A-Z of Ealing
- Andy Bull
15th April 2022
Ealing is best known as the Queen of the suburbs, but there is far more to its rich history than that. In the Middle Ages Ealing’s market gardens supplied much of London’s produce, and in later centuries it has played a key part in great historic moments, from the ending of Charles I’s reign and the Great Fire of London to the passing of 100,000 evacuee children at the outbreak of World War through Ealing Broadway station.
A-Z of Ealing reveals the history behind Ealing, its streets and buildings, industries and the people connected with the borough. Alongside the famous historical connections, are unusual characters, tucked away places and unique events that are less well-known. Readers will discover tales of the notorious highwayman Sixteen-Stringed Jack, Ealing’s connection with the British music scene in the 1960s and Acton’s history as a spa resort heritage among many other fascinating facts in this A-Z tour of Ealing’s history. It is fully illustrated with photography and will appeal to all those with an interest in this historic part of West London.