Salute to Ealing

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The best is yet to come for Ealing, according to Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles who gave the Society’s John Delafons Annual Lecture on 25 June. About 75 people turned up to hear Sir Sherard, Chairman of the Pitzhanger Manor Trust and … Continued

University Tours 18 June

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Ealing Civic Society will again be celebrating National Civic Day, which falls this year on Saturday 18th June. In collaboration with The University of West London, we are arranging guided tours of their St Mary’s Road, Ealing campus. Student ambassadors … Continued

AGM 19 April

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Following a review of the year’s work by the ECS from Bob Gurd, our chairman, Robin Roads (left), our Treasurer for the last 6 years, was thanked for his services. We are delighted to have found a replacement for Robin … Continued

BBC Correspondent at AGM

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Rory Cellan-Jones, BBC Technology Correspondent, spoke at our Annual General Meeting on 19 April. His talk was entitled “Ealing, the BBC and our high tech future”. He compared notes with the audience about our adoption of IT and social media … Continued

Pitzhanger Closes

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Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery have now closed for 3 years.The building is empty and contractors will start on site within the next few months. The £10.52 million restoration project will then begin. See the Pitzhanger website for more information about … Continued

Boris Unveils Duke

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Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, unveiled the Iron Duke sculpture on 14 November. The Iron Duke was one of the first broad gauge locomotives to run on the Brunel Great Western Railway mainline from London to the West Country which … Continued

The Grove

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The Council is consulting the public about their proposal for an article 4 direction over The Grove. This would mean that changes to buildings and walls, especially the frontages, which are now permitted development would require planning permission. The road … Continued

Work Starts on Cinema

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The former Empire Cinema (originally the Forum, designed by John Stanley Beard, opened in 1934) was demolished in 2008/9 leaving only the supported facade in front of a cleared site. Planning permission was granted to Empire Cinemas Ltd, which own … Continued

Iron Duke

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The Iron Duke sculpture was unveiled at Hanger Lane in early October. This is a piece of public art sponsored by TfL, with a financial contribution from Ealing Common Ward forum, as part of the Hanger Lane Bridges replacement project. … Continued