Plaque for Nicky Hopkins

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Nicky Hopkins is often called rock’s greatest session musician. He was born in Perivale in 1944 and spent part of his childhood at 38 Jordan Road. He died aged 50. On 19 October Nicky’s widow, Moira Hopkins, unveiled Ealing Civic … Continued

Plaque for Nicky Hopkins

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The Society’s first commemorative plaque in Perivale will be unveiled on Saturday 19 October. The plaque is in memory of Nicky Hopkins, a keyboard player and legendary session musician who worked with the Beatles, the Who, the Rolling Stones, Jefferson … Continued

New plaque now in place

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Our Ada Lovelace plaque, which was unveiled in the Town Hall on 9 May, is now up. It has been erected on the side wall of Grimshaw Estate Agents W5 3LD, on the corner of Fordhook Avenue and Uxbridge Road. … Continued

Charles Jones plaque installed

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The Society’s latest plaque celebrates the life of the architect Charles Jones (1830-1913) who was the first Borough Architect. He was responsible for the design of many buildings in Ealing, including the Town Hall. It was unveiled in April by … Continued

New plaque unveiled

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The latest Ealing Civic Society plaque was unveiled at our AGM on 10th April 2018, by the Mayor of Ealing, Councillor Simon Woodroffe. It commemorates Charles Jones, the first Borough Architect.  It will be installed at his former home, 5 Windsor … Continued

New plaque

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Our latest plaque will be unveiled by the Mayor at the Town Hall on Tuesday 10 April. The plaque will be to commemorate Charles Jones (1830-1913), Ealing’s first Borough Architect and Engineer. Jones was in post for 50 years and … Continued

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

New plaque

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On 5 October we unveiled a new green plaque jointly with Acton History Group. Eric Ravilious (1903-1942) was born at 96 Churchfield Road W3 but his family moved a few years later to Eastbourne where his father, a shopkeeper, set … Continued

James Hadley Chase

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Our latest green plaque was unveiled on Friday 15 May. It marks the birthplace of James Hadley Chase, a prolific thriller writer. He was born at 4 Woodfield Avenue W5, which is part of the Brentham Estate, on Christmas Eve … Continued

Two More Plaques

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The Society plans to unveil two more plaques in memory of distinguished residents in May 2015. We currently have 6 plaques: four for men, one for a shop and one for a bear (see the Plaques page for details). The … Continued