Monday, November 17, 2014

West Ealing - Stowell's Corner Now and Then

As part of an interest in how 'not all is change'  I've taken a few photo's inspired by those used in Dr Peter Hounsell's  book Ealing and Hanwell Past.

Like 'the places I've lived in' we can see that things often stay much the same (apart from the ever growing trees).

I'm going to try and get some information on when the original pictures were taken and hopefully look at some other examples too.

Here's a view very local to me - just close to West Ealing Railway Station down past the Drayton Court Hotel.

Until fairly recently the Shop on the corner (now Cafe Onik) was still an off licence and the parades of shops can be clearly seen in both pictures.

How Stowell's Corner looks now
and how it used to be (from the book)

And here's one of  Ealing Green 'Now and Then' looking towards South Ealing  (when it wasn't one way traffic in the High Street).

Ealing High Street like everywhere else - too many cars

Ealing High Street towards South Ealing
( also from Peter's book)

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