Wolfe Close, UB4

An area dating from around the second world war- in this area, buildings are mainly post-war

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Wolfe Close, UB4

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A street within the UB4 postcode




NEARBY STREETS
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).
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.
Barnhill Road, UB4 Barnhill Road is a road in the UB4 postcode 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 Close, UB5 Bournemead Close is one of the streets of London in the UB5 postal area.
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
Butts Piece, UB5 A street within the UB5 postcode
Chatsworth Road, UB4 Chatsworth Road is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Cripps Green, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
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.
Eaton Court, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Errol Gardens, UB4 Errol Gardens is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Greenway, UB4 Greenway is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Gurney Road, UB5 Gurney Road is one of the streets of London in the UB5 postal area.
Henderson Road, UB4 Henderson Road is a road in the UB4 postcode 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.
Longhook Gardens, UB5 Longhook Gardens is a road in the UB5 postcode area
Masefield Lane, UB4 Masefield Lane 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).
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
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
Reynolds Road, UB4 Reynolds Road is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Rushdene Close, UB5 Rushdene Close is a road in the UB5 postcode area
Sherwood Avenue, UB4 Sherwood Avenue is a road in the UB4 postcode 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 Parkway, UB4 The Parkway is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Tithe Barn Way, UB5 A street within the UB5 postcode
Vancouver Road, UB4 Vancouver Road is a road in the UB4 postcode 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.
Westbourne Close, UB4 Westbourne Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Wilstone Close, UB4 Wilstone Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Yeading Court, UB4 Yeading Court is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.


Wembley Park

Wembley Park is a London Underground station, the nearest Underground station to the Wembley Stadium complex.

Tracks were laid through the area by the Metropolitan Railway (MR, now the Metropolitan Line) when it extended its services from Willesden Green to Harrow-on-the-Hill. Services to Harrow started on 2 August 1880 although Wembley Park station was not constructed until later.

The station was constructed to serve the pleasure grounds developed by the MR at Wembley Park, a former country estate bought by the company in 1881 as a destination for excursion trips on the company’s trains. The station opened for the first time on 14 October 1893 and initially operated to serve only Saturday football matches in the park. It opened fully on 12 May 1894.

Later in the 1890s, the Great Central Railway’s (GCR’s) London extension was constructed adjacent to the MR’s tracks. The tracks pass under the entrance building but the station has never been served by mainline operators. In 1905 the tracks were electrified and the first electric trains became operational. Between 1913 and 1915, the MR added additional tracks to double the line’s capacity.

On 10 December 1932, the MR opened a branch line north from Wembley Park to Stanmore.

Originally, the MR served all stations south from Wembley Park to Baker Street station but the line suffered from congestion due to limited capacity on the tracks heading into Baker Street. Following the combination of the MR and London’s other underground railways to form the London Passenger Transport Board (LPTB) in 1933, the LPTB took steps to alleviate the congestion by constructing new Bakerloo Line tunnels from Baker Street to connect to the Metropolitan’s tracks south of Finchley Road station. From 20 November 1939, the Bakerloo Line then took over the Metropolitan stopping services between Wembley Park and Finchley Road and the Stanmore branch.

To handle the exceptional passenger numbers associated with the 1948 Olympics held at Wembley Stadium, the original station building was extended and given a new ticket hall and additional circulation routes and platform stairs. At the opening of the Jubilee Line on 1 May 1979, the Bakerloo service from Baker Street to Stanmore was transferred to the new line.

When the UEFA European Football Championship was held at Wembley in 1996, a large staircase was constructed leading down from the 1948 extension and under the newly-built Bobby Moore Bridge, which had opened in 1993. This was intended as a temporary structure and remained in its unfinished state until 2004, when extensive work began on the station in conjunction with the reconstruction of Wembley Stadium. Additional facilities were provided to handle event crowds, and the staircase was completed in time for the opening of the new stadium in 2007.


LOCAL PHOTOS
The 1300s
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Coldharbour Farm (1955)
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Hayes Bridge Farm
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