Welcome to the combined bumper edition of ICN for December 2014 / January 2015!
This edition of the ICN celebrates the visit of a Royal Duchess to Ickenham for the formal opening of Glebe School's new building. In amongst all the pomp and ceremony was a former pupil who was also recognised for their achievements as an adult by having the new library named after them. Find out who inside!
There is a large focus this month on remembering and giving thanks; the two Churches' held differently arranged and well attended services for Armistice Day, the URC having a display of some exceptional memorabilia from both World Wars and a live hook up with the Cenataph in London for the 2 minutes' silence, and St Giles' having a gathering around the flagpole in the graveyard. There are also obituary tributes to two leading lights in the local Church communities; and Alan Noad, our regular reporter gives thanks and a personal explanation of why his recent operation went so well.
As usual at this time of year, we highlight the money that is available to deserving Ickenham residents from our best known benefactor, Charlotte Gell, in the form of small heating grants - and we give details of how to apply for one of these grants - in total confidence of course.
Elsewhere we give details of a surprisingly youthful 75 year old - still going strong, especially at this time of year! And we look forward to all the special services and seasonal events, including the Festive Community Night and opportunities for Carol Singing, which are planned around the village during Advent.
Read about these stories, and more in this issue of ICN by clicking on ‘This Month’s Newsletter’ at the top of the page.
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