https://www.fulhamsw6.com/#!pages/shared:common:hamflyunder014 The redevelopment of the area around the Town Hall is nearing completion, so I suppose it was not surprising that the idea of the Tunnel has been dug out again. It failed last time for 3 reasons: (1) cost — £800M is very optimistic and (2) the railways coming into Hammersmith Tube Station are very deep and dictate the depth of the Tunnel (3) access roads to get into and out of the Tunnel. Where are they going to go? These problems are still insurmountable with present levels of traffic. The traffic might reduce in future, but I would not bet on it.
Una-Jane Winfield ● 15d0 Comments ● 15d
I'm a volunteer tour guide at the Musical Museum in Brentford, London. https://www.musicalmuseum.co.uk/
It is a very satisfying role because I watch the delight and wonder on the visitors' faces when they see and hear the instruments used for music reproduction through the ages. We have musical boxes, polyphons (the precursors of juke boxes) self-playing organs and pianos including player pianos and reproducing pianos that play the actual performances of famous pianists of the past including Gershwin, Rachmaninoff and many others. There are phonographs, gramophones, juke boxes that play 78s and a mighty Wurlitzer Cinema organ in our concert hall. The collection is of national and international importance because it restores and preserves working examples of extremely rare instruments.
Loss of income during the Covid shutdown followed by huge inflation in the museum's costs mean that the museum can no longer pay its way so this year, our 60th, might be the last. We have trimmed our costs to the bone but must find money urgently to keep the doors open as we change the way we operate.
If you value a historic musical resource, you may wish to support the museum's survival crowdfunder but if it doesn't seem that important to you, I understand that and I apologise for the intrusion. Here's the crowdfunder link.
If you feel able to, it would be great if you can also pass on the appeal to anyone you think might be interested.
David Lusty ● 19d0 Comments ● 19d
Forum newbie, so please bare with me!
I'm collecting Winter coats this December and donating to charities in support of the 'Winter Coat Campaign'. If there is anybody who would like to donate, please feel free to give me a call / email.
The letter we've sent out to the SW6 community is below with details —
Could you donate a coat to someone in need this winter?
Fine & Country will once again be supporting the winter coat campaign across London this year. We will be out collecting directly from anyone who wishes to donate a pre-loved warm coat, ensuring it reaches front line charities supporting people through the harshest of cold conditions this winter. If you would like to donate, please give us a call, or send a brief email and we’ll be in touch to arrange a collection.
Vishaal Kher Tel — 07535 000 936 Email — firstname.lastname@example.org
Vish Kher ● 86d0 Comments ● 86d
I'm looking for companies to help export a whippet/greyhound sized dog to South Korea. Does anyone know any good agencies to do that (with a cost estimate) or has experienced moving pets overseas? Any advice would be appreciated!
Hanbo Yang ● 295d0 Comments ● 295d
For details see this report on Pets Reunited
Alison Howard ● 324d0 Comments ● 324d
This was posted on NextDoor and I thought it was worth sharing here. It is a letter from a teacher written to the council a few weeks ago which, apparnetly has not had a response.
‘ I am writing to share my concerns regarding the new cameras to the west of Wandsworth Bridge Road. I am not a resident. I am a commuter, so I understand that I am probably one of the people you are intentionally trying to force on to Wandsworth Bridge Road. However I would like you to take the following in to consideration: - I am a teacher in Fulham. I used to live in the area and know it well. For personal reasons I had to move out of the area but very much love it and the school I work in. I love the children I work with. I have worked there for over 10 years and know how hard recruitment has been in the last few years. The time and frustration that has been added to my journey is now forcing me to leave my position as I cannot sustain the added time it takes to get to and from work. This will directly impact the children I work with in your area. - I have considerably reduced the amount I spend in local businesses and I am sure I am not alone. I used to stop off for a coffee most mornings and would pop out at lunch time to buy my lunch. I no longer have time to stop in the mornings as I am sat on Wandsworth Bridge Road, and I no longer buy lunch as I have to catch up on work at lunchtime rather than doing it after school as I know it takes me longer to get home. - you have not addressed the problems with traffic on Wandsworth bridge road and Putney Bridge before moving even more traffic that way. It would be advisable to put measures in place there first before adding to it. (Doesn't help that Wandsworth bridge itself is currently one lane in both directions and traffic turning right on the fulham side holds up all other traffic on the bridge. I often queue from trinity road all the way to, and past, Fulham Broadway) Could I suggest restrictions to the time the cameras are operable? I would be happy to (and often do) travel outside of peak times (pre-7.30am and before 5pm) I hope you will take the wider impact of this change into consideration and not just the thoughts of local residents. Whilst you may find commuters irritating, we are willingly bringing money and skills into your area’ As the schemes are imposed across the borough we will lose more and more people who support us. https://www.change.org/p/stop-the-traffic-camera-exclusion-zone-spreading-across-fulham-without-consultation
Ellen Kearney ● 368d0 Comments ● 368d
I was wondering if anyone had one or two tickets to this Saturday’s Fulham match they would be willing to sell? Fulham is doing a memorial event before the game against Notts Forest, with pictures of fans who have passed away shown on the screens and printed in the programme. My mother-in-law’s partner, Ernie – Fulham born and bred and a lifelong Fulham fan – died recently and we have given his name and picture to be included. It would be lovely if one or two of the family could be there to witness it. If you can help, would you message me? Thank you!
Jane Yettram ● 376d0 Comments ● 376d
Does anybody at FulhamSW6.Com or knows someone with a spare room that they are not using to store various belongings until I have my accommodation sorted. I can not afford the storage prices. I am able to pay £10.00. a week. Regards Marcus Holt.
Marcus Holt ● 401d0 Comments ● 401d
Saw this elsewhere online
William(Will) Cookson Not seen since last week of July. Aged 45years Dark brown hair, brown eyes. 6foot tall, full bodied( a bit of a tummy). Potentially unshaven. Contact his brother. email@example.com Fulham Broadway Area.
Ellen Kearney ● 548d0 Comments ● 548d
This place on Wandsworth Bridge Road must have been there since God was a boy and it provided my first ever experience of Chinese food which became my favourite ever since. I must admit to not having been for a long while having got out of the habit of eating out so much over Covid but where now is the best place for Chinese food in the Fulham area?
Ellen Kearney ● 548d0 Comments ● 548d
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ALAN FRANCIS DRAGHI ● 571d0 Comments ● 571d
A lot of heated and emotional talk has gone on regarding the possibility of a passenger pier being added to the football stand development. The first issue is one of nature. The river on this reach rises and falls by about 6m and, due to the bend in the river, the foreshore in front of the new stand is exposed at the bottom of the tide. At spring low tides one will need to be in excess of 70m from the new stand to reach a depth of water of 1.5m. This does provide an opportunity to install a brow (ramp) that would be DDA compliant with a gradient of 1:12. This would be a significant improvement on the accessibility of the existing Putney Pier. However I am sure that the owners of the vessels who might want to use the pier would think twice about mooring in a spot where they might run aground. The only way of reducing the distance out into the river would be to have the brow at an angle to the bank and to undertake significant and regular dredging operations. This is might not be impossible but it would require detailed and lengthy hydrological modelling to see what the effects of such changes to the river bed might be. One only has to go up to Hammersmith bridge at low tide to see the knock on effect and un-intended consequences of altering the river bank. The St Pauls School slipway, installed in the 1960's has led to a build up of silt on either side of it. During the construction of the new stand, there have been barges and working platforms in the river. At low tide most of these sat on the foreshore. As part of the works it was considered necessary to employ the services of a guard boat. This was to provide safety cover for both river users and those working on the barges. The scheme might be acceptable to some of the traditional river users if the club offered to provide 24 — 7 safety cover. Mention is made of the effects on the boat race, which only has two crews. Three weeks ago in the school's head of the river, there was one stage in the race where, due to differing speeds, five crews ended up side by side as they passed the football club. A obstruction such as pier extending out from the bank would form a significant hazard and a risk assessment could come to the conclusion that the head races could not safely take place. A sailing boat, when travelling with the wind, can go in a straight line. However to progress against the wind they must tack. this will be restricted by any pier. Assuming that a pier was installed, there is then the issue of the river traffic. Rowing takes place from well before first light to well after sunset. Those who watched the BBC coverage of the Boat Race will have noted the hours that the athletes put into their training. Many Club athletes try to put in similar hours of training whilst holding down full time professional jobs. Training in the dark is a necessity and currently, with the River busses termination at Putney Pier there is no conflict. The oarsmen do not train below Putney whist the commercial vessels are operating. At weekends, there are no services above Battersea and consequently, at the bottom of the tide rowing does take place below Putney. Many of the recreational rowers confine their practice times to the very time when football matches might take place, a Saturday afternoon. The swell set up by the Uber boats when they slow down and speed up is enough to damage an eight and tip a single sculler into the river.
Richard Philips ● 687d3 Comments ● 589d
Are all the links between Abertillery and Fulham double child killer Harold Jones and other unsolved murders just coincidences?
Here are the facts.
(1) Just before Jones was released from prison he repeatedly informed the prison authorities that he did not want to lose the desire to kill. That was the same desire that he admitted that he had in 1921 as a 15 year-old boy.
(2) The governor of Maidstone prison from where Jones was eventually released stated in a report: "He is callous but would be the last to admit it. Sad as it may seem I can see no hopeful prospect for Jones in the future." The prison chaplain also reported that he felt Jones was a "no-hoper."
Professor Mike Berry, (Consultant Clinical Forensic Psychologist.) visited Abertillery and a number of London locations during the filming of Dark Son - The Hunt for a Serial Killer over a 12 month period. His conclusion was that Harold Jones was the Hammersmith killer. (8 unsolved London murders that were the largest unsolved murders in British criminal history.) He stated that he believed after reviewing all the evidence that Jones after leaving prison had killed again and again,
(3) Jones had lived 2 streets away from 3 of the 8 women murder victims in Fulham and Hammersmith as well as 50-100 yards away from murder victim Ignac Ulycz in Putney. The police in the 1960's were not aware of Jones' past and he was never a suspect in any of the murders until after 2008.
(4) Jones' own daughter has stated that her father would leave her and her mother at home at the times of the killings and book into Rowton House, a doss-house in Hammersmith whenever her parents would have a row. The daughter stated that she now believes her father would do this in fear that he may kill his wife in temper. Jones' own son-in-law stated that "There's no smoke without fire is there?"
(5) One woman prostitute told the police that she had got into a punter's car with a man who showed her a London Metropolitan Police warrant card. She panicked and quickly exited the car. The man offered her some cash. Was the man Harold Jones using his father-in-laws police warrant card. (His father-in-law John Widdows was a retired London Metropolitan police officer.) The woman some time later became the 7th of the 8 murdered women.
(6) Harold Jones stored the bodies of Abertillery murder victims Freda Burnell and Florence Little in Abertillery until it was convenient to dispose of their bodies. At least 4 of the Hammersmith victims were stored before being dumped at various London locations.
(7) All Hammersmith victims were demure and childlike in stature.
(8) Harold Jones had an oral fixation at the time of the Abertillery child murders. It is recorded by his then 13 year-old girlfriend Selina Mortimer that Jones had asked her to spit in his mouth. The Hammersmith killer also had an oral fixation by removing the teeth or dentures of his victims.
(9) At least 4 of the Hammersmith victims had been stored (in an electricity sub-station on the Heron Trading Estate Acton) before being dumped at various London locations. Jones' daughter has stated that her father had worked as a sheet metal worker in Acton but wasn't aware of where in Acton. This is something only the police would be able to ascertain.
(10) After Harold Jones was jailed for the murder of Florence Little he bragged about his ability to outfox the police during the earlier inquiry into the murder of Freda Burnell. He said: "The arrival of the men from Scotland Yard fascinated me. I had only read of Scotland Yard men before. Now I saw them in the flesh - and I beat them." I am convinced that Harold Jones went to his grave in 1971 knowing that he had beaten them again.
I am in contact with adult children of 5 of the 8 Hammersmith murder victims. Learning of the deaths of their mother's has had an incredibly negative impact on them. They all feel cheated that it seems as though the police have no appetite for reviewing the case.
I am also in contact with the families of 2 men that have been wrongly named as the killer. (Mungo Ireland and former world light-heavyweight boxer Freddie Mills.) They are also distraught that their fathers' good reputation has not been restored. Freddie Mills' daughter Amanda told me that owing to the stigma regarding her father that she hasn't told her teenage son that his father was a famous world champion boxer.
THE SHOW MUST GO ON.
Neil Milkins ● 603d0 Comments ● 603d
I've been told that the council have already drawn up plans for an extension of the Sands End traffic scheme in the direction of Wandsworth Bridge Road. Does anybody have more details of what is planned and when this might be implemented?
Ellen Kearney ● 939d1 Comments ● 616d
The new look is absolutely atrocious.
Have they ever heard this before?: “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.”
Utterly pointless, retrograde and less user friendly.
PS: I used to be able to click a link to any story on the site and generate an email to send it on....where is that now?
Edward Lawrence ● 686d0 Comments ● 686d
Forgot it was Mothers Day? No worries, pop down to your lical farmers market at St John's Walham Green Primary School on Munster Road we have some delicious artizan fudge, amazing chocolates or maybe she'd prefer some Spring flowers?We're open until 3pm every Sunday!
Fiona Campbell ● 696d0 Comments ● 696d
Well we've relocated to St John's Walham Green Primary School on the Munster Road. We are open today (and every Sunday!) from 10am -3pm so pop down for a delicious coffee, a bite of lunch, great meat straight from the farm or stock up on all fresh fruit & veg.
Fiona Campbell ● 717d0 Comments ● 717d
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