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Gunnersbury Park: the Place & the People

A joint event, promoted by both the Museum and the Friends, this on-line talk takes place on 16 September at 6.30pm. It is not too late to book a place! Val Bott and James Wisdom will present the story of
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Approval granted to Putt in the Park

On Thursday evening Hounslow’s Planning Committee voted to allow the company, Putt in the Park, to take over the bowls pavilion and green and turn it into a café and mini-golf course. The permission was granted with conditions – that
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Park Walk, Sunday 9 June 2019

Friends are warmly invited to join our quarterly stroll round the Park this coming Sunday. Meet at the cafe at 10.30am. This gentle exploration will last about an hour and a half so you’ll be back at the Café in
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The Future of Public Parks

The publishers of the journal The London Gardener (Vol 22, 2018) have very kindly given us permission to re-publish (here) a recent article from their contributor “Perambulator”. It is Parks for People: gone for good and describes the sudden end
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Anniversary 1926 official opening of Park

Neville Chamberlain, then Minister of Health, opened Gunnersbury Park to the public on 21 May 1926, the Friday before the late May Bank Holiday weekend. The Park superintendent reported “crowds large on Saturday, tremendous on Sunday and overwhelming on Monday”.
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Cafe now selling new history of Gunnersbury!

The Scala Publications book on the Gunnersbury Park estate is now on sale in the new cafe in the Park. Succinctly written and profusely illustrated, it covers the story of the estate from the middle ages to the present and
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The End of the Gunnersbury Park Joint Committee

Probably the last meeting of the Gunnersbury Park Joint Advisory Panel was held on Friday 26th January 2018. A Joint Committee was formed to manage the Park when Ealing and Acton bought the estate in the 1920s, and was enlarged
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West London Folk Band, 2 July

On Sunday 2 July there will be live music from the brilliant West London Folk Band and talented, local solo artist and Magic Numbers member Michele Stodart. The performance runs from 2 to 4pm in the Small Mansion, Gunnersbury Park.
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