Take a walk through women’s history with a side dish of home made cake!

Walk 100! A historical walk through women’s history, with home made cake, yum.

Following up the very successful Vote 100 talk in January on the Representation of the People Act 1918, which gave the majority of women over 30 the vote, we are excited to share with you the series of Vote 100 walks led by our trusty friends, the City of Westminster tour guides.

The walk’s start at St James’s Park Tube (Palmer Street exit) at midday, 13.00hrs and 14.00hrs on Saturday the 30th of June and Monday the 2nd of July. I heard a rumour there will also be home baked cakes… so be sure to come along with your families and participate in a journey through history.

Or come for the cake, yum!

Hold the boat! The little Venice canal cavalcade is coming to town!

Make way! make way! Canal voyaging vessels shall be collecting together on the 5th of May! For three days a whole heap of fun is to be had on the shores of Little Venice..

On the May Bank Holiday weekend (5th-7th) the tranquil waters of Little Venice pool will spring to life via the ‘Canal cavalcade’.The event has been running since 1983 and has attracted people from far and wide, and is an annual delight for local residents. There will be activities for all the family with a pageant of boats, live music, kids activities, competitions, Morris Dancers, a real ale bar, a wide selection of food! Not to mention one of the highlights being the dusk ‘Boat illumination parade’

Admission is Free, the event is run by IWA volunteers.

A link to the programme-

*This year’s explosion of ducklings will be bobbing about amidst the fun. Please do remember to bring peas if you want to feed them- bread is not their natural diet and causes difficulties.

Opportunity to discover the secrets of your family tree…

Is your family driving you mad? Perhaps it’s time to find out where they really came from…

Did your Great great granny invent the pogo stick? Do you have a long lost uncle Roger? At 14.00 hours on Saturday the 19th of may, there is a free introductory session at the City of Westminster Archives Centre. The session is aimed showing participants how to get started and make the best use of the archives and their collections. For anyone who has not already ventured into discovering their own family tree it is an ideal opportunity to get started.
To book a place:
Please call 02076415180 or email archives@westminster.gov.uk .
There is also more information on www.westminter.gov.uk/archives.

‘Beast from the East’ hits W9/W2

There’s no business, like snow business… have a look at some ‘beast from the east’ local snow scenes.

The ‘Beast from the East’ has hardly gone unnoticed. With temperatures recorded at -2 degrees, we awoke yesterday to a sleepy Maida, Veiled in the snow. Thank you to local residents who have been kind enough to send in some ‘snow scene’ photographs for us to enjoy.

Looking down Clifton villas towards Warwick Avenue station (PIC; Hadrien Schmidt)

Almost be mistaken for ‘Victorian-era little Venice’ (PIC; Katherine Hill)

Sutherland Avenue and Warwick Avenue tube (PIC; Chris Kalavrytinos)

Little Venice goose, hopefully not set in the ice. (PIC; Katherine Hill)

Hold the date! Its the PWMVS/W9W2 AGM on March 19th.

Its that time of year again- Save the Date for the PWMVS/ W9W2 Annual General Meeting….

Its that time of year again- Save the Date for the PWMVS/ W9W2 Annual General Meeting. The meeting is taking place at 7.00pm on Monday, March 19th, 2018. As in prior years, the venue will be St Saviours SchoolHall, Shirland Road, W9.
The Meeting will include an address by Westminster City Council Leader Councillor Nickie Aiken. You are all most welcome to Come and listen and ask questions regarding life in W9W2.

Last Chance Behind the Hoardings

Crossrail will be opening its doors for a final time in 2018. The events will be your last chance to get behind the hoardings…

Crossrail will be opening its doors for a final time in 2018. The events will be your last chance to get behind the hoardings, see the new landmark stations under construction and experience this major infrastructure project at work.

The events will be self-guided open days at the future Elizabeth line stations in central London, held between February and June 2018.

Tickets will be limited to two per person and will offer you free, dated and timed entry to one of Crossrail’s station sites.

Crossrail’s Events Subscribers will get an early booking opportunity in advance of the public release of tickets. Terms and conditions will apply.

Join us for a final time in advance of the launch of the Elizabeth line in December 2018. These events are part of the Year of Engineering, a year long campaign which celebrates the world of engineering and looks to inspire the next generation.

Sign up for advanced ticket information

W9W2 Book Club/ Little Venice Literary Society

W9W2 Book Club/ Little Venice Literary Society – new members welcome…

W9W2 Book Club/ Little Venice Literary Society – new members welcome

Established since 2006; meets on the first Tuesday in the month from10:30 or 11:00 am at the home of one of our members. Meetings normally last about two to two and a half hours, depending on the liveliness of our discussion

We take it in turns to bring a selection of books from which by a show of hands we decide which book we will read that month. The person who brought the books then introduces the discussion. We are a friendly, informal Group.

Interested? Please contact Maureen at: maureenprestonw9@gmail.com

Postal Services in W9

From Royal Mail: Customers are no longer be able to access Royal Mail services at the Dhigs convenience store in Formosa Street, W9, London for operational reasons…

W9W2/ PWMVS received the following information today from Royal Mail.  We have encouraged them to work swiftly with the Post Office to find a solution that allows residents to continue to be able to post parcels and other items that can’t simply go in a post box at a location within the heart of the W9 residential area.  However, this will not be resolved before Christmas.

“From Royal Mail: Customers are no longer be able to access Royal Mail services at the Dhigs convenience store in Formosa Street, W9, London for operational reasons. We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused.

As a matter of urgency, we are working with our colleagues at Post Office Limited  to identify suitable, alternative locations to ensure customers continue to have convenient access to Royal Mail services.

In the meantime, the nearest Post Office branches are located:

 
Other nearby Post Office branches are situated at:

Maida Hill – Harrow Road

St Johns Wood

Paddington Quay/ Merchant Square

2017 Carol Concert

Save the date: PWMVS/ W9W2 2017 Carol Concert at St Mary’s Paddington Green

December 12th 2017

6:30pm – doors open @ 6:00

St Mary’s Paddington Green

In the presence of the Lord Mayor of Westminster, Councillor Ian Adams

All welcome for a seasonal occasion reflecting the diversity of the area and supported by the Choir and Musicians of St Saviour’s School

Refreshments will be available afterwards

The Cultural Legacy and Popular Appeal of James Bond

The Popular Literature and Culture Research Centre and the University of Roehampton present “The Cultural Legacy and Popular Appeal of James Bond”

The Popular Literature and Culture Research Centre and the University of Roehampton present:

“The Cultural Legacy and Popular Appeal of James Bond”

– Public Forum and Discussion

Thursday 12th October 2017, 6-7:30pm

City of Westminster Archives Centre

10 St. Ann’s Street London SW1P 2DE

Booking Essential.

Telephone 020 7641 5180 or email archives@westminster.gov.uk