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Sudbury, as a historical area once extended from the ’South Manor- Sudbury’ (thought to have been on Harrow Hill) to the area that is now known as Wembley Central.

A majority of the land that once formed Sudbury Common until the 1930s has now been developed as a relatively green residential suburb of London.

Wealthy sisters and local philanthropists the Copland Sisters, after which many local landmarks from streets to schools were named, commissioned Sir John Gilbert Scott, the architect who later designed the Albert Memorial and St Pancras station, to build the Church of St John in 1846 which now marks the easterly extent of Sudbury. Opposite is Copland House, now a home for the elderly. The Coplands built Sudbury Lodge in the grounds of their father’s home in Crabbs House.

This would later change hands and be owned by another wealthy and philanthropist family, the Barhams. During the late Georgian period Sudbury was the home of the Express Dairy Company Limited run by the Barham Family. It was the first British Dairy to use glass milk bottles, the first to use milk churns and glass lined tanks to carry 30 000 gallons of milk by train into London every night and one of the first to introduce pasteurisation to sterilise milk. For his services the owner and managing director George Barham Sr. was knighted in 1904. He died in 1913 leaving his business to his son Titus Barham.

Urbanisation began in earnest in the late 19th century with the arrival of the railways and Sudbury town became part of the London commuter belt.

Sudbury Town station was opened on 28 June 1903 by the District Railway (now the District line) on its new extension to South Harrow from Park Royal & Twyford Abbey. This new extension was, together with the existing tracks back to Acton Town, the first section of the Underground’s surface lines to be electrified and operate electric instead of steam trains.

The demand for housing was such that within the short interwar period much of the area became urbanised. Titus Barham died aged 77 years in 1937 and he left considerable lands for the benefit of the public rather than building.

Despite the building, it remains a relatively green area mainly due to a strict planning control. In 1928 land was given over for the Vale Farm sports fields. There has been a swimming pool on the site since 1932.

The original Sudbury Town station building was demolished in 1930 and 1931 and replaced by a new station in preparation for the handover of the branch from the District line to the Piccadilly line. The new station was designed by Charles Holden in a modern European style using brick, reinforced concrete and glass. Like the stations at Sudbury Hill to the north and Alperton to the south as well as others that Holden designed elsewhere for the east and west Piccadilly line extensions such as Acton Town and Oakwood, Sudbury Town station features a tall block-like ticket hall rising above a low horizontal structure that contains station facilities and shops. The brick walls of the ticket hall are punctuated with panels of clerestory windows and the structure is capped with a flat concrete slab roof. Sudbury Town station is a Grade II* listed building. Some of the original station signage uses the Johnston Delf Smith typeface, a wedge-serif variation of the standard London Underground Johnston typeface.

On 4 July 1932, the Piccadilly line was extended to run west of its original terminus at Hammersmith sharing the route with the District line to Ealing Common. From Ealing Common to South Harrow, the District line was replaced by the Piccadilly line.

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15:30
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'Dirty Dozen' robber jailed for posting guns to himself from America
A former member of a notorious armed robbery gang dubbed "the Dirty Dozen" has been sent back to jail for posting guns to himself from America.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/dirty-dozen-robber-jailed-for-posting-guns-to-himself-from-america-a3574511.html
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24-hour security staff are in place at Bromley Common flats to 'reassure' residents after Grenfell Tower fire
Round the clock security staff have been positioned at a Bromley Common block of flats following the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

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A homelessness charity is celebrating 30 years of changing lives in Richmond this summer
A homeless charity is celebrating 30 years of transforming lives at its anniversary event in Richmond next month.

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23 Jun 2017
07:22
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High-rise blocks from 60s and 70s could be torn down after Grenfell fire, says Sadiq Khan
High-rise tower blocks dating from the 1960s and 1970s could be torn down in the wake of the deadly Grenfell Tower fire, London mayor Sadiq Khan said.

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23 Jun 2017
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Theresa May condemns 'sickening' Finsbury Park attack and vows to 'stop at nothing' in fight against terror
Theresa May condemned the terror attack near Finsbury Park Mosque as "insidious and destructive" as she vowed to "stop at nothing" in the battle against extremism.

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Heatwave causes Sadiq Khan to issue London-wide emergency air quality alert as temperatures bring toxic air
Sadiq Khan has triggered an emergency air quality alert as soaring temperatures are expected to bring dangerously toxic air to the capital.

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Grenfell Tower fire: Theresa May confirms more UK tower blocks have 'combustible' cladding
PM: buildings must be made safe or residents will have to be moved

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26 Jun 2017
06:27
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A Bromley woman is doing something very unusual with breastmilk and you can wear it
A Bromley woman has come up with a novel way for mothers to cherish that special bond with their children.

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23 Jun 2017
22:48
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Artist Khadija Saye named as one of four more victims of Grenfell Tower disaster
Police have named four more people who died in the Grenfell Tower blaze including an artist, a grandfather and a woman who was separated from her husband as they tried to flee the disaster.

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Workmen put finishing touches on luxury block of homes being used to house Grenfell Tower survivors
Workmen put finishing touches on luxury block of homes being used to house Grenfell Tower survivors

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23 Jun 2017
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'Hero' imam praises group that saved Finsbury Park suspect from angry crowd
'Hero' imam praises group that saved Finsbury Park suspect from angry crowd

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LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Hundred Elms Farm:   There was a farm on this site, on the northern edge of Sudbury Common, since at least the time of Queen Elizabeth I in the 16th century.
Sudbury Park Farm:   Sudbury Park Farm was opened by the Barham family in 1897, although its fields had been part of another farm, known as North Farm, by the mid-19th century.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
A40, UB6 · Allendale Road, UB6 · Allington Close, UB6 · Ander Close, HA0 · Ash Grove, HA0 · Ashness Gardens, UB6 · Aspen Drive, HA0 · Auriol Drive, UB6 · Bannister Close, UB6 · Barham Close, HA0 · Barham Close, UB6 · Barham Court, HA0 · Barley Close, HA0 · Bedser Drive, UB6 · Berkeley Avenue, UB6 · Brewery Close, HA0 · Bridge Avenue, UB6 · Burwell Avenue, UB6 · Cambridge Avenue, UB6 · Cavendish Avenue, UB6 · Central Road, HA0 · Central Square, HA0 · Chaplin Road, HA0 · Chatsworth Avenue, HA9 · Chestnut Avenue, HA0 · Chestnut Grove, HA0 · Church Gardens, HA0 · Clare Parade, UB6 · Clare Road, UB6 · Codling Way, HA0 · Colyton Close, HA0 · Coniston Avenue, UB6 · Copland Close, HA0 · Crawford Avenue, HA0 · Crossgate, UB6 · Currey Road, UB6 · Curtis Lane, HA0 · Dalmeny Close, HA0 · Dimmock Drive, UB6 · District Road, HA0 · District Road, UB6 · Eastcote Avenue, UB6 · Elms Court, HA0 · Elms Gardens, HA0 · Elms Park Avenue, HA0 · Ennismore Avenue, UB6 · Fernwood Avenue, HA0 · Foxlees, HA0 · Gauntlett Court, HA0 · Gilbert Scott Close, HA0 · Green Park Way, UB6 · Greenbank Avenue, HA0 · Greenbank Avenue, UB6 · Greenford Flyover, UB6 · Greenford Road, UB6 · Hadden Way, UB6 · Hammond Close, UB6 · Hapgood Close, UB6 · Harrowdene Close, HA0 · Hawthorne Mews, UB6 · Hendren Close, UB6 · High Lane, UB6 · High Road Wembley, HA9 · High Road, HA0 · Highfield Avenue, UB6 · Homefield Road, HA0 · Horsenden Avenue, UB6 · Horsenden Crescent, UB6 · Horsenden Cresent, UB6 · Hutton Close, UB6 · Ithell Court, HA0 · King George Crescent, HA0 · Lancelot Avenue, HA0 · Lancelot Crescent, HA0 · Lancelot Parade, HA0 · Lancelot Road, HA0 · Lantern Close, HA0 · Larwood Close, UB6 · Lilian Board Way, UB6 · Linthorpe Avenue, HA0 · Linthorpe Avenue, HA9 · Lothian Close, HA0 · Lyon Way, UB6 · Malden Avenue, UB6 · Market Way, HA0 · Mary Peters Drive, UB6 · Matthews Road, UB6 · Maybank Avenue, HA0 · Maybank Avenue, UB6 · Medway Gardens, HA0 · Melville Avenue, UB6 · Milford Gardens, HA0 · Morden Gardens, UB6 · Morton Court, UB5 · Newlands Close, HA0 · Northolt Gardens, UB6 · Northwood Gardens, UB6 · Oakwood Crescent, UB6 · Oakwood Cresent, UB6 · Ockham Drive, UB6 · Odeon Parade, UB6 · Oldfield Close, UB6 · Oldfield Lane North, UB6 · Orchard Gate, UB6 · Perkin Close, HA0 · Priory Avenue, HA0 · Priory Close, HA0 · Priory Crescent, HA0 · Priory Gardens, HA0 · Priory Hill, HA0 · Railway Goods Yard, UB6 · Ramsey Close, UB6 · Rayners Close, HA0 · Ridding Lane, UB6 · Rockware Avenue, UB6 · Rosehill Gardens, UB6 · Rothesay Avenue, UB6 · Roundtree Road, HA0 · Rowan Close, HA0 · Runnymede Gardens, UB6 · Sherwood Avenue, UB6 · South Vale, UB6 · Sovereign Grove, HA0 · St Andrews Avenue, HA0 · St Annes Road, HA0 · St Georges Close, HA0 · Station Approach, HA0 · Station Approach, UB6 · Sudbury Crescent, HA0 · Sudbury Cresent, HA0 · Sudbury Croft, HA0 · Sudbury Heights Avenue, UB6 · Sudbury Hill Close, HA0 · Tessa Sanderson Way, UB6 · The Boltons, HA0 · The Croft, HA0 · The Parade · The Rise, UB6 · The Spinney, HA0 · Thomas A’Beckett Close, HA0 · Thurlow Gardens, HA0 · Turner Close, HA0 · Turton Road, HA0 · Twickenham Gardens, UB6 · Vernon Rise, UB6 · Wadham Gardens, UB6 · Wellgarth, UB6 · Wembley Market, HA0 · Western Avenue, UB6 · Westway Cross Shopping Park, UB6 · Westway Cross, UB6 · Whitton Avenue East, HA0 · Whitton Avenue East, UB6 · Whitton Avenue West, UB5 · Whitton Avenue West, UB6 · Whitton Close, UB6 · Whitton Drive, UB6 · Williams Way, HA0 · Windmore Close, HA0 · Woodland Rise, UB6 · Worcester Gardens, UB6 ·


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John Rocque (c. 1709–1762) was a surveyor, cartographer, engraver, map-seller and the son of Huguenot émigrés. Roque is now mainly remembered for his maps of London. This map dates from the second edition produced in 1762. London and his other maps brought him an appointment as cartographer to the Prince of Wales in 1751. His widow continued the business after his death. The map covers an area from Harrow in the northwest to Harlesden in the southeast.
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