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Saturday Walk around West Ealing
Sat, October 15, 2016, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM BST
You are welcome to join a leisurely circular walk around the West Ealing Broadway area to learn about it from a sightseer perspective, and to have the opportunity to talk in English and to make friends. Please come to our Saturday tour to see what this part of Greater London is like and to enjoy the oldest Saturday Farmers' Market in London.
Before or after the tour you could relax in Dean Gardens thinking about the bygone days of pony and donkey rides that were held there, about the orchards preserved in the names of nearby streets and the three-screen cinema across the street replaced with a bingo hall, snooker room and then a Bollywood cinema still remembered by our Labour MP, Dr Rupa Huq, who joined us on a previous occasion. You will hear about various places and people connected with the area, for example the late Jessica Huntley and her husband Eric Huntley who have played an important role in Black publishing in Britain, but were targeted by multiple racist attacks. One of their first publications was Walter Rodney's 'How Europe Underdeveloped Africa'. I had the honour of meeting Mr Huntley. Who knows, maybe we will see him during our walk?
We will see a regenerating West Ealing, for example the infamous 1970s Green Man Estate being replaced with a new one.
During the walk we will see some of the places of worship, like a church, a mosque and maybe a Hindu temple, and many charity shops lining up the Broadway as well as some local art at a new cafe. The tour costs £10 per person payable on the day. It would be great to learn something new from one another as well, and to meet in the flesh! For the non-native speakers of English, the walk will be an excellent opportunity for practising your English. We meet outside FARAH Hair & Beauty, St James’s House, 105-113 Broadway, West Ealing, London W13 9DH. It is opposite Flynn's and next to KFC.