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 Thursday, April 02, 2015

London borough 50th anniversary celebrations

Barking and Dagenham: special anniversary website; 50th anniversary flag; 50th anniversary video (woo); One Borough bunting; year-long programme of events; One Borough Community Day, Steam and Cider Fair; Fairy Cake Selfies ("Visitors will be asked to take a ‘selfie’ with their 50th anniversary fairy cake and post to the Council’s Facebook or Twitter page including #BD50 throughout the day. The best ‘selfies’ will win a prize including spa vouchers, gym passes, soft play passes, books and DVDs kindly donated by the leisure centres and libraries.") (honest, this actually happened)
Barnet: One tweet (linking to pdf copy of Barnet Civic News for October 1965)
Bexley: Page 22 of the Spring 2015 Bexley magazine features '6 things' about Bexley 1965. (n.b 7MB download, and probably not worth it)
Brent: Small exhibition of images at Brent Civic Centre
Bromley: -
Camden: dedicated website camden50.co.uk celebrating "50 years of democracy and innovation"; launch event at House of Illustration; year-long events calendar; monthly programme of free guided walks, series of articles (e.g. The People Who Built Camden) (probably the most impressive borough celebration of all, and well worth a peruse)
Croydon: Moving to London - a free exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the London Borough of Croydon at the Museum of Croydon (until 31 Oct)
Ealing: -
Enfield: blue plaque unveiled by Mayor (precise location not mentioned in press release); celebratory website (as yet awaiting upload of content) (“We want residents to join with us and make this a joyful, tumultuous and spectacular year of celebrations which demonstrate the enthusiasm, drive and aspirations of Enfield and its people and put in place the foundations for another 50 years of achievement, success and harmony.”)
Greenwich: -
Hackney: Hackney@50, exhibition at Hackney Museum (until 29 August)
Hammersmith and Fulham: -
Haringey: The My Haringey short film competition, "which offers debutante directors the opportunity to showcase what Haringey means to them through a five-minute documentary, drama, comedy, animation or music video. The pick of the bunch will enjoy the Oscar-winning treatment with a special screening at Wood Green Cineworld, and all films will be featured on the Haringey Council YouTube channel". Other stuff is planned, apparently.
Harrow: (currently celebrating its 61st anniversary, so not interested)
Havering: brief webpage of events; "On 1 April the Council will be going back to 1965 for the day. Between 12pm and 2pm, there will be a classic car and scooter display outside the Town Hall and a small photographic exhibition of Havering over the years is being held inside"; At Havering Museum, until 12th June, "A pictorial display and case with artefacts discovered in Havering will be on display in the Reception Area and Gallery. Film footage of Havering in April 1965 and stills will also be played continuously on the TV monitor in the Museum Reception."
Hillingdon: Golden Anniversary webpage, events "including a range of libraries events and the Leave your legacy oral history project, a mixed faith church service, a floral display at civic venues and an end of year fireworks display"; a circular History trail around Northwood which starts/finishes at offices of the old Ruislip and Northwood Urban District Council) (copy of trail can be picked up from Northwood Library until September)
Highgate: *cough* (I do hope you spotted this fictional interloper yesterday)
Hounslow: Black Tie dinner at the Civic Centre on 28th February; as-yet-content-less 50th birthday website
Islington: Eleven tweets ("Other names considered for the borough in 1965 were ‘New River’, ‘Myddelton’ and ‘Amwell’")
Kensington and Chelsea: -
Kingston upon Thames: -
Lambeth: report on 'The Battle of Lambeth' from this month's Lambeth Talk
Lewisham: -
Merton: Merton at 50 webpage; Design a Jubilee logo competition for schools; birthday news story (features 50 year-old council workers); Merton Bake Off at Mitcham Carnival ("We want residents who are passionate about baking to dust down there cake tins, whip up their cake mix and showcase their talents. Cakes should have a 50th Anniversary theme and have links to the borough e.g lavender or apple")
Newham: content-lite Fifty years of Newham webpage ("Details of our forthcoming activities to celebrate 50 years will be available soon.")
Redbridge: special webpage, with events to include a Vintage Film Festival, a 1960's themed Tea Dance, a display of Mayoral insignia at Redbridge Museum, tours of the Town Hall hosted by past Mayors and 'Open House' style events in Redbridge throughout 2015.
Richmond on Thames:Joined by the River: 50 years of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames’ - a programme of activity aimed at exploring the democratic history of the borough (made possible by a £9400 Heritage Lottery Fund grant)
Southwark: "The 50th anniversary of the modern London Borough of Southwark and the 1,000th anniversary of Borough Market were celebrated at a civic service held on Saturday 7th March at Southwark Cathedral."
Sutton: newsroom report discussing the evolution of the borough's name and coat of arms (apparently the borough might have been named Sutton Carew, Carwalton, Fairlands, Wandletowns, South Wall-Car or Treeswater); students in years 6, 7 and 8 are invited to design Sutton’s Golden Jubilee logo.
Tower Hamlets: brief webpage; Four-page pull-out in East End Life; Twitter campaign with rubbish hashtag ("The #50TH campaign will be a celebration with local people, inviting them to share their photos, memories and views of the borough. All of this material will be brought together to inform an arts-based legacy to be enjoyed for years to come.")
Waltham Forest: -
Wandsworth: Two tweets
Westminster: The Lord Mayor joined stars of West End musical Sunny Afternoon for a photo opportunity with scooters on Carnaby Street


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