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Topic: Re:Gunnersbury Park cafe
Posted by: Charlotte Kasner
Date/Time: 16/02/15 11:30:00

Gunnersbury Park was administered by a Joint Committee involving Ealing and Hounslow. They tended to bat anything between themselves and blame each other for inaction. Responsibility was handed over to Ealing on January 1st 2015.

There have been several attempts over the years to rescue the buildings from disrepair, notably the community riding stables established by Anne Stead in 1980, where I taught, and which was then handed over to what is now Ealing Riding School. We hoped that it would provide a sustainable model that would oblige the upkeep of the buildings and enable them to be used for their intended purpose. Alas it was not to be and they are now virtually derelict.

The Orangery was revamped a few years ago because it could generate revenue by beng used as a venue for weddings. The Friends of Gunnersbury Park also did heaps of research in the 1980s and opened up the kitchens as part of the museum.

When Phil Pardoe was curator, the museum hosted a wonderful exhibition on the Great West Road following the Firestone fiasco, and I believe his successors were instrumental in saving the original Lucozade sign from the A4.

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Gunnersbury Park cafe13/02/15 15:36:00 Charlotte Kasner
   Re:Gunnersbury Park cafe13/02/15 16:06:00 Andrew OSullivan
   Re:Gunnersbury Park cafe13/02/15 16:31:00 Susan Kelly
      Re:Re:Gunnersbury Park cafe13/02/15 17:08:00 Andrew OSullivan
         Re:Re:Re:Gunnersbury Park cafe13/02/15 17:30:00 Claudia Jachtmann
   Re:Gunnersbury Park cafe13/02/15 19:12:00 Thomas Barry
      Re:Re:Gunnersbury Park cafe13/02/15 20:24:00 Carl Wynne
      Re:Re:Gunnersbury Park cafe13/02/15 21:43:00 Madeleine Hazard
         Re:Re:Re:Gunnersbury Park cafe13/02/15 22:01:00 Gordon McDonald
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Gunnersbury Park cafe13/02/15 22:37:00 Ken Munn
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Gunnersbury Park cafe14/02/15 00:53:00 Lynne Bruce
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Gunnersbury Park cafe14/02/15 08:22:00 Ken Munn
   Re:Gunnersbury Park cafe16/02/15 11:30:00 Charlotte Kasner
      Re:Re:Gunnersbury Park cafe16/02/15 18:57:00 Tim Henderson
         Re:Re:Re:Gunnersbury Park cafe17/02/15 10:13:00 Charlotte Kasner
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick House cafe17/02/15 14:29:00 Sam Hearn

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