expired, this has been renewed by the potential developer with the following result of a new planning application: See P/0905/13 on (more…)

Pinner marks St George’s Day on 21 April

                                                     Crowds in the shadow of the recently restored church The St George’s Day Celebrations in Pinner were marked by some brilliant weather which encouraged a large crowd to attend. In addition to St George (on her horse) the Mayor of Harrow was in attendance. In addition to St George and a (more…)

Pinner Assn AGM

Attendance hit all records on 17 April when the formal business of the AGM was followed by two speakers. Stephen Kelly, the Divisional Director for Planning from Harrow Council  addressed the meeting on the subject of the planning policy of the Council, with particular reference to the recent changes in Central (more…)

Pinn Bridge Railings

MYSTERY OF THE MISSING POSTERS It was something of a shock to discover on a stroll down to the Village one Sunday morning to find the railings over the Pinn devoid of posters – like seeing a beloved old friend without any clothes on! One had to admit that the (more…)

Blue Plaque event in Pinner

On 27th February a blue plaque in honour of Sir Ambrose Heal was unveiled on the Fives Court in Moss Lane, Pinner by his grandson Oliver Heal.  Sir Ambrose was the Founder of the Furniture Store in Tottenham Court Road, and built the Fives Court where he lived from 1901 (more…)

Horseflesh in the News

Nothing new in Pinner: HORSEFLESH FOR SALE  Extract from the February 1942 Villager (issue no.14) Horseflesh for sale, ostensibly for human consumption, at 120 Marsh Road was, to say the least, an unpleasing sight which detracted from the amenities of the district.  Definitely and emphatically there is neither necessity nor (more…)