Albacore Way, UB3

An area which may have existed since the nineteenth century or before with housing mainly dating from the 2010s

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Albacore Way, UB3

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Road · Southall · UB3 ·
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2020

A street within the UB3 postcode




NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Barra Hall Park Barra Hall Park is an 11 hectare formal park situated near the centre of Hayes.

NEARBY STREETS
Almond Close, UB3 Almond Close is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Badgers Close, UB3 Badgers Close is a road in the UB3 postcode 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.
Botwell Common Road, UB3 Botwell Common Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Butchers Mews, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Central Avenue, UB3 Central Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Chamberlain Close, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Chapel Court, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Chestnut Close, UB3 Chestnut Close is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal 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.
Churchfield Close, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Compton Road, UB3 Compton Road is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Conifer Way, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Drenon Square, UB3 Drenon Square is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Eighth Avenue, UB3 Eighth Avenue is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Elm Close, UB3 Elm Close is a road in the UB3 postcode area
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
Greenfield Place, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Hamble Drive, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Hawthorne Place, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Hemmen Lane, UB3 Hemmen Lane is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Hughendon Court, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Kelf Grove, UB3 Kelf Grove is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
KERSTIN CLOSE, UB3 KERSTIN CLOSE is a road in the UB3 postcode 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
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.
Lych Gate Walk, UB3 Lych Gate Walk 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
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.
Ninth Avenue, UB3 Ninth Avenue is a road in the UB3 postcode area
North Avenue, UB3 North Avenue is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Orwell Close, UB3 Orwell Close is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Park Parade, UB3 Park Parade is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Parsonage Close, UB3 Parsonage Close is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Poplar Place, UB3 Poplar Place is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Rectory Road, UB3 Rectory Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Rowan Place, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Seventh Avenue, UB3 Seventh Avenue is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Sixth Avenue, UB3 Sixth Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
St Marys Road, UB3 St Marys Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
St Mary’s Road, UB3 St Mary’s Road is a road in the UB3 postcode area
St. Marys Crescent, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
St. Marys Road, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
St. Marys Walk, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Sycamore Avenue, UB3 Sycamore Avenue is a road in the UB3 postcode area
The Elms, UB3 The Elms is a road in the UB3 postcode area
The Square, UB3 The Square is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Townfield Road, UB3 Townfield Road is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Townfield Square, UB3 Townfield Square is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Voltaire Way, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Walnut Close, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
West Avenue, UB3 West Avenue 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.
Willenhall Drive, UB3 Willenhall Drive is a road in the UB3 postcode area


Southall

Southall is a large suburban district of west London, identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London. It has one of the largest concentrations of South Asian people outside of the Indian sub-continent.

Southall formed part of the chapelry of Norwood in the ancient parish of Hayes, in the Elthorne hundred of Middlesex. The chapelry of Norwood had functioned as a separate parish since the Middle Ages. On 16 January 1891 the parish adopted the Local Government Act 1858 and the Southall Norwood Local Government District was formed. In 1894 it became the Southall Norwood Urban District. In 1936 the urban district was granted a charter of incorporation and became a municipal borough, renamed Southall. In 1965 the former area of the borough was merged with that of the boroughs of Ealing and Acton to form the London Borough of Ealing in Greater London.

The southern part of Southall (roughly south of the railway) used to be known as Southall Green (and a section of the main north-south road in the area is still called The Green) and was centred on the historic Tudor-styled Manor House which dates back to at least 1587. Little of the building is original but much dates back to the days when Southall Green was a quiet rural village.

The main east west road through the town is Uxbridge Road, though the name changes in the main shopping area to The Broadway and for an even shorter section to High Street. Uxbridge Road was part of the main London to Oxford stagecoach route for many years and remained the main route to Oxford until the building of the Western Avenue highway to the north of Southall in the first half of the 20th century. First horse drawn, then electric trams (until 1936) and, then, electric trolleybuses, gave Southall residents and workers quick and convenient transport along Uxbridge Road in the first half of the 20th century before they were replaced by standard diesel-engined buses in 1960.

The opening of the Grand Junction Canal (later renamed Grand Union Canal) as the major freight transport route between London and Birmingham in 1796 began a commercial boom, intensified by the arrival of Brunel's Great Western Railway in 1839, leading to brick factories, flour mills and chemical plants which formed the town's commercial base. In 1877, the Martin Brothers set up a ceramics factory in an old soap works next to the canal and until 1923, produced distinctive ceramics now known and collected as Martinware.

A branch railway line from Southall railway station to the Brentford Dock on the Thames was also built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1856. It features one of his (impressive for the period) engineering works, the Three Bridges (although it is still often referred to on maps by the original canal crossing name of Windmill Bridge) where Windmill Lane, the railway and the Grand Union Canal all intersect – the canal being carried over the railway line cutting below in a cast-iron trough and a new cast-iron road-bridge going over both. It is listed as a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Otto Monsted, a Danish margarine manufacturer, built a large factory at Southall in 1894. The factory was called the Maypole Dairy, and eventually grew to become one of the largest margarine manufacturing plants in the world, occupying a 28 hectares (69 acres) site at its peak. The factory also had its own railway sidings and branch canal. The Maypole Dairy Company was later acquired by Lever Brothers who, as part of the multinational Unilever company, converted the site to a Wall's Sausages factory which produced sausages and other meat products through until the late 1970s.

The Quaker Oats Company built a factory in Southall in 1936. Part of the operation that made pet foods was sold to Spiller's in 1994, and the remainder to Big Bear Group in 2006. The site continues to produce brands such as Sugar Puffs. Other engineering, paint and food processing factories prospered for many years, mostly alongside the railway and/or canal.

Southall was the home of Southall Studios, one of the earliest British film studios. It played a historic role in film-making from its creation in 1924 to its closure in 1959.

A major gas works manufacturing town gas was located between the railway and the canal. In 1932 a large gasholder was built which has been a noticeable landmark ever since as it can be easily observed from a long distance away. Painted on the north east side of the gasholder are the large letters 'LH' and an arrow to assist pilots locate Heathrow Airport's (now closed) runway 23 when making visual approaches. The letters were painted in the mid 1960s after a number of pilots became confused between Heathrow and the nearby RAF Northolt (which has a similar, though smaller, gasholder under its approach at Harrow).

Southall is primarily a South Asian residential district. In 1950, the first group of South Asians arrived in Southall, reputedly recruited to work in a local factory owned by a former British Indian Army officer. This South Asian population grew, due to the closeness of expanding employment opportunities such as London Heathrow Airport. There are ten Sikh Gurdwaras in Southall. The Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, which opened in 2003, is one of the largest Sikh gurdwaras outside India, and it won the Ealing Civic Society Architectural Award in 2003. There are two large Hindu 'Mandir' temples, the Vishnu Hindu Mandir on Lady Margaret Road and the Ram Mandir in Old Southall. There are more than ten Christian churches including 5 Anglican, one Roman Catholic (St Anselm's Church), Baptist, Methodist and several Pentecostal or Independent.

The signs on the main railway station are bilingual in English and Gurmukhi, which is one of the written scripts of Punjabi.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Coldharbour Farm (1955)
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Gravel Pit Cottages (early 1900s)
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Botwell Common (1890)
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In the neighbourhood...

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Barra Hall, Hayes taken from within Barra Hall Park (2006) In 2005, a renovated Barra Hall - the former town hall of Hayes - was reopened as a children’s centre.
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