Ealing Filmworks

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The Filmworks development continues to rise, with priority being given to the residential elements. Offering a reminder of what once was, the original cinema façade has recently been uncovered, presumably as its incorporation into the new build approaches. You may … Continued

Perceval House

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Representatives of local community groups, including the Society, were given a presentation by the developers of Perceval House (formerly Galliford Try but now renamed Vistry) of their latest proposals for redevelopment of the site. The meeting revealed that the bulk and … Continued

Ealing Broadway Station

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Crossrail advise that the station upgrade works are now progressing well, with installation of the steelwork for the new lifts brought forward to November.  The programme of work is being carried out in two phases.  The first will deal with … Continued

Picturehouse cinema

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Earlier this month, Ealing Civic Society representatives met one of the directors of Picturehouse Cinemas and their architects for the Ealing Filmworks development to discuss possible incorporation into the new development of salvaged artefacts from the old Empire cinema which … Continued

Victoria Hall

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Victoria Hall is the large public building behind Ealing Town Hall. It was built in the 1880s with money raised by public subscription for use by local people, and it is owned by a charitable trust.  It is Ealing’s largest … Continued

Ealing in 50 Buildings

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A new book on Ealing has just been published: Ealing in 50 Buildings, by Paul Howard Lang and Jonathan Oates. It is published by Amberley (£14.99) and available in local bookshops. The authors are both local and former librarians, and … Continued

2019 Award ceremony

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The Society’s 30th Award Ceremony took place on 23 October at the University of West London. It was tough on the 7 other shortlisted entries that they were up against the stunning Pitzhanger Manor restoration which has already been given … Continued

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