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Indian Workers Association Welfare Centre

IWA Southall had been running a pioneering welfare service from Southall Community Centre before they opened their welfare centre here in 1962.

St Dunstan’s Lodge for blinded veterans

It was this building that gave its name to the charity set up in the 1915 to provide rehabilitation, training and lifelong support to those who lost their sight in war.

The first Peabody Housing Estate

In 1864, the first families moved in to these Peabody Buildings, the first of the housing projects funded by the American banker George Peabody.

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Rimbaud and Verlaine, “One Hell of a Household!”

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