Remembering An Important Ealing Man

Borough engineer Charles Jones designed Ealing Town Hall


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A special plaque will be unveiled by Ealing Civic Society to commemorate the man who designed Ealing Town Hall.

Charles Jones was Ealing’s first Borough engineer and architect. He was responsible for many buildings and infrastructure projects including the new Town Hall (opened in 1888) in succession to the original Town Hall and Municipal Offices (now the NatWest bank) which became too small
for the expanding Borough; he also built several churches and created new parks such as Walpole Park where his bust and memorial can be seen.

He also was responsible for designing and constructing Ealing’s first sewerage system and electricity generating and street lighting system in the late 1890s. He took great care with his responsibility for converting Pitzhanger Manor from a private home into Ealing's free lending library in the in the early 1900s so that it retained most of its original exterior and interior architectural features.

The plaque commemorating Charles Jones was kindly funded by Ealing Council’s Ealing
Broadway Ward Forum.

Ealing Town Hall


The plaque will be unveiled at the next meeting of Ealing Civic Society on Tuesday 10 April at 7.30pm in the Nelson Room in Ealing Town Hall.

Gavin Leonard, Ealing’s former Borough Architect, will conduct the lecture about the Town Hall's history and design. This will be preceded by the Society’s AGM and by the unveiling of the plaque The Mayor, Councillor Simon Woodroofe, will unveil this, the Society’s 11th plaque.

It will be installed at 5 Windsor Road, Jones’s former home, at a later date.

26 March 2018

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