What have I missed since September 10th?

I’ve been two weeks out of the saddle, so what’s been happenng in Wild West Hampstead?

The West Hampstead Farmers’ Market opened this Saturday. Everyone seemed very pleased.

A plaque to author George Orwell was unveiled, followed by a reading in West End Lane Books by his son Richard Blair.

The Red Arrows swooped over West Hampstead after the London 2012 victory parade.

Timmy Mallett was among the stars at the annual Hampstead CC charity cricket match.

Chris Philp (Conservative) and Ed Fordham (LibDem) both announced they wouldn’t stand again for Hampstead & Kilburn at the next general election. This means three new faces to contest the seat next time around.

West Hampstead WI is on Twitter (it’s not all cakes and jam y’know) @WestHampsteadWI.

Raiders of the Lost Ark (yes, really) is @NxNW6’s Film of the Week.

The Camden housing office at 156 West End Lane will stay open until 19 October because of a delay in sending out letters to tenants.

Coming Up
Saturday: a charity night at The Railway starting at 8.30. Run by West Hampstead fire station for Help The Heroes. Live music, free buffet, raffle, £5 in.

Also on Saturday, the final old stock Met Line train will be making its journey from Moorgate, departing at 9.55am. I’m afraid the journey is already sold out, but you could always go to Finchley Road to see it.

Tweet of the Week
Amid all the gushing over pigeon breasts and kohlrabi, the inevitable farmers’ market related tweet of the week was altogether more prosaic.