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: £8 per year - £12 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

2014

Wednesday 11 June

AGM and short talk on the Town Hall.

Wednesday 10 September

"Roman Brentford" - talk by Bob Cowie, Senior Archaeologist, Museum of London.

Wednesday 8 October

"West London Suffragettes" - talk by John Grigg.

Wednesday 12 November

"World War I in Acton".

Wednesday 10 December

Christmas Quiz and party.

2015

Wednesday 14 January

"Poores of Acton" - talk by John Poore.

Wednesday 11 February

To be advised.

Wednesday 11 March

To be advised.

Wednesday 13 May

Treasure Hunt Walk No.3.

Wednesday 10 June

AGM and short talk.

Wednesday 9 September

To be advised.

Wednesday 14 October

To be advised.

Wednesday 11 November

To be advised.

Wednesday 9 December

Christmas Event and party.

Walks and Visits 

2014

Wednesday 9 July 6.30 p.m. - 8.45 p.m.

South Acton Heritage Walk starting from Oak tree Community Centre (corner of Osborne Road and Park Road W3).

2015

To be advised.

 

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 Talks 2013  

Information on talks arranged by Ealing Central Library, Green Room, Ealing Broadway Centre, Ealing, W5 5JY. Tickets in advance only. Phone bookings: 020 8825 9278.

Talks in Ealing Central Library

For details contact Ealing Local History Library.

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