Anyone has attended a recent Wests would have heard me proselytising the virtues of Ruislip,
a Domesday Book village, way out on the combined Metropolitan* & Piccadilly lines, and due to a further three of its suburbs, the Central Line.
A long, (but slowly dying) High Street, leads from the station,
(unlike the brick masterpieces of Rayners Lane or Eastcote, Ruislip Station resembles the quintessential Hornby model railway station), carefully situated to avoid the smoke, cinders and noise of the first Underground Steam trains of 1904, leads to the Manor Farm site,
where this weekend, (I know I should have got this up earlier), 15-16 September LB Hillingdon is presenting a History Weekend;
The original Manor Farm House was renovated with Heritage Lottery Fund money in 2007.
Behind some Georgian wood panelling they found some wallpaper,
Not just any old wallpaper, but the oldest in-situ wallpaper yet found in London, and in good enough condition to be matched to catalogues held by the V&A to track down the manufacturer!
Manor Farm will also be free to visit during the Open House weekend, 22-23 September.
(*Running the 'new' S8 Bombardier air conditioned, thru-aisle trains that allow 700c wheeled bikes out of Peak Times
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