The Urban District of Hayes and Harlington (1956)

The journey begins at the Town Hall in Barra Hall Park and shows the sunken rose gardens on the east side, it then jumps to Willow Tree Lane showing horses in the field behind the Willow Tree Pub in Jolly’s Lane. The section shown as Hayes Bridge is along the Uxbridge Road just near Springfield Road where you cross the canal and enter Southall. The shot is looking West with the Wagon & Horses Pub on the left.

The next shot shows the approach road into Cranford Park together with views of St. Dunstan’s Church the stable block and views around the park ending with a view of the bridge over the River Crane into the park, which now exits onto the Parkway.

Children playing

The start of the Sipson section shows Sipson Cottage Hospital on the left followed by views of the village itself with the Crown Pub on the right. Next is a short clip of St. Jeromes’ Church in Judge Heath Lane followed by children playing in the park between the Kingsway and Morgans Lane, Hayes End. This is followed by views of gardens in Hewens Road, Mellow Lane School and views down Charville Lane, Yeading Lane and Barnhill Road. Next come views of the railway, the third loco is heading towards London with Bourne’s Bridge in the background, and the Gramaphone Co./EMI on the right. The fourth loco is travelling westbound approaching Bourne’s Bridge as it passes the Gramaphone Co/EMI.

Next we see shots of the houses (now gone) in Western View, facing the canal by the side of the Old Crown Pub with the Walls’ building in the background. This is followed by a shot of the canal taken from the other side of the bridge looking west, with the factories of the BET and Wakefields (Castrol) on the left. The last shot of the canal is taken from Dawley Bridge and shows the large hilly area immediately behind the Woolpack Pub which were known as ‘the pack hills’.

Back up to the Uxbridge Road now, we see a shot of the White Hart at Hayes End on the left and continuing eastward come to Gledwood Drive on the left and then on past Warley Road passing the shops including Coombes the bakers, Huttons fishmongers and Woolworths, we then get a view of the Essoldo cinema, while on the south side of the road in the foreground can be seen the colourful plant display laid out every year usually in the design of the local crest, this was on the corner with Coldharbour Lane.


This is followed by a shot of the Grapes junction with the Grapes to the right of the picture. The next shot of the bus is looking down Yeading Lane, the Grapes is to the right, just out of the picture. We are now traveling south down Coldharbour Lane with the shops on the Broadway on the left approaching Birchway at the end of the parade. Carrying on through the town we pass Woolworths on the left before reaching the Old Crown Pub by the canal bridge where you can see the raised arms of the level crossing which served the factories of the BET and Wakefields with the Railway Arms Pub next to the crossing on the right.

Going over Hayes Station Bridge we pass Nestles Ave. on the left before reaching Fairey corner with the Fairey Aviation building on the opposite corner where Station Road crosses North Hyde Road. We then continue along Station Road turning right at Bedwell Gdns, before the flyover was built turning again left at the Great Western Pub into Dawley Road on our way to Harlington, passing Cherry Lane just past the garage on the left on the opposite side of the road is Harlington Church. Continuing along the High St. we come to the pond behind the railings, this is followed by a short clip of the Bath Road.

Demolished in the 60’s

We now return back to Hayes with a view of Church Walk looking eastwards, towards the Church, with Dr. Triplett’s School in the background followed by a shot of St. Mary’s lych gate. Then comes a view of Wood End House which stood near the entrance to Hayes Cricket Club, the house was later demolished in the early 60’s. We then return to shots of the shops on the Uxbridge Road between Warley Road and Shakespeare Ave. then follows a view of the old Hayes Town Chapel in Church Road in the centre, with Wistowe House beyond, the Chapel was demolished in1959 a new Chapel having been built further back on the corner of St. Mary’s Road, which is the turning at the bottom right of the shot.

Nearing the end of the journey we see the Royal Oak Pub at the junction of Church Road and Freemans Lane followed by shots of the old cottages in Freemans Lane. No. 18, the wooden-clad house was built for use as a Sunday School by the Chapel and in 1884 was the scene of a murder when a Mrs. Gibbons killed her husband. The cottages were demolished not long after this film was made, the film ends back where it began at the Town Hall.

Barry Raymond

Hayes Carnival – July 11th 2015

Dear Friends,
I am emailing to update you all in regard to the Hayes Carnival.  The date is July 11th 2015 The theme is Ringing in the Changes – Hayes through the decades.  

Thank you to all those who took part in Carnival 2014 and the community fete. The weather was on our side. It was a very enjoyable day with the parade consisting of more groups taking part than in recent years. The costumes of those who walked the route were just spectacular and the atmosphere was incredible. There were also more groups running stalls in the community fete. It was fantastic to see so many charities and voluntary groups taking part.  The feedback we have received so far is that they thoroughly enjoyed the day and were delighted to have raised their profile and much needed funds. Visitors really enjoyed the performances dotted round the park especially the Community Choirs, both the adult and children choirs alike. The children sang beautifully and the schools involved will undoubtedly be very proud; they were fantastic ambassadors for their schools. The whole day was a success because of your commitment, involvement and hard work. Thank you very much for participating this year either by running a stall, taking part in the parade, by visiting the stalls to show your support or by cheering us on in the parade. A special thanks goes to the Events Officers at the London Borough of Hillingdon, Lyn Summers, Charlotte Baldwin and Glenda Greenfield.  As a committee, we appreciate their commitment and support for our community as well as their  hard work with the preparations and on the day itself. We look forward to working with them in planning next year’s carnival. To build on the success of last year’s carnival, we are encouraging as many groups and individuals to take part by organising a stall and / or taking part in the parade The forms are being prepared and should be ready for distribution soon.

Please email Charlotte Baldwin to lodge your interest and the forms will be sent to you. Her email is

 We really want to build on last year’s success and get in touch with as many groups and charities as possible to invite them to participate in some way so please pass this on to as many groups and charities as you can to spread the word and to encourage their involvement.

Thank you for your continuing support.

Best wishes 
John McDonnell MP
Member of Parliament for Hayes & Harlington 

John Chamberlain
Chairman, on behalf of the Hayes Carnival Committee 

Emergency sewer failure, A4 Bath Road


It has been brought to our attention by Thames Water and TFL that due to a critical sewer failure along the A4 Bath Road, the Bath Road eastbound will be closed between High Street Harlington and the Parkway, in order to carry out essential repairs.

A diversion route will be in place (as per the attached map) during the works to facilitate the traffic, which is estimated to last approximately 4 days providing no unforeseen issues arise.

The closure and diversion will be in place at all times until the works have been completed. The diversion route will be,High Street Harlington;High Street;Station Road;North Hyde Road;A312, The Parkway.

We expect these works to cause major congestion in the area, so Thames Water will be setting up strategically placed (VMS) advance warning signs informing vehicles of the closure and diversion, advising vehicles that the Bath Road will be shut between the two junctions mentioned above, this will mean a percentage of traffic will divert onto the M4 prior to the closure, minimising local disruption.

Thames Water will start these works on Friday the 13/02/15 at 20:00 and will be working around the clock in order to expedite these works.

We will continue to monitor these works very closely along with TFL on a daily basis to ensure Thames Water are doing everything within their power to get this issue resolved in a timely manner.   

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Cllr Peter Money

John Tackles PM on Funding for Hillingdon Hospital

Your Local MP, John Mcdonnell fighting the good fight ….

“I raised this week’s Hillingdon Hospital CQC report with Cameron at PMQs. 

I said “The Prime Minister will have been briefed on the Care Quality Commission report published yesterday into Hillingdon Hospital. The report confirms that we have a hard working, dedicated, professional staff but patients’ safety is being put at risk by critical staff shortages and the fabric of the building described by one consultee as “like something in the 3rd world.”  

I asked the PM to meet me and my fellow Hillingdon MPs to discuss how we can secure the resources to ensure the safety of our constituents.” 

 The PM ‘s response was to cite some of the actions taken by the hospital and to offer a meeting with Jeremy Hunt the Secretary of State for Health. 
Unfortunately the Prime Minister then spoilt it by making a number if tedious attempts at political point scoring comments.  
I will now follow this up with request for early date for this meeting. 
We desperately need investment in our local hospital to support our excellent staff team”.

Hillingdon Police – Theft from Motor Vehicles

Hello All 

Hillingdon Police has seen a increase in theft from motor vehicles over the last few days. This is just a quick bit of useful information to help you all protect your car/van from crime.We are still seeing peoples cars stolen even ones with sophisticated entry/alarm system’s are being taken. A good investment is an old style Kroklock which goes around the steering wheel and one of the pedals. It is a good deterrent.Please ensure that you leave nothing on display in your car at all, this is the safest way to stop your car being broken into. Coats and CD’s on display will tempt criminals to break into a car. The less that is on display the less there is to draw attention to your car.For those of you who use vehicles to carry tools in, please ensure that again nothing is on display and nothing of value is left overnight in it.  

Andy Lewis
Hillingdon Borough OCU 
East Neighbourhoods 
Phone: 741879
Mobile: 07899066138 
755, Uxbridge Road, Hayes End, Hayes Middlesex UB4 8HU Follow us on Twitter @MPSHillingdonEmail to register for crime prevention advice