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November
2
2023
Yiewsley is a large suburban village in the London Borough of Hillingdon.

Yiewsley’s transition from an agrarian community began when the Grand Junction Canal was opened. Construction started in May 1793 and connected the area to the Thames at Brentford, passing through Yiewsley on its way north following the River Colne. An aqueduct was built at Cowley Lock to cross the Fray’s River. In 1794, the canal opened between the Thames and Uxbridge, and in 1795, the aqueduct over the Fray’s River was likely completed.

The following year, in 1796, Colham Wharf, Yiewsley’s first dock, was established near Colham Bridge. In 1801, the Paddington Arm of the canal opened, connecting the area to national trade routes.

The canal played a vital role in transporting Cowley stock bricks, which were made from the abundant brick-earth in Yiewsley. The bricks were transported mainly along the Grand Junction Canal and the Regent’s Canal to supply the demand for building materials in Victorian London.

By the 1890s, approximately 100 million bricks were produced annually in West Middlesex, meeting London’s construction needs. However, the brick-earth deposits began to deplete around the early 20th century. Brick production continued until 1935, while gravel and sand extraction continued into the 1970s.

The Great Western Railway’s construction began in 1835, with the Paddington to Maidenhead line opening in 1838, making West Drayton its first station. The GWR branch line to Uxbridge Vine Street was completed in 1856. West Drayton Station was relocated in 1884, four months before the Staines and West Drayton Railway branch line was opened. In 1895, the station was renamed West Drayton and Yiewsley station.

Industrial diversification occurred from the mid-1800s, with the 1920s marking the development of Trout Road as a hub for oils and chemical production. From the 1930s onwards, numerous smaller companies involved in chemicals, plastics and engineering components established themselves in the area.

Following the Second World War, two firms began producing motor vehicles in Yiewsley. Road Machines manufactured various vehicles, while James Whitson & Co started manufacturing coaches and fire engines.

In the 1960s, rail travel demand waned, and the branch line to Uxbridge Vine Street ceased passenger services in 1962.

Today, Yiewsley is a growing community with residential housing and commercial businesses. The development of the Elizabeth line, the London Plan, and Hillingdon Local Plan has led to significant construction of residential apartments on former industrial sites. Yiewsley’s High Street features national retail outlets like Tesco, Iceland, and Aldi, and Heathrow Airport remains a major source of employment in the area.

Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones grew up in Whitethorn Avenue, attending St Stephen’s Infant School and St Matthew’s Church of England Primary School.



Main source: Wikipedia
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Diana   
Added: 28 Feb 2024 13:52 GMT   

New Inn Yard, E1
My great grandparents x 6 lived in New Inn Yard. On this date, their son was baptised in nearby St Leonard’s Church, Shoreditch

Source: BDM London, Cripplegate and Shoreditch registers written by church clerk.

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Vic Stanley   
Added: 24 Feb 2024 17:38 GMT   

Postcose
The postcode is SE15, NOT SE1

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Gillian   
Added: 17 Feb 2024 00:08 GMT   

No 36 Upper East Smithfield
My great great grandfather was born at No 36 Upper East Smithfield and spent his early years staring out at a "dead wall" of St Katharine’s Docks. His father was an outfitter and sold clothing for sailors. He describes the place as being backed by tenements in terrible condition and most of the people living there were Irish.

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Kevin Pont   
Added: 16 Feb 2024 20:32 GMT   

Name origin
Interestingly South Lambeth derives its name from the same source as Lambeth itself - a landing place for lambs.

But South Lambeth has no landing place - it is not on the River Thames

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C Hobbs   
Added: 31 Jan 2024 23:53 GMT   

George Gut (1853 - 1861)
George Gut, Master Baker lived with his family in Long Lane.
George was born in Bernbach, Hesse, Germany and came to the UK sometime in the 1840s. In 1849, George married an Englishwoman called Matilda Baker and became a nauralized Englishman. He was given the Freedom of the City of London (by Redemption in the Company of Bakers), in 1853 and was at that time, recorded as living at 3 Long Lane. In the 1861 census, George Gut was living at 11 Long Lane.

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Emma Beach   
Added: 18 Jan 2024 04:33 GMT   

William Sutton Thwaites
William Sutton Thwaites was the father of Frances Lydia Alice Knorr nee Thwaites�’�’she was executed in 1894 in Melbourne, Victoria Australia for infanticide. In the year prior to his marriage, to her mother Frances Jeanette Thwaites nee Robin, William Sutton was working as a tailor for Mr Orchard who employed four tailors in the hamlet of Mile End Old Town on at Crombies Row, Commercial Road East.

Source: 1861 England Census Class: Rg 9; Piece: 293; Folio: 20; Page: 2; GSU roll: 542608

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Simon   
Added: 15 Jan 2024 15:44 GMT   

Simon De Charmes, clockmaker
De Charmes (or Des Charmes), Simon, of French Huguenot extraction. Recorded 1688 and Free of the Clockmakers’ Company 1691-1730. In London until 1704 at least at ’his House, the Sign of the Clock, the Corner of Warwick St, Charing Cross’. See Brian Loomes The Early Clockmakers of Great Britain, NAG Press, 1981, p.188

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Jacqueline Mico   
Added: 14 Jan 2024 07:29 GMT   

Robert Bolam
This is where my grandad was born, he went on to be a beautiful man, he became a shop owner, a father, and grandfather, he lost a leg when he was a milkman and the horse kicked him, then opened a shop in New Cross and then moved to Lewisham where he had a Newsagents and tobacconists.

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Yiewsley Yiewsley is a large suburban village in the London Borough of Hillingdon.

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Albert Road, UB7 Albert Road is a road in the UB7 postcode area
Angelica Close, UB7 A street within the UB7 postcode
Apple Tree Avenue, UB7 Apple Tree Avenue is a road in the UB7 postcode area
Appletree Avenue, UB7 Appletree Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB7 postal area
Archer Terrace, UB7 A street within the UB7 postcode
Ash Grove, UB7 Ash Grove is a road in the UB7 postcode area
Ashley Court, UB7 Ashley Court is one of the streets of London in the UB7 postal area
Aspen Close, UB7 This is a street in the UB7 postcode area
Bentinck Court, UB7 A street within the UB7 postcode
Bentinck Road, UB7 Bentinck Road is one of the streets of London in the UB7 postal area
Berrite Works, Berrite Works lies beside the Grand Union Canal (Yiewsley)
Betjeman Court, UB7 Betjeman Court is one of the streets of London in the UB7 postal area
Birch Avenue, UB7 A street within the UB7 postcode
Bittern House, UB7 A street within the UB7 postcode
Bond Close, UB7 Bond Close is one of the streets of London in the UB7 postal area
Camomile Way, UB7 Camomile Way is a road in the UB7 postcode area
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Cedar Avenue, UB7 This is a street in the UB7 postcode area
Chantry Close, UB7 Chantry Close is a road in the UB7 postcode area
Cherry Tree Avenue, UB7 Cherry Tree Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB7 postal area
Chestnut Avenue, UB7 Chestnut Avenue is a road in the UB7 postcode area
Churchill House, UB7 A street within the UB7 postcode
Colham Avenue, UB7 Colham Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB7 postal area
Colham Mill Road, UB7 Colham Mill Road is one of the streets of London in the UB7 postal area
Colham Roundabout, UB7 Colham Roundabout is a road in the UB7 postcode area
Coltsfoot Drive, UB7 Coltsfoot Drive is a road in the UB7 postcode area
Continental House, UB7 Continental House is a block on High Street
Court Lane, SL0 Court Lane runs around an off-M25 industrial estate
Cousins Close, UB7 A street within the UB7 postcode
Crest House, UB7 A street within the UB7 postcode
Edgar Road, UB7 Edgar Road is one of the streets of London in the UB7 postal area
Egret House, UB7 A street within the UB7 postcode
Elder Close, UB7 A street within the UB7 postcode
ELM GROVE, UB7 ELM GROVE is a road in the UB7 postcode area
Eynsford Terrace, UB7 A street within the UB7 postcode
Fairfield Road, UB7 Fairfield Road is one of the streets of London in the UB7 postal area
Fairway Close, UB7 Fairway Close is a road in the UB7 postcode area
Falling Lane, UB7 Falling Lane is one of the streets of London in the UB7 postal area
Ford Lane, SL0 Ford Lane is a small country lane
Frankswood Avenue, UB7 Frankswood Avenue is a road in the UB7 postcode area
Garnet Place, UB7 Garnet Place is a location in London
Globe House, UB7 A street within the UB7 postcode
Gordon Road, UB7 Gordon Road is one of the streets of London in the UB7 postal area
Gordon Road, UB7 Gordon Road is a road in the UB8 postcode area
Gorse Walk, UB7 Gorse Walk is a road in the UB7 postcode area
Gurnard Close, UB7 A street within the UB7 postcode
Heathcote Way, UB7 A street within the UB7 postcode
High Street Yiewsley, UB7 A street within the UB7 postcode
High Street, UB7 High Street is one of the streets of London in the UB7 postal area (Yiewsley)
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Humber Close, UB7 Humber Close is a road in the UB7 postcode area
Iver Lane, SL0 Iver Lane is the B470 road
Kingston Avenue, UB7 Kingston Avenue is a road in the UB7 postcode area
Kirby Estate, UB7 The Kirby Estate is an industrial area
Kitchener House, UB7 A street within the UB7 postcode
Knowles Close, UB7 Knowles Close is a road in the UB7 postcode area
LABURNUM AVENUE, UB7 LABURNUM AVENUE is a road in the UB7 postcode area
Leacroft Close, UB7 Leacroft Close is a road in the UB7 postcode area
Lime Avenue, UB7 A street within the UB7 postcode
Little Grebe House, UB7 A street within the UB7 postcode
Lovibonds Avenue, UB7 Lovibonds Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB7 postal area
M25, SL0 The M25 briefly runs through the SL0 postcode on its route
Mallard House, UB7 A street within the UB7 postcode
Maple Avenue, UB7 Maple Avenue is a road in the UB7 postcode area
MAPLE PLACE, UB7 MAPLE PLACE is a road in the UB7 postcode area
Milburn Drive, UB7 Milburn Drive is a road in the UB7 postcode area
Millside Court, SL0 Millside Court lies amidst Thorney Park Golf Course
New Parade, UB7 A parade of shops on High Street, West Drayton
Newcombe Rise, UB7 Newcombe Rise is a road in the UB7 postcode area
North Point Business Centre, UB7 A street within the UB7 postcode
Old Stockley Road , UB7 Old Stockley Road ran over the Starveall Bridge
Oregano Close, UB7 Oregano Close is a road in the UB7 postcode area
Otter Way, UB7 A street within the UB7 postcode (West Drayton)
Otterfield Road, UB7 Otterfield Road is one of the streets of London in the UB7 postal area
Padcroft Place, UB7 A street within the UB7 postcode
Padcroft Road, UB7 Padcroft Road is a road in the UB7 postcode area
Palmer’s Moor Lane, SL0 Palmer’s Moor Lane is a works’ route to the M25 from Iver Lane
Park View Road, UB7 Park View Road is a road in the UB7 postcode area
Peach Tree Avenue, UB7 Peach Tree Avenue is a road in the UB7 postcode area
Peach Tree Aveune, UB7 A street within the UB7 postcode
Pear Tree Avenue, UB7 Pear Tree Avenue is a road in the UB7 postcode area
Peartree Avenue, UB7 Peartree Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB7 postal area
Peplow Close, UB7 Peplow Close is a road in the UB7 postcode area
Poplar Avenue, UB7 Poplar Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB7 postal area
Providence Road, UB7 Providence Road is one of the streets of London in the UB7 postal area
Roberts Close, UB7 Roberts Close is one of the streets of London in the UB7 postal area
Royal Close, UB8 Royal Close is a road in the UB8 postcode area
Sandpiper House, UB7 A street within the UB7 postcode
Spinney Close, UB7 A street within the UB7 postcode
St Stephens Road, UB7 St Stephens Road is one of the streets of London in the UB7 postal area
St Stephen’s Road, UB7 Saint Stephen’s Road is a road in the UB7 postcode area
St. Stephens Road, UB7 A street within the UB7 postcode (Yiewsley)
Station Approach, UB7 Station Approach is one of the streets of London in the UB7 postal area
Stockley Farm Road, UB7 Stockley Farm Road is a road in the UB7 postcode area
Stockley Road, UB7 Stockley Road is one of the streets of London in the UB7 postal area
Sycamore Close, UB7 A street within the UB7 postcode
Tavistock Road, UB7 Tavistock Road is one of the streets of London in the UB7 postal area
The Coppice, UB7 The Coppice is a road in the UB8 postcode area
The Coppice, UB7 The Coppice is a road in the UB7 postcode area
The Thicket, UB7 The Thicket is a road in the UB7 postcode area
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Trout Road, UB7 Trout Road is one of the streets of London in the UB7 postal area
Warwick Road, UB7 Warwick Road is one of the streets of London in the UB7 postal area
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Whitethorn Avenue, UB7 Whitethorn Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB7 postal area
Whitethorn Place, UB7 A street within the UB7 postcode
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Wimpole Road, UB7 Wimpole Road is one of the streets of London in the UB7 postal area
Windermere Way, UB7 A street within the UB7 postcode
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Wraysbury Drive, UB7 Wraysbury Drive is a road in the UB7 postcode area
Yew Avenue, UB7 Yew Avenue is a road in the UB7 postcode area
Zeus Court, UB7 A street within the UB7 postcode

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