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History

From daredevil pilots to royal molecatchers, and from manor houses to once rural villages: Our borough is rich in history - fascinating characters, interesting tales, and 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. Thanks must go to the borough's archivist Dr Jonathan Oates - because most of the Around Ealing items were originally written or researched by him, unless otherwise specified in the article. Watch out for new stories in this section - including a serialisation of a diary from the 1930s.
King Edward during a visit to Acton while he was still Prince of Wales
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Week 49 is dominated by what Goodlet calls 'the Royal crisis' as it becomes clear that King Edward (pictured above...
King Edward VII Bridge, Kew
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Goodlet takes a stroll to Kew Bridge (pictured) in week 48 while the march to war speeds up a notch...
Trolleybus in action
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Week 47 of Goodlet's diary is one of contrasts: Admiring the new trolley buses along the Uxbridge Road (pictured) while...
Serial killer John Christie
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John Christie had been killing for years when women’s corpses were finally uncovered at his house in 1953 – hidden...
Alexander Goodlet
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Week 46 sees Armistice Day being commemorated and Goodlet remembers the day itself when the First World War ended and...
Admiralty Arch in central London
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'Things are very difficult at home these days', writes Goodlet in week 45 of the serialisation of his diaries from...
Hanger Lane - Goodlet went to watch the funeral train nearby
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Week 44 rather bizarrely sees Goodlet registering his regret over the abolishing of the cutlass. A haircut, not with a...
Bank in Acton High Street
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Week 43. Cashing a cheque at a bank in Acton (pictured) brought a bit of relief to a week tarnished by financial...
Lyons tea shop in Ealing
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Week 42 sees Goodlet lament the state of world affairs as war creeps ever closer: 'What a world. Really, it...
Crowded library in Acton
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Visits to the library (pictured) provide some respite in week 41 from the misery of a bad cold and constant...
Woolworths in Ealing Broadway
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Week 40 begins with a welcome reprieve, with nobody from the Electricity Board coming around to cut off the supply....
Richmond Theatre
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Goodlet ends week 39 by taking in some 'infernal tosh' at the Richmond Theatre (pictured) and facing up to the...
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