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Hillside Gardens Park: Report from the public meeting held on 25 March 2019

Dear Friend, the wonderful Cath Raitt wrote a comprehensive report summarizing all the important things that happened at the last public consultation. We are very grateful for all the input we got from the fantastic people that came along and for Cath writing this report. You can read the report here. And below are two pictures of the wonderful… Continue reading Hillside Gardens Park: Report from the public meeting held on 25 March 2019

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Ceremony: Memorial Bench for Vivienne Barloga

25th of November, 1pm, Hillside Gardens Park, picnic area Vivienne Barloga spent her childhood in Streatham, growing up at 156 Downton Avenue, close to our beloved park.  In the 1950's, she immigrated to Canada, and afterwards spent the rest of her happy life in the States near Chicago.  Now her children, Mitch and Karen, have… Continue reading Ceremony: Memorial Bench for Vivienne Barloga

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What to read next? A Most Unladylike Occupation – Lisa Wright

Few parks in the world can keep up with the literary output of its people. After Tony Emerson's "Looking Down, Looking In" (link here), another member of our community has put out a book: Lisa Wright has written "A Most Unladylike Occupation - Lucy Deane, one of the first women factory inspectors". Lisa happened to discovered… Continue reading What to read next? A Most Unladylike Occupation – Lisa Wright

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Winter is almost here, so let us celebrate autumn

Emily Brontë once wrote these wonderful lines about autumn, which is now starting to leave as well. So, why not read this wonderful poem and then linger a bit on the pictures of our Nature Garden, taken by Stuart Patel, and remember this glorious autumn. Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away; Lengthen night and shorten… Continue reading Winter is almost here, so let us celebrate autumn

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Friends of Hillside Gardens Meeting (10th September 2018)

Hello Friends, we had a meeting on the 10th of September 2018. Most of the discussions centred again around the Section 106 money allocation. The meeting agree to setup a steering committee, look into the costing of the most desired projects, and consult with people like you and me, who regularly visit the park what they… Continue reading Friends of Hillside Gardens Meeting (10th September 2018)

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What to read this summer? Looking Down, Looking In by Tony Emerson

Are you wondering what to read next? Which book to take to the beach this summer? What to give to a friend as a special gift? Look no further. Beloved Tony Emerson, long-time Friends of Hillside committee member and our chair for five years, has published a fictionalised family saga. Many of our members have… Continue reading What to read this summer? Looking Down, Looking In by Tony Emerson