Abbey Close, UB3

Road might date from the first world war period with housing mainly dating from the 1980s

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Abbey Close, UB3

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Road · Hayes (Middlesex) · UB3 ·
MARCH
20
2017

Abbey Close is a road in the UB3 postcode area




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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.
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
Australia, UB18 A street within the UB18 postcode
Austria, UB18 A street within the UB18 postcode
Avondale Drive, UB3 Avondale Drive is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Beaver Industrial Estate, UB2 A street within the UB2 postcode
Beaver Industrial Park, UB2 A street within the UB2 postcode
Bedford Avenue, UB4 Bedford Avenue is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Belgium, UB18 A street within the UB18 postcode
Bilton Way, UB3 Bilton Way 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.
Boeing Way, UB2 Boeing Way is one of the streets of London in the UB2 postal area.
Bourton Close, UB3 Bourton Close is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Brent Road, UB2 Brent Road is one of the streets of London in the UB2 postal area.
Brent Road, UB3 Brent Road is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Bullsbridge Industrial Estate, UB2 A street within the UB2 postcode
Canada, UB18 A street within the UB18 postcode
Carlyon Road, UB4 Carlyon Road is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Chaucer Avenue, UB4 Chaucer Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Cheddar Waye, UB4 Cheddar Waye is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Cherry Grove, UB3 Cherry Grove is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Chesterfield Way, UB3 Chesterfield Way is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Christopher Road, UB2 Christopher Road is one of the streets of London in the UB2 postal 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 is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Coldharbour, UB3 Coldharbour is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
College Way, UB3 College Way is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Copperdale Road, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Corfe Close, UB4 Corfe Close is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Cotmans Close, UB3 Cotmans Close is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Cranborne Waye, UB4 Cranborne Waye is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Crauford Business Park, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Craven Close, UB4 Craven Close is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal 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
Denmark, UB18 A street within the UB18 postcode
Dorchester Waye, UB4 Dorchester Waye 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
East Walk, UB3 East Walk is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Edmunds Close, UB4 Edmunds Close is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Findhorn Avenue, UB4 Findhorn Avenue is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Finland, UB18 A street within the UB18 postcode
Fitzgerald House, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Forsters Way, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
France, UB18 A street within the UB18 postcode
Gade Close, UB3 Gade Close is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Germany, UB18 A street within the UB18 postcode
Glenister Gardens, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Grasmere Court, UB4 A street within the UB4 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.
Harrow View, UB3 Harrow View is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Hermon Grove, UB3 Hermon Grove is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Hesa Road, UB3 Hesa Road is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Hitherbroom Road, UB3 Hitherbroom Road is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Hollywood Gardens, UB4 Hollywood Gardens is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Hong Kong, UB18 A street within the UB18 postcode
Hughes Road, UB3 Hughes Road is a road in the UB3 postcode area
India, UB18 A street within the UB18 postcode
International Trading Estate, UB2 A street within the UB2 postcode
Israel, UB18 A street within the UB18 postcode
Italy, UB18 A street within the UB18 postcode
Japan, UB18 A street within the UB18 postcode
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.
Langworth Drive, UB4 Langworth Drive is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Lombardy Retail Park, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Lothian Avenue, UB4 Lothian Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Lullworth Waye, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Lulworth Waye, UB4 Lulworth Waye 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.
Maxwell Close, UB3 Maxwell Close is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Milton Close, UB4 Milton Close is a road in the UB4 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
Netherlands, UB18 A street within the UB18 postcode
New Zealand, UB18 A street within the UB18 postcode
Newman Road, UB3 Newman Road is a road in the UB3 postcode area
North Hyde Gardens, UB3 North Hyde Gardens is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Norway, UB18 A street within the UB18 postcode
Pasadena Close Trading Estate, UB3 Pasadena Close Trading Estate is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Pasadena Close, UB3 Pasadena Close is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Peter James Business Centre, UB3 Peter James Business Centre is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Philippines, UB18 A street within the UB18 postcode
Portugal, UB18 A street within the UB18 postcode
Precinct Road, UB3 Precinct Road is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Priory Close, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Pump Lane, UB3 Pump Lane is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Quebec Road, UB4 Quebec Road is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Raleigh Avenue, UB4 Raleigh Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Regent Business Centre, UB3 Regent Business Centre is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Republic of Ireland, UB18 A street within the UB18 postcode
Rose Park Close, UB4 Rose Park Close is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Rubastic Road, UB18 Rubastic Road is a road in the UB18 postcode area
Rubastic Road, UB2 Rubastic Road is a road in the UB2 postcode area
Rubastic Road, UB3 Rubastic Road is a road in the UB3 postcode area
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Shaftesbury Waye, UB4 Shaftesbury Waye is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Shakespeare Avenue, UB4 Shakespeare Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
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Sherborne Close, UB4 Sherborne Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Showers Way, UB3 Showers Way is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Singapore, UB18 A street within the UB18 postcode
Skate park, UB4 Skate park is a road in the UB4 postcode area
South Africa, UB18 A street within the UB18 postcode
Spain, UB18 A street within the UB18 postcode
Spencer Avenue, UB4 Spencer Avenue is a road in the UB4 postcode area
St Christophers Drive, UB3 St Christophers Drive is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
St. Christophers Drive, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Stirling Road, UB3 Stirling Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Sturminster Close, UB4 Sturminster Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Sweden, UB18 A street within the UB18 postcode
Switzerland, UB18 A street within the UB18 postcode
Taiwan, UB18 A street within the UB18 postcode
Thailand, UB18 A street within the UB18 postcode
The Prkway, TW4 The Prkway is a road in the TW4 postcode area
The Warren, UB4 The Warren is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Trident Way, UB18 Trident Way is one of the streets of London in the UB2 postal area.
Trident Way, UB2 Trident Way is a road in the UB2 postcode area
Trinity Trading Estate, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Turkey, UB18 A street within the UB18 postcode
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.
Warren Close, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
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
Wimborne Avenue, UB4 Wimborne Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Wyatt Close, UB4 Wyatt Close is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
X Ltd, UB2 A street within the UB2 postcode
Yeading Gardens, UB4 Yeading Gardens is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Yeading Lane, UB4 Yeading Lane is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Yeading Lane, UB4 Yeading Lane is a street in Hayes


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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