Willenhall Drive, UB3

Road is in an area which may have existed since the nineteenth century or before with housing mainly dating from the 2010s

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Willenhall Drive, UB3

Hayes (Middlesex)

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Road · Hayes (Middlesex) · UB3 ·
MARCH
17
2017

Willenhall Drive is a road in the UB3 postcode area




NEARBY STREETS
Albacore Way, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Albert Road, UB3 Albert Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Albion Road, UB3 Albion Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Almond Close, UB3 Almond Close is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Alpha Estate, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Badgers Close, UB3 Badgers Close is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Balmoral Drive, UB4 Balmoral Drive is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Barra Hall Circus, UB3 Barra Hall Circus is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Barra Hall Road, UB3 Barra Hall Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Barra Wood Close, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Black Rod Close, UB3 Black Rod Close is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Blackpool Gardens, UB4 Blackpool Gardens is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Blyth Road, UB3 Blyth Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Botwell Common Road, UB3 Botwell Common Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Botwell Crescent, UB3 Botwell Crescent is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Botwell Lane, UB3 Botwell Lane is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Britannia Trading Estate, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Burbage Close, UB3 Burbage Close is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Butchers Mews, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Cavendish Close, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Caxton Trading Estate, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Chamberlain Close, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Chapel Court, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Charlton Court, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Chestnut Close, UB3 Chestnut Close is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Church Close, UB4 Church Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Church Green, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Church Road, UB3 Church Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Church Walk, UB3 Church Walk is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Churchfield Close, 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.
Compton Road, UB3 Compton Road is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Crown Trading Centre, UB3 Crown Trading Centre is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Derwent Drive, UB4 Derwent Drive is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Egan Way, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Elmlea Drive, UB3 Elmlea Drive is a road in the UB3 postcode area
End Green Road, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Enterprise House, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Evergreen Way, UB3 Evergreen Way is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Fifth Avenue, UB3 Fifth Avenue is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Firefly Close, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
First Avenue, UB3 First Avenue is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Forris Avenue, UB3 Forris Avenue is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Freemans Lane, UB3 Freemans Lane is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Fremantle Way, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Frogmore Gardens, UB4 Frogmore Gardens is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Frogmore Industrial Estate, UB3 Frogmore Industrial Estate is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Fulwood Close, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Gatefold Buildings, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Glebe Road, UB3 Glebe Road is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Golden Crescent, UB3 Golden Crescent is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Golden Cresent, UB3 Golden Cresent is one of the streets of London in the UB3 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.
Greenfield Place, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Gyn Road, E9 Gyn Road is one of the streets of London in the E9 postal area.
Hamble Drive, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Haven Close, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Hayes, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
HERNE CLOSE, UB3 HERNE CLOSE is a road in the UB3 postcode area
HOLMBURY GARDENS, UB3 HOLMBURY GARDENS is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Hughendon Court, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Hurstfield Crescent, UB4 Hurstfield Crescent is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Juniper Way, UB3 Juniper Way is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Keith Road, UB3 Keith Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 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
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
Kingswood Place Uxbridge Road, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Kingswood Place, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Lannock Road, UB3 Lannock Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Leven Way, UB3 Leven Way is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Lilac Gardens, UB3 Lilac Gardens is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Ls, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Lych Gate Walk, UB3 Lych Gate Walk is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Manor Pride, UB3 Manor Pride is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Manton Close, UB3 Manton Close is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Marriner Court, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Middleton Road, UB3 Middleton Road 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.
Monarch Drive, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Moray Avenue, UB3 Moray Avenue 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.
Orwell Close, UB3 Orwell Close is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Park Lane, UB4 Park Lane is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Park Parade, UB3 Park Parade is one of the streets of London in the UB3 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.
Printing House Lane, UB3 Printing House Lane is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Printinghouse Lane, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
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
Record Walk, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
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
Rj, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Rosedale Avenue, UB3 Rosedale Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
ROSTREVER GARDENS, UB3 ROSTREVER GARDENS is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Rostrevor Gardens, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Rowan Place, 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.
Sandow Cresent, UB3 Sandow Cresent is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Second Avenue, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Sherfield Mews, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Sixth Avenue, UB3 Sixth Avenue 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.
Sycamore Avenue, UB3 Sycamore Avenue is a road in the UB3 postcode area
The Parkway, UB3 The Parkway is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Tithe Close, UB4 Tithe Close lies off Gledwood Drive.
Townfield Square, UB3 Townfield Square is a road in the UB3 postcode area
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
Unit 2, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
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.
Voltaire Way, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Walnut Close, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
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.
Warwick Crescent, UB4 Warwick Crescent is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Welwyn Way, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
West Avenue, UB3 West Avenue is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Westacott, UB4 Westacott is a road in the UB4 postcode area
WESTCOMBE LODGE DRIVE, UB4 WESTCOMBE LODGE DRIVE is a road in the UB4 postcode area
WESTERN VIEW, UB3 WESTERN VIEW is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Whittington Avenue, UB4 Whittington Avenue is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Wood End Green Road, UB3 Wood End Green Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal 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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