Blacklands Drive, UB4

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Blacklands Drive, UB4

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Blacklands Drive is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.




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Addiscombe Court, UB10 A street within the CR0 postcode
Alpha Road, UB10 A street within the UB10 postcode
Angel Lane, UB3 Angel Lane is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Appleby Close, UB8 A street within the UB8 postcode
Aqua House, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Ash Grove, UB3 Ash Grove is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Beechwood Avenue, UB3 Beechwood Avenue is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Bishops Road, UB3 Bishops Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Bishop’s Road, UB3 Bishop’s Road is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Blake Close, UB4 Blake Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Burbage Close, UB3 Burbage Close is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Byron Parade, UB10 Byron Parade is one of the streets of London in the UB10 postal area.
CAVALIER GARDENS, UB3 CAVALIER GARDENS is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Centurion House, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Cherry Grove, UB8 Cherry Grove is one of the streets of London in the UB8 postal area.
Church Close, UB4 Church Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Commonwealth Avenue, UB3 Commonwealth Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
CONNAUGHT CLOSE, UB8 CONNAUGHT CLOSE is a road in the UB8 postcode area
Constable Close, UB4 Constable Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Constantine House, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Corwell Gardens, UB8 Corwell Gardens is one of the streets of London in the UB8 postal area.
Corwell Lane, UB8 Corwell Lane is one of the streets of London in the UB8 postal area.
Court, UB10 A street within the UB10 postcode
Cowdray Road, UB10 Cowdray Road is one of the streets of London in the UB10 postal area.
Cranmer Road, UB3 Cranmer Road is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Cromer Close, UB8 A street within the UB8 postcode
Cromwell Road, UB3 Cromwell Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
DALLEGA CLOSE, UB3 DALLEGA CLOSE is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Dalton Close, UB4 Dalton Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Dawley Avenue, UB8 Dawley Avenue is a road in the UB8 postcode area
Dawley Parade, UB3 Dawley Parade is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Dawson Close, UB3 Dawson Close is a road in the UB3 postcode area
De Salis Road Hillingdon, UB10 A street within the UB10 postcode
De Salis Road, UB10 De Salis Road is one of the streets of London in the UB10 postal area.
Divine Way, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Fountain Close, UB8 A street within the UB8 postcode
Fulham Close, UB10 A street within the UB10 postcode
Gainsborough Road, UB4 Gainsborough Road is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Green Lane, UB8 Green Lane is a road in the UB8 postcode area
Haig Road, UB8 Haig Road is one of the streets of London in the UB8 postal area.
Halls Terrace, UB10 Halls Terrace is one of the streets of London in the UB10 postal area.
Hanover Circle, UB3 Hanover Circle is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Harrow View, UB10 Harrow View is one of the streets of London in the UB10 postal area.
Harrowview, UB10 A street within the UB10 postcode
Hayes End Close, UB4 Hayes End Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Hayes End Drive, UB4 Hayes End Drive is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Hayes End Road, UB4 Hayes End Road is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Hayman Crescent, UB4 Hayman Crescent is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Hayman Cresent, UB4 Hayman Cresent is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Heath Road, UB10 Heath Road is one of the streets of London in the UB10 postal area.
Heatherwood Drive, UB4 Heatherwood Drive is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Hewens Road, UB10 Hewens Road is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Hewens Road, UB4 Hewens Road is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Hillingdon Trail, UB4 Hillingdon Trail is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Hoppner Road, UB4 Hoppner Road is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Judge Heath Lane, UB3 Judge Heath Lane is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Judge Heath Lane, UB8 Judge Heath Lane is a road in the UB8 postcode area
Juniper Way, UB3 Juniper Way is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Kingsway, UB3 Kingsway is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Lancaster Walk, UB3 Lancaster Walk is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Lancaster Walk, W8 Lancaster Walk is a road in the W8 postcode area
Lansdowne Road, UB8 Lansdowne Road is one of the streets of London in the UB8 postal area.
Lawrence Road, UB4 Lawrence Road is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Lime Grove, UB3 Lime Grove is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Lonsdale Close, UB8 Lonsdale Close is a road in the UB8 postcode area
Marlbrough Road, UB10 A street within the UB10 postcode
Mead House Lane, UB4 Mead House Lane is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Meadow View Road, UB4 Meadow View Road is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Melina Close, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Mellow Lane East, UB10 Mellow Lane East is a road in the UB10 postcode area
Mellow Lane East, UB4 Mellow Lane East is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Mellow Lane West, UB10 Mellow Lane West is one of the streets of London in the UB10 postal area.
Middleton Road, UB3 Middleton Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Morgans Lane, UB3 Morgans Lane is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Murray Grey House, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Nellgrove Road, UB10 Nellgrove Road is one of the streets of London in the UB10 postal area.
Nellgrove Road, UB8 Nellgrove Road is a road in the UB8 postcode area
New Road, UB10 New Road is a road in the UB10 postcode area
New Road, UB8 New Road is one of the streets of London in the UB8 postal area.
Newport Road, UB4 Newport Road is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Normandy Drive, UB3 Normandy Drive is a road in the UB3 postcode area
North Road, UB3 North Road is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Ostia Lodge, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Paget Road, UB10 Paget Road is one of the streets of London in the UB10 postal area.
Pear Tree House, UB8 A street within the UB8 postcode
Petworth Gardens, UB10 Petworth Gardens is one of the streets of London in the UB10 postal area.
Pillions Lane, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Pole Hill Road, UB10 Pole Hill Road is one of the streets of London in the UB10 postal area.
Pole Hill Road, UB4 Pole Hill Road is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Princes Park Avenue, UB3 Princes Park Avenue is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Princes Park Circle, UB3 Princes Park Circle is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Princes Park Close, UB3 Princes Park Close is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Princes Park Lane, UB3 Princes Park Lane is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
PRINCES PARK PARADE, UB3 PRINCES PARK PARADE is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Purkis Close, UB8 A street within the UB8 postcode
Raeburn Road, UB4 Raeburn Road is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Romney Parade, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Romney Road, UB4 Romney Road is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Rosedale Avenue, UB3 Rosedale Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Rosslyn Close, UB3 Rosslyn Close is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Rosslyn Villas, UB10 Rosslyn Villas is one of the streets of London in the UB10 postal area.
RUSSET CLOSE, UB10 RUSSET CLOSE is a road in the UB10 postcode area
Salis Road, UB10 A street within the UB10 postcode
Saxony Parade, UB3 Saxony Parade is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Sheridan Close, UB10 A street within the UB10 postcode
South Walk, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Spa House, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
St Jeromes Grove, UB3 St Jeromes Grove is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
St Jerome’s Grove, UB3 St Jerome’s Grove is a road in the UB3 postcode area
St. Jeromes Grove, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Star Road, UB10 Star Road is one of the streets of London in the UB10 postal area.
Stuart Crescent, UB3 Stuart Crescent is a road in the UB3 postcode area
The Oaks, UB4 The Oaks is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Titmus Close, UB8 Titmus Close is a road in the UB8 postcode area
Towers Avenue, UB10 Towers Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB10 postal area.
Trinity Drive, UB8 Trinity Drive is one of the streets of London in the UB8 postal area.
Tudor Road, UB3 Tudor Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
TUDOR SQUARE, UB3 TUDOR SQUARE is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Turner Close, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Varcoe Gardens, UB3 Varcoe Gardens is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Victoria Close, UB3 Victoria Close is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Waylands, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
White Heart Avenue, UB8 White Heart Avenue is a road in the UB8 postcode area
Whiteheart Avenue, UB8 A street within the UB8 postcode
Wilkinson Close, UB10 Wilkinson Close is a road in the UB10 postcode area
Wilmar Close, UB4 Wilmar Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Woodstock House, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
York Avenue, UB8 York Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB3 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.
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