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Local history (Page 11)

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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A local soldier has been recognised in Ealing, almost a century after his death. Herbert Crook, known as Harry, died while...
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Just overlooking Acton Park are several large houses in Centre Avenue. In October 1962, one of these, named Accacia, was bought...
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From medieval estate, to Victorian garden parties and collections of Rembrandt paintings, and eventually a health centre…an old home in...
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Between August-November 1940, the Battle of Britain raged over our skies, during a critical early phase of the Second World...
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Southall Market has recently undergone a change, with the town’s new car park altering its lay-out. Gates have gone up...
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A plaque has been unveiled in Acton on the site of the former house of the late singer and actor...
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In the morning of 5 August 1936 Linford Derrick, a tennis coach, entered Ealing Police Station and declared that he...
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An exhibition at Gunnersbury Park tells the stories of the importance of soldiers from India to the eventual Allied victory...
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Southall’s most celebrated craftsmen were the four Martin Brothers and their work is still collected almost a century after their...
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We have reported in Around Ealing about the restoration project for Gunnersbury Park and its listed buildings. They have had...
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September 2010 marks the 70th anniversary of the start of the aerial attacks on Britain by the German air force –...
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Is that what you think of Ealing’s river, the River Brent, asks borough archivist Dr Jonathan Oates? It flows through...
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