Author Archives: Hazel

Hanwell Broadway before the roundabout

The junction of Church Road, the Uxbridge Road and St George’s Road before the roundabout, the traffic lights and the zebra crossings.

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Daily Express Building

On Sunday, Andy and I went to a day of fun talks hosted by Londonist on HMS President. I particularly enjoyed the talks by Christopher West and Georgina Young on St Katharine Docks and West India Docks. I’m sure I … Continue reading

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Downhill (1927)

This was certainly downhill after The Lodger. I wonder what audiences of the era thought looking at Ivor Novello failing to look remotely like a youngster. A horrible story that didn’t even bother to give Mabel a clear motive apart … Continue reading

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Calvary by Eric Gill

This work by Eric Gill is on the east window of St Thomas the Apostle church on Boston Road. It makes my stomach turn to see it.

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Henry vacuum cleaners

Henry vacuum cleaners for sale in a shop window on the Uxbridge Road on Hanwell.

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Elizabeth Ann Young MBE

The grave of Warrant Officer Class II Elizabeth Ann Young who died in 1956 at the age of 57 in the City of Westminster Cemetery in Hanwell. “Well done” good and faithful servant.

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The Assyrian Church of the East

The Assyrian Church of the East on Westminster Road.

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Goods train coming through Hanwell station

Colas Rail Freight train coming through Hanwell station on the 13th September.

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Hanwell starlings

I think starlings are great little birds. This is part of flock that settled on the roofs at the top end of Studley Grange Road last September.

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Boston Road

Boston Road looking south from around the junction with Humes Avenue from 2008. It hasn’t changed a great deal in that time.

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