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Happy 40th Birthday Askew Road Library

Congratulations to Askew Road Library on achieving its 40th birthday on Sunday 11th October 2015. Below we have two beautiful pieces the first by the original branch librarian Jean Galsworthy about her time there and the second by Councillor wicks … Continue reading

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Happy 125th Birthday, Agatha Christie!

Outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare, Agatha Christie (15.9.1890 – 12.1.1976) is the best-selling novelist of all time. She is best known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections, as well as the world’s longest-running play … Continue reading

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“Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop.”

“And what is the use of a book,” thought Alice, “without pictures or conversation?” Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, with illustrations by John Tenniel, was published 150 years ago in 1865. Bali Gosal, a member of staff at Shepherds Bush … Continue reading

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VE Day anniversary celebrations

Askew Road Library celebrated the 70th Anniversary of VE Day on Friday 8 May with a Library Street Party. A good crowd attended for a talk about Askew Road during and after the war, music, singing, a quiz, a prize draw, sandwiches … Continue reading

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Wormholt Park: the first hundred years

Peter Trott is a local resident and historian, spending much time in the H&F Archives. Here he shares his discoveries regarding the history of Wormholt Park. Continue reading

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