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Virtual Museum
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                                     Aylmer Parade Vet                                                           Thanks to modern technology,  your  family  go  to  Brookland

                                                                                                                 while we are unable to actually   School, Garden Suburb School or
                                 Tree Woods and Highgate Woods   All Dogs Matter (who are a few                  visit the wonderful arts institutions   Henrietta Barnett School? Find
                                 are pretty much across the road   doors  away  on  Aylmer Parade)               around the world, we do have   out more about the schools’ early
                                 from the surgery so there’s a   and The Mayhew Animal Home.                     the opportunity to lose ourselves   history in the museum. A project
                                 good footfall of dog walkers);   Josh says he understands “what                 in a virtual world. Here in the   just starting, and with a way to
      I have to admit I always forget   thirdly, he already has clients   rescue centres need from a vet.”       Suburb we can immerse ourselves   go, is the work the museum is
      about  Aylmer Parade. Situated   who live in HGS and who are   And as Alexandra says “Josh is              in the origins of the place we   doing to upload the 1911 census
      where  the  A1 meets  Archway   now delighted to be able to see   good at working with a rescue            live in by visiting the Virtual   for Temple Fortune Hill, where
      Road and North Hill, you could   him  closer  to  home.  Because,  dog’s emotional needs. He is very       Museum run by HGS Heritage:   census records are being matched
      blink  and  miss  it  as  you  drive   let’s face it, their relationship is   calm and animals pick that up Most of the   up to photographs of the houses.
      past but Aylmer Parade appears   with Josh and this ability to   straight away.” Josh grew up with         familiar Suburb organisations have   So now you can look at the
      to be having a bit of a renaissance.  provide a truly personal service   Rottweilers so is no stranger to a   Aboriginal artwork adorning  ‘rooms’ in the museum where   image of a house and find out
         The popular Russian deli   is key. In Alexandra’s words,  potentially aggressive dog.  the white walls of the waiting   you can follow them from their   exactly how many people were
      (Dascha), the Shahi Pakwaan  “Josh is a people person. He is   Like all business owners, Josh   area and the beautiful ceramics   beginnings to the present day.   living there in 1911, their names
      Indian restaurant and now the   understanding of his clients’  works long after the surgery is   displayed on bespoke shelving.    On the home page click on   and ages and what the adults
      refurbished Aylmer Pantry are all   needs and expectations.”   closed – our email exchanges   Cue Jonathan Sacerdoti, a ceramic   What’s New in the Virtual   did for a living. One day, it
      just around the corner to where   Josh gives clients the benefit   were usually well after 9pm –  artist in his own right and the   Museum to get to know the   should be possible to do this
      Dr Joshua Rusnak has opened   of his 27 years of experience in   but he accepts extra work is   curator of the Highgate Wood   early people and places, read   quickly and easily for every
      his second veterinary practice   vetinary medicine in a ‘straight   always involved in running an   Contemporary  Art  Gallery  about the young Suburb men   house in the Suburb.
      (his first one in West Hampstead   forward’ way but doesn’t believe   independent practice. He under-  housed at Aylmer Parade Vet.  who gave their lives in the First    Do you have lots of spare
      opened in 2001). Josh, as he   in the hard sell. He doesn’t   stands his clients like the fact   The  artwork  and  ceramics  add   World War or see postcards of   time at the moment? Could you
      likes to be addressed, greets me   push insurance packages, tests,  they will see someone they   colour and interest to an   where those who survived might   help the museum upload more
      at the door of his very modern   vaccinations etc. It’s all about   know and trust each time they   otherwise stark space. Jonathan   have been hospitalised in the   information? If so, call Marjorie
      (and if I might say) chic new   building the personal relationship,  bring their pet to the surgery.  wants to encourage local artists   Club  House  (now  Fellowship   Harris, Press Officer, HGS Heritage
      surgery. I am introduced to Josh’s   not the pressure sale. As he says,  As the sole owner he can put his   to exhibit here and bring the art   House) in Willifield Way. Did   (020 8455 6507).
      wife Alexandra, a GP in a West  “it’s their pet’’ and he simply   stamp fairly and squarely on his  “to the attention of a new
      Hampstead practice, and her   advises what he feels is “the   practice and work closely with   audience.” Having experienced
      brother Jonathan Sacerdoti, a   right thing to do… after that it’s   the surrounding neighbourhood.  waiting  for  countless  vet
      journalist and local ceramic   up to them.” Josh is accepting   As he says, “I feel vets should be   appointments looking at the
      artist – but more of that later.  of all forms of alternative   part of the local community and   same cute puppy posters, I think
         Josh has a soft lilting accent   medicine (even canine cranial   we hope to foster close links, as   he may be on to something.
      that’s hard to place. It turns out   therapy!) but at the end of the   we  have  done  for  the  past  20   SHELLEY-ANNE SALISBURY
      the accent is ‘trans global’. Josh   day, he favours the conventional   years in our other branch in
      was born in Israel, moved to   approach to medicine. His   West Hampstead.”     The Aylmer Parade Vet, 17 Aylmer
      Chicago as a young boy and   practice motto is ‘modern   As I’m talking to Josh, I keep   Parade N2 0PE. 0203 935 8811.
      then  on to  Sydney where he   medicine, traditional values’.   glancing up at the striking
      trained  as  a  vet.  He  finally   An added bonus is Josh’s
      settled in North West London   post graduate training in surgery
      where he lives with Alexandra,  and radiology. He says he takes
      their three children and several   surgical referrals from other
      pets, including Jamie, a two year   practices and, although the
      old Fox Red Labrador. Apparently  Aylmer Parade site has an
      they had a cat who lived to be   operating room, he carries out
      21 so I’m thinking Josh must be   the  more  complicated  cases  at
      an excellent vet…          his West Hampstead practice
         Josh decided to open up   which is bigger and better
      Aylmer Parade Vet for several   equipped. I was given the full
      reasons. Firstly, as he says, “it’s   tour behind the aesthetics of
      a lovely area”; secondly, “it’s a   the reception/waiting area and
      really good position” right at   can confirm it’s extremely clean
      the apex of HGS, Highgate and   and orderly.
      East Finchley, so there is a wide   Josh also works closely with
      catchment of pet owners (Cherry   animal rescue centres such as

                    Works to trees on your Suburb property

                                                                                    Tree  work  on  the  Suburb  requires  written  consent  from  the  Hampstead  Garden
                                                                                    Suburb Trust under the Scheme of Management (for freehold properties) or the terms

                                                                                    of leases. It is a criminal offence to undertake unauthorised works to trees on the
                                                                                    Suburb (either pruning or felling).

                                                                                    Approval from the London Borough of Barnet is also required. See Barnet’s website

                                                                                    for details:

                                                                                    Before carrying out tree work, please telephone the Trust office on 0208 455 1066
                                                                                    and book an appointment for a site visit with the Trust’s Arboricultural Consultant.

                                                                                    Appointments can only be made through the Trust office. Appointments usually take
                                                                                    place on a Thursday morning.

                                                                                    Once  the  Trust’s  Consultant  has  visited  your  property  he  will  forward  his

                                                                                    recommendations for tree work to the Trust and the Trust will usually issue a decision
                                                                                    in line with his recommendations. This process normally takes approximately two

                                                                                    weeks from the date of the site visit. Consent shall only be granted to the owner(s)
                                                                                    of the property on which a tree stands.

                                                                                    There is no individual charge for a visit from the Trust’s Consultant as the cost is

                                                                                    incorporated within the Management Charge or Ground Rent for your property.

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