New cinema?

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The hoardings were recently removed from the façade of the new cinema in central Ealing to reveal the imposing pillars of the old Forum cinema. The Forum was opened in 1934 by Gracie Fields. It survived several owners and changes … 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

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

50th anniversary lecture

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2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Ealing Civic Society as well as of the Civic Amenities Act 1967 and the establishment of the first conservation area in Stamford, Lincolnshire. To mark the 50th anniversary of both events, we will be … Continued

Gunnersbury update 30 March

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There will be another public update of the Gunnersbury Park Masterplan on Thursday 30 March 2017. The evening will run from 18:30 to 20:00 and will be held at the Old Actonians Sports Ground, Gunnersbury Drive (off Popes Lane) Ealing W5 … Continued

Pitzhanger Progress

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The Walpole Friends AGM on 29 September was very welcoming, positive and enlightening. Helen Walker, the Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery Manager, talked about the major restoration project which is about to start. Construction and refurbishment will take place between October … Continued