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Local history (Page 13)

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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With the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee approaching, we look at what happened the only other time such a celebration took place...
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November marks the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. Production of the original television programmes was closely linked to west London,...
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Until the 20th Century, farming was one of the biggest employers in Greenford and Northolt. Frederick Crees was one of...
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Because general and local elections will be held this year, it seems particularly apt to look back at a notable...
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We have all seen blue plaques on walls all over London. They commemorate and record where a well-known or historically significant...
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Dwellings for the ‘elderly’, called almshouses, existed in most English villages and towns from the Middle Ages to the 20th...
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John Christie had been killing for years when women’s corpses were finally found at his house in Notting Hill in...
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Most people have heard of Ealing Studios, even if they know nothing else about Ealing. Not so well-known is its equivalent...
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When Hanwell Carnival takes place on Saturday, 19 June, it will be the 50th consecutive year it has been held....
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With the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton drawing close, it seems timely to take a look at the...
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Sixty years ago, Timothy Evans was hanged at Pentonville Prison for murdering his own daughter, Geraldine. However, just three years...
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In 1989, an episode of Dr Who on television featured a walled mansion in Perivale and a reptilian lord of...
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