The Parkway, UB4

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

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The Parkway, UB4

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Road · Hayes (Middlesex) · UB4 ·
MARCH
28
2017

The Parkway is a road in the UB4 postcode area




NEARBY STREETS
18, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
23, UB1 A street within the UB4 postcode
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
Arcon Drive, UB4 Arcon Drive is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Attlee Court, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Attlee Road, UB4 Attlee Road was named after former Prime Minister Clement Atlee.
Ayles Road, UB4 Walter Ayles was the Labour MP for Southall (1945-1950); then for Hayes and Harlington (1950-1953).
Bankside Avenue, UB5 Bankside Avenue is a road in the UB5 postcode area
Barnard Gardens, UB4 Barnard Gardens is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Barnhill Lane, UB4 Barnhill Lane is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Bedford Avenue, UB4 Bedford Avenue 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.
Bevin Road, UB4 Bevin Road was named after Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin.
Bondfield Avenue, UB4 Margaret Bondfield was an MP, trades unionist and women’s rights activist.
Bournemead Avenue, UB5 Bournemead Avenue is a road in the UB5 postcode area
Bournemead Close, UB5 Bournemead Close is one of the streets of London in the UB5 postal area.
Bournemead Way, UB5 A street within the UB5 postcode
Bramley Close, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Brent Road, UB4 Brent Road is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Broadmead Road, UB4 Broadmead Road is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Burns Close, UB4 Burns Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Butts Piece, UB5 A street within the UB5 postcode
Cedar Avenue, UB3 Cedar Avenue is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Central Avenue, UB3 Central Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Chatsworth Road, UB4 Chatsworth 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
Coleridge way, UB4 Coleridge way is a road in the UB4 postcode area
College Way, UB3 College Way is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Conifer Way, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Craven Close, UB4 Craven Close is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Cripps Green, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Damson Drive, UB3 Damson Drive is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Devonshire Way, UB4 Devonshire Way is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Down Close, UB5 A street within the UB5 postcode
Down Way, UB5 Down Way is one of the streets of London in the UB5 postal area.
Dunbar Close, UB4 Dunbar Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Eaton Court, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Elm Close, UB3 Elm Close is a road in the UB3 postcode area
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.
Findhorn Avenue, UB4 Findhorn Avenue is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Forsters Way, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Gledwood Avenue, UB4 Gledwood Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Gledwood Gardens, UB4 Gledwood Gardens is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Grasmere Court, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Greenway Court, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Greenway, UB4 Greenway is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal 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
Hartfield Avenue, UB5 Hartfield Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB5 postal area.
Hemmen Lane, UB3 Hemmen Lane is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Henderson Road, UB4 Henderson Road is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Hesa Road, UB3 Hesa 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.
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.
Keir Hardie Way, UB4 Keir Hardie Way is named for the Labour politician.
Kingshill Avenue, UB4 Kingshill Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB5 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.
Langworth Drive, UB4 Langworth 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
Lombardy Retail Park, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Long Mead Road, UB3 Long Mead Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Longhook Gardens, UB5 Longhook Gardens is a road in the UB5 postcode area
Longmead Road, UB3 Longmead Road 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.
Maxwell Close, UB3 Maxwell Close is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Melrose Close, UB4 Melrose Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Milton Close, UB4 Milton Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Montcalm Close, UB4 Montcalm Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Morrison Road, UB4 Herbert Morrison was UK Transport Secretary (1929-1931), Home Secretary (1940-1945) and Deputy Prime Minister (1945-1951).
North Avenue, UB3 North Avenue is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Orchard Road, UB3 Orchard Road is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Owen Road, UB4 Owen Road is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Owen Road, UB5 Owen Road is a road in the UB5 postcode area
Pine Place, UB4 Pine Place is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Precinct Road, UB3 Precinct Road is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Raleigh Avenue, UB4 Raleigh Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Rayners Crescent, UB5 Rayners Crescent is one of the streets of London in the UB5 postal area.
Rayners Cresent, UB5 Rayners Cresent is one of the streets of London in the UB5 postal area.
Rayners Gardens, UB5 Rayners Gardens is a road in the UB5 postcode area
Rectory Road, UB3 Rectory Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
School Approach, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Selan Gardens, UB4 Selan Gardens 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.
Shelley Close, UB4 Shelley Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Sherwood Avenue, UB4 Sherwood Avenue is a road in the UB4 postcode area
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
St. Marys Crescent, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Stirling Road, UB3 Stirling Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Stratford Road, UB4 Stratford Road is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
The Broadway, UB4 The Broadway is a road in the UB4 postcode area
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 Barn Way, UB5 A street within the UB5 postcode
Townson Avenue, UB5 Townson Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB5 postal area.
Townson Way, UB5 Townson Way is a road in the UB5 postcode area
Uxbridge Road, UB3 Uxbridge Road is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Uxbridge Road, UB4 Uxbridge Road is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Vancouver Road, UB4 Vancouver Road is a road in the UB4 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.
Webbs Road, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Welbeck Avenue, UB4 Welbeck Avenue is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Welbeck Court, UB4 Welbeck Court 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.
Wilstone Close, UB4 Wilstone Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Wolfe Close, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Wyatt Close, UB4 Wyatt Close is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Yeading Gardens, UB4 Yeading Gardens is a road in the UB4 postcode 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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