Page 1 - HGS Suburb News 139 - Summer 2019
P. 1                                                                                         Issue 139 · Summer 2019

                                  Betty is thoroughly                             Who’s been                       Hilda Williams has
                                      enjoying the                                  training hard,              something special
                                          party, p4                                       see p8               to celebrate, p5

                                                                                        Play an important role in the RA

                                                                                                 as Editor of Suburb News
                                                                                      Richard Wakefield founded this   is a collaborative effort, but the   an irreplaceable community
                                                                                      paper in the summer of 1983 and   design and layout, the ‘look’, is   resource, and plays a vital role
                                                                                      created something that is much   the creation of Trevor Hutton of   in informing residents of what
                                                                                      loved by many Suburb residents.  1st Impression. I provide him   is happening in the Suburb.
                                                                                      He was in advertising rather than   with a bunch of Word documents   If you think you might be
                                                                                      journalism and had  doubts   and jpeg photo files from which   interested in giving it a go,
                                                                                      about whether a regular paper   he creates the paper – I think of   why  not drop me a line at
                                                                                      could be maintained; his doubts   it as an infernal jigsaw puzzle –, or call
                                                                                      were unfounded. This is issue 139,  but  Trevor  works  his  magic   me on 020 8458 2248. I will
                                                                                      and editing it is a true privilege.  every time.      happily divulge the secrets of
                                                                                         What I have to write is    I also rely on a number of   my success to my replacement,
                                                                                      difficult for a number of reasons,  dedicated  and  resourceful  who can then develop their
                                                                                      but someone who had a better   correspondents  from  the  own way to do the job.
                                                                                      way with words than me wrote   numerous  societies  and  As I wrote at the beginning,
                                                                                      about parting being a sorrow,  organisations in the Suburb,  Richard founded this newspaper
                                                                                      and for me there is a great deal   whose reports you read in each   in the summer of 1983, and it has
                                                                                      of sorrow in writing that I   issue. Then there are our fearless   been informing our community
                                                                                      intend to give up editing this   in-house  reporters,  who  ever  since;  it  would  be  a  great
                                                                                      wonderful paper, Suburb News,  interview Suburb residents (and   shame if it were to founder for
                                                                                      at the end of the year.    pets), and write reports on   the lack of a volunteer to come
      Dutiful donkeys and delighted dads, at the RA Summer Funday (more pictures back page)  Of course this leaves Suburb   Suburb events.  forward and take  a turn  at
                               Fun at the                                             News with a problem, but I also   the reports on Suburb events   producing it. I deeply regret
                                                                                                                    I choose to write some of
                                                                                      hope it will give one of you, dear
                                                                                                                                            feeling I need to quit.
                                                                                      readers, an opportunity to do
                RA Summer Funday                                                      very useful for the community   and meetings you read, and          TERRY BROOKS
                                                                                                                 also provide some of the photos;
                                                                                      something very satisfying, and
                                                                                                                 I have discovered that if I take
                                                                                      you live in. Suburb News needs   enough photos, at least one of
      As always, the RA Summer Funday   family, the Donkey Rides, and   No Suburb event is complete   a volunteer to do what I have   them  is  probably  going  to  be
      required a lot of organisation   Face Painting from Esra and   without superb Suburb cakes, and   been doing every three months   good enough to print – with a
      over  several months  from  the   Painted Penguin. Vera Moore   the cake stall raised a large sum   since January 2015.  tweak from Trevor.
      Residents Association Events   and Lynda Cooke ran the Arts   of money, which is distributed to   And now quickly before you   The editor does not even
      committee and depends on a   and Craft table, which was busy   local charities every year. Thanks   think, “Oh no, that’s not for me;   have to be in the country for
      team of volunteers setting up   all afternoon.        go to all those who spent many   I know nothing about…”, let   the paper to appear, thanks
      the day before, then helping to   The Fire Brigade turned up   hours baking a variety of enticing,   me tell you that I had, and still   to e-mail. Those of you
      tidy up afterwards and, of course,   with a real fire engine, much to   tasty morsels.  have, absolutely no experience   who know me will testify
      no rain! We were lucky and   the delight of many. The HGS   Our local band, ‘Sound of the   or qualifications in journalism,  that  I  have  managed  to
      early Sunday morning on June   Table Tennis Club had a table   Suburb’, provided the musical   publishing or anything similar.  spend much of my time
      16 our gazebos, tables and chairs   with an unusual robot device   entertainment and were  a  hit   When Richard Wakefield died at   from New Year’s Day to
      were all up in Central Square   serving balls for those who   with their many fans.  the end of October 2014 just   Easter every year in
      and ready for the opening.  wanted a challenge to hit back,   Finally, a huge thanks to our   after  he  had  put  issue  number   the mountains  and on
         The first event starting the   which got a lot of attention.  sponsor, The Spaniards Inn,   120 to bed, I had absolutely no   my skis.
      afternoon was the now famous   There was also football fun   and to the local businesses who   idea what to do or how to do it!   I have very much
      dog display and competition   provided by Highland Games.  contributed prizes to the raffle:   And yet Suburb News appeared   enjoyed producing Suburb
      run by local charity ‘All Dogs   All around the square were   The Spaniards Inn, again, Statham’s   as scheduled three months later.  News and found it to be a
      Matter’. This is always a big hit   information tables on local   Pet Groomers, Medivet, Michele   The very professional paper   really satisfying job. I
      with young and old!        activities covering HGS Archives,  Pilates, Dolce Napoli, Proms at   you are holding in your hands   firmly believe the paper is
         The big attractions for the   Heritage, Virtual Museum, Girl   St Jude’s, Vibrant Chiropractic,
      children were Punch and Judy   Guides,  Residents Association   Amber Rose and Toulous.
      presented by the famous Styles   etc., plus a wonderful plant stall.  TONY BRAND

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                          YEARS TRADING

                                                                                      The A Team, David Broome and Rosie Daniels, selling the tickets outside Fellowship. See Caroline Broome’s regular column, p11.
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