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Until the coming of the Underground railway, Alperton was a tiny hamlet.

The name Alperton means "farmstead or estate associated with a man named Ealhbeorht", deriving from an Anglo-Saxon personal name and tun, meaning farmstead or village in Old English.

Perivale Alperton was opened on 28 June 1903 by the District Railway (DR, now the District line) on its new extension to South Harrow on electrified tracks from Park Royal & Twyford Abbey. Park Royal & Twyford Abbey had itself opened five days earlier. This new extension was, together with the existing tracks back to Acton Town, the first section of the Underground’s surface lines to be electrified and operate electric instead of steam trains. The deep-level tube lines open at that time (City & South London Railway, Waterloo & City Railway and Central London Railway) had been electrically powered from the start.

The station was subsequently renamed Alperton on 7 October 1910.

On 4 July 1932, the Piccadilly line was extended to run west of its original terminus at Hammersmith sharing the route with the District line to Ealing Common. From Ealing Common to South Harrow, the District line service was replaced by the Piccadilly line.

The original station building was a modest timber framed structure built in 1910. In 1930 and 1931, this was demolished and replaced by a new station in preparation for the handover of the branch from the District line to the Piccadilly line. The new station was designed by Charles Holden in a modern European style using brick, reinforced concrete and glass. Like other stations such as Sudbury Town and Sudbury Hill to the north and others that Holden designed elsewhere, and also for the east and west Piccadilly line extensions such as Acton Town and Oakwood, Alperton station features a tall block-like ticket hall rising above a low horizontal structure that contains station offices and shops. The brick walls of the ticket hall are punctuated with panels of clerestory windows and the structure is capped with a flat concrete slab roof.

Alperton formerly shared with Greenford (on the Central line) the distinction of being one of the only two stations to have an escalator going up to the platforms. The escalator served the eastbound platform and had originally been used at the South Bank exhibition of the Festival of Britain. Now out of use, the escalator remains in place behind a wall.

Alperton has one of the capital’s highest populations from black or minority ethnic groups (BME). In the 1991 census, 43.2% of the population was Asian, only one point less than White. Indians formed 31.5% in 1991 and 32.4% in 2001, with white having decreased to 27.8%. According to the 2011 census, the largest ethnic group was Indian, 42% of the population, well above Brent’s average of 18%. Other Asian was second largest at 17%. The 2011 census also showed that 47.7% of the population were Hindu. Christians formed 27.2% and Muslims 11.9%.

The towpath of the Grand Union Canal in Alperton has been used for various scenes in the BBC TV soap EastEnders. It was first used in an episode which aired on 3 October 1985, when the character Den Watts (played by Leslie Grantham) meets with Michelle Fowler (played by Susan Tully) and it is revealed Den is the father of Michelle’s baby. It was used again on numerous occasions, most famously on 23 February 1989, when Den Watts was shot before falling into the canal and supposedly dying. Den returned to the canal with daughter Sharon Watts on 3 October 2003, when he returned to Albert Square alive.

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THE STREETS OF ALPERTON
Abbey Avenue, HA0 Abbey Avenue is a road in the HA0 postcode area
Abbey Wharf, HA0 Abbey Wharf is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Abbeydale Road, HA0 Abbeydale Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Alperton Lane, HA0 Alperton Lane is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Alperton Lane, HA0 Alperton Lane is one of the streets of London in the UB6 postal area.
Athlon Road, HA0 Athlon Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Atlip Road, HA0 Atlip Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Aylestone Court, HA0 Aylestone Court is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Bamford Avenue, HA0 Bamford Avenue is a road in the HA0 postcode area
Barham Court, HA0 Barham Court is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Belmont Avenue, HA0 Belmont Avenue is a road in the HA0 postcode area
Beresford Avenue, HA0 Beresford Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Bersford Avenue, HA0 Bersford Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Brentvale Avenue, HA0 Brentvale Avenue is a road in the HA0 postcode area
Bridgehill Close, HA0 Bridgehill Close is a road in the HA0 postcode area
Bridgewater Court, HA0 Bridgewater Court is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Bridgewater Road, HA0 Bridgewater Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Bridgewater Road, UB6 Bridgewater Road is a road in the UB6 postcode area
Bridgeway, HA0 Bridgeway is a road in the HA0 postcode area
Burns Road, HA0 Burns Road is a road in the HA0 postcode area
Burnside Crescent, HA0 Burnside Crescent is a road in the HA0 postcode area
Carlyon Close, HA0 Carlyon Close is a road in the HA0 postcode area
Carlyon Road, HA0 Carlyon Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Christchurch Avenue, HA0 Christchurch Avenue is a road in the HA0 postcode area
Clayton Avenue, HA0 Clayton Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Clifford Road, HA0 Clifford Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Crabtree Avenue, HA0 Crabtree Avenue is a road in the HA0 postcode area
Craigmuir Park, HA0 Craigmuir Park is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Cromwell Court, HA0 Cromwell Court is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Cromwell Road, HA0 Cromwell Road is a road in the HA0 postcode area
Delta Centre, HA0 Delta Centre is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Dorothy Avenue, HA0 Dorothy Avenue is a road in the HA0 postcode area
Douglas Avenue, HA0 Douglas Avenue is a road in the HA0 postcode area
Ealing Road, HA0 Ealing Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Eden Close, HA0 Eden Close is a road in the HA0 postcode area
Egerton Road, HA0 Egerton Road is a road in the HA0 postcode area
Elmore Close, HA0 Elmore Close is a road in the HA0 postcode area
Fulwood Avenue, HA0 Fulwood Avenue is a road in the HA0 postcode area
Glacier Way, HA0 Glacier Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Glenmore Parade, HA0 Glenmore Parade is a shopping parade along Ealing Road.
Hazel Grove, HA0 Hazel Grove is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Heather Park Drive, HA0 Heather Park Drive is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Heather Park Drive, NW10 Heather Park Drive is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Heather Park Parade, HA0 Heather Park Parade is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Highcroft Avenue, HA0 Highcroft Avenue is a road in the HA0 postcode area
Highmead Crescent, HA0 Highmead Crescent is a road in the HA0 postcode area
Hillfield Avenue, HA0 Hillfield Avenue is a road in the HA0 postcode area
Innovation Close, HA0 Innovation Close is a road in the HA0 postcode area
Kathleen Avenue, HA0 Kathleen Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Kenmere Gardens, HA0 Kenmere Gardens is a road in the HA0 postcode area
Liberty Centre, HA0 Liberty Centre is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Lomond Close, HA0 Lomond Close is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Longley Avenue, HA0 Longley Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Lyon Park Avenue, HA0 Lyon Park Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Marquis Close, HA0 Marquis Close is a road in the HA0 postcode area
Marsh Road, HA0 Marsh Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Mount Pleasant, HA0 Mount Pleasant is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Newton Road, HA0 Newton Road is a road in the HA0 postcode area
Northfields Industrial Estate, HA0 Northfields Industrial Estate is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Northwick Road, HA0 Northwick Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Norwood Avenue, HA0 Norwood Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Orchard Close, HA0 Orchard Close is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Queensbury Road, HA0 Queensbury Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Riverside Gardens, HA0 Riverside Gardens is a road in the HA0 postcode area
Rosemont Road, HA0 Rosemont Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Rowley Close, HA0 Rowley Close is a road in the HA0 postcode area
Saint James Gardens, HA0 Saint James Gardens is a road in the HA0 postcode area
Seaton Road, HA0 Seaton Road is a road in the HA0 postcode area
Stanley Avenue, HA0 Stanley Avenue is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Stanley Park Drive, HA0 Stanley Park Drive is a road in the HA0 postcode area
Station Approach, HA0 Station Approach is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Sunleigh Road, HA0 Sunleigh Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Sunnydene Gardens, HA0 Sunnydene Gardens is a road in the HA0 postcode area
The Grange, HA0 The Grange is a road in the HA0 postcode area
Tiverton Road, HA0 Tiverton Road is a road in the HA0 postcode area
Valley Gardens, HA0 Valley Gardens is a road in the HA0 postcode area
Vicars Bridge Close, HA0 Vicars Bridge Close is a road in the HA0 postcode area
Victor Grove, HA0 Victor Grove is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Vincent Road, HA0 Vincent Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Water Road, HA0 Water Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Wendy Way, HA0 Wendy Way is a road in the HA0 postcode area
West Links, HA0 West Links is a road in the HA0 postcode area
Westbury Avenue, HA0 Westbury Avenue is a road in the HA0 postcode area
Westbury Road, HA0 Westbury Road is a road in the HA0 postcode area
Woodside Avenue, HA0 Woodside Avenue is a road in the HA0 postcode area
Woodside Close, HA0 Woodside Close is a road in the HA0 postcode area
Woodside End, HA0 Woodside End is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Woodside Place, HA0 Woodside Place is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Woodstock Road, HA0 Woodstock Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Wyatt Court, HA0 Wyatt Court is a road in the HA0 postcode area
Wycombe Road, HA0 Wycombe Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.



Scott Hatton
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This is an Alperton test
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Post by John Dye: Cool Oak Lane, NW9

I lived at Queensbury Road, Kingsbury during World War II and used to play regularly along the edge of the Welsh Harp. About halfway along Cool Oak Lane on the south side was a pond we used to call Froggy Pond. It was the only place I ever saw a water scorpion, Nepa cinerea.
At the end of the war, all the street air raid shelters were knocked down and the rubble was piled up on the ground south of the Cool Oak Lane bridge, on the Hendon side. I remember that this heap of rubble became infested with rats and I used to watch them from the bridge. I was told that an old house on the south side of Cool Oak Lane (Woodfield House?) was once owned by the wife of Horatio Nelson. I think it later became the nurseries for plants grown for the Hendon parks.

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My ancestors (Dady) lived in Myrtle Cottage, Fishers Lane in 1900 or so. Do you have any information? Was it associated with a manor house?

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VIEW THE ALPERTON AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE ALPERTON AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE ALPERTON AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE ALPERTON AREA IN THE 1860s
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Alperton

Until the coming of the Underground railway, Alperton was a tiny hamlet.

The name Alperton means "farmstead or estate associated with a man named Ealhbeorht", deriving from an Anglo-Saxon personal name and tun, meaning farmstead or village in Old English.

Perivale Alperton was opened on 28 June 1903 by the District Railway (DR, now the District line) on its new extension to South Harrow on electrified tracks from Park Royal & Twyford Abbey. Park Royal & Twyford Abbey had itself opened five days earlier. This new extension was, together with the existing tracks back to Acton Town, the first section of the Underground’s surface lines to be electrified and operate electric instead of steam trains. The deep-level tube lines open at that time (City & South London Railway, Waterloo & City Railway and Central London Railway) had been electrically powered from the start.

The station was subsequently renamed Alperton on 7 October 1910.

On 4 July 1932, the Piccadilly line was extended to run west of its original terminus at Hammersmith sharing the route with the District line to Ealing Common. From Ealing Common to South Harrow, the District line service was replaced by the Piccadilly line.

The original station building was a modest timber framed structure built in 1910. In 1930 and 1931, this was demolished and replaced by a new station in preparation for the handover of the branch from the District line to the Piccadilly line. The new station was designed by Charles Holden in a modern European style using brick, reinforced concrete and glass. Like other stations such as Sudbury Town and Sudbury Hill to the north and others that Holden designed elsewhere, and also for the east and west Piccadilly line extensions such as Acton Town and Oakwood, Alperton station features a tall block-like ticket hall rising above a low horizontal structure that contains station offices and shops. The brick walls of the ticket hall are punctuated with panels of clerestory windows and the structure is capped with a flat concrete slab roof.

Alperton formerly shared with Greenford (on the Central line) the distinction of being one of the only two stations to have an escalator going up to the platforms. The escalator served the eastbound platform and had originally been used at the South Bank exhibition of the Festival of Britain. Now out of use, the escalator remains in place behind a wall.

Alperton has one of the capital’s highest populations from black or minority ethnic groups (BME). In the 1991 census, 43.2% of the population was Asian, only one point less than White. Indians formed 31.5% in 1991 and 32.4% in 2001, with white having decreased to 27.8%. According to the 2011 census, the largest ethnic group was Indian, 42% of the population, well above Brent’s average of 18%. Other Asian was second largest at 17%. The 2011 census also showed that 47.7% of the population were Hindu. Christians formed 27.2% and Muslims 11.9%.

The towpath of the Grand Union Canal in Alperton has been used for various scenes in the BBC TV soap EastEnders. It was first used in an episode which aired on 3 October 1985, when the character Den Watts (played by Leslie Grantham) meets with Michelle Fowler (played by Susan Tully) and it is revealed Den is the father of Michelle’s baby. It was used again on numerous occasions, most famously on 23 February 1989, when Den Watts was shot before falling into the canal and supposedly dying. Den returned to the canal with daughter Sharon Watts on 3 October 2003, when he returned to Albert Square alive.
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