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Outdoor theatre event at Twyford High School

There is a Summer Community event at Twyford School on Saturday June 29th. The wonderful Festival Players coming to perform Much Ado About Nothing on the main school lawn at 2.30pm. Prior to that the gates will open at 12 noon and there will be performances by music students from the school, stalls, BBQ and a bar. It will be indoors if wet. We hope many will come from both the school as well as the local community. Tickets can be bought through the ptfa@twyford email.


Shared Parking in Zone MM

There is a proposal to make a limited number of parking bays in zone MM shred between residents parking and paid for parking. These are all bays next to walls and not outside houses. Objections should be sent in writing by e-mail to or by post to Highways Service, Perceval House, 14-16 Uxbridge Road W5 2HL, quoting reference ORD 4114 until the 11th June 2018.  Plans showing the bays are below. The roads affected are:

Roads in Friars Green controlled zone MM
Brougham Road, Creffield Road, Creswick Road, Emanuel Avenue, Essex Road, Faraday Road, Friars Gardens, Friars Way, Friary Road, Grafton Road, Grasmere Avenue, Hereford Road, Julian Avenue, Lynton Road, Messaline Avenue, Pierrepoint Road, Shalimar Gardens, Shalimar Road, St Dunstan’s Avenue, St Dunstan’s Gardens and Westbourne Avenue

MM - Friars Green

Take a Walk Through History Phone App (Ealing)

Ever wondered what makes a house Georgian? Or what it would look like if you mixed Brutalism with the Baroque? Perhaps you’re more interested in social history and never knew Soho has been Queer for more than 130 years.

As part of Historic England’s Keep it London campaign, we have brought the history of London’s neighbourhoods to life with our new walking app, pulling in photos, archive images and sometimes the odd video. We’ll also help you identify architectural periods and understand what makes them different. See here.

This app release explores Soho, The City and Ealing. In early autumn we’ll update to include other areas of London. Ealing Civic Society was involved in the development, and sent us the information.

The app is free to download from the Apple Store or Google Play.

The Goodlet Diaries (1934-1940)

The Goodlet Diaries are being serialised on the Ealing News Extra Website. Alexandra Goodlet lived in Birch Grove and Granville Gardens.

From the introduction, which can be found here.

“They had moved to 48 Birch Grove, Acton, 1918-1929 and from 1930-1940 lived in part of 30 Granville Gardens, Ealing. Goodlet kept a diary from 1933, but the first portions do not survive. The Ealing years which do, for 1934-1940, were transcribed by his youngest brother and presented to the library; the originals are held at Sussex University Library. Alexander briefly ran a model shop but during the years chronicled by his diary was chiefly unemployed save for a brief job as a clerk at Acton Town Hall in 1936 and then as a fire watcher at Dagenham in 1939-1940.”