Events

The MHPRA holds a range of events in the course of a year from more formal affairs to regular drinks parties hosted by individual members. See below for details of our forthcoming events and a sample of past events.  

Past events

MHPRA AGM: Thursday 26 July 2018

The AGM was held at the Centre for Armenian Information and Advice, 105A Mill Hill Road, London W3 8JF.

Members’ Drinks Party: Thursday 12 July 2018

Hosted by Sandy Nicol.

Members’ Drinks Party: Thursday 21 June 2018.

Hosted by Mike and Been Howlett.

Members’ Drinks Party: Thursday 31 May 2018

Hosted by Nigel Middlemiss.

Crown Street Pocket Garden Tidy-up: Sunday 29 April 2018

Great British Spring Clean, Mill Hill Park: Sunday 25 March 2018

Twelve members and two children helped clean our neighbourhood streets as part of the Great British Spring Clean.   Ealing Council supplied bags and little pickers.  We met for coffee and cakes after we had finished the task

Pub Quiz at the Aeronaut, Wednesday 21 February 2018 

Members’ Christmas Drinks’ Party: Wednesday 20 December 2017

Hosted by Rosie Ivison and Helen Moore.

Crown Street Pocket Garden Tidy-up: Sunday 26 November 2017

Members’ Drinks Party: Wednesday 22 November 2017

Hosted by Julian Gallant.

Members’ Drinks Party: Tuesday 17 October 2017

Hosted by Cherryl West.

Members’ Drinks Party: Thursday 14 September 2017

Hosted by Been and Mike Howlett.

Members’ Drinks Party: Wednesday 23 August 2017 

Hosted by Sandy Nicol.

MHPRA AGM: 19 July 2017

Our 2017 AGM was held at the Centre for Armenian Information & Advice, 105A Mill Hill Road.

Our presentation featured MHPRA activities and achievements over the year.  We were fortunate in having three members of the South Acton Safer Neighbourhoods Police team in attendance: Inspector Aaron Clarke, Acting Sergeant Yu Zhang and PC Dave Young, who updated us on local issues.

Jerome Farrell speaking at the AGM

 

 

The formal business of the meeting was followed by a very interesting talk by Jerome Farrell, an MHPRA member, who spoke 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.

 

 

Members’ Drinks Party: Wednesday 10 May 2017

Hosted by Sandy Nicol and Maria O’Sullivan

Members’ Drinks Party: Tuesday 4 April 2017

Hosted by Helen and Keith Moore.

Mill Hill Park Spring Clean:  Sunday 5 March 2017

With the Council’s assistance, we joined in the national Great British Spring Clean on Sunday 5 March. Fifteen volunteers, including one child, turned out to clean the five streets in Mill Hill Park, the Pocket Garden in Crown Street and Langley Drive.

Wine Tasting Event for Members: 17 March 2016

The theme for the evening was a comparison of Old and New World wines led by tutors Denis and Gerry Tomkins.  Some 11 wines were sampled with tasting notes provided.

Joint Pub Quiz with the Churchfield Community Association: 9 November 2015

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

Picnic in the Park, Sunday, 6 September 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, 14 July 2015 at 7:00pm: MHPRA Annual General Meeting

The 2015 AGM was held at the Sixth Form College, Acton High School, Gunnersbury Lane, London W3.  Click here for a copy of the leaflet distributed in the Mill Hill Park Area.

Members of the MHPRA join Councillor Josh Blacker (back row left), David Carlin of Acton High School (back row third left) and MP Rupa Huq (front row third left) for a photo to mark the occasion.

Tuesday 16 June 2015 at 14: 00: Private Tour for MHPRA members of the London Transport Museum Depot in Acton

Sited opposite Acton Town Tube station, the museum 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.  The tour for members was a great success. One commented: “We ended up staying over two hours and could have stayed longer.  I’d been meaning to visit the Museum Depot for years so was very glad to jump at the opportunity.  Our guide gave us reams of information and all the other members of our group seemed to enjoy it as much as we did. The quantity of exhibits was astonishing,”

 

 

June 2011:  Unveiling of plaque commemorating Richard White and reception

Richard Barnes, Deputy Mayor of London, unveiled the plaque on 11 Avenue Crescent. an architectural remnant of White’s regency mansion, Mill Hill House (built between 1809 and 1811).  The unveiling was  followed by a  ’Post Plaque’ reception.  Watch this video of the unveiling.