The Whistler – October 2014

Make Sense of the Nonsensical
Photo from ‘Signs of Life’ by Dave Askwith and Alex Normanton

The Whistler

The Whistler has been published ever since the West Hill Community Association was set up in May 1977. The present editorial team consider themselves custodians of a great local initiative which has survived over the years with contributions from local residents and the help of local businesses whose advertisements help pay towards the printing and distribution costs.

For 37 years the newspaper has published an eclectic selection of articles that range over many subjects and interests. In the early days the paper was delivered by local street reps and for many years it was delivered by the late Richard Ford, who was a familiar face to all on his West Hill postal round.

Today, we’re lucky to have another local resident, Chris of West Hill Street, who is now braving all weathers to bring your Whistler to you. We extend a warm welcome to the newest West Hill residents in the Alexandra Quarter. For those readers who live in West Hill you are automatically a member of the West Hill Community Association, which is why you receive this community newspaper.

Please write to us at and let us know what you think of the paper – and whether you think it serves a worthwhile purpose. We thrive on feedback!

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