Edmunds Close, UB4

Road maybe laid out between the wars. Most of the urban landscape is interwar

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Edmunds Close, UB4

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Road · Wembley Park · UB4 ·
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Edmunds Close is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.




NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Yeading Yeading was one of the final suburbs to develop in westernmost London.

NEARBY STREETS
Arden Close, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Avon Close, UB4 Avon Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Bedford Avenue, UB4 Bedford Avenue is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Beech House, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Carlyon Road, UB4 Carlyon Road is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Cedar House, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Cheddar Waye, UB4 Cheddar Waye is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Corfe Close, UB4 Corfe Close is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Cornelia Drive, UB4 Cornelia Drive is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Curlew Way, UB4 Curlew Way is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Cygnet Way, UB4 Cygnet Way is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Eider Close, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Featherstone House, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Findhorn Avenue, UB4 Findhorn Avenue is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Friar Road, UB4 Friar Road is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Greenway Court, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Hammet Close, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Harlequin Close, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Hollywood Gardens, UB4 Hollywood Gardens is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Homefield Close, UB4 Homefield Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Hornbeam Road, UB4 Hornbeam Road is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Kittiwake Way, UB4 Kittiwake Way is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Larch Crescent, UB4 Larch Crescent is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Larch House, UB4 Residential block
Lothian Avenue, UB4 Lothian Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Lullworth Waye, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Lulworth Waye, UB4 Lulworth Waye is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Marian Close, UB4 Marian Close is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Mimosa Road, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Norcott Close, UB4 Norcott Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Plover Way, UB4 Plover Way is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Raleigh Avenue, UB4 Raleigh Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Rose Park Close, UB4 Rose Park Close is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Sawbill Close, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Selan Gardens, UB4 Selan Gardens is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Shaftesbury Waye, UB4 Shaftesbury Waye is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Shakespeare Avenue, UB4 Shakespeare Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Sherborne Close, UB4 Sherborne Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Sturminster Close, UB4 Sturminster Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Sullivan Close, UB4 Sullivan Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
The Bungalows, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Warren Close, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Whimbrel Way, UB4 Whimbrel Way is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Willow Tree Close, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Willow Tree Lane, UB4 Willow Tree Lane is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Wimborne Avenue, UB4 Wimborne Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Yeading Fork, UB4 Yeading Fork is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Yeading Gardens, UB4 Yeading Gardens is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Yeading Lane, UB4 Yeading Lane is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.


Wembley Park

Wembley Park is a London Underground station, the nearest Underground station to the Wembley Stadium complex.

Tracks were laid through the area by the Metropolitan Railway (MR, now the Metropolitan Line) when it extended its services from Willesden Green to Harrow-on-the-Hill. Services to Harrow started on 2 August 1880 although Wembley Park station was not constructed until later.

The station was constructed to serve the pleasure grounds developed by the MR at Wembley Park, a former country estate bought by the company in 1881 as a destination for excursion trips on the company’s trains. The station opened for the first time on 14 October 1893 and initially operated to serve only Saturday football matches in the park. It opened fully on 12 May 1894.

Later in the 1890s, the Great Central Railway’s (GCR’s) London extension was constructed adjacent to the MR’s tracks. The tracks pass under the entrance building but the station has never been served by mainline operators. In 1905 the tracks were electrified and the first electric trains became operational. Between 1913 and 1915, the MR added additional tracks to double the line’s capacity.

On 10 December 1932, the MR opened a branch line north from Wembley Park to Stanmore.

Originally, the MR served all stations south from Wembley Park to Baker Street station but the line suffered from congestion due to limited capacity on the tracks heading into Baker Street. Following the combination of the MR and London’s other underground railways to form the London Passenger Transport Board (LPTB) in 1933, the LPTB took steps to alleviate the congestion by constructing new Bakerloo Line tunnels from Baker Street to connect to the Metropolitan’s tracks south of Finchley Road station. From 20 November 1939, the Bakerloo Line then took over the Metropolitan stopping services between Wembley Park and Finchley Road and the Stanmore branch.

To handle the exceptional passenger numbers associated with the 1948 Olympics held at Wembley Stadium, the original station building was extended and given a new ticket hall and additional circulation routes and platform stairs. At the opening of the Jubilee Line on 1 May 1979, the Bakerloo service from Baker Street to Stanmore was transferred to the new line.

When the UEFA European Football Championship was held at Wembley in 1996, a large staircase was constructed leading down from the 1948 extension and under the newly-built Bobby Moore Bridge, which had opened in 1993. This was intended as a temporary structure and remained in its unfinished state until 2004, when extensive work began on the station in conjunction with the reconstruction of Wembley Stadium. Additional facilities were provided to handle event crowds, and the staircase was completed in time for the opening of the new stadium in 2007.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Coldharbour Lane (1930)
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Coldharbour Farm (1955)
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Hayes Bridge Farm
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