Southall-History is delighted to recommend the 2011 series of local history talks organised by Ealing Libraries. Full details can be found by visiting: www.ealing.gov.uk/libraries
The River Brent
Held at Ealing Library, this free pictorial exposition explores the fascinating history of the river delineating Southall’s Eastern boundary.
The 1911 Census
Thursday 31st March at 18:15hrs
An exploration of the last released census and its invaluable uses to genealogists and local historians alike. Who lived in your Southall street a century ago? Discover how to find out at this free talk at Ealing Library.
An Ealing Library free illustrated talk on two prominent Ealing parks.
Was Ealing the Queen of the Suburbs?
Thursday 5th May at 18:15hrs
Held at Ealing Library and hosted by two prominent local historians, this free lecture explores this very question. Of particular interest to Ealing historians and residents.
Postcards from West London
Wednesday 18th May at 18:15hrs
An Ealing based free presentation – unmissable for Southall amateur historians. A display of post Victorian postcards depicting historic vistas from Southall and other towns throughout the Borough.
Local Town Halls
Uncover the history behind Southall and other Town Halls within Ealing Borough.
Passmore Edwards Centenary Talk
Wednesday 15th June 18:15hrs
Full details can be found by visiting: www.ealing.gov.uk/libraries. Held at Acton Library – entry fee payable.
The Coats of Arms of the Local Boroughs
An Ealing based free talk on the history and design of Southall and other former Municipal Boroughs’ arms. Contains definitive information on Southall’s own dual arms and is unmissable for any keen Southall amateur historian.
Tracing London Ancestors
Thursday 29th September at 18:15hrs
A presentation as titled, proffering valuable advice on same. Uniquely, with the chance to book an individual meeting to discuss any difficulties already experienced during one’s genealogical researches in the Capital.
Three Local Murder Mysteries
Thursday 3rd November at 18:15hrs
Ending the year with a light hearted, historical Murder Mystery, attendees will be encouraged to review facts from actual locally based crimes from the Victorian and inter war eras in order to uncover the true culprit. Ealing based free event.
Local War memorials
A fascinating illustrated discourse on the war memorials of Southall and its surrounds. Presented by the exceptionally knowledgeable Dr Jonathan Oates, the talk will cover the reason for these memorials’ original creation as well as their differing forms and controversies attached to some of them.
The Diaries of Alexander Kay Goodlet (1900-1956)
Another excellent talk by the Borough Archivist Dr Jonathan Oates. This talk centres around the private diaries bequeathed to Ealing Borough by Alexander Goodlet and provide a fascinating insight into life in a lower middle class Ealing household; complete with personal observations and contemporaneous social commentaries and opinions.
Southall-History: Thanks and acknowledgements