Lansbury Drive, UB4

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

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Lansbury Drive, UB4

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Lansbury Drive is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.




NEARBY STREETS
Adelphi Crescent, UB4 Adelphi Crescent is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Adelphi Cresent, UB4 Adelphi Cresent is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Adelphi Way, UB4 Adelphi Way is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Bradenham Road, UB4 Bradenham Road is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Byron Way, UB4 Byron Way is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Chesil Way, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Dale Drive, UB4 Dale Drive is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Dale Drive, UB4 Dale Drive is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Dorset Avenue, UB4 Dorset Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Dorset Close, UB4 Dorset Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Fairholme Crescent, UB4 Fairholme Crescent is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Fairholme Cresent, UB4 Fairholme Cresent is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Fredora Avenue, UB4 Fredora Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Frogmore Avenue, UB4 Frogmore Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Kenmore Crescent, UB4 Kenmore Crescent is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Kingsbridge Way, UB4 Kingsbridge Way is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Kingshill Avenue, UB4 Kingshill Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Kingshill Avenue, UB5 Kingshill Avenue is a road in the UB5 postcode area
Kingshill Close, UB4 Kingshill Close is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Leamington Place, UB4 Leamington Place is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Mansfield Drive, UB4 Mansfield Drive is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Park Lane, UB4 Park Lane is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
PERCY GARDENS, UB4 PERCY GARDENS is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Pine Place, UB4 Pine Place is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Raynton Close, UB4 Raynton Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Raynton Close, UB4 Raynton Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Raynton Drive, UB4 Raynton Drive is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
School Approach, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Warwick Crescent, UB4 Warwick Crescent is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Weymouth Road, UB4 Weymouth Road is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Woodrow Avenue, UB4 Woodrow Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.


Hayes (Middlesex)

Hayes is a suburban development situated 13 miles west of Charing Cross, developed in the late 19th and 20th centuries as an industrial locality to which residential districts were later added in order to house factory workers.

Until the end of the 19th century, Hayes was primarily an agricultural and brickmaking area. However, because of its location on the Grand Junction Canal (later called the Grand Union) and the Great Western Railway it had a number of advantages as an industrial location in the late 19th century. It was because of this proximity that the Hayes Development Company offered sites on the north side of the railway, adjacent to the canal.

Hayes has always been heavily involved with industry, both local and international, and is (or has been) the home of EMI, Nestlé and H. J. Heinz Company. Past companies include Fairey Aviation (later merged with Westland), and HMV.

During the First World War the EMI factories produced aircraft. Charles Richard Fairey was seconded there for a short time, before setting up his own company, Fairey Aviation, which relocated in 1918 to a large new factory across the railway in North Hyde Road. Over 4,500 aircraft were subsequently produced here but Fairey needed an airfield to test these aircraft and in 1928 secured a site in nearby Heathrow. This became the Great West Aerodrome, but was requisitioned by the Air Ministry in 1944, and initially developed as a heavy bomber base intended for Boeing B-29 Superfortresses but when Second World War ended in 1945, it was taken over by the Ministry of Aviation and became Heathrow Airport.
The Nestlé company located its major chocolate and instant coffee works on the canal, adjacent to the railway east of the station, and it was for many years the company's UK headquarters.

It was in Hayes in the Central Research Laboratories (generally known as "CRL") that Isaac Shoenberg developed (1934) the all-electronic 405-line television system (called the Marconi-EMI system, used by the BBC from 1936 until closedown of the Crystal Palace 405-line transmissions in 1985).

Alan Blumlein carried out his research into binaural sound and stereo gramophone recording here. Trains at Hayes Station (1935) and Walking & Talking are two notable films Blumlein shot in order to demonstrate stereo sound on film. These films are held at the Hayes EMI archive.

In 1939, working alongside the electrical firms A.C. Cossor and Pye, a 60 MHz radar was developed, and from 1941 to 1943 the H2S radar system.


From the early 1970s to 2003 McAlpine Helicopters Limited and Operational Support Services Limited (later renamed McAlpine Aviation Services Limited) operated from two purpose-built helicopter hangars in Swallowfield Way industrial estate, as the company operated on land already owned by the Sir Robert McAlpine. The land on the other side of the Grand Union Canal is called Stockley Park and its buildings were intentionally positioned to allow safe passage for helicopters into the heliport in case of an emergency. Fortunately, this was never used.

Since development, industry has been pre-eminent in Hayes. The provision of adequate housing did not begin until after World War I, with the creation of dwellings of the garden suburb type.

George Orwell, who adopted this pseudonym while living there, lived and worked in 1932-3 as a schoolmaster at The Hawthorns High School for Boys, situated on Church Road. The school has since closed. Despite returning several times, Orwell was characteristically acerbic about his time in Hayes.


LOCAL PHOTOS
The 1300s
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Coldharbour Farm (1955)
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Gravel Pit Cottages (early 1900s)
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Botwell Common (1890)
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