Alperton

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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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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.
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Alperton Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Alperton Community School:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Alperton Sports Ground:   
Barham Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Lyon Park Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
One Tree Hill Recreation Ground:   
Welcome Children Centre:   This is a children’s centre.


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Abbey Avenue, HA0 · Abbey Wharf, HA0 · Abbeydale Road, HA0 · Acacia Avenue, HA9 · Alperton Lane, HA0 · Alperton Lane, HA0 · Athlon Road, HA0 · Atlip Road, HA0 · Aylestone Court, HA0 · Bamford Avenue, HA0 · Barham Court, HA0 · Bassingham Road, HA0 · Belmont Avenue, HA0 · Beresford Avenue, HA0 · Bersford Avenue, HA0 · Bowrons Avenue, HA0 · Braemar Avenue, HA0 · Brentvale Avenue, HA0 · Bridgehill Close, HA0 · Bridgewater Court, HA0 · Bridgewater Road, HA0 · Bridgewater Road, UB6 · Bridgeway, HA0 · Brindley Close, HA0 · Brunswick Gardens, W5 · Brunswick Road, W5 · Burns Road, HA0 · Burnside Crescent, HA0 · Carlyon Close, HA0 · Carlyon Road, HA0 · Chaplin Road, HA0 · Christchurch Avenue, HA0 · Christchurch Green, HA0 · Clarendon Road, W5 · Clayton Avenue, HA0 · Cleveley Crescent, W5 · Clifford Road, HA0 · Continental House, HA0 · Copland Mews, HA0 · Copland Road, HA0 · Coronet Parade, HA0 · Crabtree Avenue, HA0 · Craigmuir Park, HA0 · Crawford Avenue, HA0 · Cromwell Court, HA0 · Cromwell Road, HA0 · Curtis Lane, HA0 · Danethorpe Road, HA0 · Delta Centre, HA0 · Dorothy Avenue, HA0 · Douglas Avenue, HA0 · Dukes Way, HA9 · Eagle Road, HA0 · Ealing Road, HA0 · Ecclestone Court, HA9 · Ecclestone Mews, HA9 · Eden Close, HA0 · Egerton Road, HA0 · Elm Road, HA9 · Elmore Close, HA0 · Fairview Avenue, HA0 · Fowlers Walk, W5 · Fulwood Avenue, HA0 · Garrick Close, W5 · Garth Mews, W5 · Gilbert Scott Close, HA0 · Glacier Way, HA0 · Glenmore Parade, HA0 · Greystoke Gardens, W5 · Hanger Lane Gyratory, W5 · Hanger Lane, W5 · Harley Close, HA0 · Harrow Road, HA0 · Harrow Road, NW10 · Hazel Grove, HA0 · Heather Park Drive, HA0 · Heather Park Drive, NW10 · Heather Park Parade, HA0 · High Road Wembley, HA9 · High Road, HA0 · Highcroft Avenue, HA0 · Highmead Crescent, HA0 · Hillfield Avenue, HA0 · Holland Road, HA0 · Innovation Close, HA0 · Ithell Court, HA0 · Kathleen Avenue, HA0 · Kenmere Gardens, HA0 · Kingfield Road, W5 · Lancelot Parade, HA0 · Lantern Close, HA0 · Liberty Centre, HA0 · Lincoln Road, HA0 · Lomond Close, HA0 · London Road, HA9 · Longley Avenue, HA0 · Lonsdale Avenue, HA9 · Lynwood Road, W5 · Lyon Park Avenue, HA0 · Manor Farm Road, HA0 · Manor Farm Road, UB6 · Market Way, HA0 · Marquis Close, HA0 · Marsh Road, HA0 · Minavil House, HA0 · Moorfield Avenue, W5 · Mount Pleasant, HA0 · Mulgrave Road, W5 · Napier Road, HA0 · Newton Road, HA0 · Norbreck Parade, NW10 · Northfields Industrial Estate, HA0 · Northwick Road, HA0 · Norton Road, HA0 · Norwood Avenue, HA0 · Orchard Close, HA0 · Park Road, HA0 · Priory Gardens, W5 · Proyers Path, HA0 · Proyers Path, HA9 · Queen Victoria Avenue, HA0 · Queensbury Road, HA0 · Quill Street, W5 · Ranelagh Road, HA0 · Riverside Gardens, HA0 · Rokesby Place, HA0 · Rosemont Road, HA0 · Rowley Close, HA0 · Rupert Avenue, HA9 · Saint James Gardens, HA0 · Sandall Close, W5 · Sandall Road, W5 · Scarle Road, HA0 · Seaton Road, HA0 · Sevenex Parade, HA9 · St Annes Road, HA0 · St Augustine’s Avenue, W5 · St Augustine’s Path, N5 · Stanley Avenue, HA0 · Stanley House, HA0 · Stanley Park Drive, HA0 · Stapleford Road, HA0 · Station Approach, HA0 · Station Grove, HA0 · Sunleigh Road, HA0 · Sunnydene Gardens, HA0 · Swinderby Road, HA0 · Talbot Road, HA0 · The Close, HA0 · The Grange, HA0 · Thurlby Road, HA0 · Thurlow Gardens, HA0 · Tiverton Road, HA0 · Tregenna Court, HA0 · Turner Close, HA0 · Turton Road, HA0 · Union Road, HA0 · Valley Gardens, HA0 · Vicars Bridge Close, HA0 · Victor Grove, HA0 · Vincent Road, HA0 · Walrond Avenue, HA9 · Water Road, HA0 · Wembley Market, HA0 · Wendy Way, HA0 · West Gate, W5 · West Links, HA0 · Westbury Avenue, HA0 · Westbury Road, HA0 · Westgate House, W5 · Westgate, W5 · Westworld, W5 · Woodside Avenue, HA0 · Woodside Close, HA0 · Woodside End, HA0 · Woodside Place, HA0 · Woodstock Road, HA0 · Wyatt Court, HA0 · Wycombe Road, HA0 ·
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John Rocque (c. 1709–1762) was a surveyor, cartographer, engraver, map-seller and the son of Huguenot émigrés. Roque is now mainly remembered for his maps of London. This map dates from the second edition produced in 1762. London and his other maps brought him an appointment as cartographer to the Prince of Wales in 1751. His widow continued the business after his death. The map covers an area from Harrow in the northwest to Harlesden in the southeast.
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