Update on plans for Crossrail on Tuesday 7th July WECNF meeting 7.30pm

The West Ealing Centre Neighbourhood Forum is holding its  2015 Annual General Meeting at the Drayton Court Hotel on Tuesday 7th July 2015 commencing at 7:30pm. All visitors welcome.

The keynote presentation will be ‘The Future for West Ealing Centre’, which will describe the status of WECNF’s Neighbourhood Plan.

There will also be an update on what we know about West Ealing Crossrail. A new WECNF Management Committee will be elected at the meeting.

Full details are here

Local history talk: ‘An American President in Ealing’ on Weds 8th July

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I’ve read the recently published book which tells the story of John Quincy Adams’ stay in Ealing as US representative to Great Britain before he became the 6th President of the United States.  For two years, 1815-1817 he lived at Little Boston House just across from Boston House. The book is based on his detailed diaries and gives a facsinating insight in to life and society in Ealing. He was a great walker and he visited the Ealing Races at Ealing Dean (including what is now Dean Gardens) which was well known for pony and donkey racing – leading to its nickname of ‘Jackass Common’.  This talk on Wednesday 8th July at The Log Cabin near Northfields station should be worth the £2 admission fee.

Artisan Craft Fair in West Ealing on Saturday 27th June

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This is the second Real Artisan Craft Fair in West Ealing.  It will be in the Salvation Army Hall in Leeland Road on Saturday 27th June from 10am-2pm.  Here’s what the organisers say about it:
‘Our aspiration is to establish a fair comprising of Artists and Crafters in the Ealing Area. We aim to bring together talented makers in various disciplines whose work is of high quality and will appeal to the discerning buyer. Our first fair was opened by BBC’s Huw Edwards and was a great success! We have expanded from the Hall in the beautifully renovated Salvation Army building to the café area as well, so have an opening for a few other artists or crafters to have a stall. If anyone is interested in a stall (£23.00) please do contact Annie Darlasson; annie.darlasson@gmail.com.’