Welcome to the Combined July/August edition of ICN!
As the 100th anniversary of WW1 falls in August, it is fitting that the ICN takes a look back to remember some of Ickenham's heroes; those who sadly lost their lives and also happier memories of one, George Cruickshank, who happily made it back home to celebrate the end of "the Great War" with others in Bunting Fields. The names of these brave men, and others who gave their lives in both World Wars, will continue to be read out in St. Giles' Church on Remembrance Day.
Ickenham celebrated its biennial Festival this month and the ICN highlights many of the activities that took place during the action-packed nine days with full colour Festival picture layouts featuring many Ickenham residents and volunteers. Did we snap you amongst them? This year's Festival was especially fraught with difficulty when the owners of Swakeleys House, the usual venue, announced at very short notice that the Festival's Gala Day and evening concert could not be held there so the race was on to find a new venue! Read on to find out how the Gala Day went!
Amidst all the revelry, Bryan Webb asks us to remember and give thanks to the countless and anonymous many, who are involved in the long chain that goes into making things happen; and Anne Whitlam asks us to make time to "stand and stare" and to appreciate the beauty of creation. There are reports giving updates on activities of the Tunnel Campaigners; and Police Matters, where you are urged to read their handy scams guidebook, <a href="http://www.met.police.uk/docs/little_book_scam.pdf">The Little Book of Big Scams</a> which can be downloaded by clicking on the link.
Other articles describe the fund raising activities of many Ickenham groups who say "Thank You" to you for your generosity and support. We learn of the visit by a Strictly Come Dancing choreographer to one local dance class! And there is a final reminder that the Ickenham Churches' Junior Holiday Club, for children in years 2-6 has an earlier than usual sign up date, as well as a Mission Rescue theme this year!
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