Be a brick-maker

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

HAYES: Learn to be a brick­maker at Cran­ford Park on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 29, be­tween 10am and noon in the Sta­ble Court­yard.

Hayes and Stock­ley were cen­tres of brick-mak­ing in the 19th cen­tury and the London Foun­da­tion’s her­itage project aims to cel­e­brate the his­tory and re-cre­ate the skills of mak­ing clay bricks by tra­di­tional meth­ods. Young­sters from five up­wards will be able to make a sou­venir Hal­loween clay dec­o­ra­tion and a Vic­to­rian toy to take home, be pho­tographed as a Vic­to­rian brick worker and learn more about the lo­cal in­dus­try.

The event is free but ad­vance book­ing is re­quired.

Con­tact Dhush Sel­vara­jah by email dhush.sel­vara­jah@ ground­work.org.uk or call 0771 804 3 105. ev­ery Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon in school term time at Nes­tles Av­enue Chil­dren’s Cen­tre in Hayes, as­sists Afghan moth­ers with chil­dren un­der the age of five, women ex­pect­ing ba­bies and those suf­fer­ing from iso­la­tion and de­pres­sion. Many of the mem­bers speak very lit­tle if any English so a crèche is run to al­low women to con­cen­trate on the in­for­ma­tion and ad­vice be­ing given. If you are able to help or would like more in­for­ma­tion call Khal­ida on 07913 059 014. HILLINGON Manor School will be cel­e­brat­ing a mile­stone to­mor­row (Thurs­day).

The school for autis­tic chil­dren in Har­ling­ton Road, Hilling­don, is 15 years old.

Founded by Anna Kennedy OBE in 1999 after she and her hus­band, Sean, were un­able to find a suit­able school for their sons, aged eight and five at the time, and who had Asperger’s Syn­drome and autism, Hilling­don Manor has gone from strength to strength, and now caters for 150 such chil­dren.

Anna con­tin­ues to

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