Acton History

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Acton History Group

Meetings

The Acton History Group meets at 7.30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month from September until March in St Mary's Church Hall in Acton. (Opposite Morrisons - Entrance to the right of the tower)

Visitors welcome at all meetings. Admission £2.00

 

 

Join Acton History Group

For more information on Acton History Group and confirmation of meetings please send an e-mail to:- info@actonhistory.co.uk

Subscription: £10 per year - £15 per year (couple)

If you wish to join, send an e-mail to:- info@actonhistory.co.uk

 

Programme of meetings

 

St Mary’s Church Hall, The Mount, Acton (opposite Morrison’s) at 7.30 pm (unless otherwise noted)

Just £2 for non-members, free for members

2018

Wednesday 14th November

“187 years of Mental Health Care at St Bernard’s Hospital, Hanwell” a presentation by Kevin Towers.

Wednesday 12th December

“Gunnersbury Park Museum, its History and Volunteering” a presentation by Angharad Howell, Gunnersbury Park and Museum Volunteer and Visitor Experience Officer, and the Museum Curator.

2019

Wednesday 9th January

"Spanish Civil War and its connections with local people" a presentation by Jonathan Oates.

Wednesday 13th February

"The Women's Land Army" a presentation by Carol Harris.

Wednesday 13th March

"Women Councillors in Acton" a presentation by Phil Portwood.

Wednesday 12th June

AGM and Talk to be advised.

Wednesday 11th September

To be advised.

Wednesday 9th October

To be advised.

Wednesday 13th November

To be advised.

Wednesday 11th December

To be advised.

Walks and Visits 

2019

April (date to be confirmed)

Visit to Connolly Dell in Hanwell which is part of Brent River Park. This rest garden was formerly part of the gardens of Dr John Connolly who was the superintendent of St Bernard's Hospital.

West London Local History Conference 

2019 - Saturday 30th March on the Theme of Entertainment.

 

 

Acton History Group Publications

“Waitrose - Seeking to Attain Perfection”

ISBN: 978-0-9552343-1-6

by Janet Appleyard-Hobbs

Acton History Group have been researching the different aspects of Acton’s history for many years. This booklet on Waitrose follows a very successful evening the Acton History Group organised in February 2005, featuring a talk by Janet Hobbs’s on ‘Mr Waite, Mr Rose and Mr Taylor in Acton’ and the unveiling of the plaque to mark the site of the first Waitrose shop. 'Seeking to Attain Perfection' was the motto or slogan used by the first Waitrose shop in its advertisements at Christmas 1908.

Shopping was an important part of life in Acton in 1904. It was a time of great change along the High Street. The Fire Station had not long been opened, the new Woodlands Park and Crown Street had recently been created and the group of buildings rising up Acton Hill, just opposite today’s police Station, had only just been built. So the new shop in this parade was all set to be an asset in this area of town. It was not long before more Waitrose outlets appeared in Acton, now Waitrose is a household name across the country.

Copies available by post at a cost of £7.00 from Acton History Group,11, Lynton Terrace, Acton, London, W3 9DU. Cheques payable to “Acton History Group”

 

 

“Tin Hats, doodle bugs and food rations”

ISBN: 978-0-9552343-0-9

Hot off the press – your chance to snaffle up a copy of this Acton History Group publication.

“Tin Hats, doodle bugs and food rations” tells the story of Acton and Acton people throughout World War 2. It’s packed full of photos, many never published before, and anecdotes, as well as well-researched historical facts. Covers the build up to war, through the blackout, bombing, evacuation, rationing, wartime production to the Victory celebrations in 1945.

Copies available by post at a cost of £7.00 from

Acton History Group, 6 Acacia Road, London, W3 6HF

Cheques payable to “Acton History Group”

 

 

“Acton Pump Cook Book”

A revised edition by Sheila Rees. Copies available by post at a cost of £5 + p&p

email to Acton History Group

Cheques payable to “Acton History Group”

 

Acton cards

Local artist Colin Bays has created a set of four cards featuring various architectural highlights of Acton. Two of them show gems of Churchfield Road: the Almshouses and The Churchfield pub. Notes about the building's history are also included on each card. Further details: blank interior, A5 folded, envelopes included. Each set costs £4.00, 40p of which will be donated to the Acton History Group.

If you would like to buy these cards, contact the David Bays, Acton History Group, on 020 8992 0287 or bayscolledge@talktalk.net

 

The Almshouses East Churchfield Road

 

The Churchfield (now The Station House), Churchfield Road

 


Old Acton Fire Station, Acton High Street

 

Acton Library, Acton High Street

 

actonhistory.co.uk has created a pair of large glossy postcards each featuring four Acton scenes in about 1905 and a similar view in 2012. Notes about the scenes are included on each card. Further details: blank back, A5 sized, envelopes included. Each set costs £1.50, and the profits will be donated to the Acton History Group.

If you would like to buy these cards, contact the David Bays, Acton History Group, on 020 8992 0287 or bayscolledge@talktalk.net

Acton 1905

Acton 2012

 

Ealing Libraries Local History Events  

The Local History Library holds many local history talks throughout the year on various topics of local interest. for details see:

Ealing Local History Centre

 

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