Heron Close, UB8

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Heron Close is a road in the UB8 postcode area



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Windrush anniversary celebrated at Westminster Abbey
More than 2,000 people including families of the Windrush generation gathered at Westminster Abbey.

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Louise Thompson joins Georgia May Foote at polo event in London


Louise Thompson and Georgia May Foote looked sensational as they attended the Ham Polo Club in Richmond on Thursday.


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Ashley James joins TOWIE’s Chloe Sims at dating app Badoo’s bash


Ashley James was turning heads at Badoo’s Longest Date event, hosted at Shoreditch Gardens in London on Thursday night.


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He recently gave a bombshell interview detailing the depths of his depression after his high-profile split from ex-wife Amber Heard.


He recently gave a bombshell interview detailing the depths of his depression after his high-profile split from ex-wife Amber Heard.


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Heathrow third runway: Sadiq Khan backs legal challenge
Sadiq Khan says he will support a judicial review if Parliament approves plans to expand Heathrow.

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Why London’s LGBT communities need their own base more than ever | Owen Jones
Why London’s LGBT communities need their own base more than ever | Owen Jones

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Haringey council accused of negligence over dangerous Tottenham blocks
Haringey council accused of negligence over dangerous Tottenham blocks

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’Grenfell two in the post’ if cladding not banned
Survivors go to Parliament to urge MPs to ban combustible cladding or be ’culpable’ for another fire.

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Grenfell Tower borough ’behaved like a property developer’
Grenfell Tower borough ’behaved like a property developer’

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Laura Whitmore arrives at London’s Irish Centre for Ed Sheeran gig


Laura Whitmore was leading the arrivals at the Camden based venue on Tuesday night, joined by the likes of Courteney Cox, Dermot O’Leary and of course Ed himself.


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Southgate station explosion: At least five people injured in blast


Two people have been hospitalised after an explosion at Southgate Tube station in Enfield, North London.


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Alexa Chung joins elegant Olga Kurylenko in black at Serpentine party


The British beauty, 34, stunned in a strapless gown and matching scarf as she joined Olga Kurylenko in black at the bash, held at London’s Kensington Gardens.


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Saint’s bone, found in rubbish, returned to Catholic Church
Waste company presents bone, said to be of a Pope executed 2,000 years ago, to Westminster Cathedral.

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Like many gay Muslim people, I have no faith in Pride | Amrou Al-Kadhi
Like many gay Muslim people, I have no faith in Pride | Amrou Al-Kadhi

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Uxbridge

Uxbridge, a Middlesex market town, lies at the end of the Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines.


The name is derived from "Wuxen Bridge" which was likely to have been near the bottom of Oxford Road where the "Swan and Bottle" now stands. The Wuxen were a seventh-century Saxon tribe.

The town centre today comprises large retail outlets and major office buildings, including the main European offices of several international companies. Uxbridge is also the home of Brunel University and the civic centre of the London Borough of Hillingdon. The civic centre is an award-winning building designed at the peak of the 1980s trend towards a new, postmodernist architectural style. Adjoining the town is RAF Uxbridge, where many Royal Air Force personnel are based. It was from here that much of the Battle of Britain was controlled by 11 Group.

Archaeologists found Bronze age remains (before 700 BC) and medieval remains when the new shopping mall The Chimes was being built. Two miles away at Denham Upper Paleolithic remains have been found.

Uxbridge is not mentioned in the Domesday Book of the 11th century, but a hundred years later the existing church, St Margaret’s, was built. The existing pub, "The Queens Head", has a sign depicting Anne Boleyn, wife of Henry VIII. The pub was previously called "The Axe" and possibly dates from the 1540’s. A tunnel connects the pub to the church. At the bottom of Windsor Street there is a cemetery with an archway. It was here on Lynch Green that three heretics were burned to death in 1555. Foxe’s Book of Martyrs gives the names as John Denley, Robert Smith and Patrick Packingham, but other sources call the last one Patrick Rockingham. He was found guilty of denying the trinity.

Under Elizabeth I, Roman Catholics were subject to severe constraints. Edmund Campion was a Catholic priest, trained in Douai, to give covert support to Catholics. He travelled around England on horseback, giving sermons in secret and pretending to be a diamond merchant. In 1580 he came to Uxbridge and hid for a couple of weeks, in a house owned by William Catesby. In 1581 Campion was caught. He was hanged, drawn and quartered in London. The 40 or so Catholics who died in this period are called the "Douai martyrs" which is also the name of the local Catholic secondary school, in Ickenham.

In 1605 the Gunpowder Plot was uncovered. The flamboyant six-foot leader, Robert Catesby (son of William), escaped and hid in his house in Uxbridge. He was later shot. There were negotiations between Charles I and the Parliamentary side in Uxbridge, January 30 to February 22 1645, commemorated in the name of a local pub and restaurant, the Crown and Treaty. This latter is on the A4020 Oxford Road where it leaves the town, at the canal overbridge.

The covered market was built in 1788, but the previous building was about twice as big, creating big problems for traffic.

The former Grand Junction Canal now Grand Union Canal, which connects London with Birmingham, passes immediately to the west of Uxbridge, and forms the borough boundary. The first stretch was built in the late eighteenth century from Brentford to Uxbridge. Further upsteam is Uxbridge Lock, and nearby is a flour mill belonging to Allied Mills. This was bought in the nineteenth century by a Mister King, who called it "Kingsmill". This brand name is still one of the best-selling bread-makers in the UK.

In the early 19th century, Uxbridge had an unsavoury reputation. The jurist William Arabin said of it residents "They will steal the very teeth out of your mouth as you walk through the streets. I know it from experience."

In the 1930s George Orwell was a teacher at Frays College, now Frays Adult Education Centre. His novel A Clergyman’s Daughter was based on his experiences there.

For about 200 years most of London’s flour was produced in the Uxbridge area. There were also breweries, but the last one was closed down in the 1930s. Near here Ellen Terry the Shakespearean actress spent her final years, as a pub landlady.

There were once three railway stations - Uxbridge Vine Street (originally just Uxbridge Station), Uxbridge High Street, and Uxbridge Belmont Road. All three have now closed. The line formerly to Belmont Road now terminates at the present station, Uxbridge, fronting the pedestrianised High Street, and is served by the Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines from Rayners Lane.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
HCUC (Harrow College & Uxbridge College):   Further education (16 plus) which accepts students between the ages of 16 and 99.
Hermitage Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Mary’s Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Uxbridge:   Uxbridge, a Middlesex market town, lies at the end of the Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines.
Uxbridge Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Uxbridge High School:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Whitehall Infant School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 7.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
A4007, UB8 · A413, UB8 · Amersham Road, UB8 · Andover Close, UB8 · Arundel Road, UB8 · Bakers Road, UB8 · Baker’s Road, UB8 · Barchester Close, UB8 · Barlee Crescent, UB8 · BARNSFIELD PLACE, UB8 · Bawtree Road, UB8 · Beacon Close, UB8 · Beasley Court, UB8 · Beasleys Yard, UB8 · Belmont Close, UB8 · Belmont Road, UB8 · Benbow Way, UB8 · Black Horse Place, UB8 · Blackmore Way, UB8 · Boulmer Road · Boulmer Road, UB8 · Brand Avenue, W3 · Brearley Close, UB8 · Buchan Close · Buchan Close, UB8 · Bullrush Grove, UB8 · Burness Close, UB8 · Cambridge Road, UB8 · Canal Cottages, UB8 · Caxton Drive, UB8 · Chapel Street, UB8 · Chartridge, UB8 · Chequers Square, UB8 · Chiltern View Road, UB8 · Church Close, UB8 · Cleveland Road, UB8 · Colnedale Road, UB8 · Cornwall Road, UB8 · Cotswold Close, UB8 · Cowley Crescent, UB8 · Cowley Road, UB8 · Cricket Field Road, UB8 · Cricketfield Road, UB8 · Cross Street, UB8 · Cumbrian Way, UB8 · Dagnall Crescent, UB8 · Dukes Way, UB8 · East, UB8 · Elm Lawn Close, UB8 · Elthorne Road, UB8 · Enfield Close, UB8 · Eskdale Road, UB8 · Fairfield Road, UB8 · Fairlight Drive, UB8 · Fernes Close, UB8 · First Base House The Grand Union Office Park, UB8 · Florence Way, UB8 · Frays Lea, UB8 · Fray’s Waye, UB8 · George Street, UB8 · Gravel Hill, UB8 · Gray’s Road, UB10 · Gray’s Road, UB8 · Grove Road, UB8 · Hardy Mews, UB8 · Harefield Road, UB8 · Hercies Road, UB8 · Heritage Close, UB8 · Heron Close, UB8 · High Road, UB8 · Highbridge Industrial Estate, UB8 · Hillingdon Hill, UB8 · Hillingdon Road, UB10 · Hillingdon Road, UB8 · Hillman Close, UB8 · Hilton Close, UB8 · Hinton Road, UB8 · Hogarth Close, UB8 · Honeycroft Hill, UB8 · Hornbill Close, UB8 · How’s Close, UB8 · Iffley Close, UB8 · Isambard Close, UB8 · Jackson Close, UB8 · Kendal Mews, UB8 · Kent Close, UB8 · King’s Road · King’s Road, UB8 · LAMBOURNE COURT, UB8 · Lancaster Road, UB8 · Lancresse Close, UB8 · Lawn Road, UB8 · Lindie Gardens, UB8 · Lodge Close, UB8 · M25, UB8 · Market Square, UB8 · Maylands Drive, UB8 · Mead Road, UB8 · Mercer Walk, UB8 · Merryfields, UB10 · Mill Bridge Place, UB8 · Millennium Close, UB8 · Montague Road, UB8 · Morris Avenue, UB8 · Myddleton Road, UB8 · Newcourt, UB8 · Norfolk Road, UB8 · North Common Road, UB8 · Norton Road, UB8 · Orchard Waye, UB8 · Osborn Road, UB8 · Packet Boat Lane, UB8 · Packetboat Lane, SL0 · Packetboat Lane, UB8 · Pages Lane, UB8 · Pantile Walk, UB8 · Park Road East, UB8 · Park Road, UB8 · Point West Building, UB8 · Press Road, UB8 · Queen’s Road · Queen’s Road, UB8 · Ratcliffe Close · Ratcliffe Close, UB8 · Redfern Close, UB8 · Redford Way, UB8 · Robins Close, UB8 · Rockingham Close, UB8 · RUSHES MEAD, UB8 · Saint John’s Road, UB8 · Salisbury Road, UB8 · Salthill Close, UB8 · Sanderson Road, UB8 · Sarum Complex, UB8 · Sidney Close, UB8 · Sidney Close, UB9 · Slough Road, UB8 · South Common Road, UB8 · Spencer Close, UB8 · St Johns Road, UB8 · St Laurence Close, UB8 · Stirling Close, UB8 · Terry Place, UB8 · The Avenue · The Gouldings, UB8 · The Grand Union Office Park, UB8 · The Greenway, UB8 · The Hermitage, UB8 · The Lynch, UB8 · Thomas Drive, UB8 · Thompson Road, UB8 · Topping Lane, UB8 · Towergate Close, UB8 · Union Buildings Wallingford Road, UB8 · Union Buildings, UB8 · Uxbrdige Road, UB8 · Uxbridge Scouts, UB8 · Verona Close, UB8 · Victoria Road, UB8 · Villier Street, UB8 · Walford Road, UB8 · Wallingford Road Trading Estate, UB8 · Wallingford Road, UB8 · Warwick Place, UB8 · Water Tower Close, UB8 · Waterloo Road, UB8 · Waterside, UB8 · Wellington Road, UB8 · West Common Road, UB8 · West Spur Road, UB8 · Wharf Court, UB8 · Whitehall Road, UB8 · Wilmar Close, UB8 · Woodhall Close, UB8 · York Avenue, UB3 · York Road, UB8 ·

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