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

Country house to town house

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Fortunately it was good weather on Saturday 14 October when a group of Society members and friends set off to walk between Pitzhanger Manor and the Soane Museum, “In the Footsteps of John Soane”. Josette Bishop, who had organised the … Continued

Massive majority for Local Plan

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The result of the referendum into the Central Ealing Neighbourhood Plan (CENP), announced on 13 October, is a resounding vote in favour of the plan being adopted by the Council. The figures [table below] show a decisive result in favour of … Continued

50th anniversary lunch

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Over 40 members of the Society filled Lisa’s Restaurant in Pitshanger Lane on 12 October to celebrate our 50th anniversary. We were delighted that Councillor Ranjit Dheer and his wife, Councillor Harbhajan Kaur Dheer, were able to join us for the … Continued

It’s our golden anniversary!

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This year Ealing Civic Society celebrates its 50th anniversary. The story starts early in 1967 when two local residents decided that a new amenity group was needed for Ealing. Challenges were expected to arise from proposals for local government reorganisation … Continued

Autumn newsletter

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Our latest newsletter contains a wide range of short pieces including the latest planning and development issues in the Borough, reports on a talk about conservation areas and our Civic Day walks (on one of the wettest days and the … Continued

Moullin House

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Earlier in the summer the locally listed Moullin House, a former Methodist church hostel in Mount Park Road, Ealing was demolished. The original building, erected shortly after World War II in a restrained neo-Georgian style, was bequeathed to the church … Continued


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Our Environment Committee looked at 25 planning applications to Ealing Council between April and July 2017. They supported the redevelopment of the Twyford Abbey site for use as a secondary and sixth form school, with some reservations. They objected to … Continued

Big Conservation Conversation

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Paul Bedwell, a Civic Voice Trustee and town planner, gave us an informative and challenging talk on 11 July entitled 50 years of conservation areas. The 1967 Civic Amenities Act marked the beginning of these “areas of special architectural or … Continued