Raynton Drive, UB4

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

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Raynton Drive, UB4

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




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18, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Acacia Avenue, UB3 Acacia Avenue is a road in the UB3 postcode area
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
Albion Road, UB3 Albion Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Balmoral Drive, UB4 Balmoral Drive is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Bradenham Road, UB4 Bradenham Road is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Burns Close, UB4 Burns Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Bury Avenue, UB4 Bury Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Butchers Mews, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Byron Way, UB4 Byron Way is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Cavendish Close, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Cedar Avenue, UB3 Cedar Avenue is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Chapel Court, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Charlton Court, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Charville Lane, UB4 Charville Lane is an ancient lane of Hayes running east-west.
Chesil Way, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Church Green, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Church Walk, UB3 Church Walk is a road in the UB3 postcode area
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
Elm Close, UB3 Elm Close is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Elmlea Drive, UB3 Elmlea Drive is a road in the UB3 postcode area
End Green Road, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
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.
Freemans Lane, UB3 Freemans Lane is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Frogmore Avenue, UB4 Frogmore Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Frogmore Gardens, UB4 Frogmore Gardens is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Fulwood Close, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Gledwood Avenue, UB4 Gledwood Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Gledwood Crescent, UB4 Gledwood Crescent is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Gledwood Drive, UB4 Gledwood Drive is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Gledwood Gardens, UB4 Gledwood Gardens is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Goshawk Gardens, UB4 Goshawk Gardens is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Grange Close, UB3 Grange Close is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Grange Road, UB3 Grange Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Grosvenor Avenue, UB4 Grosvenor Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Grosvenor Road, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Haven Close, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Haystall Close, UB4 Haystall Close is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Hemmen Lane, UB3 Hemmen Lane is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
HERNE CLOSE, UB3 HERNE CLOSE is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Hurstfield Crescent, UB4 Hurstfield Crescent is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Kelf Grove, UB3 Kelf Grove is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Kenbrook House, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Kendal Close, UB4 Kendal Close is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Kenilworth Gardens, UB4 Kenilworth Gardens is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Kenmore Crescent, UB4 Kenmore Crescent is a road in the UB4 postcode area
KERSTIN CLOSE, UB3 KERSTIN CLOSE is a road in the UB3 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.
Langdale Drive, UB4 Langdale Drive is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Lansbury Drive, UB4 Lansbury Drive 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
Lych Gate Walk, UB3 Lych Gate Walk is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Lynton Walk, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Mansfield Drive, UB4 Mansfield Drive is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Manton Close, UB3 Manton Close is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Marshall Drive, UB4 Marshall Drive is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Melrose Close, UB4 Melrose Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Park Lane, UB4 Park Lane is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Park Road, UB4 Park Road is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Parsonage Close, UB3 Parsonage Close is one of the streets of London in the UB3 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
Queens Road, UB3 Queens Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal 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
Rectory Road, UB3 Rectory Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Regents Close, UB4 Regents Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Reid Close, UB3 Reid Close is a road in the UB3 postcode area
School Approach, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Sherfield Mews, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
St Marys Road, UB3 St Marys Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
St Mary’s Road, UB3 St Mary’s Road is a road in the UB3 postcode area
St. Marys Crescent, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Swift Close, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
The Elms, UB3 The Elms is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Tithe Close, UB4 Tithe Close lies off Gledwood Drive.
Ullswater Close, UB4 Ullswater Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Uxbridge Road, UB4 Uxbridge Road is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Warwick Crescent, UB4 Warwick Crescent is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Weald Way, UB4 Weald Way is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Westacott, UB4 Westacott is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Weymouth Road, UB4 Weymouth Road is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Wheatley Crescent, UB3 Wheatley Crescent is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Whittington Avenue, UB4 Whittington Avenue is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Wood End, UB3 Wood End is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Woodrow Avenue, UB4 Woodrow Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Woodstock Gardens, UB4 Woodstock Gardens is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Wrays Way, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode


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.
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