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Hadley Wood News December 2012


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Hadley Wood News December 2012

  1. 1. INSIDE THIS MONTHS ISSUE Gareth and Anne Evans. Taking the high road. Edward Pearce and Jodi get married. DECEMBER 2012 ISSUE George Hawkins. Birthday 12/12/12 HADLEY WOOD NEWS London Mayors. Getting together. Hadley Wood’s new Playground. Swinging. A Christmas Story. Fields or houses? Your choice. Sea Olympics. Aubrey Rose’s latest book.DESIGNED & PRINTED BY PRINTWAREHOUSE TELEPHONE: 020 8441 4482 Photos by John Leatherdale
  2. 2. Gareth and Anne Evans. who has read about those convoys will half built house at 16 Kingwell Road know how perilous they were but Gareth meanwhile, on the advice of Mr Collins the being Gareth as usual denied any personal local grocer, renting a flat in Crescent West, danger. (In a moment of weakness he did An early memory of the Kingwell Road mention that they quite liked it when the house was waking up to find horses from waves were 40ft or over as the German the adjoining fields cropping their newly submarines could not use their planted grass. Gareth remembers the periscopes). Having somehow survived he Hadley Wood Association being set up. returned to the UK to study Classics and The building known now as the Centre and Law at Pembroke College Cambridge its surrounding fields and woods were (and before joining the Transport industry. still are) leased from the Council. Leslie Positions at British Rail followed becoming Ross Collins, amongst other distinguished Planning Manager of the newly created residents, lead this initiative. TheThe news that Gareth and Anne Evans are Sealink Ferries, an amalgam of all the Association, as it was then christened, wasleaving Hadley Wood after fifty-five years Railway ferries. In 1957 he met Anne then subsequently chaired by Michael Kempsterhere has come as a major disappointment a nurse at the Hammersmith Hospital. before Gareth took over himself from 1981to their many friends. However with a son in Anne trained at St Thomas’s. A Nightingale to 1988. In that time the first FireworkAberdeen and a daughter in Largs not to in fact. (From personal experience I might display took place and the Neighbourhoodmention two grandsons, a move to be allowed to mention here that St Watch was set up. In addition to steeringScotland was probably to be expected. We Thomas’s nurses were a famously elite the developing Association through itswill just have to make the best of it. group of bright, highly competent and strict early development, Anne and Gareth were I asked Gareth if I could write a few lines young ladies.) They married and bought a closely involved in church affairs at Stabout his life. Pre Anne and pre HadleyWood, Gareth started life in Hampstead.‘Not Wales then?’ I asked. In fact the family Wedding News.were Welsh farmers near Criccieth. The marriage took place on Saturday 3rd. November 2012 of Edward Ian Pearce andHowever Gareth’s father broke with Jodie Grover at St. Margarets Church, Warnham near Horsham. Edward is the sontradition and headed to London educating of Enfield Cllr Anne MarieGareth at St Paul’s School and thus Pearce and Ian Pearce. Heeffectively bringing to a sudden end attended the Hadley WoodGareth’s limited ability to converse in Play Group and SchoolWelsh. By January 1943 in the middle of when he was younger.WW2 Gareth had left school and joined the William Wilkinson was hisNavy. He was sent as an Ordinary Seaman best man and many of histo join the Battleship HMS Howe which friends from Hadley Woodsupported the Sicily landings. After training attended the wedding. Thein anti-submarine warfare he was sent to couple are honeymooningthe escort ship Bullen on Atlantic convoys. in the Far East.Later he joined the fleet destroyer Serapis Anne Marie Pearceescorting merchant ships on the dreaded(my word) voyage to Murmansk. Anyone 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 ww om Fr i e n d l y, Friendly, Compassionate e The Place for Puppy g & Caring Professionals. Parties! 2
  3. 3. Don’t Forget Your Personalised Christmas Gift Certificate Christmas Eve Beautifully Presented Dinner Monday 24th December 2012 7pm - 9.30pm For the one you love. A quieter and more relaxed evening, dining to Pop in for many other gift ideas the accompaniment of our resident pianist Paul Jaffa. 020 8449 2687 Full payment with booking. £48.00 per person. 32 Crescent WestPaul’s. Anne sang in the choir and BOXING DAYorganised the flowers for many years while Lunch Nevertheless I wonder if I might be allowedGareth became a churchwarden. The Rev. Wednesday 26th December 2012 on behalf of all Hadleywoodians to say aJill Northam adds “he was unstinting in the A civilised way to enjoy the day after Christmas. heartfelt thank you to Anne and Gareth and Lunch served in our Mary Beale Restaurant whilst enjoyingtime that he gave and very wise in his the accompaniment of our resident pianist. their family for helping to make Hadleyleadership role”. After retiring as Church Full payment with booking. Wood such a pleasant place to live. Au £70.00 per person (Children under 12 £39.00)Warden he became eventually Chairman of revoir Anne and Gareth. We will miss you.the Church’s five Trustees.In short Anne Rod Armstrongand Gareth have made a lifetime ofcontributions to the Hadley Wood WEST LODGE PARK YO U R C O U N T RY R E T R E AT Sea Olympicscommunity. They would be the last to claim Cockfosters Road, Hadley Wood, Herts, EN4 0PY. Aubrey Rose CBE one of Hadley Wood’s T: 020 8216 3900 Email: sort of recognition for this and there will most distinguished residents having retired Book online at: others thankfully to take their place. from life as an eminent lawyer has now turned his attention to writing. Several of his books have already been published, the latest one being a story for children. TheMayors Reunion book is called Sea Olympics. It tells the storyHadley Wood residents and former of an Olympic Games held off the coast ofEnfield mayor and consort, Cornwall by all the underwater creatures youCouncillor Anne Marie Pearce and can think of, lobsters, turtles, whales, sharks,Barry Swain hosted a recent sea salmon, crabs and dolphins to mentionluncheon at the renowned Hunters a few. All compete in harmony, the occasionRestaurant in Cockfosters for fifteen happily not marred by any of the largerfellow London mayors of their competitors eating the smaller ones.mayoral year 2003/4. The Competitions for the fastest and the slowestcelebration marked the eve of swimmers, best camouflage, team gamestheir 10th anniversary of becoming and highest jumper out of the water takeLondon mayors and the beginning of place and are beautifully illustrated bya lifelong friendship and membership Elisabeth Newson.of the London Mayors Association. The diversity of the global underwaterBarry & Anne Marie population and its relationship with the human race is gently brought to the reader’s attention throughout and reminds us of our Birthday Boy 12-12-12-12 responsibility to the environment. The book All the twelves for has received an appreciation from Lord Sebastian Coe and is recommended for age George Hawkins! groups 5-9 years, though children outside HAPPY BIRTHDAY to local lad George Hawkins this range will also love it. It has already been who celebrates his 12th birthday on the 12th of the read by those well known literary critics of 12th, 2012!. Many of you will recognise George as the year two at Hadley Wood Primary School. smart young lad buckling under the strain of dragging Comments received were as follows: ‘A his sports bag along Crescent West and across the fabloss story’. ‘I luvd the book’ ‘I hope you bridge to catch the Lochinver School bus every liked writing it’ ‘A sooper book’, and ‘Mr morning. Rose. Your book was exsrordenry. I loved it.’ We wish him all the best for this rather auspicious The book costs £6.99 and can be birthday and continued success with his passion for purchased from Amazon or direct from the rugby, cricket and hairgel! publishers at Chaville Press,148 Friern Park, David and Tania Hawkins London N12 9LU. Tel 02084457850 3
  4. 4. Hadley WoodCommunity Playground updateAs many of you will have seen, the secondphase of the playground renovation tookplace during the autumn half term at theend of October. During this week we installed a newtoddler multi-activity piece with newflooring, junior climbing wall and slide alsowith new flooring, two new picnic tables, 3new benches, and refurbished both existing involve having the fencing painted, the bins has supported this project and hopeswings. We also planted 6 Silver Birch trees changed, sponsor plaques installed and we you enjoy using the new playground. Ifaround the edge of the playground to are hoping to have enough funds left to you have any questions please email ussoften the impact of the hard landscaping plant some hedging. We aim to have the at the surrounding countryside. playground completed by April 2013. Maria Evans The next phase of the renovation will We would like to thank everyone that
  5. 5. Dr Keith Garber Dr Andrew Halmer Dr Tina Chrysostomou All aspects of general dentistry offered throughout the week including Saturday morning appointments Please contact our reception16 Crescent West, Hadley Wood, Barnet, Herts, EN4 0EJ Tel: 020 8441 0257
  6. 6. A Christmas story will have nowhere to play football, make dens and climb trees. So they asked the hall, the clubs and the car park and all the rest needed a little bit of money forOnce upon a time there was a lovely little local Council, who owned the land, if they maintenance. (Still only £1.00 a week pervillage in Hertfordshire called Hadley Wood. could rent the fields and build a small family). But the villagers were so busy thatThe village was surrounded by fields where village hall in the middle of them. The they could not be bothered to pay the onechildren played games made dens and Council said yes and helped the villagers pound a week to help the village hall keepclimbed in the trees. Some of the fathers build a nice village hall surrounded by fields everything going. One day the Council whoworked in the great City of London. A little and woods and it was called the Hadley owned the fields said ‘these Hadley Woodstation was built so that trains coming past Wood Association Centre. The people who people do not really want their fields andcould stop and pick people up. The fathers lived in the village were delighted and they little village hall. Why should they bewere delighted. Now they could travel to the all joined the Hadley Wood Association to allowed to have fields and a village hall andcity with their brief cases on the little train. help keep the fields and hall in good not want to pay £1 per week for them? LetWhen other people heard about the little condition. It only cost £1 a week for a whole us take our fields back and build housestrain and the lovely village surrounded by family! This meant that the village hall could and affordable homes on them so thatfields they wanted to live there too but there look after its playschool, ballet school, its more people can live there?were not enough houses. So an important tennis, football and bridge clubs. It could And lo one day some tractors came andbusiness man came and built some more. help parents by letting them use the car ploughed up all the fields and built manyThe people who wanted to live in the little park when they took their children to school houses and the village was not calledvillage were very happy to hear this and as well as using the hall for dances and for Hadley Wood anymore but Hadleythey bought the houses. The new families family parties. After all this there was still Wouldnot. And the children could not playhad more children who played football and enough money left over to pay for a in the fields, make dens or climb trees andcricket on the fields, made dens in the groundsman to look after the fields and so they just sat at home watching TV andwoods and climbed the trees. The Dads woods. So everyone was happy and the playing computer games. And the Dadsand Mums went for walks in the fields with children played in the fields etc etc. and Mums had nowhere to walk their dogstheir dogs. The business man thought he After many years the wise people who so they just worked and sat around. Sadlywould build some more houses and he did. looked after the village hall grew old but no one really liked living there anymore butThen it came to pass that some wise happily younger people came and took there was a happy ending. The housepeople who were living in the lovely village over until they too became old. Everything values fell so much that one day they wereheld a meeting. One day, they said, all was still lovely. But many people in the affordable for everyone.these fields will be gone and our children village did not realise that the fields and the Rod Armstrong Phono-Graphix reading programme to develop fluent readers in 4 terms Preparation for 7+ - 11+ with a high success rate KS1 – KS2 Comprehension and Language Sense programme KS1 – KS2 Maths tuition GCSE English Preparation Classes are held at Hadley Wood Association on Saturdays. Group sessions or private tuition available. We provide children with the innovative Phono-Graphix reading programme, then further their skills to improve comprehension in reading and to develop pupils’ techniques and knowledge; allowing them to demonstrate advanced sentence structure and language sense. Tailored to suit all abilities and styles of learning. Excellent results guaranteed! For further information please contact Zoe - 0845 6529955/07962391134 or email
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  8. 8. From Cottages to Country Estates OFFICES AT BARNET TOTTERIDGE HADLEY WOOD BROOKMANS PARK RADLETT HADLEY GREENHADLEY WOOD £1,335,000 HADLEY WOOD £1,295,000 HADLEY WOOD £1,150,000 5 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 3 Receptions 5 Bedrooms Family Bathroom 3 Receptions Development Opportunity With Planning Permission Kitchen/diner Utility Room Back Room Kitchen/dining Area Utility Room Guest Cloakroom Granted For A Six Bedroom Detached Southerly Aspect Rear Garden Approx. 180’ Garage Stunning Garden Swimming Pool Home 6 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 4 Receptions HADLEY WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797 PROOF HADLEY WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797 HADLEY WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797 NOT FOR PRINTCOCKFOSTERS OIEO £1,000,000 HADLEY WOOD £900,000 HADLEY WOOD £449,999 In Need of Modernisation 3 Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms Reception Room 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Open Plan Reception Family Bathroom 2 Reception Rooms Kitchen Kitchen Southerly Aspect Balcony Overlooking Room & Kitchen Guest CloakroomSoutherly Aspect Rear Garden Approx. 170’ Garage Communal Gardens 2 Allocated Parking Spaces Allocated Parking 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 Associated Offices in Mayfair & Moscow The Hadley Wood Association 7 Crescent East Hadley Wood Herts EN4 0EL 8449 7193 Chairman Graham Sharp 020 8449 2133 Editor Publisher Rod Armstrong 020 8449 5924 Advertising and Centre Manager Lisa Winston 020 8449 7193 Advertising Manager Betty Brough 020 8441 6859 Hall Bookings Annie 07903 138 235 Security Task Force Membership Secretary/Admin Caroline Berlyn 020 8441 8020 HWA Membership Secretary Mrs Sue Finlay Tel. 0208 441 2595 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 8