PUBLISHED: 19:08 12 May 2019 Steve Russell Julie Welham had, probably, eight horses over the years Picture: FAMILY COLLECTION Archant Tributes to Julie Welham - 'the sister I never had' - who ran Julie's Afro Hair Supplies in Norwich Road Baby Julie Picture: FAMILY COLLECTIONThere's a lovely tribute to Julie Welham on Facebook. "I remember the first time I went to Julie's hair shop. She was so lovely and helpful," writes Talaya Seeley. "She was part of my childhood and adulthood and I will always have nothing but the fondest of memories of this beautiful soul. "Julie, you will be part of Ipswich history and you will be missed."Cancer claimed the 54-year-old after a shortish illness, leaving so many people with so many vivid memories.Friends and family talk of "the sister I never had"; a brave and gutsy lady; a person content with her life; a woman who would check neighbours were all right when it snowed, for example; the possessor of a wicked and dry … [Read more...] about Did you know Julie Welham and her Norwich Road shop?
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PUBLISHED: 15:55 15 October 2018 | UPDATED: 15:55 15 October 2018 Basit Mahmood Mo Farah, former distance runner and the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan visit Cubitt Town School. Picture: Kois Miah Kois Miah Four-time Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah took to the track with Isle of Dogs pupils as part of the Daily Mile initiative. Mo Farah and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan visit Cubitt Town School for Daily Mile challenge, Picture: Kois MiahHe joined the mayor of London Sadiq Khan, mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs and the founder of the Daily Mile campaign, Elaine Wyllie, marked the launch of the initiative aimed at getting children more active and living healthier lifestyle today (Monday) at Cubitt Town Junior School.The Daily Mile involves children running or jogging at their own pace in the fresh air every day, with the aim to run or jog for a full 15 minutes.Following the revelation that four in 10 Year 6 pupils in Tower Hamlets were classified as overweight or … [Read more...] about Olympian Sir Mo Farah joins Isle of Dogs pupils for Daily Mile run
Sundays in London are good for a few things; lie-ins, lazy walks, roast dinners and markets. Whether you fancy a snack, need to pick up meat and veg for your Sunday lunch or want to snap up a bargain at a bustling bric-a-brac sale, there's a Sunday market out there to fulfill your needs. Farmers' markets, flower markets and flea markets; why not spend the last day of your weekend out perusing some of the finest fare London has to offer? 1. Victoria Park Market, Hackney 56-57 Gore Rd, London E9 7HN Instagram This bustling Sunday farmers' market sets up in east London's popular Victoria Park. From top notch street food to artisan cakes, vegan treats and fresh fruit and veg there's tons to tickle your taste buds at Victoria Park Market. It gets packed out with hip parents wielding prams and pampered pooches around midday. Arrive early to avoid long queues for coffee. Sunday opening hours 10am to 4pm How to get there by Tube bus and bike Nearest Tube: Bethnal Green (Central Line) - a … [Read more...] about London’s 13 best Sunday markets
PUBLISHED: 15:00 08 June 2017 | UPDATED: 18:17 08 June 2017 Swiss Cottage Tube station Archant Your guide to things to do in Swiss Cottage, including the best shops, cafes, restaurants and schools. PLUS our guide to property in NW3 Swiss Cottage Open SpaceWelcome to Swiss Cottage!Friendly faces, top of the range food and family fun-filled activities aplenty, Swiss Cottage has a community spirit to make developers quake in their boots.The area’s name derives from its distinctive landmark, The Swiss Cottage, which was originally built in the 1840s as a coaching inn on the outskirts of London, where it was surrounded by fields and served traditional English bitters to working men coming in and out of London, as well as housing a dairy selling milk and cheese.Today, following a major road widening in the 1960s, the surviving Ye Olde Swiss Cottage pub is a Samuel Smith’s establishment surrounded by lanes of traffic.Swiss Cottage LibraryShoppingWhile the options may not leap … [Read more...] about Swiss Cottage area guide: the sports centre, the stage and schools with a stellar reputation
£20 won't get you far in London, not once you've factored in travel let alone food and drink too. But there are still a few places you can eat on the cheap in one of the world's most expensive cities. You don't have to look far to find places selling fairly priced takeaway food in the capital. With chicken shops and big brand cafés like Pret and Costa dominating most London High Streets, grabbing a bite on the go isn't an issue. But if you're hankering for something more than a sandwich, prices can rise to eye-watering levels, which is why we've put together a guide on London restaurants where you can sit down and have a meal for under £20. From a French brasserie to a former south London squat, these 11 London spots serve delicious meals which won't burn a hole in your pocket. 11. Café Sou - St Paul's 27 Poultry, EC2R 8AJ This Parisian-style café is located on the Bank of England's doorstep and has two-course lunch and dinner options for under £20. A … [Read more...] about 11 London restaurants where you can eat in for under £20