Material Walk, UB3

Road in/near Hayes (Middlesex)

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Material Walk, UB3

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Material Walk is a location in London.




NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Hayes and Harlington Hayes and Harlington is a railway station in the London Borough of Hillingdon.

NEARBY STREETS
Aberglen Industrial Estate, UB3 Aberglen Industrial Estate is in the UB3 postal area.
Adler Industrial Estate, UB3 Adler Industrial Estate lies beside the Great Western Main Line.
Albert Road, UB3 Albert Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Alpha Estate, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Betam Road, UB3 Betam Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Black Rod Close, UB3 Black Rod Close is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Blyth Road, UB3 Blyth Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Caxton Trading Estate, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Clarendon Road, UB3 Clarendon Road is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Clayton Business Centre, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Clayton Road, UB3 Clayton Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Colbrook Avenue, UB3 Colbrook Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Cottages, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Crown Trading Centre, UB3 Crown Trading Centre is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Dawley Park, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Dawley Road, UB3 Dawley Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Enterprise House, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Gatefold Buildings, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Guinness Close, UB3 Guinness Close is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Gyn Road, UB3 Gyn Road is one of the streets of London in the E9 postal area.
Keith Road, UB3 Keith Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Kestrel Way, UB3 Kestrel Way is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Millington Road, UB3 Millington Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Nestles Avenue, UB3 Nestles Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Nield Road, UB3 Nield Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Northfield Parade, UB3 Northfield Parade is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Old Station Road, UB3 Old Station Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Printinghouse Lane, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Record Walk, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Saint Anselms Road, UB3 This is a street in the UB3 postcode area
Sandow Commercial Estate, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Sandow Crescent, UB3 Sandow Crescent is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Speedway Industrial Estate, UB3 Speedway Industrial Estate is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Squirrels Trading Estate, UB3 Squirrels Trading Estate is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
St Anselms Road, UB3 St Anselms Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
St. Anselms Road, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Station Approach, UB3 Station Approach is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Station Road, UB3 Station Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Station Yard, UB3 Station Yard is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Stylus Palce, UB3 Stylus Palce is a location in London.
Stylus Place, UB3 Stylus Place lies within the postcode.
Trevor Road, UB3 Trevor Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Trident House, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Uk Cottages, UB3 Uk Cottages is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Vinyl Place, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Viveash Close, UB3 Viveash Close is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
WALTERS CLOSE, UB3 WALTERS CLOSE is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Warnford Industrial Estate, UB3 Warnford Industrial Estate is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
WESTERN VIEW, UB3 WESTERN VIEW is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Windsor Gardens, UB3 Windsor Gardens is a road in the UB3 postcode 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
Coldharbour Farm (1955)
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Gravel Pit Cottages (early 1900s)
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Botwell Common (1890)
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