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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.
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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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Originally serialised by us between August 2014 and March 2015, in five instalments, to mark the 100th anniversary of the...
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A second soldier who died in the First World War has been recognised in Ealing almost a century after his...
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Well, she was a rather unusual and special woman for her time: Acton’s first female councillor – and first woman...
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From wasp-infested cricket games, to pony races and local gentry, the fascinating diary of a famous US president has been...
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A hundred years ago a riot took place in Acton, during the First World War. During the First World War,...
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On 27 January 2015 it will be the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi’s nefarious Auschwitz concentration camp....
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If you look on the Ealing War Memorial outside Pitzhanger Manor you will see, among the list of names of...
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The First World War was a story of triumphs and tragedies and this tale of a local man embodies both,...
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A new branch of Waitrose has arrived in Acton 110 years after the business itself was born in the very...
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Since at least the 18th Century there had been an annual fair on Ealing Green. It was a three-day event...
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