What have I missed since June 18th?

It’s been a week of Carrs, buses (or lack of them) and the inevitability of England losing a penalty shootout

Tour de France hopeful Bradley Wiggins spoke of his Kilburn childhood.

A gap in the fence meant Billy Fury Way was open to tracks. Twitter power brought it to the attention of the right people, and it’s getting fixed.

The Ham&High reported on the Black Path’s rise as a crime hotspot.

A man was hit with a bottle in The Betsy Smith.

Five excellent photos were added to the “Hampstead & Kilburn Then & Now”: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

And an even older image of Kilburn, painted by an astronomer, was discussed on the Kilburn History blog.

Monday is the last day to put your name in the ring for my North London quiz team that will take on South, East and West at the Museum of London.

What films are on locally?

Whampgather IX was a big success.

Coming up
Monday is the AGM of CRASH (the South Hampstead residents association), which is in urgent need of an injection of community fervour.
Feng Sushi opens this week.
Part of Mill Lane will be closed next Wednesday as a crane is removed
Kilburn Film Festival starts on Thursday.
Next Saturday and Sunday it’s the Jester Festival (West Hampstead’s answer to the village fete).
Also on Saturday, there’s free dog training and advice in Hampstead Cemetery (!) from 10am-3pm.
And next weekend is the Kingsgate Open Studios weekend as well.

Tweet of the Week
Luckily as both were at #whampgather, this tragedy didn’t come to pass…