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  • West Ealing is a district in the London Borough of Ealing, in west London. The district is about three-quarters of a mile (1.2 km) west of Ealing Broadway.
  • Although there is a long history of settlement in the area, West Ealing in its present form is less than one hundred years old.
  • West Ealing falls under the postcode district W13 and neighbours Hanwell, Ealing, Perivale and Northfields.
  • During the late 19th century, Drayton was a hamlet with eight householders. The area around Drayton Green Lane was later called Steven’s Town and had over forty cottages.
  • During the 19th century, much of the land from the Uxbridge Road south to Windmill Road, east to Northfield Avenue and west to Boston Road was market gardens and orchards.
  • Ealing Dean’s principal claim to fame in the 1800s was its pony and donkey races. These races, on what was known as Jackass Common (the present Dean Gardens), ended in 1880 when the local council forbade them on moral grounds.
  • In 1882, the Ealing Lawn Tennis Club was founded on land between St. Leonards Road and the Great Western Railway (GWR). The club quickly became the most successful women’s lawn-tennis club in the world.
  • Three Ealing-born club members (Blanche Bingley, Charlotte Cooper and Dorothea Douglass) won a total of thirteen Wimbledon Singles titles between 1886 and 1906. In 1906, the club moved to Creffield Road in Ealing Common.
  • West Ealing had a large cinema at the Uxbridge Road end of Northfield Avenue, which opened as the Kinema in 1913 and replaced the Ealing Dean Cottage Hospital. The cinema was rebuilt in 1928 as the Lido. When attendance fell, it was divided into two small cinemas (Studio one and Studio two) and the main hall became a bingo hall. After a change in ownership, the cinemas became Cannon 1 and 2 and the bingo facility reopened as a snooker hall. With another change of ownership, it was briefly the Gosai, an Indian cinema primarily devoted to Bollywood films. After it closed, it was demolished in 2005.

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