The MHPRA usually holds a range of events in the course of a year from more formal affairs to regular drinks parties hosted by individual members. We have not held any social events since the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic in early 2020 but we continue to meet for regular litter picking sessions. See below for the details and a sample of past events.

Litter picking sessions

If you would like to improve our environment, join us for an hour every Saturday morning to help clean Mill Hill Park and neighbouring streets. Litter picks, gloves and rubbish bags are provided. We work singly or in pairs, observing social distancing guidelines. We usually meet at the corner of Avenue Road and Langley Drive, near the Mill Hill Surgery, W3. For more information, please email: or call 07762 268494.

Volunteers from the Litter Action Group Ealing Residents (Lager Can) have joined us a number of times to help collect litter.

Book launch – July 2017

Jerome Farrell speaking at the AGM

Following the formal business of our AGM in July 2017, MHPRA member Jerome Farrell gave an interesting talk about the centenary of the First World War and his first full-length book This Ghastly Affair: Great War Letters from the Leathersellers’ Archives.

The book is based on a cache of fascinating letters he discovered in the archives of the Leathersellers’ Company, written by three young office workers who volunteered to fight.

Wine tasting event for members – March 2016

The theme for the evening was a comparison of Old and New World wines, led by tutors Dennis and Gerry Tomkins. Eleven wines were sampled with tasting notes provided.

Joint pub quiz with the CCA – November 2015

The MHPRA and the Churchfield Community Association held their first joint social event: a pub quiz at the George & Dragon in Acton High Street.

Picnic in the Park – September 2015

In 2015 we held our first family event. Such events have continued to be held in subsequent years in Mill Hill Gardens, our local park off Avenue Road, with entertainment and activities for children.

London Transport Museum Depot Tour – June 2015

The MHPRA arranged a private tour of the Museum for members. Sited opposite Acton Town Tube station, the Museum houses over 370,000 historical objects. Sights include rare road and rail vehicles spanning over 100 years, bus and rail sheds, signs, ceramic tiles, ephemera and ticket machines.