Be a brick-maker
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.
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