Historic Southall

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We celebrated Civic Day this year by visiting Southall to see Southall Manor and Gardens and the wonderful Martinware collection at the Dominion Centre. Over 30 people were given a fascinating tour of the old manor house by Gavin Leonard, … Continued

Ealing History

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A 30 minute BBC programme about Ealing from 1980 has recently been uploaded to YouTube. The presenter is Fred Housego, and the title of the programme is: History on Your Doorstep – Ealing. It’s fascinating to see the streets of … Continued

Ealing History

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John Quincy Adams, who became the 6th president of the US, lived in Ealing between 1815 and 1817. His detailed diary of this time is a fascinating read for local residents. A book with extracts from the diaries has just … Continued

Pitzhanger Progress

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The Walpole Friends AGM on 29 September was very welcoming, positive and enlightening. Helen Walker, the Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery Manager, talked about the major restoration project which is about to start. Construction and refurbishment will take place between October … Continued

MacDonald Gill

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Our public lecture on 3 June was on MacDonald (Max) Gill (1884-1947) the map maker, graphic designer, letterer and architect. The speaker was Caroline Walker, Max Gill’s great neice. Gill designed the standard lettering used on headstones and war memorials by the … Continued

Clergy House

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Thanks to pressure from the Society, the Clergy House, St Saviour’s, in The Grove, W5 has been awarded Grade II Listed Building Status by English Heritage (EH). It was completed in 1909, having been designed by George H Fellowes Prynne, … Continued

Gunnersbury

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There have been a number of events at Gunnersbury recently in preparation for 2 bids for funding in spring 2014. A public consultation was held on 23 November to discuss phase 1 of the masterplan. You can download the presentation … Continued

Local Gems

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This is a picture of 51 Drayton Green, which was sadly demolished in 2011, despite our protests. Mapping for Change at University College London have created an interactive community map for us showing locally and nationally listed buildings and monuments … Continued

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