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Hadley Wood News July 2012

  1. 1. INSIDE THIS MONTHS ISSUE The Wilbrahams Almshouses. 400 years anniversary. Stroke. Don’t have one! Dr O’Donaghue Consultant Neurologist advises. The Proms. Whats on this year? Tina Wenham reports RNLI Gold badge award for Ann Phillips. HADLEY WOOD NEWS JULY 2012 ISSUE Hadley’s runners race for life. WI. Anniversary. Hadley Wood Golf Club’s Junior section. Yagni to the fore. Playground raffle results. Photos by John LeatherdaleDESIGNED & PRINTED BY PRINTWAREHOUSE TELEPHONE: 020 8441 4482
  2. 2. The Wilbraham’s properties are now cared for by the Jesus Hospital Charity Before you rush up toalmshouses. Union St to demand a place let me tellSimon Smith is the Clerk to the Visitors you that these particular almshouses are(Trustees) of the Jesus Hospital charity only for ladies aged 50 and over. Thebased in Union St. Alms, Simon tells me, original criteria for entry excludes mencomes from a Greek word eleemosyne and any women ‘suspected of Sorcery ormeaning compassion. The word itself is Witchcraft or charming. Or if Commonderived from eleos. Pity in English. Drunkard, Common Scold or Backbiter. Simon recounted the story of the Nor idiot or lunatic or infected with anycharity’s longstanding and proud foul or loathsome disease’.tradition. It was founded by James Pagitt’s Almshouse Happily the criteria for women haveRavenscroft in 1679 who built the original become less strict. Though the Jesussix almshouses in Wood St for ‘six poor approaching St Mary’s Church at Hospital almshouses are still only forand ancient women who shall be widows Monken Hadley on your way from Barnet. women this is not discriminatory but is inor maids’. Now celebrating their 400th year accordance with the original wishes as Simon explained that there are over anniversary they were built by Sir Roger laid down by the benefactors in their wills.1800 separate almshouse charities Wilbraham. Sir Roger, born in 1553 in Simon showed me round an unoccupiedthroughout the UK. In Chipping Barnet Cheshire was appointed Solicitor General almshouse in Wood St. Clean, modernalone there are the Thomas Watson in Ireland by Queen Elizabeth 1st, later and compact it is a tribute to the effortsCottage homes, the Eleanor Palmer Trust being knighted by her successor King of the charity and its staff as well as thoseand the Leathersellers. The Jesus James 1st. He was buried at Monken trustees who give their expertise and freeHospital Charity itself has fifty four Hadley Church and his monument, with time to continue the great legacy left byalmshouses in the area. Many his wife Mary and their daughters, can be those the ‘kindly English gentlemen’ Mralmshouses were built just to help needy seen inside the church to the left of the James Ravenscroft and Sir Rogerpeople, others, such as the South entrance. Many of the very old and Wilbraham.Leathersellers and Thomas Watson small charities later developed financial If you would like to know more pleasealmshouses, were for the retired problems but happily were absorbed by visit their website atemployees of these industries. Eleanor their larger compatriots. Wilbrahams jesushospitalcharity.orgPalmer is typical of many such generous Rod Armstrongbenefactors. She was a wealthy ladywhose father was Keeper of Henry V11’streasure. Surviving the plague, two Stroke: an updatemarriages and the birth of eight children Stroke is a justifiably feared disorder. A 45Eleanor gifted land both in Barnet and year old man has a 25% chance of aKentish Town for buildings to house the stroke before he reaches 85. A quarter ofpoor and needy. people die within a month of a stroke and The Wilbrahams almshouses will be a half of survivors will be left dependentfamiliar to many of you. These are the for some daily activities of living. Whatlovely old buildings you pass on your progress has been made in strokeright on Hadley Green Road when medicine to offer us some hope? This The PARK VETERINARY PARK VETERINARY VETERI ARY ARY PRACTICE P Cockfosters Cockfosters foste Clean • Spacious • Air-conditioned pacious ned The only local practice to p Fully Equipped. • Operating theatre • Xrays • Dental Wo eatre Workshop orkshop be FSA approved for A • Laboratory • Ultrasound • Endoscopy ory copy insurrance insurance claims. • Advanced Anaesthetic Monitoring ed ing • Puppy Parties • Geriatric care y e Call for details on how to Register ster 020 8275 0330 (24 hrs) 275 or visit www.theparkvets.com ww ww.theparkvets.co om Fr i e n d l y, Friendly, Compassionate e The Place for Puppy g & Caring Professionals. Parties! 2
  3. 3. Summer Give Away Dinner, bed & breakfast Stay Saturday evening for dinner, bed and breakfast and get the Sunday or the Friday night free of charge, including a 3 course evening meal on both nights and full English breakfast. Valid until 2nd September 2012, subject to T&C and availability. subsequently. Therapies under evaluationbrief survey will focus on the 90% of ARBORETUM TOUR AND include cooling the body after acutestrokes that are ischaemic strokes (blood AFTERNOON TEA stroke to reduce brain damage and Tuesday 10th July or Thursday 2nd Augustclots) rather than brain haemorrhages. catheter techniques of retrieving clots if Free guided tour of the Beale Arboretum with Better outcomes in the last decade are Andrew Beale, followed by afternoon tea (£18pp). thrombolysis is ineffective. On the distantdue to improved prevention and faster horizon are treatments such as stem cell The above events are payable on booking.and more specialist management of Further details are available on our website. infusions to improve recovery ofacute strokes. The important preventative damaged brain. Progress is thereforestrategies are straightforward. Smoking being made in this common disablingdoubles your risk, but within a year of disease. A good place to start looking for WEST LODGE PARKstopping you have eliminated half the YO U R C O U N T RY R E T R E AT further information is the Strokeexcess risk. So stop smoking! Controlling Cockfosters Road, Hadley Wood, Herts, EN4 0PY. Association website. T: 020 8216 3900 Email: wlpreception@bealeshotels.co.ukhigh blood pressure (BP) is vital. If your www.bealeshotels.co.uk (www.stroke.org.uk). HWN61BP is over 140/90 (even lower if you are Dr Michael O’Donoghuediabetic) you reduce your risk of stroke Consultant Neurologistby 30% if you take better chance of good Nottingham University Hospitaltreatment. Controlling high recovery. Evidence alsolevels of blood cholesterol exists that there is benefit The Hadley RNLIsimilarly reduces the risk. up to 4.5 hours.Exercise, weight reduction The FAST test helps. branch.and moderating excess Has the FACE fallen on As ever, the Hadley branch of the RNLIalcohol have all been one side?; Can the pulled together when their June Gardenshown to benefit. If you person lift both ARMS or Party was washed out by the rain. Thehave experienced any is one side weak?; Is the whole event, tables chairs food andcirculatory disorder such SPEECH slurred.? ; TIME drinks and guests were moved inside theas angina, vascular to act. Any one of these Church House at short notice where adisease of the leg arteries should lead you to call very nice indoor party was enjoyed by allor a transient ischaemic 999 in the hope of present. The event raised £1150 for thebrain event (TIA) you should be on blood reaching a hyper-acute stroke centre in Lifeboats. In May at the Barbican Annpressure, cholesterol and anti-platelet time. With luck the event will have Phillips, the Chairman of the Hadleytreatment promptly. Another important resolved and it will be called a TIA. If it group, received a gold badge from themodifiable risk factor is the common has not you will have an emergency CT Duke of Gloucester on behalf of herirregular heart rhythm known as atrial scan to determine if your stroke is committee and their supporters. Next isfibrillation (AF). Warfarin reduces the risk suitable for thrombolysis. You will also be the Gold bar! Ann thanks all herof stroke with AF by two thirds and is screened for medical factors that might committee and the many helpers for theirusually started after a simple risk prevent a second stroke. This will include great and constant support. The nextassessment by your GP (known as a taking anti-platelet agents (aspirin and meeting will be the coffee morning onCHADS2 score). Low risk patients will use dipyridamole or clopidogrel) for life as October 24th at the Hadley Memorial hall.aspirin. NICE has recently approved well as the drugs mentioned previously. IfDabigatran as a potential replacement for you have had aWarfarin in stroke prevention in AF (as Face fallen?long heart valve problems do not exist). Arm Weak?Potential advantages include superior Speech Slurred?stroke prevention and no need for regular Time to act. 999blood tests. It precise role is still underevaluation. TIA (or a mild stroke) your carotid artery Recognising the onset of a stroke is will be scanned to see if it harbours avital. If you can receive thrombolysis with significant narrowing, as surgicallyalteplase (a clot-busting therapy) within 3 relieving the narrowing will reduce yourhours of stroke onset there is a much chance a more severe stroke 3
  4. 4. Hadley Wood WIHadley Wood Members celebrated itsbirthday with a lovely jubilee cake bakedby Vice President Ann Evans and cut byimmediate Past President Frainy Ardeshir.The Speaker was Mark Lester who gavea very informative talk on "Victoria toEdward VIII". The room looked mostfestive with patriotic decorations andeveryone enjoyed the sandwiches andwine!The President Diana Bird closed themeeting with a hearty rendition of "GodSave the Queen". Hadley Wood W.I. meet the secondTuesday of the month in St Paul’s churchhall at Crescent East. New members andvisitors are always most welcome.Frainy Ardeshir 4
  5. 5. Hadley’s runners. springboard their talents. Walkers, our target. £1 and a good luckRACE FOR LIFE 2012 When I launched runners, children teamed together, message, goes a long way:the club in November 2011, my aim was furiously fundraising, exceeding the initial www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/hwrcto bring our community together in a way goal of £3000, aiming on raising Sensev El Ahmadi.that was totally informal and share my £5000 for 5k ! We are £500 away from HADLEY WOOD RUNNING CLUBpassion of running. Never in my wildestdreams did I think it would be soinfectious. Our first week saw 7 womensign up for a 12 week course. Since then,the club has grown from strength tostrength with over 50 members attendingon a regular basis. The greatest rewardfor me has been to watch people lackingin running fitness, setting their sights onnew challenges. Empowered by theendorphins and the social environment,these people who once could not runmore than 10 minutes non stop are keento enter events as a club, whether it be5k, 10k, Half Marathon or a full Marathon.Race For Life was a wonderful event toThe Proms 2012 Four English conductors will take turns 14th) and Sullivan’s The Yeoman of theThis being the year of the Queen’s on the podium to conduct works by Elgar, Guard (19th August).Diamond Jubilee and the Olympic Delius, Tippett and the world premiere of The remarkable East- Western DivanGames, what could be a more fitting start Mark Anthony Turnage’s ‘Canon Fever.’ Orchestra under the baton of theirto the first night of the 2012 proms than London will be featured as a theme visionary conductor Daniel Barenboiman all English programme featuring the throughout the Proms incorporating will be performing all of Beethoven’s ninefirst ever opening night baton relay! (July Handel’s music for the Royal Fireworks symphonies, the last being performed on13th). (July 18th) Loewe’s My Fair Lady (July the opening night of the Olympics. As I understand, all of these concerts are sold out, but it is often possible to get returns on the day. Youth orchestras from each nation of the UK as well as a brass band, jazz orchestra and wind band, all made up of talented young musicians, not to mention a host of youth choirs including the debut of the BBC Proms Youth Choir will be performing throughout the season. This year there are two concerts by the Berlin Philharmoniker under Sir Simon Rattle (30th and 31st August) and Vienna Philharmonic, under Bernard Haitink (6th and 7th September). Debussy will also be celebrated 5
  6. 6. .co.uk Our mobile valeting service is now offering specialized treatments for your car. Mini valet•Machine polish Dr Keith Garber Supaguard•One day valet Bodywork repair Dr Andrew Halmer Call Adam on 07973 272347 or Dr Tina Chrysostomou email adam@aquavalet.co.uk All aspects of general dentistry offered throughout the week including Saturday morning this year marking the 150th Anniversary appointmentsof his birth with several works including aperformance of his only opera Pelleas et Please contact our receptionMelisande (15th July). I must just mention 16 Crescent West, Hadley Wood,two other Proms. The Wallace and Gromit Barnet, Herts, EN4 0EJProm, Musical Marvels (29th July at 3.30) Tel: 020 8441 0257for families. The BBC came up with theidea of inviting the animated duo toentertain the audience, with the help of Hadley Wood Community Playgroundthe Aurora Orchestra. Nick Park and Aardman Animations We would like to thank everyone who has contributed towards the communityhave been filming specially devised playground renovation. As you may know from the last newsletter update, work willsequences that will catapult man and commence on 23rd July on the phase 1 extension and this will include 4 new piecesdog backstage during the concert. of equipment for the older children.Without giving the game away, Wallace ispreparing for the premiere of his brand The community raffle we held over May and June has been a great successnew ‘My concerto in Ee Lad’ and has and we are pleased to announce the winning tickets of the draw:devised some novel contraptions with thehelp of the ever faithful Gromit to make 10 tickets to see Saracens at Wembley Mary Malde 02819the afternoon extra special. Signed Arsenal Football Shirt Emma Morley 00024 The other Prom is the Desert island Lunch or dinner for 2 at Nolita’s Gemma Paramoor 03046Discs 70th Anniversary prom (3rd Case of Prosecco Nicky Seldrup 02019September) with its presenter Kirsty Tea for Two at the West Lodge Nevin Eyi 03021Young interviewing guests from the series Aqua Valet £50 Voucher Claremont Road 00225and introducing some of the most Thai Eighteen £30 Voucher Jobi McAnuff 02571popular music choices including Italy Restaurant £50 Voucher Emma - Parkgate 01754Handel’s Messiah, Beethoven’s Emperor Bouquet of flowers worth £35 Cindy Blaney 01026Concerto, Elgar’s Cello concerto, Crème £30 Voucher Helen – Crescent West 00215Puccini’s Madam Butterfly, Coates’ theDam Busters march plus arrangements Full Body Massage from Beauty by Paris Lucy Cecil 03059of favourite Beetles’ songs. HWRC personal training voucher Parkgate 02038 This year’s programme features a Deserie Restaurant £30 voucher Lindi Jaffe 03678wealth of wonderful concerts and events Tocca Candela from So Chic Jo Forsythe 02001I haven’t even mentioned that will appeal Blowdry from Alan Lawrence Parkgate 02074to every eclectic taste, so hurry up and Manicure from HeavenScent Beauty Nina Buttle 03051get booking. Chocolates from the Chocolate Shop Helen Michael 02530 Dinner for 2 at Hunters Tara Boggett 00006 Box Office: 0845 401 5040 or on line Signed football by England goalkeeper Joe Hart Robert -Kingwell Road 03378 at: www.royalalberthall.com For those who are robust enough, up to 1,400 standing places are All the winners have been contacted. available for each Prom and the traditionally low prices allow one to We are now in the process of completing phase two of the project, a refurbishment enjoy world class performances for of the existing equipment and flooring, so keep an eye out for updates. If you visit just £5.00. Waitrose in Barnet this month please remember to put a token in the Hadley Wood Playground Community matters box. Tina Wenham Maria & Laura hwcpr@yahoo.co.uk Tel: 07767 325 870 6
  7. 7. Pilates Teacher - Personal Trainer Established lower back specialist If youre looking for dramatic changes in the way your body looks, feels and performs. If you want to improve flexibility, strength and agility, muscle tone, and become less prone to injury... Then youre about to discover how you can do all this, quickly and easily, with your One to One Pilates session! EASING YOUR BACK PAIN WITH PILATES Pilates can both alleviate existing back problems and prevent future ones. No matter what your age or condition, Pilates will work for you! Make a difference in your life today! Contact Stuart on: 07787 552326 Or email: stuart@pilates-stuart.co.ukHadley Wood Golf Club.Junior section. www.pilates-stuart.co.ukHWGC runs a very good junior sectionunder the supervision and leadership of members of the golf club were seen in All aspects of general practiceParvesh Patel, Lian Davies and Inge the background, blanching at the covered. Same day andSudbury. Weekly group coaching with distance Yagni drove the ball). New weekend appointmentsAlastair Archibald takes place on members are made very welcome at this @ Hadley Wood or localSundays from 12.30-1.30pm. The Junior friendly club.Committee is keen to develop the section Contact the General Manager on Private Hospitalsfurther and the current Club Captain, Alun 020 8449 4328 or the proshop on veenasingh@hotmail.co.ukJohns has made clear his commitment to 020 8449 3285.these youngsters. On Sunday 30thSeptember there is the Junior Prizegivingduring the afternoon. Sponsorship has Patients on the NHS list are excluded been very generously given by Douglas Green from Hadley Green Garage and by My Way Films – The Video Autobiography Sean Heaney the Company local Estate Agent. In the photo My Way Films is a video production A written autobiography will tell Yagni Patel the company specialising in capturing your story, but video expresses current Junior and preserving peoples’ memoirs, emotions, inflections, humour and captain is seen recollections and life stories on film. personality that the written word just driving off at the We passionately believe that cannot do.Why create your Video annual drive-in ‘everyone has a story to tell’ and that Autobiography? ceremony. (Senior there is no better way to tell this story You have a story to tell: It is a than by recording a personal Video special story. Who you are, where Autobiography. you’ve Ancestry.com, Facebook Timelines, been, where you are now and how The Biography Channel; the you got there. importance of preserving one’s own Family: Preserve these stories and story and family history is now so memories so that they may be important and relevant. We hear handed sayings such as ‘time is fleeting’, ‘life down as a legacy to children and Yoga classes in the comfort of your is short’, and ‘there’s no time like the future generations. own home or 121 sessions to focus present’. When it comes to Commemorate: A special event or more on developing your own practice. documenting the personal history of occasion (a birthday, anniversary, With over 10 years experience, yourself or a loved one, these old wedding, family reunion, retirement Alex teaches with compassion and adages couldn’t have more party etc). understanding. significance. Business: Tell the story of the family She adapts her teaching according to We will film you reciting your life business or your companys history. her students and their ability. story (usually done in your own home) For further information please contact and then we add your photographs, For more information please call Mike Alex on 07881 820051 or memorabilia and music to produce a on 020 8445 5033. email: aless1978@breathe.com unique and personal Life Story DVD. @YogAlexExperience the benefits of yoga both mentally and physically p y g y p y y 7
  8. 8. From Cottages to Country EstatesOFFICES AT BARNET TOTTERIDGE HADLEY WOOD BROOKMANS PARK RADLETT HADLEY GREEN HADLEY WOOD £1,595,000 HADLEY WOOD £1,595,000 HADLEY WOOD £1,500,000 Guest Cloakroom 3 Reception Rooms Guest Cloakroom 4 Reception Rooms Guest Cloakroom 3 Reception Rooms Kitchen/Breakfast Room Utility Room 5 Bedrooms Kitchen/Breakfast Room Utility Room 5 Bedrooms Kitchen/Breakfast Room Utility Room 4 Bedrooms4 Bathrooms (3 En Suite) Southerly Aspect Rear Garden 3 Bathrooms (2 En Suite) Rear Garden Double (1 With En Suite Dressing Room & En Suite Bathroom) Garage Family Bathroom Rear Garden Approx. 120’ Garage HADLEY WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797 PROOF ONLY HADLEY WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797 HADLEY WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797 NOT FOR PRINT HADLEY WOOD £1,100,000 HADLEY WOOD £895,000 HADLEY WOOD £745,000 Guest Cloakroom 4 Reception Rooms Kitchen Drawing Room Kitchen/Dining Area 3 Bedrooms Lounge/Diner Kitchen Master Bedroom With En Suite Utility Room Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 Bathrooms (1 En Suite) Communal Gardens Shower Room & Dressing Area 2 Further Bedrooms Side & Rear Garden Garage & Grounds Private Terrace Area Communal Gardens & Grounds HADLEY WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797 HADLEY WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797 HADLEY WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797 SALES OFFICES AT: BARNET 020 8449 3383 TOTTERIDGE 020 8445 3694 HADLEY WOOD 020 8440 9797 BROOKMANS PARK 01707 661144 RADLETT 01923 604321 NEW HOMES SHOWCASE HADLEY GREEN 020 8441 9555 PREMIER LETTINGS HADLEY GREEN 020 8441 9796 RADLETT 01923 608383 www.statons.com Associated Offices in Mayfair & Moscow The Hadley Wood Association 7 Crescent East Hadley Wood Herts EN4 0EL 8449 7193 hadley.woodassoc@btconnect.com www.hadleywood.org.uk Chairman Graham Sharp 020 8449 2133 sharpie14@btinternet.com Editor Publisher Rod Armstrong 020 8449 5924 Advertising and Centre Manager Lisa Winston 020 8449 7193 hadley.woodassoc@btconnect.com Advertising Manager Betty Brough 020 8441 6859 bbr1934@aol.com Hall Bookings Annie 07903 138 235 hallbookings.hwa@gmail.com Security Task Force Membership Secretary/Admin Caroline Berlyn 020 8441 8020 HWA Membership Secretary Mrs Sue Finlay Tel. 0208 441 2595 Safe Neighbourhood Team Police Sergeant Peter Moxham 020 8721 2688 or 07920 233 775 The Hadley Wood News is published usually during the first weekend of each month. It is a community publication with the objective of bringing local news, views and events to the residents and friends of Hadley Wood. It is non-profit making with any surplus going to the Hadley Wood Association (HWA) for the direct benefit of residents. Content is produced voluntarily with the make-up, printing and distribution paid for by advertising. Thank you to all our advertisers, without whom this magazine would not be possible. If you would like to contribute to a future issue or receive updates via email, please contact the Editor and Publisher. The HWA and anyone associated with the content of this newsletter cannot accept any responsibility for the accuracy, claims or views expressed. The Hadley Wood News does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any of the advertisements or other information accessed directly or indirectly from this publication, nor the quality of any products, services, information or other materials displayed, purchased or obtained by anyone as a result of an advertisement or any other information or offer in connection with those products, services, information or other materials.Hadley Wood News shall not be responsible for any errors or omissions contained in any advertisement or other information within this publication. The Publisher reserves the right to amend, abridge or reject any copy supplied for publication. E&OE HWA December 2011 To download a copy of this and/or previous issues of Hadley Wood News, please visit www.hadleywood.org.uk 8