North Road, UB3

Road is in an area which may have existed since the nineteenth century or before. Mainly Edwardian housing

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North Road, UB3

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2017
North Road is a road in the UB3 postcode area




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Albion Road, UB3 Albion Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Angel Lane, UB3 Angel Lane is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Aqua House, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Barra Wood Close, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
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
Botwell Crescent, UB3 Botwell Crescent is a road in the UB3 postcode area
CAVALIER GARDENS, UB3 CAVALIER GARDENS is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Centurion House, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Charlton Court, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
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.
Constantine House, 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.
Dawson Close, UB3 Dawson Close is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Derwent Drive, UB4 Derwent Drive is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Divine Way, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
End Green Road, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Hanover Circle, UB3 Hanover Circle is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Kenbrook House, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Kingsway, UB3 Kingsway is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Kingswood Place Uxbridge Road, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Kingswood Place, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
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
Ls, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Melina Close, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
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
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
Ostia Lodge, UB3 A street within the UB3 postcode
Queens Road, UB3 Queens Road is one of the streets of London in the UB3 postal area.
Reid Close, UB3 Reid Close is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Rj, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
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
Saxony Parade, UB3 Saxony Parade is a road in the UB3 postcode area
Sherfield Mews, UB3 A street within the UB3 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
Stuart Crescent, UB3 Stuart Crescent is a road in the UB3 postcode 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
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
WESTCOMBE LODGE DRIVE, UB4 WESTCOMBE LODGE DRIVE 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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