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Ealing and Acton Gazette from Ealing, London, England • 6

Ealing, London, England
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i i ri' THE GAZETTE Friday December 14 1990 EGS Sir George has laid down his pen But fear not Lady Young has stepped into the breach 1 and less predictable His diary is held on a computer somewhere in Whitehall and copies are made available to me on request I can tell readers that he will be spending less time watching Queens Park Rangers and playing squash at Stripes The former is a thinly disguised blessing given their position near the bottom of the First Division the latter will add an inch or two to the Ministerial waistline Sadly his new job will make my life more difficult he has signed the Official Secrets Act amended since his last spell but still a serious inhibition to indiscretion The raw material quarried for this column will be even harder to mine Lady Young is married to Sir George Young MP for Ealing Acton and Minister for Housing A waistline imperilled DURING the year there have been some well-publicised examples of Ministers laying down the burdens of high office in order to more time with the I joined with other wives in commending this re-ordering of priorities even though most of the children had grown beyond the stage where an extra pair of hands was really needed However who do I perceive fighting his way against the traffic in this one-way street of repentant husbands but the Member for Ealing Acton Myself and the children draw but one inescapable conclusion: he wishes to spend less time with us True George rejoined the administration last July but the life of a Whip as I understand it was intellectually undemanding He was the head of a small family dealing with occasional outbreaks of irreverence ill-discipline amnesia and unpunctuality with an assortment of sanctions and instruments of parliamentary torture There were sporadic demands on his time of a ceremonial and constitutional nature which involved putting on clothes he does not normally wear and sometimes does not possess but no wife could object to that as long as she is bought a new hat so she can go with him Then I heard that he had been summoned to No 10 With George this means one of two things: MOT Si George YOUNG he is either going to be sacked or he is going to be promoted Looking back at his form as a bookmaker would the odds are roughly evens though he has been having a relatively good run recently But he emerged this time with the trappings of office a red box or two a car and a driver a substantial portfolio of work relating to matters municipal and a large office in the ugliest building in London His absence from home is more noticeable Party time EALING: Santa will be making an appearance at the children's Christmas party being held by St Peter's Playgroup Also on the bill will be carol singing food and the children's entertainer Kenny Essex The fun starts at 915am next Tuesday in St Peter's Church Hall Mount Park Honoured GREENFORD: The British Horse Society has honoured MP Harry Greenway in recognition of his success in progressing his Private Members' Bill 'Horses (Protective Headgear for Young Riders) Act 1990' He was given the honour at a symposium opened by Prince Michael of Kent Helping hands PENSIONERS were given a Christmas treat when volunteers joined forces with the council to provide an evening of shopping and fun And the Gazette also leant hand to push elderly and disabled people around West Ealing on the special evening outing Every pensioner had a volunteer to accompany them around the shops which had stayed open late for the event and provided free drinks and snacks for the 700 hungry helpers and shoppers Mrs Iris Morris 80 of Ellis Court Hanwell said: only get out once a year and had a lovely Mrs Ruth Crease 73 also of Ellis Court said: been really nice to see everyone enjoying themselves Life can get awkward as you get older and this has been a The evening was organised by Ealing Social Services Volunteer Section Its head Sue Brooks said: many folks are here tonight that been out since last year and to do their shopping themselves makes all the difference like to say a big thank you to eveyone who helped Jump to it! EALING: Jumpers family fitness centre has started three new classes aimed at busy workers who want to stay fit The classes are on Monday 71 5am-8am Wednesday 730am-8 1 5am ana Thursday 1230pm-1 1 5pm Jumpers is in the Ealing YMCA 14 Bond Street Trust social ACTON: The London Wildlife Trust Ealing branch is holding a Christmas social for members friends and anyone interested in conservation at the scout hut next to Barons Pond Popes Lane tomorrow at 8 pm Slim lunch ACTON: The Acton Conservative Club is holding a Christmas lunch for 30 pensioners at the club in Avenue Road next Wednesday from 1 4 pm Money raised for the lunch and transport was from a sponsored slim by the club's chairman John Brierley and a barmaid Kids' panto EALING: Haven Day Nursery is staging a panto and sponsored obstacle crawl involving their 35 two-and-a-half-year-olds They hope to raise money to improve their building So if you want to join in the fun get along to the Scout Hut 2a The Grove next Saturday (December 15) at 10am Gazette reporter Ian Patel with shoppers and volunteers All as and gaskets Ristoran te Reived ere Finest Italian English Cuisine and the home Visits for school parties are free and can be arranged by contacting the museum on 081 568 4757 The museum is open daily from 11am to 5pm Admission is £150 for adults and 75 pence for children and students 'i--'X The latest energy efficient appliances will be demonstrated in videos illuminated displays and models Secondary school pupils visiting the museum will be able to take away an information pack on how gas is used in industry commerce THE NOSTALGIC age of the steam engine comes face to face with modern technology in an exhibition over the next few months Kew Bridge Steam Museum in Green Dragon Lane Brentford is playing host to the exhibition by British Gas Join us and pplphrafp CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH rlYaditional Festive Meal Plus Italian Specialities On arrival a free glass of House Champagne Cocktail 1112 Abbey Parade Hanger Lane Ealing 081-998 9786 081-998 9812 BRENT VALLEY GOLF SHOP £ljri3tma3 sSargmit 4s Gloves from £400 Shoes from £1000 4s Putters from £800 4s Wilson SneadBerg Irons all at £1900 Also available: Junior Sets from £65 Late Night Opening: Friday 14th and 21st December Alun-Mark Roberts with the trophy and members of the choir Singer reaches top note Peter Bryant Brent Valley Golf Course Church Road Hanwell Telephone: 081-567 1287 nue Ealing at 730pm Tickets are £150 and available at the door Ealing Youth Choir are eager for new voices and to join just get along to rehearsals on Tuesdays at 7pm at Ealing Green School attends Drayton Green High School and was recently in their production of South Pacific The choir is giving a Carol Concert on Sunday at Kingsdown Methodist Church Northfields Ave A SCHOOLBOY has won a cup for his singing skills and for his help in running a choir Alun-Mark Roberts 16 of Bruton Way Ealing was awarded the trophy by Ealing North MP Har ry Greenway who is president of the Ealing Youth Choir and who also donated the cup A member of the choir for two years Alun-Mark sings bass and is music librarian for the group He 9 stv.

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