Willow Avenue, UB7

Road in/near Yiewsley .

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Road · Yiewsley · UB7 ·
MARCH
16
2017
Willow Avenue is a road in the UB7 postcode area






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Matthew Proctor   
Added: 7 Dec 2023 17:36 GMT   

Blackheath Grove, SE3
Road was originally known as The Avenue, then became "The Grove" in 1942.

From 1864 there was Blackheath Wesleyan Methodist Chapel on this street until it was destroyed by a V2 in 1944

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Peter   
Added: 4 Dec 2023 07:05 GMT   

Gambia Street, SE1
Gambia Street was previously known as William Street.

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Eileen   
Added: 10 Nov 2023 09:42 GMT   

Brecknock Road Pleating Company
My great grandparents ran the Brecknock Road pleating Company around 1910 to 1920 and my Grandmother worked there as a pleater until she was 16. I should like to know more about this. I know they had a beautiful Victorian house in Islington as I have photos of it & of them in their garden.

Source: Family history

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Added: 6 Nov 2023 16:59 GMT   

061123
Why do Thames Water not collect the 15 . Three meter lengths of blue plastic fencing, and old pipes etc. They left here for the last TWO Years, these cause an obstruction,as they halfway lying in the road,as no footpath down this road, and the cars going and exiting the park are getting damaged, also the public are in Grave Danger when trying to avoid your rubbish and the danger of your fences.

Source: Squirrels Lane. Buckhurst Hill, Essex. IG9. I want some action ,now, not Excuses.MK.

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Christian   
Added: 31 Oct 2023 10:34 GMT   

Cornwall Road, W11
Photo shows William Richard Hoare’s chemist shop at 121 Cornwall Road.

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Vik   
Added: 30 Oct 2023 18:48 GMT   

Old pub sign from the Rising Sun
Hi I have no connection to the area except that for the last 30+ years we’ve had an old pub sign hanging on our kitchen wall from the Rising Sun, Stanwell, which I believe was / is on the Oaks Rd. Happy to upload a photo if anyone can tell me how or where to do that!

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Phillip Martin   
Added: 16 Oct 2023 06:25 GMT   

16 Ashburnham Road
On 15 October 1874 George Frederick Martin was born in 16 Ashburnham Road Greenwich to George Henry Martin, a painter, and Mary Martin, formerly Southern.

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Christine Bithrey   
Added: 15 Oct 2023 15:20 GMT   

The Hollies (1860 - 1900)
I lived in Holly Park Estate from 1969 I was 8 years old when we moved in until I left to get married, my mother still lives there now 84. I am wondering if there was ever a cemetery within The Hollies? And if so where? Was it near to the Blythwood Road end or much nearer to the old Methodist Church which is still standing although rather old looking. We spent most of our childhood playing along the old dis-used railway that run directly along Blythwood Road and opposite Holly Park Estate - top end which is where we live/ed. We now walk my mothers dog there twice a day. An elderly gentleman once told me when I was a child that there used to be a cemetery but I am not sure if he was trying to scare us children! I only thought about this recently when walking past the old Methodist Church and seeing the flag stone in the side of the wall with the inscription of when it was built late 1880

If anyone has any answers please email me [email protected]

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Yiewsley

Yiewsley is a large suburban village in the London Borough of Hillingdon.

Yiewsley’s transition from an agrarian community began when the Grand Junction Canal was opened. Construction started in May 1793 and connected the area to the Thames at Brentford, passing through Yiewsley on its way north following the River Colne. An aqueduct was built at Cowley Lock to cross the Fray’s River. In 1794, the canal opened between the Thames and Uxbridge, and in 1795, the aqueduct over the Fray’s River was likely completed.

The following year, in 1796, Colham Wharf, Yiewsley’s first dock, was established near Colham Bridge. In 1801, the Paddington Arm of the canal opened, connecting the area to national trade routes.

The canal played a vital role in transporting Cowley stock bricks, which were made from the abundant brick-earth in Yiewsley. The bricks were transported mainly along the Grand Junction Canal and the Regent’s Canal to supply the demand for building materials in Victorian London.

By the 1890s, approximately 100 million bricks were produced annually in West Middlesex, meeting London’s construction needs. However, the brick-earth deposits began to deplete around the early 20th century. Brick production continued until 1935, while gravel and sand extraction continued into the 1970s.

The Great Western Railway’s construction began in 1835, with the Paddington to Maidenhead line opening in 1838, making West Drayton its first station. The GWR branch line to Uxbridge Vine Street was completed in 1856. West Drayton Station was relocated in 1884, four months before the Staines and West Drayton Railway branch line was opened. In 1895, the station was renamed West Drayton and Yiewsley station.

Industrial diversification occurred from the mid-1800s, with the 1920s marking the development of Trout Road as a hub for oils and chemical production. From the 1930s onwards, numerous smaller companies involved in chemicals, plastics and engineering components established themselves in the area.

Following the Second World War, two firms began producing motor vehicles in Yiewsley. Road Machines manufactured various vehicles, while James Whitson & Co started manufacturing coaches and fire engines.

In the 1960s, rail travel demand waned, and the branch line to Uxbridge Vine Street ceased passenger services in 1962.

Today, Yiewsley is a growing community with residential housing and commercial businesses. The development of the Elizabeth line, the London Plan, and Hillingdon Local Plan has led to significant construction of residential apartments on former industrial sites. Yiewsley’s High Street features national retail outlets like Tesco, Iceland, and Aldi, and Heathrow Airport remains a major source of employment in the area.

Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones grew up in Whitethorn Avenue, attending St Stephen’s Infant School and St Matthew’s Church of England Primary School.


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