Local Legend ... who, me?
The Westender was among a number of worthy local. individuals and organisations who were publicly recognised as "Local Legends" at a ceremony held in West End last weekend.
The event was organised by local Councillor Helen Abahams (pictured right with yours truly) who had some very nice things to say about the nominees and winners across a range of categories.
The Westender extends its sincere congratulations to all who took part, and continues to count its blessings that it publishes in a suburb where community cohesion still flourishes to such an extent.
Finally, the Westender was saddened to hear of the untimely death of another Local Legend Chris Maver, who succumbed to cancer on the weekend.
Chris was a burr under the blanket of West End, an iconoclast to the last, and his biting and acerbic - but ultimately affectionate - commentary on the people and events of West End will be sorely missed.
Love you, Chris.