Hammersmith is special to many of us in different ways, whether because of the magnificent bridge, the amazing riverside pubs or maybe just the beautiful building we pass on our way to work.
The champions of all things great about the town is the Hammersmith Society and, to mark its 50th anniversary next May, it wants Chronicle readers to record their favourite landmarks, nooks and crannies in pictures. Then, it will collate the 50 best images and assemble them on photoboards to be displayed at locations across the town.
Readers should send their photographs by email to the Chronicle, explaining in three sentences why their favourite place is special to them, and we will print the best every week until the top 50 are revealed by the society next year.
Society chairwoman Melanie Whitlock said: "We are all about the built environment and local parks and open spaces. We’d like to know what local people love to look at as they go around Hammersmith.
"It could be the view down the road as they set off for work, or a favourite river view or streetscene or house or shop. It could be a favourite spot in one of the parks or one of our heritage landmarks, like Hammersmith Bridge. Whatever the special places are, they will certainly be interesting, likeable and, no doubt, sometimes quirky. We want to log the places which local people hold near and dear."
The society was started in 1962, making it the oldest amenity group in the borough. The A4 had not long before been widened and had cut Hammersmith in half, separating it from the river, and a group of local residents got together to try and ensure town planning mistakes of that magnitude would not happen again.
Since then it has seen off plans in the 1960s for a six-lane additional bridge over the Thames just downriver from Hammersmith Bridge, as well as saving the 17th-century House on Hammersmith Broadway, flagging the idea of St Paul’s Green in central Hammersmith, and calling for the introduction of pedestrian crossings to replace subways.
Now it is fighting plans to replace the town hall extension with tower blocks of offices and flats. Melanie said: "There is relentless pressure from developers to build taller and more densely everywhere in London, and local individuality and historic character is at huge risk.
"We will keep on working to try and make development in Hammersmith the best it can be in the next 50 years. Let’s have no second best - we need to leave a legacy of which we can be proud."
* Send you favourite pictures as JPGs at 300dpi to firstname.lastname@example.org with a short explanation as to why it is special to you. We will print the best ones as well as forwarding them to the Hammersmith Society for consideration to be part of their final Top 50 photoboard.