Uxbridge Road, UB4

Area might date from the first world war period. Housing stock dates between 1910 and 1925

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Uxbridge Road, UB4

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Uxbridge Road is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.




NEARBY STREETS
18, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
23, UB1 A street within the UB4 postcode
Acacia Avenue, UB3 Acacia Avenue is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Addison Way, UB3 Addison Way is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Addison Way, UB4 Addison Way is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Belmore Avenue, UB4 Belmore Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Butchers Mews, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Cedar Avenue, UB3 Cedar Avenue is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Chaucer Avenue, UB4 Chaucer Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Church Green, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Church Walk, UB3 Church Walk is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Coleridge way, UB4 Coleridge way is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Craven Close, UB4 Craven Close is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Dunbar Close, UB4 Dunbar 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
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
Grange Road, UB3 Grange Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Harrow View, UB3 Harrow View is a road in the UB3 postcode 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
Hesa Road, UB3 Hesa Road is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Jonson Close, UB4 Jonson Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Keats Close, UB4 Keats Close 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.
Kenilworth Gardens, UB4 Kenilworth Gardens is a road in the UB4 postcode area
KERSTIN CLOSE, UB3 KERSTIN CLOSE is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Lych Gate Walk, UB3 Lych Gate Walk is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Manor Road, UB3 Manor Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Marshall Drive, UB4 Marshall Drive is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Marvell Avenue, UB4 Marvell Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Milton Close, UB4 Milton Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Parsonage Close, UB3 Parsonage Close is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal 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
Spencer Avenue, UB4 Spencer Avenue is a road in the UB4 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
The Warren, UB4 The Warren is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Tithe Close, UB4 Tithe Close lies off Gledwood Drive.
Uxbridge Road, UB3 Uxbridge Road is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Warley Avenue, UB4 Warley Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Warley Road, UB4 Warley Road is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Wesley Road, UB3 Wesley Road is a road in the UB3 postcode area
West Drayton Road, UB3 West Drayton Road is a road in the UB3 postcode 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
Wyatt Close, UB4 Wyatt Close 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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