Acton History Group Celebrates 25 Years
All welcome to AGM and special exhibition this week
On 8th June the Acton History Group celebrated its first 25 years. A special Exhibition and AGM was held at St. Mary’s Church Hall, The Mount, Acton.
Amongst its achievements over the years was a succession of booklets by the Harper Smiths about every conceivable part of Acton’s past. They were also responsible for organising funds to restore Acton’s old pump which now sits securely outside St. Mary’s Church.
More recently, the Group has produced two popular books on the local area: Tin Hats, Food Rations and Doodle Bugs – about life on the Home Front during World War 2; and a history of Waitrose whose first shop was in Acton. The Group’s regular twice-yearly magazine has been widely praised.
Every year the Group arrange a programme of speakers and other activities including visits and walks. Next month the Group has arranged a walk from the Kings Head to the Kings Arms - anyone interested, meet outside the Kings Head at 3pm on Sunday 17th July.
The Acton History Group meets regularly throughout the year, and publishes the “Acton Historian twice a year. The subscription is £8.
Further information see www.actonhistory.co.uk
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
06 June 2011