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Local history (Page 12)

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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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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Some residents think of Ealing by this soubriquet; but what exactly does it mean, and why was it used? Clearly...
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From horses to hot baths, council budgets were a bit different a century ago, as Richard Nadal discovered in a...
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Our borough has reached a milestone. It was 45 years ago when, in 1965, the old boroughs of Ealing, Acton...
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An exhibition and booklet recently provided a unique insight into a period of Hanwell’s past. Gillian Spragg, artistic director of...
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It has been 70 years since Megan Avery was last in Northolt. As she came back to visit the Polish...
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To mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, an exhibition is being held in libraries across the borough. The exhibition...
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This summer, London will make Olympic history by becoming the first city to host the Games for a third time,...
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