We're thinking of names for our Ealing properties. We're looking for uncommon and meaningful names, perhaps inspired by one of the many famous historical figures who've lived in the area.
Turns out Ada Lovelace lived in Ealing – an amazing woman with a very interesting story. She was the daughter of poet Lord Byron who had ran off and left Lady Byron to bring Ada up alone. Lady Byron, fearing that her daughter might inherit her Dad's romantic and wayward tendencies, decided to educate her daughter in the sciences – obviously unheard in 19th century Britain – and Ada went on to become an incredible mathematician.
She worked with Charles Babbage to create the 'Calculating Machine' and is considered to be the first computer programmer, developing algorithms that have ultimately made the internet possible.
A scientific visionary Ada was also a pioneer of social justice. She taught science and maths to girls and also to underprivileged children at Ealing Grove Industrial School – the first school of it's kind in the country.
There have definitely been a few other pretty inspirational Ealing residents throughout history. And we'll probably give them a mention in the coming months. But right now Ada Lovelace is at the top of our list. Although we do like the sound of Crouch House.