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We exist to defend and improve the amenities, physical environment, safety and facilities within the Maida Vale, Little Venice and Paddington areas.

The ‘Idle’ Women

October 2020

The work was arduous and unpleasant – drowned bodies and cargoes of weapons and gold bars concealed as more innocent freight.

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The Women Put Underground

October 2020

By J Wilson Word War One caused significant staff shortages on the London’s transport network as 17,000 tube, bus, tram employees enlisted for military service. With men fighting away from the country, it became essential for women to take on these roles, [1]. Maida Vale station opened on 6th of June 1915, (as part of the Bakerloo line … Continue reading “The Women Put Underground”

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Pumpkin Carving Competition!

October 2020

Oh My Gourd – it’s already October and with Halloween just around the corner, why not carve out some fun with a neighbourhood pumpkin carving competition? Please carve your gourd-geous pumpkins, take a spook-tacular photo from your window or somewhere locally and tag us on your Instagram or Facebook @Maida_Unveiled or email [email protected] DEAD-line October 31st. The winner will … Continue reading “Pumpkin Carving Competition!”

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Maida Ladies of the Night

October 2020

1930s post war liberation was a time where the possibility of employment was starkly unrealistic for many women. The ladies of the underground were returned back above ground to their places in the household. For many women, the bleak reality of husbands not returning from the war efforts meant they had to be resourceful in … Continue reading “Maida Ladies of the Night”

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Can you sew?

April 2020

If ‘sew’, then please email [email protected]

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Are you a local restaurant/cafe and need support- lets collaborate.

April 2020

Are you are a LOCAL cafe/restaurant in the Little Venice/ and Maida Vale? area. We are looking to team up and create hot meals for the staff at St Mary’s hospital and local residents who are vulnerable. The aim is to support small local businesses so please don’t reach out unless you are small and … Continue reading “Are you a local restaurant/cafe and need support- lets collaborate.”

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Maida Vale and Little Venice residents- Know someone vulnerable (locally) or want to volunteer? Please contact us…

April 2020

If you know of a vulnerable resident of W9W2 or would like to volunteer please sign up to our society page and send details to this address; [email protected] Alice will match you with a volunteer/person in need to help out with food deliveries hot and cold! Many Thanks. Please also pass on these details to … Continue reading “Maida Vale and Little Venice residents- Know someone vulnerable (locally) or want to volunteer? Please contact us…”

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A BIG Thank you for your donations.

April 2020

We had been working hard to put your wonderful donations to good use- with many trips to Costco and some Pizza deliveries too! With a huge thanks to Dhig’s on Formosa street – who have been invaluable with donations and transport and those who know H locally will know the of the privilege of his … Continue reading “A BIG Thank you for your donations.”

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Maida Vale Parents, an online community.

February 2020

Article by Alice Sinclair. Maida Vale Parents is an (online) group for Parents and Carers in the W9 area. ..’with bumps, babies, toddlers, tweens, teens and even grandchildren’. Counting 4.4k members, the group was originally formed in 2007 by six new mums far from their families who used to gather in the rose garden of … Continue reading “Maida Vale Parents, an online community.”

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The history of Little Venice

February 2020

By Julia Wilson Little Venice is described by visitors or locals as ‘a hidden gem of London’. Dating back to the early 1800’s, the area has seen changes and modernisation whilst preserving most of its original features and a picturesque identity. Origins of the Name The name ‘Little Venice’ has been in frequent use since … Continue reading “The history of Little Venice”

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