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Local history (Page 10)

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.
Hanger Lane - Goodlet went to watch the funeral train nearby
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This is the fourth week of our serialisation of Alexander Goodlet's diaries from 80 years ago. This week, Nazi Germany...
Pitzhanger Manor, an old painting
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Pitzhanger Manor has been closed as part of a large project to restore it to its former Regency-era glories –...
King George V
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This is week three of the diary entries of Alexander Goodlet of Ealing, 80 years ago. Have you read the introduction? This week,...
Horn Lane, Acton
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This is week two of the diary entries of Alexander Goodlet of Ealing, 80 years ago. This week, he writes about war...
Alexander Goodlet
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This is week one of the diary entries of Alexander Goodlet of Ealing, 80 years ago. This week he writes as the...
Alexander Goodlet
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Borough archivist Dr Jonathan Oates has rewound time in Ealing by 80 years and we find ourselves in the world...
Street in Ealing
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Have a go at our quiz and see how much you know on local history. Dr Jonathan Oates, the borough...
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Very few of the girls and boys who play for the recently reformed Ealing Hockey Club have any idea of...
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Tracing ancestors back through the 20th and 19th centuries is generally straightforward, given the amount of searchable, reliable source material available...
First World War fighter planes
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Harold and Sidney Medlicott’s family lived in Ealing and the pair fought and died during the First World War. Harold’s story...
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George Lee Temple was the first person in Britain to fly upside down. He was a daredevil in the early...
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Dr Jonathan Oates looks at how this much discussed battle in Europe touched our own area 200 years ago. This...
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