“What makes our village special?”

This is the question we posed about four weeks ago. In just two weeks many of the lovely people of Ickenham rose to our challenge and submitted photos and ideas. From them we’ve burned a DVD of the best 96 for our stand in the Village Hall at the Festive Evening on December 9th.

The deck cycles through 80 rolling slides. It lasts 6m 30s. All photographers are credited in the slides and at the end.

A marvellous effort all of you.

If you can’t get to the Festive Evening, please enjoy them here (and share them if you want) with family and friends.

Enjoy!

Swakeleys House open Saturday

As part of the London Open House weekend, Swakeleys House will be open to the public (no charge) on Saturday 17th September 10:00 to 16:00.

It gives Ickenham residents the opportunity to publicly show their interest in this building. Please go if you can. Groups of up to 15 at a time will be admitted every 20 to 30 minutes.

Tell your friends and neighbours, we need to demonstrate our continuing interest in this historic and iconic building to its owners.

Thank you.

Pinn depth monitor at Swakeleys Road

If you are concerned about flood risk or the chance of being washed downstream, this GaugeMap link shows the state of the River Pinn. Here’s a snapshot:

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You can alter the frequency and tweak other graph options. In the snapshot, the upper black line is the highest ever recorded (October 30th 2000) and the second line is the more recent highest (February 7th 2014). The lower black line is the lowest ever recorded (August 9th 2007).

We’re “genteel” (it says here)

Trawling around looking for a definitive Green Belt map for Ickenham (here’s a clue), I noticed this description of Ickenham in Hidden London. We are, apparently, “A genteel residential suburb situated between Uxbridge and Ruislip.”

Hidden London claims to take, “an informative, histor­ically inclined look at a variety of the capital’s more obscure attractions, curiosities, districts and localities.”