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Make a Difference for Majit

If you live in the Hammersmith Grove area, you know Manjit Rana. Part of the furniture in this beautiful spot, she and her family have owned and run the Tipsy Toad for almost three decades. Very sadly, Manjit had a very bad fall and is now in St Mary's Hospital Paddington with a broken neck. She is making a slow recovery. Manjit is well known and widely respected within our village; the consensus is most residents would like to help in some way. A group of neighbours have set up a fund for friends and locals to help Manjit and her family during this difficult time. The GoFundMe site enables the community to raise funds for Manjit without having to pay a great deal in fees. We understand donations will go to her eldest son.

Manjit was famously quoted as saying, "Occasionally people will come to the door and there is a sign outside that says 'We're Closed.' It means I am usually delivering to our senior citizens or the infirm who are unable to pop down to the shop for essentials. I found this is a way of giving back to the community. We truly love our customers."

This wonderful woman has a special place in our hearts. Our well wishes and prayers are with her and her family. We've donated - have you?

Win tickets to the Ravenscourt Park Open Air Cinema

Open air cinema is back in Ravenscourt Park this summer courtesy and we have a pairs of tickets to give away to each evening courtesy of Pop Up Screens. Keep reading to find out how you can win a pair to your preferred evening. An epic programme of classic films is guaranteed to give you the perfect summer movie night out. See Benedict Cumberpatch as Doctor Strange, Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby or Oscar darling La La Land. Timeless faves Pretty Woman, Ghostbusters and Steven Spielberg’s ET are sure to sell out.

To win a pair of tickets, like us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and like and comment on the Open Air Cinema post with the evening you'd like to attend. We'll put all of the names into a hat and draw out our winners for August on Thursday while the September entries are open until the end of August.

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Tickets are £12 for adults, £6 for under 10s and you can bag yourself a weekend ticket for £25.
You’re welcome to bring your own blankets, beanbags and cushions or you can hire a comfortable director’s chair for £2. If you feel like styling up your cinema experience, this year Pop Up Screens are introducing VIP seats, for £20 each that will include a chair in a prime location plus a free drink! There will of course be popcorn from Drum and Kernel, burgers and craft beer on offer and you can bring your own drinks and snacks too. In a new addition for this year’s programme, Harley Dogs will be catering to every weekend event, a Harley Davidson complete with a BBQ – what’s not to love?

Tickets can be booked from WWW.POPUPSCREENS.CO.UK

SOLD (subject to Phone Box), Paddenswick Road, Hammersmith

This beautiful property in Paddenswick Road, Hammersmith, has been sold, contracts have been exchanged and the purchase completes this week. The garden backs on to the green spaces of Ravenscourt Park. The garden features a unique item, a classic red telephone box. The vendors will be craning out the750 kilo phone box at great expense to ensure it makes the journey to their new home. The transport of the phone box is essential to their move.

At Horton and Garton, we understand that life’s telephone boxes are important. We all have unique requirements that make the sales process different every time. As an independent estate agency, we keep our clients at the heart of our business – negotiating the best possible terms and ensuring each transaction is impeccably managed. For an honest, ethical, knowledgeable and hard-working approach to property sales, contact John Horton in our Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush branch or Paul Cooney in our Chiswick branch. When only the best will do, it has to be Horton and Garton.

St Peter’s Residents’ Association Annual General Meeting and Summer Party

St Peter’s Residents’ Association celebrates its ruby anniversary at the annual general meeting and Summer Party on Saturday 1st July at The Carpenters Arms on Black Lion Lane.  The SPRA was established in 1977 and is open for membership to all residents in the immediate and surrounding area.  Its objectives are the maintenance of the quality of life in the area, the fostering of positive community relations and the prevention of undesirable changes to the neighbourhood whilst encouraging improvements.  This brilliant and established local organisation is part of what makes the St Peter’s area of Hammersmith such a special and desirable place to live.

The AGM begins at 6pm and this is free to attend – everyone is welcome!

From 7pm the drinks will flow and the summer party will begin.  The Carpenters Arms will fire up the BBQ at 7.30pm.

The SPRA are on the hunt for founder or ‘early’ members of the residents association.  If you have photographs, memories or any other materials from the past 40 years that are to do with the association, please be in touch and let them know.

Tickets cost £10 for members and £15 for non-members and can be purchased in advance on or email  Your first drink is included in the cost of the ticket as is the delicious BBQ.

Addison Singers – Summer Concert 2017

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Horton and Garton is proud to support the Addison Singers charity, one of west London’s longest running and most established  group of choirs.  The summer concert will be held on Saturday 8th July at 7.30pm in St Andrew’s Church in Fulham Fields.  The concert brings together three of the group’s choirs – the Jazz Ensemble, the Oratorio Choir and the Chamber Choir, each making their own ‘solo’ contributions, singing music ranging from Gershwin to Elgar, Chilcott to Pearsall and including an entertaining cycle of folk-song arrangements by well known local composer Cecilia McDowall.

The concert will provide a variety of music and a thoroughly enjoyable evening of music on a beautiful summer’s eve.  To top off the evening, Pimm’s will be available!

Tickets are available via

Tickets: £13 adults / £11 concs / £3 under 16’s in advance (+ booking fee), £15 / £13 / £3 on the door.


The Musical Director is David Wordsworth; Conductors are David Wordsworth & Matthew Hough.

Come together with Hammersmith and Fulham Council for Unity Day – Sunday 17th July

Council officials in W6 and W12 urge West London residents to join the March Against Racism, followed by a Celebration Rally in Ravenscourt Park  

Hammersmith and Fulham Council are taking a firm stand against racism with the march, aiming to tackle rising concerns and incidents of racist abuse and graffiti in the West London area, which will depart from Shepherds Bush Green, moving towards Ravenscourt Park. 

Councillor Stephen Cowan issued a statement this month, denouncing the increase in reported hate crimes in the area, including racist graffiti daubed across Hammersmith Polish Centre, and urging local residents to stand and state their pride in multicultural Hammersmith and all who have made their homes there. 

Cllr Cowan stated:  

"Generations of good, brave people fought to kick racism out of British society... On Sunday, 17 July the vast majority of us will have a chance to stand up and state that we are proud of all the good people that have made their home in Hammersmith and Fulham: those who came from the other 27 EU countries, and those from everywhere else in the world. H&F's Unity Day will begin with a chance for us to walk together against racism and xenophobia. It will finish with a festival of celebration of the many cultures that make our London borough one of the most wonderful places to live anywhere in the world. Please come and please tell your friends and neighbours." 

The march will depart from Shepherds Bush Green at 11.30am and arrive at Ravenscourt Park at 1pm. This will be followed by a Celebration Rally with live music performances, a full line-up of speakers, and food from all over the world.  

There will be partial road closures and parking suspensions in effect on the day. For more information visit the Hammersmith and Fulham Council website. 


Our Patch winners dance the night away at FOLD Festival

June competition winners received VIP tickets to the Freak Out Let’s Dance (FOLD) festival held in the picturesque gardens at Fulham Palace.

The festival, hosted by Grammy-winning composer, producer and guitarist Nile Rodgers, spans all genres of music and features his legendary, multi-platinum disco band CHIC, alongside other famous names including Beck, Alison Moyet and John Newman.

Fulham Palace provided an incredible setting for the event which lasted for the whole weekend of 24-26 June. Our Patch magazine had five pairs of tickets to give away and, judging by the glowing reviews, a fabulous time was had by all.

Here’s what one winner, Dharshani Weerasekera, had to say about the event:

“What good luck to win 2 VIP tickets to the FOLD Festival the weekend of June, courtesy of Horton and Garton! It was great fun watching and dancing to the great Nile Rodgers and Chic delivering effortlessly cool disco, Thompson Twins, Alison Moyet and Labyrinth at Fulham Palace. Thank you Horton and Garton!” 

For more local news, events and competitions in and around Hammersmith and West London, keep an eye out for the next issue of Our Patch magazine by Horton and Garton.