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Message          in a bottle                                                                                     HGS U3A news

      Steeplejacks working on the   architect Edwin Lutyens and                                                  Open Day for the new HGS U3A,   the session new members
      spire of St Jude’s in August   his manager Albert Thomas)                                                  a first for the new group, was   enrolled and members collected
      made a surprising discovery:    and  photographs of the                                                    held on September 5 at Alyth   their handbooks, which is the
      a  ‘time  capsule’  which         commencement (on 9                                                       Gardens, and got off to a   first edition for HGS U3A.
      had been concealed in             October 1909) and                                                        resounding start. The main   The new U3A is striving to
      the finial ball which             completion of the work                                                   synagogue hall was full and   meet the needs of the local
      held  the  (recently              (showing the foreman                                                     there were many prospective   community and making many
      flown) weathercock.               standing on top of a                                                     new members, as well as those   alliances with local venues and
         At  first  it  was              dormer window over-                                                     who had already joined. Some   organisations. It is using the
      assumed this would be              looking Central Square).                                                had brought their  smartphones,   Free Church and its hall,
      the  “sealed  copper                 Along with these                                                      tablets and laptops to use whilst   Fellowship  House,  Golders
      cylinder” containing a            were two pictures of the                                                 the use of the website was being   Green library, Alyth Gardens in
      ‘Message to the Future’           first vicar, The Reverend                                                illustrated. David Powers, our   Temple  Fortune  and  the
      written  on vellum by             Basil Bourchier, torn                                                    brilliant webmaster, explained   Michael Sobell Centre.
      Suburb founder Henrietta          from a parish magazine                                                   to the audience how to use and   The website is constantly
      Barnett’s husband Samuel,         and church Yearbook.                                                     navigate the website. There has   being updated and new courses
      and placed in the “pummel   It is hoped that all the items                                                 been a great response from   are being added all the time.
      of the spire” on its completion   will eventually be displayed in                                          members commending the site   Some groups have a few spaces
      in 1913.  It turned out to be a   the church; in the meantime                                              for its appearance, navigation   available; others are newly
      more unofficial record.    they  can  all  be  seen  on  the                                               and  modernity;  all  thanks  to   formed. There are around 60
         Inside what is presumably   parish website – just visit www.                                            him for his splendid work.  groups with a wide variety of
      a  whisky bottle, marked ‘Ye Maybe a                                                   The rest of the afternoon   topics ranging from  history,
      Olde Bell Pall Mall’, the builders   new capsule will be placed in                                         was spent with the chair, Jack   literature and languages to
      who worked on the spire had   the spire on the completion of                                               Berkovi, explaining about the   music, art, crafts and outdoor
      commemorated   their  work  the present work!                                                              new  courses  that  are  evolving,   activities.
      with  some  notes,  cards  (of        REV ALAN WALKER                                                      some of which were so recently   So, for the latest updates,
                                                                                                                 added that there had not been   please check out the website
                                                                                                                 time to include them in the   regularly at
                                                                                                                 new handbook. At the end of            DAPHNE BERKOVI  MICHAEL JACOBS

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                    TfL electric taxi proposal will damage                                                                                the community

                                     trade in Market Place                                                         Become part of the Suburb Community and
                                                                                                                    join the Association. It’s a friendly group of
                                                                                                                    1,800 households in which you can either
      Traders in Hampstead Garden   Many residents and traders are                                                 play an active role preserving the Suburb or
      Suburb are furious with Transport   wholly  opposed  to  ordinary                                             just support it with a small subscription of
      for London who, with little more   parking spaces being taken away in                                    GARY SHAW  just £15 per household per year. Complete
                                                                                                                    and return the form below, join online, or
      than a day’s notice, issued parking   favour of electric taxi usage and                                       download a standing order form from hgs.
      suspensions throughout the centre   there  will  be  many  objections.                              Alternatively, if you
      of the Market Place at the end of   We are concerned that TfL spent                                            own a smart phone, scan the QR code.
      September. The suspensions were   public money and caused so much
      in connection with a planning   disruption without knowing                                                               MEMBERSHIP FORM
      application that TfL has submitted   whether their application would                                                one subscription covers everyone at the address
      to London Borough of Barnet.  be approved. It is also particularly                                           I would like to join the HGS Residents Association.
      TfL’s proposal is for taxi bays   unsatisfactory that the south side                                         PLEASE USE CAPITALS THROUGHOUT
      and electric charging points to   disabled bay has been unusable
      take  the  place  of  two  parking   throughout  the  time  TfL  have                                        Name
      spaces in Market Place, one   been carrying out this work.”                                                  Address
      outside Medivet and the other   If the proposal gains consent   Place which already adequately   little used electric taxi bays.         Postcode
      on the north side near the   the two spaces in question will   serves the needs of those few   This scheme appears to be part of   Email
      corner of Ossulton Way.     be dedicated to black taxi use   visitors who need a taxi.”  a London-wide project but it is   (Giving your Email address helps us keep in touch and reduce costs )
         Gary Shaw, chairman of the   only. RA Chairman David Lewis   Jitendra Dave who runs the   taking little account of local
      RA’s Roads & Traffic Committee   said, “There is almost no   Market Place post office said   circumstances and it’s likely to   Phone

      said, “Even though the application   demand for black cabs in the  “With only around a dozen   be highly damaging to trade.”   Subscription amount:  £    (Suggested minimum payment £15)
      would not be considered by Barnet   Market Place. Most customers   spaces on each side of the road   The RA lodged a strong
      Council  for  several  weeks,  TfL   are locals who walk or drive to   we can ill afford the loss of well   objection to the proposals prior   Fellowship donation:  £    (To support Fellowship, a Suburb  charity,
      suspended parking for a couple of   the shops. There is a mini cab   used general parking places in   to the closing date of October 5.        in its work for Suburb senior citizens)
                                                                                                                     SN132                  order, PayPal or credit card via
      weeks to install the infrastructure.  office in the heart of the Market   favour of what are certain to be   GARY SHAW                                Total: £    (Total amount for cheque, standing
         Christmas at                                                Suburb wildlife                               Standing order is best –stays unchanged unless you alter/cancel it !

         St Jude’s                                                                                                 BANK STANDING ORDER FORM    To the Manager:
                                                                                                                   Bank Name
                                                                                                                   Bank Address
         Sunday December 17
         6pm Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols                                                                                                Post Code
         followed by mulled wine and mince pies                                                                    Sort Code            Account No
         Chrismas Eve Sunday December 24                                                                           Account Name
         11.30pm MIDNIGHT MASS                                                                                     (If different to name above)
                                                                                                                   Please pay the ‘Total’ amount entered above now and then annually
         Chrismas Day Monday December 25                                                                           on 1st February until further notice to:
         8am Dawn Mass
         10.30am Parish Celebration                                                                                The Hampstead Garden Suburb Residents Association.
                                                                                                                   Account number: 91605747, Sort Code: 40-03-11
         followed by seasonal                                                                                      at HSBC, 40 Temple Fortune Parade, London NW11 0QU
                                                                                                                   Quoting Reference (leave blank, RA to complete)
         All Welcome                                                                                               Signed                           Date

          SAINT JUDE-ON-THE-HILL • THE PARISH CHURCH OF HAMPSTEAD GARDEN SUBURB   Suburb resident Gary Shaw managed to capture this stunning picture of a Burnet   Please return this form with the bank standing order section
                           moth he spotted by Heathgate. If you have any wonderful wildlife pictures taken on   completed or your cheque made payable to HGS Residents
                                                            the Suburb that you’d like to share, please email a high resolution copy of it to
                                                                               Association to:  HGSRA, 40 TEMPLE FORTUNE LANE, NW11 7UE
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