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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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Charles Dickens was born in 1812, two hundred years ago, and it is fair to say that his novels and...
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Southall Manor House is Southall’s oldest building. It used to tower over the surrounding houses when it was first built,...
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A group of enthusiastic volunteers recently came together at Gunnersbury Park Museum to share their experiences of the Second World...
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Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day form an important part of the national calendar in November, and it is when the...
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Most of Greenford’s houses were built in the 1930s and range from maisonettes to semi-detached. However, fewer than a hundred years...
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There may seem to be no connection with Ealing and the sinking of the RMS Titanic 100 years ago in...
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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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