Great Railway Journeys

Just strolling in the Memorial Park one sunny Sunday afternoon, when we came across a small group filming for the Great Railway Journey series.  There was Mrs Marshall, the famous 19th Century cook, instructing Michael Portillo in the intricacies of  making cucumber ice cream, which we were invited to sample and very cooling it turned out to be.
IMG_2054All managed without the usual procession of buses, caravans and trailers normally associated with any TV filming in Pinner.

Duck Pond Market comes to Pinner

The Duck Pond Market came to the High Street Gardens in Pinner on 10th May and despite the showery weather attracted a steady flow of visitors.  I understand that they plan to come to Pinner on the second Saturday of each month, but a look at their web site will confirm this.
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Harrow marks May Day

On the May Day Bank Holiday Monday the Manor House, the Tithe Barn  and the Museum formed the centre piece for the May Day celebrations when there was entertainment provided by the Lady Morris Dancers, a host of stalls, donkey rides for the children and dancing Buy Tramadol Online Overnight Delivery round the Maypole which provided the opportunity for a host of youngsters to get entangled in an assortment of Maypole ribbons. On the more sombre side there was a WWI re-enactment display of various features of life in the Army in WWI.


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Celebrating St George in Pinner

St Georgina

The traditional parade of the mounted St George was enjoyed by a vast crowd in fortunately good weather until late afternoon. The Mayor of Harrow attended the proceedings her car being escorted up the High Street by the mounted St George and an escort of scouts who subsequently renewed their Promises in front of the Mayor.  Entertainment was provided by the Merrydowners, who are a ‘must’ at any local event, a Punch and Judy show, popular songs by Gemma Turner, and rounded off by the annual wheelbarrow race which was well contested.


                                                                     The Mayor of Harrow in attendance


IMG_1973IMG_1958         Local Charities were represented and also sponsored by entrants to the Wheelbarrow Race

After a struggle the Dragon was banished ignomiously to an alley off the High Street.





Association AGM and PITA presentation

On April 16 the Pinner Association held its AGM, which followed its usual course and was followed by a “Save our Shops ” presentation by Kara lines and Amina Sadiq of the Pinner Independent Traders’ Association (PITA) who presented their Pinner Pledge which  all were urged to follow.

IMG_1321Tim Owen (Hon Treasurer), Keith Schofield(President), Bruce Watson (Chairman) and Ruth Boff (Hon Sec)
IMG_1323                                            Amina Sadiq and Kara Lines of PITA presenting the Pinner Pledge

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In the Open Forum there was yet more discussion about ‘Turning Right’ (No political implicatioms!) at the Pinner Green cross-roads, when it emerged that the confusion was due to the one time arrows on the road having been initially wrongly located – hence not following the safer method  recommended in the Highway Code. See March  2014 edition of the ‘Villager’ magazine (p33)

Public meetings re proposal for Church of England free school in Pinner

Two public meetings are to be held so that people can find out more about a bid to open a new free school in Pinner.
Andrew Wilcock, Headteacher of Bishop Ramsey Church of England School in Hume Way, Ruislip, along with the school’s governing body and the London Diocesan Board for Schools, is putting together a bid to open a religious free school on the Heathfield School site in Pinner.
The Heathfield girls’ school is to merge with Northwood College in September, leaving the Pinner site vacant.
The bidding group is holding two public open meetings to share its plans for the new secondary Church of England free school and hear the views of people living nearby, on March 26 at 7.30pm at Pinner Village Hall in Chapel Lane or on March 27 at 7.30pm at Pinner Free Church in Paines Lane.



Paddypower comes to Pinner

On Tuesday4 March advertising took over both the Chapel Lane and West House Car Parks as well as part of the Memorial Park as a film set, featuring a screaming bride. Sadly the lake in the park did not look at its best due to refurbishment of the fountain installation, which involved draining part of the lake.

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IMG_1892                               Some of the accompaniments in the West House car park

IMG_1895                                                                The sad lake