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Local history (Page 13)

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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The theme ‘shop local’ is not a new one. Readers of Ealing Illustrated in 1893 were introduced to the concept....
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The Questors Theatre celebrated its 50th anniversary with a renaming ceremony, adding a touch of movie glamour. The theatre in...
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The lives of ordinary black women who lived and worked in London before the Second World War are not well...
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It is 150 years since construction began of Victorian South Acton, writes Linda Davies. This landscape of terraced housing and...
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A coat of arms is similar to a badge and it represents, in picture form, an individual, family or organisation...
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This year (2011) has seen celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of a Greenford landmark, Holy Cross Church, writes Peter...
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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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