The Whistler – October 2015



Quadrupeds’ illustration from a late 18th century encyclopaedia. Private collection
Quadrupeds’ illustration from a late 18th century encyclopaedia.
Private collection


By living in the West Hill area you are automatically a member of the West Hill Community Association, which is why you receive The Whistler.

Some members have asked the Trustees to organise some more community events in addition to the quiz we hold on the last Tuesday of each month, the annual summer Treasure Hunt and the frequent Christmas socials. We’d like to hear about your ideas for the sort of events you’d like to attend, and if you have a hobby or interest that you would like to talk about and share with other West Hill residents. The Association is going to host a series of occasional talks at West Hill Hall – together with refreshments and bonhomie – and we thought we’d start by asking our own really interesting residents to let us know what they’d like to hear or want to share. The subject matter can be anything – say, the history of the Seven Dials, films, setting up a small business, women’s suffrage, windmills, alternative therapies, art movements, 7 Dials Open Houses, a wine and cheese tasting evening – the list is endless. The Association and the Hall is available to all residents, so do let us know what you’d like to see there. Write to Colette at to let us know your ideas for community events, and if you are interested in giving a talk, please contact Dorothy at and we’ll make it happen.

Talking of Christmas Socials, there’s another one on Saturday 5 December – see details in the panel below. West Hill’s got talent and we want to showcase it. We’re looking for 15 acts who can entertain us on the evening and win a prize into the bargain. Don’t hide your talents – share them with West Hill. Apply in writing to Colette at telling us about your act and why “it will mean the world to you” if you could perform on 5 December 2015.

Go on, you know you want to.



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