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“Beware – Falling Masonry”

On Tuesday evening (11th) several chunks of masonry fell from the first floor of the Small Mansion. They had been pushed out by plant roots growing in the structure. Luckily no one was injured.
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The “Stakeholders” Meetings

  Although the original idea was to form a group of people who represented societies and organisations, who could consult their members and represent their views, the stakeholder meetings have been open to anybody, and most of the opinions expressed
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The London Mela, Sunday 16 August, 1pm to 8.30pm

Full details and the running order of all the acts at this year’s Mela at Gunnersbury can be found at www.londonmela.org. Admission to this hugely enjoyable and very colourful event is free. It is supported by BBC Radio Asian Network, the
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More floods in the Large Mansion museum stores

The structure of the Large Mansion is proving unable to cope with the heavy rainstorms that West London experienced in July. One major downpour caused water to flow down the walls of the Victorian Kitchens and the Housekeeper’s Still Room
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Volunteers needed, 20 September 2009

Vanda Foster, Gunnersbury’s curator, writes: We plan to open the Large Mansion, the Bath-house and the Temple at Gunnersbury on the Sunday of London Open House weekend. We are short of volunteers for the Temple. We are hoping some Gunnersbury
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Hounslow Summer Uni at Gunnersbury 2009

A    Audition Technique workshop, age 14 to 21 years Tuesday 28 and Thursday 30 July, 10am to 3pm Thinking of an acting career in theatre, film or TV, or auditioning for drama school or a theatre company? This is a
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English Heritage announces Risk Register for 2009

English Heritage has announced its Register of Buildings, Monuments and Parks at Risk. Nine Listed structures at Gunnersbury are included. The entire park is also on the Register and described as “deteriorating” and having “extensive significant problems”. The two local
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Donation from Waitrose, Chiswick

We are delighted to report that the Chiswick Waitrose store has given £238 to the Friends’ funds. Each month three local charities are chosen and shoppers “vote” for their favourite with tokens – the votes are used to apportion the
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