Pitzhanger on target

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Over 70 people enjoyed a wonderful talk by Georgina Nayler, Deputy Chair of Pitzhanger Manor Trust, on 23 May. She described the painstaking work being done to restore John Soane’s country home, Ealing’s only Grade 1 listed building. The aim … Continued

Transforming Pitzhanger

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The John Delafons Lecture this year will be about Ealing’s wonderful Pitzhanger Manor. The speaker will be Georgina Nayler, Deputy Chair of Pitzhanger Manor Trust. She will be describing the restoration which has been ongoing since early 2015 when the Manor closed … Continued

Ealing Common at the AGM

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Ealing Common was once a very dangerous place according to Jennifer Shipside. Highwaymen like the notorious Sixteen String Jack used to rob unsuspecting travellers there in the Eighteenth Century.  We heard about Jack and all aspects of the Common from … Continued

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 1982 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

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