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

MacDonald Gill

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Our public lecture on 3 June was on MacDonald (Max) Gill (1884-1947) the map maker, graphic designer, letterer and architect. The speaker was Caroline Walker, Max Gill’s great neice. Gill designed the standard lettering used on headstones and war memorials by the … Continued

Clergy House

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Thanks to pressure from the Society, the Clergy House, St Saviour’s, in The Grove, W5 has been awarded Grade II Listed Building Status by English Heritage (EH). It was completed in 1909, having been designed by George H Fellowes Prynne, … Continued


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There have been a number of events at Gunnersbury recently in preparation for 2 bids for funding in spring 2014. A public consultation was held on 23 November to discuss phase 1 of the masterplan. You can download the presentation … Continued

Local Gems

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This is a picture of 51 Drayton Green, which was sadly demolished in 2011, despite our protests. Mapping for Change at University College London have created an interactive community map for us showing locally and nationally listed buildings and monuments … Continued

Acton History

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There was a good turnout for a historic walk round Acton on 11 August, run jointly with Acton History Group. Different speakers talked about 3 historic plaques in the area. The first 2 plaques were installed by Ealing Civic Society: … Continued

Pitzhanger Manor News

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Ealing Council has been successful in its round one bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund for the restoration of Pitzhanger Manor. The Council will shortly be undertaking public consultation seeking public views on future options for the Manor and adjoining … Continued

Spot Your Local Gems

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Nominate your favourite buildings in the Borough to help protect them from demolition. The Society wishes to ensure that local buildings of architectural or historical interest are identified and protected from unsympathetic redevelopment before they are affected by planning applications … Continued