Swallowfield Way, UB3

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Swallowfield Way, UB3

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Swallowfield Way is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.




NEARBY STREETS
Abenglen Industrial Estate, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Aberglen Industrial Estate, UB3 Aberglen Industrial Estate is in the UB3 postal area.
Adler Industrial Estate Adler Industrial Estate.
Adler Industrial Estate, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Almond Close, UB3 Almond Close is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Aqua House, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Arlington Court, UB3 Arlington Court is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Ash Grove, UB3 Ash Grove 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.
Barra Wood Close, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Bedwell Gardens, UB3 Bedwell Gardens is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Beechwood Avenue, UB3 Beechwood Avenue is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Betam Road, UB3 Betam Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal 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
Bolingbroke Way, UB11 Bolingbroke Way is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Bolingbroke Way, UB3 Bolingbroke Way is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Botwell Common Road, UB3 Botwell Common Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Botwell Crescent, UB3 Botwell Crescent is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Bourne Avenue, UB3 Bourne Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Bourne Avenue, UB7 Bourne Avenue is a road in the UB7 postcode area
Bourne Circus, UB3 Bourne Circus is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Burbage Close, UB3 Burbage Close is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Burnham Gardens, UB3 Burnham Gardens is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Bushey Road, UB3 Bushey Road is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Carlton Avenue, UB3 Carlton Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
CAVALIER GARDENS, UB3 CAVALIER GARDENS is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Centurion House, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Chestnut Close, UB3 Chestnut Close is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Clement Gardens, UB3 Clement Gardens is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Clevedon Gardens, UB3 Clevedon Gardens is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Clifford Gardens, UB3 Clifford Gardens is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Colbrook Avenue, UB3 Colbrook Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Colbrook Close, UB3 Colbrook Close is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Commonwealth Avenue, UB3 Commonwealth Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Constantine House, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Conway Drive, UB3 Conway Drive is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Copthorne Mews, UB3 Copthorne Mews is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Cottages, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Cranmer Road, UB3 Cranmer Road is a road in the UB3 postcode area
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
Dawley Parade, UB3 Dawley Parade is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Dawley Park, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Dawley Road, UB3 Dawley Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Divine Way, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Dudley Place, UB3 Dudley Place is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Egan Way, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Elers Road, UB3 Elers Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Furzeground Way, UB11 Furzeground Way is one of the streets of London in the UB11 postal area.
Glamis Crescent, UB3 Glamis Crescent is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Glamis Cresent, UB3 Glamis Cresent is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Guinness Close, UB3 Guinness Close is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Hanover Circle, UB3 Hanover Circle is one of the streets of London in the UB3 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
Kestrel Way, UB3 Kestrel Way 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
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
Lime Grove, UB3 Lime Grove is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Long Wall, E15 Long Wall is a road in the E15 postcode area
Marlow Gardens, UB3 Marlow Gardens is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Marriner Court, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Mildred Avenue, UB3 Mildred Avenue is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Normandy Drive, UB3 Normandy Drive is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Oakington Avenue, UB3 Oakington Avenue is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Orwell Close, UB3 Orwell Close is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Ostia Lodge, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Park Parade, UB3 Park Parade is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Pinkwell Avenue, UB3 Pinkwell Avenue is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Pinkwell Lane, UB3 Pinkwell Lane is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal 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
Record Walk, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Redmead Road, UB3 Redmead Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Repton Avenue, UB3 Repton Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Rigby Lane, UB11 Rigby Lane is a road in the UB11 postcode area
Rigby Lane, UB3 Rigby Lane is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Ross Close, UB3 Ross Close is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Rutland Road, UB3 Rutland Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Seaton Road, UB3 Seaton Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Snowdon Crescent, UB3 Snowdon Crescent is a road in the UB3 postcode area
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
Stormount Drive, UB3 Stormount Drive is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Stuart Crescent, UB3 Stuart Crescent is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Swallowfield Centre, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Sycamore Avenue, UB3 Sycamore Avenue is a road in the UB3 postcode area
The Square, UB11 The Square is one of the streets of London in the UB11 postal area.
Tudor Road, UB3 Tudor Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Uk Cottages, UB3 Uk Cottages is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
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
Vinyl Place, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Voltaire Way, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Walnut Close, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Waltham Avenue, UB3 Waltham Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Warnford Industrial Estate, UB3 Warnford Industrial Estate is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Waterway Business Park, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Waverley Close, UB3 Waverley Close is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Waverly Close, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Wentworth Crescent, UB3 Wentworth Crescent is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Windsor Gardens, UB3 Windsor Gardens is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Woodhouse Close, UB3 Woodhouse Close is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
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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