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.  

Sprucing up the Crown Street Pocket Garden: Sunday 26 November at 10:30am

Come along to help weed and clear the leaves from the Pocket Garden at the corner of Crown Street and Mill Hill Road. Marcia Hurst will be bringing a good selection of tools, trugs and gardening gloves, but feel free to bring your own.  She will also bring some coffee and croissants for volunteers.  Everyone is welcome and no gardening expertise is required.

Past events

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.  We distributed brooms, bags and litter grabbers and our volunteers got to work. A couple of hours later they had filled 33 rubbish bags and our streets were spick and span.  One volunteer also removed all the lapsed planning application notifications and cable ties from lamp posts in the area.  .

Members’ Christmas Party: Wednesday 21 December 2016

Hosted by Rosie Ivison and Helen Moore.

Members’ Drinks Party: Wednesday 23 November 2016

Hosted by Cherryl West.

Pub Quiz at the Aeronaut: Wednesday 19 October 2016

Around 20 members and friends formed teams to take part in a pub quiz at the Aeronaut in Acton High Street

Members’ Drinks Party: Thursday 6 October 2016

Hosted by Sandy Nicol.

MHPRA AGM: Tuesday 12 July 2016

Our 2016 AGM was held at Acton High School Sixth Form College.  The agenda featured MHPRA achievements over the past year: a presentation by James Wisdom, Chairman of the Friends of Gunnersbury Park & Museum,on improvements to the Park and Museum; and updates on local issues such fly-tipping, wheelie bins, and street cleaning. ..

Members’ Drinks Party, Monday 11 July 2016
Hosted by Been and Mike Howlett

Members’ Drinks Party: Monday 23 May 2016
Hosted by Helen and Keith Moore.

Members’ Drinks Party: 27 April 2016
Hosted by Julian Gallant with musical entertainment.

Members’ Drinks Party: 30 March 2016 
Hosted by Fiona and Gareth Jones.

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.