Ealing Broadway 1938-1957

These photos are of Ealing Broadway from Britain in Old Photographs and are compared with my photos taken this year. This first one was taken in 1938 and shows The Feathers pub, a no. 97 bus to Brentford and the Wesleyan Church (now a Polish Catholic Church) in the background on the right. The pub is now called The Town House.


The photo below was taken in 1957 and shows the approach to Ealing Broadway station, with the pub on the right and Fosters on the left (now the Carphone Warehouse). All of the buildings are the same, except for the station itself on the right, which was rebuilt as an office block in 1965. In 1957 there must have been enough traffic for lights to be built in the middle of the road, which have now developed into a complex maze of traffic lights as you can see below.


6 thoughts on “Ealing Broadway 1938-1957”

  1. These are really interesting photos. The Townhouse pub is such a majestic building, but at the moment it’s closed down. It’s a shame that nobody can do the building any justice considering it’s a landmark of Ealing.

    It’s amazing how similar the buildings and streets are!

  2. Just thought all would like to know that The Townhouse is now being made into apartments! Obviously no need for such a large pub anymore.

  3. Does anyone remember the name of the Record Shop from the 1970’s that stood where Next now stands in Ealing Broadway? I bought my entire record collection from that shop – good memories of my youth!

    1. Can only remember 2 dedicated record shops in Ealing Broadway (although Squires, a music shop sold records as well). One was Cloud 7, which later became an Our Price Records and the other was in the High Street, Beggars Banquet, where I used to exchange all my old records for the new releases when short of money in the 70’s.

  4. glad the pub building will stay, to many buildings in dear old London are being destroyed, rich foren developers don’t care or understand.

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