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Local history (Page 12)

Local history

We have a rich local history: From daredevil pilots to royal molecatchers, and from manor houses to once rural villages. Our borough has had more than its fair share of fascinating characters, interesting tales, and also has towns recorded in the Domesday book. Curious about the area's past and its role in various national or international events? Then read on. We have collated years of history articles for you from Around Ealing magazine and included others that have appeared online more recently, which will be added to regularly as we go along, including a serialisation of a diary from the 1930s. Thanks must go to the borough's archivist Dr Jonathan Oates - because many of the stories are written or researched by him - and to the local history section of Ealing Central Library.
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Over the centuries, men have tried to find the process in which base metals could be transformed into gold –...
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Until the 1860s, the town and district of Ealing had hitherto been part of the same parish as Brentford and...
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The correct answers to the local history quiz (set in December 2015) are: 1b 2a 3a 4b 5a 6c 7b...
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