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

Ealing Hospital from the meadows

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

Prohibited

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

Children's memorial

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 of the future for the East End.

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Waiting for a train at Trumpers Field*

Men waiting for a train (plus horse)

There was great excitement in Hanwell because a steam railmotor was running for the weekend from Southall to Brentford and back just like they used to until the Brentford branch line was closed to passenger traffic in the 1920s.

*Technically not in Hanwell but I was in Hanwell when I took the photograph.
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A waste train coming from Brentford towards Southall

Waste train

As seen from near Trumpers Way.

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The forbidden platform 1 at Hanwell Station

Hanwell station

Platform 1 at Hanwell Station has been fenced off presumably to save the drivers of fast moving trains from getting a fright from folk aimlessly wandering around the platform while talking on their mobiles.

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Hanwell and Elthorne

Hanwell station

I love these emphatic signs on the platforms at Hanwell Station.

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Commonsense sign at Hanwell Station

Hanwell station

“Passengers are requested to cross the line by the subway”

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Heathrow Connect train at Hanwell

Hanwell station

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Victorian lamp posts at Hanwell Station

Hanwell station

Hanwell Station could be beautiful if the pinky brown Victorian architectural detail was restored and repainted.

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