Hello. Well that was a great Festive Evening. Thank you Ickenham Festival and all the people who put so much time and effort into making it so enjoyable. And thank you all the visitors for braving the chilly weather to participate in this great community event.
As promised, the video of the winners of the Characters of Ickenham poll is now online.
Ickenham’s wonderful Jacobean mansion is open to the public this coming weekend (16-17 September). Access is via Milton Road between 10am and 5pm each day.
Update: The house is only open on Saturday – the grounds both days. Apologies.
We’ve been collecting nominations for ‘Characters of Ickenham’ – people who bring a bit of sparkle to Ickenham, making it such a good place to live. We have 60 nominations, some of which cover more than one person.
You can join the fun by voting for the people in the list that you think should be included in the final slideshow. There’s space for you to make a new nomination if you think we’ve missed someone important.
The idea is to collect photographs (with permission) of the ‘winners’ and show them at the Festive Evening in December.
Click here to be taken to the poll.
It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of John Squiers. John was a long-time committee member of the Association and was Membership Secretary for a good number of years. He was very persuasive on the Association’s behalf. If he called to discuss a member’s offer of help, they somehow ended up doing more than they had originally thought!! He was also one of life’s true gentlemen in both senses of the word a very gentle man and an old fashioned courteous man . He will be greatly missed.
This picture shows John doing sterling work for the Association during Gala Day in 2002.
If you would like details of the funeral arrangements please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Another talented photographer has popped up in Facebook’s Ickenham… it’s just the best village. This time, it’s Justin Otto. See his set of excellent photos from in and around Ickenham in his Flickr account. Here’s a taster (his originals are much higher quality):
Photo by Justin Otto
Thank you, Martyn, for lifting our spirits over on Ickenham… It’s just the best village
Swakeley’s Park 18 July 2016 early morning – by Martyn Durrant