Our latest plaque

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A new green plaque was installed in October. It commemorates Ralph Downes (1904-1993) an organist, organ designer and music teacher. Although he was born in Derby, he lived at 9 Elm Crescent W5 for much of his life.  He was … Continued

New plaque

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On 5 October we unveiled a new green plaque jointly with Acton History Group. Eric Ravilious (1903-1942) was born at 96 Churchfield Road W3 but his family moved a few years later to Eastbourne where his father, a shopkeeper, set … Continued

James Hadley Chase

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Our latest green plaque was unveiled on Friday 15 May. It marks the birthplace of James Hadley Chase, a prolific thriller writer. He was born at 4 Woodfield Avenue W5, which is part of the Brentham Estate, on Christmas Eve … Continued

Two More Plaques

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The Society plans to unveil two more plaques in memory of distinguished residents in May 2015. We currently have 6 plaques: four for men, one for a shop and one for a bear (see the Plaques page for details). The … Continued

New Plaque Unveiled

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Our sixth plaque was unveiled on Monday 20 May. It commemorates John Compton, a well known organ builder, who lived at 37 Audley Road from 1930 until his death in 1957. The John Compton Organ Company in North Acton manufactured … Continued

Acton History

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There was a good turnout for a historic walk round Acton on 11 August, run jointly with Acton History Group. Different speakers talked about 3 historic plaques in the area. The first 2 plaques were installed by Ealing Civic Society: … Continued

Our Latest Plaque

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Our new Winnie the Pooh plaque was unveiled on 14 March by Shirley Harrison, author of a recent book about the famous bear. The plaque was erected on the Victorian east wing of The Elms, a fine grade II* listed … Continued

Our Latest Plaque Unveiled

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Fred Perry, the 1936 British Wimbledon Tennis Champion, was celebrated on 16 June when an Ealing Civic Society Plaque was unveiled at the Brentham Club. Roger Draper, Chief Executive of the Lawn Tennis Association, and John Gallagher, Ealing’s mayor, are … Continued