Events postponed

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We are sorry to announce that our AGM and talk on Boston Manor by John Collins scheduled for 23 April have been postponed. The John Delafons lecture by Harbinder Birdi about the Thames Tideway Tunnel on 19 May will also … Continued

In the footsteps of Soane (again)

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On Saturday 22 June Society members and others set off from Pitzhanger Manor and walked the 8.7 miles to the wonderful Soane Museum in Lincolns Inn Fields. This was a walk John Soane regularly undertook, travelling between his country house … Continued

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