Beech House, UB4

Area might date from the first world war period with housing mainly dating from the 1960s

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Beech House, UB4

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A street within the UB4 postcode




NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Yeading Yeading was one of the final suburbs to develop in westernmost London.

NEARBY STREETS
Acer Avenue, UB4 Acer Avenue is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Alba Close, UB4 Alba Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Avon Close, UB4 Avon Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Bittern Close, UB4 Bittern Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Brentford Close, UB4 Brentford Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Burndell Way, UB4 Burndell Way is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Burpham Close, UB4 Burpham Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Caprea Close, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Carlyon Road, UB4 Carlyon Road is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Cedar House, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Cornelia Drive, UB4 Cornelia Drive is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Cosgrove Close, UB4 Cosgrove Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Curlew Way, UB4 Curlew Way is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Cygnet Way, UB4 Cygnet Way is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Douglas Crescent, UB4 Douglas Crescent is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Dunedin Way, UB4 Dunedin Way is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Edmunds Close, UB4 Edmunds Close is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Egret Way, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Eider Close, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Errol Gardens, UB4 Errol Gardens is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Featherstone House, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Friar Road, UB4 Friar Road is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Hammet Close, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Harlequin Close, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Harries Road, UB4 Harries Road is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Hastoe Close, UB4 Hastoe Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Hobart Close, UB4 Hobart Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Hobart Road, UB4 Hobart Road is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Homefield Close, UB4 Homefield Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Hornbeam Road, UB4 Hornbeam Road is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Jollys Lane, UB4 Jollys Lane is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Kingsash Drive, UB4 Kingsash Drive is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Kittiwake Way, UB4 Kittiwake Way is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Lanata Walk, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Lapponum Walk, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Larch Crescent, UB4 Larch Crescent is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Larch House, UB4 Residential block
Lochan Close, UB4 Lochan Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Lyminster Close, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Marian Close, UB4 Marian Close is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Masefield Lane, UB4 Masefield Lane is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Middle Way, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Mimosa Road, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Norcott Close, UB4 Norcott Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Norwood Gardens, UB4 Norwood Gardens is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Paddington Close, UB4 Paddington Close is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Patching Way, UB4 Patching Way is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Pendula Drive, UB4 Pendula Drive is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Pintail Way, UB4 Pintail Way is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Plover Way, UB4 Plover Way is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Ramulis Drive, UB4 Ramulis Drive is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Repens Way, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Reynolds Road, UB4 Reynolds Road is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Rose Park Close, UB4 Rose Park Close is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Sawbill Close, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Shaftesbury Waye, UB4 Shaftesbury Waye is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Spoonbill Way, UB4 Spoonbill Way is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Stipularis Drive, UB4 Stipularis Drive is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Sullivan Close, UB4 Sullivan Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
The Bungalows, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Trestis Close, UB4 Trestis Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Triandra Way, UB4 Triandra Way is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Warren Close, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Wendover Close, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Wepham Close, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Westbourne Close, UB4 Westbourne Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Westlake Close, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Whimbrel Way, UB4 Whimbrel Way is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Willow Tree Close, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Willow Tree Lane, UB4 Willow Tree Lane is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Yeading Court, UB4 Yeading Court is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Yeading Fork, UB4 Yeading Fork is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Yeading Lane, UB4 Yeading Lane is one of the streets of London in the UB4 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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The Broadway, Southall (1952)
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Coldharbour Farm (1955)
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Hayes Bridge Farm
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