Our Patch Spring 2018 Chiswick - Page 11

EAR TO THE W6 PATISSERIE SAINTE-ANNE 208 KING STREET French bakery with classic breads and pastries, cakes, macarons and chocolates. John Horton says – “It’s my favourite destination”. UNE NOUVELLE LIBRAIRIE POUR CETTE ZONE West London’s expanding French population now has a secondhand bookshop, La Librairie, in King Street. Opened by Marine Raynor, who has lived in Brackenbury Village for six years, it covers fiction, non-fiction, collectables, children’s and graphic novels, plus tea, coffee and French biscuits. www.lalibrairielondres.com STABLE THINKING of the borough’s 6.3 sq miles is occupied by the public park, opened in 1888, designed by Col John Sexby, London’s first chief officer of parks. Of the 41 bombs which landed in Ravenscourt Park during the Second World War, the one which did the most damage was an incendiary which fell in January 1941 and destroyed the old manor house which – half a century earlier – had been established as Hammersmith’s public library. When the fire was put out, it was beyond repair, so the rubble was swept into the buildings extensive cellars, and grassed over. All that remains is the stable block, now the café. LOCAL FAVOURITE 1.97 % It is nearing the centenary of the death of one of area’s most distinguished residents, the Arts & Crafts artist Christopher Whall. A stained glass specialist, he lived at 19 Ravenscourt Road and worked in a furniture workshop at 1 Ravenscourt Park. He created many church windows, his finest are in Gloucester Cathedral. DID YOU KNOW... IT’S A FACT... Five street-light car-charge points were installed in Westcroft Square in one day. The sockets, fitted by Ubitricity, do not need planning permission. Westcroft Square electric car owner Adam Kelly said: “These are great for me, my family and other residents.” H&F Council aims to install 150 electric vehicle charging points by 2018. LOCAL FAVOURITE HAMLET GARDENS W6 £550 PER WEEK Call lettings  020 7183 8071 3 STREAMS merged to form the lost river of Stamford Brook. ‘Stamford’ derives from ‘stoney ford’, the point King Street crossed the river, where the town hall now stands. W6 DID YOU KNOW... GLASS MASTER PARK GROUND BIKE 360 KING STREET From tiny beginner ‘balance bikes’ for toddlers, to £10,000 time-trial machines for those with serious ambition and deep pockets. SOUTH SIDE W6 £1,950,000 FREEHOLD Call sales  020 7183 8091