In the Footsteps of Soane

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On Civic Day, Saturday 22 June, we are planning a repeat of our walk from Pitzhanger Manor to the Soane Museum in Holborn. This is a walk which John Soane regularly undertook, between his country and town houses. See the … Continued

Ada Lovelace

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The Society’s annual John Delafons lecture was dedicated to the Victorian mathematician Ada Lovelace, daughter of Lord Byron and Anne Isabella Milbanke. As a girl she lived in Fordhook House, near the Common. Professor Ursula Martin, a scholar from Wadham … Continued

Ada Lovelace event

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All are welcome to the Town Hall on Thursday 9 May at 19.30 to witness the unveiling of a plaque for Ada Lovelace, the mathematician and computer pioneer.  Ada lived and was married in Ealing in 1835 at Fordhook, the … Continued

The influence of Soane

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The reliably knowledgeable and entertaining Harbinder Birdi gave a lively talk on John Soane following our AGM on 2 April. Harbinder is a Trustee of Pitzhanger Manor and Head of Infrastructure and Transport, Hawkins Brown Architects.  His talk was entitled … Continued

Our AGM

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We held our 2019 Annual General Meeting at the Town Hall on 2 April. Fortunately the climate change protesters outside the building did not appear to be targeting us, although their shouts were alarmingly audible at times. Our Vice Chair, … Continued

Sir John Soane and Pitzhanger

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We are delighted that Harbinder Birdi, one of our 2018 Awards judges, will be speaking after our AGM on Tuesday 2 April. Harbinder Singh Birdi, RIBA  is an Ealing resident and Senior Partner at Hawkins/Brown Architects . He is the principal … Continued

Open House weekend

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Open House London takes place over the weekend of 22/23 September. This year in the Borough of Ealing alone there are 27 properties and visits or walks available to visit or take part in completely free of charge – one … Continued

Gunnersbury Past and Present

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Despite fierce competition from the England v Colombia game, about 50 people turned up to hear Val Bott give the John Delafons lecture on 3 July. Val is the co-author (with James Wisdom) of a new book entitled Gunnersbury Park: … Continued

Wonderful Gunnersbury

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Val Bott will talk about the history and amazing recent transformation of the Gunnersbury estate at our annual John Delafons lecture on 3 July.  She is the honorary secretary of the Friends of Gunnersbury Park and Museum and co-author of … Continued

Wild Ealing

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Our Civic Day event this year was a visit to a 27 acre nature reserve in Perivale. Perivale Wood is run by volunteer members of the Selborne Society. It’s not generally open to the public, apart from an open day in … Continued