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 commissioned to design the organ for the Royal Festival Hall, which was unveiled in 1954. He was Professor of Organ in the Royal College of Music from 1954 to 1975 and was regarded as the leading organ teacher of his day. Click here for more information about Ealing Civic Society plaques.