Bourton Close, UB3

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Bourton Close, UB3

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Road · Hayes (Middlesex) · UB3 ·
MARCH
19
2017

Bourton Close is a road in the UB3 postcode area




NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Coldharbour Farm Coldharbour Farm, which was active in Hayes until the 1950s, was once the property of the Minet family.

NEARBY STREETS
Abbey Close, UB3 Abbey Close is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Abbotsford Way, UB3 Abbotsford Way is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Abbotswood Way, UB3 Abbotswood Way is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Avondale Drive, UB3 Avondale Drive is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Birchway, UB3 Birchway is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Bramley Close, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Broadway Parade, UB3 Broadway Parade is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Central Avenue, UB3 Central Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Cherry Grove, UB3 Cherry Grove is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Clivesdale Drive, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Cold Harbour Lane, UB3 Cold Harbour Lane is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Coldharbour Lane, UB3 Coldharbour Lane was an original lane in Hayes, dating from more rural times.
Conifer Way, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Cotmans Close, UB3 Cotmans Close is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Crossway, UB3 Crossway is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Crossways, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Damson Drive, UB3 Damson Drive is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Drenon Square, UB3 Drenon Square is a road in the UB3 postcode area
East Avenue, UB3 East Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
East Walk, UB3 East Walk is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
East Way, UB3 East Way is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Eastholme, UB3 Eastholme is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Eighth Avenue, UB3 Eighth Avenue is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Fairdale Gardens, UB3 Fairdale Gardens is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Fitzgerald House, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Fourth Avenue, UB3 Fourth Avenue is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Frogmore Industrial Estate, UB3 Frogmore Industrial Estate is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Gade Close, UB3 Gade Close is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Glebe Road, UB3 Glebe Road is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Glenister Gardens, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Greenwood Close, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Halsend, UB3 Halsend is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Halsway, UB3 Halsway is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Hamilton Road, UB3 Hamilton Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Hawthorne Place, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Hermon Grove, UB3 Hermon Grove is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Hitherbroom Road, UB3 Hitherbroom Road is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Hughes Road, UB3 Hughes Road is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Hunters Grove, UB3 Hunters Grove is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Long Mead Road, UB3 Long Mead Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Longmead Road, UB3 Longmead Road 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.
Maxwell Close, UB3 Maxwell Close is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Minet Drive, UB3 Minet Drive is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Minet Gardens, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Mount Road, UB3 Mount Road is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Never House, UB3 Residential block
Newman Road, UB3 Newman Road is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Ninth Avenue, UB3 Ninth Avenue is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Orchard Road, UB3 Orchard Road is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Poplar Place, UB3 Poplar Place is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Precinct Road, UB3 Precinct Road is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Priory Close, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Seventh Avenue, UB3 Seventh Avenue is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Showers Way, UB3 Showers Way is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Silverdale House, UB3 Residential block
Stirling Road, UB3 Stirling Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
The Parkway, UB3 The Parkway is a road in the UB3 postcode area
The Square, UB3 The Square is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Third Avenue, UB3 Third Avenue is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Townfield Road, UB3 Townfield Road is a road in the UB3 postcode area
West Walk, UB3 West Walk is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Wood End Green Road, UB3 Wood End Green Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 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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Middlesex
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Coldharbour Farm (1955)
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Hayes Bridge Farm
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