A history of West Ealing on apples!


It’s well worth your while taking a detour next time you’re near the Green Man Lane Estate. Look carefully at the hoardings surrounding part of the site and you’ll see a series of apples ‘hanging’ on the painted trees. Each one has a montage of fascinating photos of the estate and surrounding area over the past 100 years. Photos include the opening of the estate in the 1970s and the Autotype factory . Built in what at the time was descibed by Autotype as quite a rural area the factory was ‘neatly fenced along Brownlow Road and the boiler house became a local landmark’. The factory occupied what is now the western part of the Green Man Lane Estate (the old multi-storey car park and the land to its north).  You can read more about the history of this area, known in Victorian times at Stevens Town, here.

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