Author Archives: Hazel

Drayton Green station

A train at the platform at Drayton Green station on the Greenford branch line.

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Red bicycle

I love the shadow that this red bike casts on the wall.

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The balls of Cherington House

The gate piers of Cherington House were decorated with balls. However, a pair had to be taken down and were lying on the pavement near the library for years.

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Leaves and water falling over a lock gate

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St Ann’s School

This is a special school on Springfield Road near the railway. It opened in 1902 as a school for all school-aged children but eventually become a secondary modern for girls.

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Flagpole holders on St Margaret’s Road

These are permanent flagpole holders on a house on St Margaret’s close to Green Lane. Handy for jubilees, etc.

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Bench in the meadows

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Ealing Hospital as seen from the meadows next to the Grand Union Canal

Neither the hospital or the meadows are in Hanwell but the bit in-between is.

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Parking is prohibited on this land sign on Lower Boston Road

What my part of Hanwell needs is more very large signs like this telling the residents that parking is prohibited. Where are town clerks like E. J. Cope Brown of the London Borough of Ealing now?

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Memorial to East End children killed in an air raid

Scores of people were killed in air raids during the First World War. Primary school children at Upper North Street school in Poplar were killed in a daytime raid by Gotha G.IV bombers on the 13th June 1917. A portent … Continue reading

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