Ealing History

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Tram outside Ealing Town Hall - 1901A 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 Ealing, including the Broadway, High Street, St Mary’s Road, and many of the back streets in 1980, but also to learn more about the history of central Ealing from early maps and census returns. Highly recommended. You can view it here. You may also be interested in this film of the Queen’s visit to Ealing in 1985 to open Ealing Broadway Centre, and a much older film from 1934, Forum Theatre Ealing: the Birth of a Cinema, which documents the building of the cinema which was located opposite the Town Hall before being pulled down 75 years later.