Local history (Page 7)

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.
Winchester Cathedral

As week 33 unfolds, Goodlet discovers he has (finally) got a job, while still enjoying himself on the south coast....

For bell ringers, ringing church bells is a great way to serve God, make new friends and enjoy mental and...
Train at Acton Main Line station

Week 32 is dominated by an enjoyable sojourn to the south coast, including  numerous walking expeditions and trains. Goodlet does,...
The Cenotaph, London

Week 31 of our serialisation of Alexander Goodlet's Ealing diaries includes the usual mixture of domestic preoccupations and international current...
Acton Station

The Spanish Civil War, dancing with a plethora of women and domestic worries are the flavour of week 30 of...
Royal Pavilion in Brighton

Week 29 sees Goodlet pop down to Brighton himself, before returning home to Ealing and pondering the ever worsening situation...
Brighton seafront parade

This week, week 28, as the summer unfurls, Goodlet's mother heads to Brighton to visit relatives and our diarist turns...
Alexander Goodlet

Our serialisation of Alexander Goodlet's Ealing diaries from 80 years ago reaches the half-year mark. Week 27 includes his own,...
Ealing-Broadway. Lyon's is to the left of Barrett's.

"We had a coffee in Lyons for old times’ sake and strolled back," writes Alexander Goodlet in an unusually jolly mood...

The serialisation of Alexander Goodlet's diaries from 80 years ago continues. Week 25 includes hot weather, a reply to his...
Horn Lane, Acton

Week 24 has a recurring phrase, which pops up regularly in Goodlet's world: 'Walked to Horn Lane as usual' (pictured). It...
Model of multi-faith space designed by Brentside pupils

Following a talk given at Ealing Central Library, an exhibition there has been showcasing designs by local school pupils of...
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