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A hot year for Proms at St Jude’s                                              Another message from the past

                                                            The autumn 2017 issue of Suburb   Jude’s weathercock. We can now   the ‘time capsule’ placed in the   last thing that Canon Barnett
                                                            News (SN132, page 5, Message in   follow up on this story with the   spire in 1913 at its dedication.  wrote”), and a “photogravure”
                                                            a bottle) reported on discovery   news that conservators working   We knew of its existence from   of a portrait of the Barnetts by
                                                            of an unofficial capsule in an   on the restoration of the spire   Henrietta Barnett’s The Story of   Hubert Herkomer (1849-1914)
                                                            old bottle concealed in the St   and weathervane have discovered   the Growth of the Hampstead   from Toynbee Hall. There was no
                                                          DAVID CROSSLEY
                                                                                                                 Garden Suburb 1907-1928, which   record of Henrietta’s accompanying
                                                                                                                 describes it as “a hermetically   text until the discovery of
                                                                                                                 sealed  copper cylinder”,  and   the capsule.
                                                                                                                 records that “with prayer and   The conservation team also
                                                                                                                 thanksgiving” by the first vicar,  found on the removal of lead
                                                                                                                 the Reverend Basil Bourchier, it   from the orb a number of
                                                                                                                 was placed in the pummel of   signatures on the timber, which
                                                                                                                 the spire.                 are  presumably  those  of  the
                                                                                                                    The capsule contains a message   plumber and lead workers.
                                                                                                                 (“engrossed on vellum”) from   We hope, after conservation,
                                                                                                                 Canon Samuel Barnett on the   to  add  a  contemporary  note
                                                                                                                 state of the world in 1913 (“the   and,  again  with  prayer  and
                                                                                                                                            thanksgiving, to restore the
                                                                                                                                            capsule to the restored spire.
      An insider look at this year’s Proms

              Mrs Shaw Herself

                  in the Library

      The Garden Suburb Community   unconventional, it was in many
      Library was, once again, full to   ways a success as her fortune
      capacity for a very special evening   gave him domestic comfort,
      in April. ‘Mrs Shaw Herself’ was   stability and the freedom to
      a delightful hour-long theatrical   explore fully his creative ideas.
      event which gave a fascinating    Written and performed by
      insight into the life of Charlotte   actress Alexis Leighton and
      Payne-Townshend – a remarkable   Helen  Tierney  who provided
      woman, born into great wealth,  music on Celtic harp, ‘Mrs
      a political activist, Suffragette,  Shaw Herself’ is drawn entirely
      passionate about alleviating   from  Charlotte’s  own  writings
      poverty and promoting women’s   and letters, as well as those of
      education, who chose to seek   George Bernard Shaw and his
      out causes which would benefit   contemporaries, and it aims to
      from her fortune.          bring  Charlotte  out  from
         Drawn into the company of   behind her husband’s shadow.
      the Fabians, she met George   This very original piece of
      Bernard Shaw, and although her   theatre certainly captivated the
      40-year  marriage  to  him  was   library audience.

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