Manor House Fun Day

Southall Manor House and Grounds welcomed residents to a Family Fun Day.

Southall Manor House and Grounds welcomed residents from the borough to a Family Fun Day, with music, dance and food reflecting the cultural diversity of the area.

The event which took place on Saturday was to celebrate the historic park’s past and involve local people in shaping its future.

Harsev Bains, chairman of the Southall Community Alliance, was the host for the event.

The event was formally opened by the Mayor of the London Borough of Ealing, Councillor Mann.

Other speakers included the MP for Ealing Southall Virendra Sharma, some local counc local councillors, Zoe Sellers, the Senior Economic Regeneration Manager for Ealing Council and Janpal Basran of the Southall Community Alliance.

Performers at the event were the Tamil Community Centre children’s Dance group, the Stardust Steel Band, the Pushpalata Dance Company and Nishi Malhotra Indian singing and music.

Children’s activities included free face painting and pond dipping.

Southall Manor House, the oldest building in Southall, was built in 1587. Ealing Council is to spend £560,000 on repairing and refurbishing the building.

Visitors were given guided tours of the Manor House led by George Twyman of the Southall Historical Society.

The restoration of the pool and gardens have recently improved the grounds. A new children’s play area has also been opened.

The fun day was to show that Manor House Grounds is a safe place for families and that they should start using it again.

People’s views of the Manor House and how it should be used in the future were also noted.

The event was run by Ealing Council in partnership with Southall Community Alliance and Groundwork.