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Southall

Coordinates: 51°30′44″N 0°22′40″W / 51.5121, -0.3779 Image File history File links Please see the file description page for further information. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

OS grid reference TQ125805
London borough Ealing
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region London
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SOUTHALL
Postcode district UB1, UB2
Dial code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
UK Parliament Ealing Southall
London Assembly Ealing and Hillingdon
European Parliament London
List of places: UKEnglandLondon
Southall Broadway, November 2005
Southall Broadway, November 2005
Glassy Junction pub, November 2005
Glassy Junction pub, November 2005
For people named Southall, see Southall (surname)

Southall (Middlesex) is a London suburb in the London Borough of Ealing. It is situated 10.7 miles (17.2 km) west of Charing Cross. The name Southall (Southolt) means "southern wood" and separates it from Northolt. Image File history File links Greater_london_outline_map_bw. ... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... The London Borough of Ealing is a London borough in the west of the city. ... The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England. ... Greater London is the top-level administrative subdivision covering London, England. ... 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Southall is located on the historic Grand Union Canal (formerly the Grand Junction Canal) which first linked London with the rest of the growing canal system. It was one of the last canals to carry significant commercial traffic (through the 1950s), and is still open to traffic and is used by pleasure craft. The canal at Braunston The Grand Union Canal is a canal in England and part of the British canal system. ... The Grand Junction Canal was a canal in England from Braunston in Northamptonshire to the River Thames at Brentford, with a number of branches. ...

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History

The opening of the canal in 1796 began a commercial boom, intensified by the arrival of the Great Western Railway in 1839, leading to the establishment and growth of brick factories, flour mills and chemical plants which formed the town's commercial base. In 1877, the Martin Brothers set up a ceramics factory in an old soap works next to the canal, and until 1923 produced distinctive ceramics now known and collected as Martinware. The original Bristol Temple Meads station, first terminus of the GWR, is the building to the left of this picture The Great Western Railway (GWR) was a British railway company, linking South West England, the West Country and South Wales with London. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ...


A collection of Martinware - salt-glazed stoneware, grotesque faces, and birds - is on display at Southall Library. The largest collection, however, can be seen at Pitshanger Manor in nearby Ealing and Southall Library. The Pitzhanger Manor Gallery and House comprises Pitzhanger Manor House, a restored Georgian villa once owned and designed by Sir John Soane in Ealing, London, in 1800. ... Ealing is a town in the London Borough of Ealing. ...


Southall was also the home of one of the earliest British film studios, Southall Film Studios which played a historic role in film-making from its creation in 1924 to its closure in 1959.


There has been locomotive works at the Southall Depot for near 150 years. Originally a Great Western Railway shed, it was possibly the last London steam depot outlasting Old Oak Common and Stewarts Lane depots. The depot was later used for DMU maintenance and as a base for the electrification program. Currently the site is used by three groups including Locomotive Services (where volunteers can contribute to the preservation and restoration of mainline locomotives), and the Great Western Railway Preservation Group. A traction maintenance depot, or TMD, is a railway depot where locomotives are serviced and maintained. ... Stewarts Lane TMD is a railway Traction Maintenance Depot situated in London, England, and operated by EWS. The depot code is SL. An overhead view of the depot. ... DMU, type SA108 of Great Poland Voivodship in Poznań, Poland German DMU of class 628 A diesel multiple unit (DMU) is a train whose carriages have their own motors powered by a diesel engine. ... Overhead wire in Coventry, England A railway electrification system is a way of supplying electric power to electric locomotives or multiple units. ...


Culture

Southall is primarily an Asian residential district. 1950 was when the first group of Asians arrived in Southall, due to the closeness of Heathrow airport, and has since been increasing with many Asians, primarily Punjabis. According to Commission for Racial Equality over 55% of Southall's population of 70,000 is Indian/Pakistani.[1] One of the Sikh Gurdwaras in Southall won the Ealing Civic Society Architectural Award in 2003. There is also a very strong presence of Somali's in southall . The Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, which opened in 2003, is the largest Sikh temple outside of India. There are two Christian churches (one Protestant and the other Catholic) and there are three mosques. The main street in Southall is called The Broadway. Southall contains the largest Asian shopping centre in the London area. Southall was the main location for the film Bend It Like Beckham. The Commission for Racial Equality is a non-governmental organisation in the United Kingdom which tackles racial discrimination and promotes racial equality. ... Sikhism (IPA: or ; Punjabi: , , IPA: ) is a religion that began in fifteenth century Northern India with the teachings of Nanak and nine successive human gurus. ... Gurdwara Shri Guru Singh Sabha is a famous Sikh Temple situated in Southall on Havelock Road. ... Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha (SGSS) is a famous Sikh Temple situated in Southall on Havelock Road as well as Park Avenue. ... Bend It Like Beckham is a British film released in 2002 in the UK and released in America in March 2003. ...


Southall has a huge gas tower which is noticeable from miles away. It also has the big letters "LH" and an arrow painted on it which denotes to aircraft pilots the direction to nearby London Heathrow Airport using visual flight rules (VFR) if landing on runway 023.


Southall is also the location of the Glassy Junction, which serves several Indian draught beers and was the first pub in the UK to accept payment in Indian rupees. [2] Also the film Goal! starring John Abraham and Bipasha Basu was filmed in Glassy junction and outside Icelands.[citation needed] It has been suggested that History of the rupee be merged into this article or section. ... Goal! (also known as Goal! The Dream Begins in the United States) is a 2005 film directed by Danny Cannon. ...


This summer (2007), the fast food restaurant chain McDonald's situated on the Broadway (UB1), changed certain food items on their menu which was originally on a trial basis, to halaal and certified halaal. Halaal (حلال, halāl, halal) is an Islamic Arabic term meaning permissible. In English it is most frequently used to refer to food that is permissible according to Islamic law. ...


There are also many housing estates situated in Southall. These include: A housing estate is a medium-to-low density residential area, usually part of a suburb of a town or city in a developed country. ...

  • Convent Way (UB2)
  • Havelock Estate (UB2)
  • Willowtree Lane Estate (UB4)
  • Windmill Estate (UB2)
  • Toplocks Estate (UB2)
  • Lancaster Estate (UB1)
  • Golf Links Estate (UB1)

Southall is located within the parliamentary constituency of Ealing Southall and has recently been represented in the House of Commons by Piara Khabra MP until his death on 19th June 2007. The UB postal area is a group of ten postal districts in north west Greater London which are subdivisions of six post towns. ... The UB postal area is a group of ten postal districts in north west Greater London which are subdivisions of six post towns. ... The UB postal area is a group of ten postal districts in north west Greater London which are subdivisions of six post towns. ... The UB postal area is a group of ten postal districts in north west Greater London which are subdivisions of six post towns. ... The UB postal area is a group of ten postal districts in north west Greater London which are subdivisions of six post towns. ... The UB postal area is a group of ten postal districts in north west Greater London which are subdivisions of six post towns. ... The UB postal area is a group of ten postal districts in north west Greater London which are subdivisions of six post towns. ... Ealing Southall is a borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Piara Singh Khabra (20 November 1921[1] – 19 June 2007) was a British politician who served as the Labour Member of Parliament for Ealing Southall from 1992 until his death. ...


Richard Barnes was elected in June 2004 to the London Assembly to represent the constituency of Ealing and Hillingdon, within which Southall is located. Richard Barnes is a politician and member of the London Assembly for Ealing and Hillingdon. ... The London Assembly is an elected body that supervises the Greater London Authority and the Mayor of London. ... Ealing and Hillingdon is a constituency represented in the London Assembly. ...


Transport and locale

Nearest railway station

Southall is due be served by the proposed West London Tram Southall railway station is a station in Southall, London. ... London Transport Portal The West London Tram is a proposed on-street light rail line running along the Uxbridge Road corridor in West London, England. ...


Nearby places

Yeading, pronounced yedding, is a suburb in West London. ... Hayes is a town in the London Borough of Hillingdon. ... Hanwell is a town situated in the London Borough of Ealing in west London, between Ealing and Southall. ... TW5!! We SaY hEsToN yOu SaY rUn ThINgS! For other uses, see Heston (disambiguation). ... Ealing is a town in the London Borough of Ealing. ... Hounslow is the principal town of the London Borough of Hounslow in West London. ... Greenford, historically Greenford Magna, is a suburb in the London Borough of Ealing in west London, England. ... Northolt is a suburb in the London Borough of Ealing, west of London. ...

Notable people associated with Southall

Daljit Dhaliwal[1] was born in 1962 in London, United Kingdom, and is a British newsreader and television presenter [2] [3]. Dhaliwal is best known for presenting Wide Angle, which includes one-on-one interviews, and for her occasional newsreading work on BBC World News programs. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Jay Sean, (born Kamaljit Singh Jhooti on March 26, 1979 in Hounslow, London, United Kingdom; Hindi: , Punjabi: , ) is a British Asian Sikh R&B singer. ... Ms Scandalous (born 1985, real name Savita Vaid)[1] is a British Asian bhangra/rap artist. ... Misty-in-Roots began life as a Southall based British roots reggae band in the late nineteen seventies. ... Piara Singh Khabra (20 November 1921[1] – 19 June 2007) was a British politician who served as the Labour Member of Parliament for Ealing Southall from 1992 until his death. ... Clement Blair Peach (25 March 1946 - April 23, 1979) was a New Zealand-born teacher of special needs children at a school in London. ... Juggy D (born Jagwinder Singh Dhaliwal on November 19)[1] [2] is a British Sikh bhangra singer from Southall in London, England. ... Rishi Rich (born Rishpal Singh Rekhi) is a British Asian Sikh music producer based in London, UK. He is internationally known for his bhangra tracks as well as hindi remixes. ... Rupinderpal Singh Dhillon ( born 1969-) is the first British Born English-Punjabi to write in the Punjabi language. ... Image:Gurinder Chadha. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Paul Canoville (born 4 April 1962 in Hillingdon) is an English former footballer, most notable for being the first black player to play for Chelsea. ... Chelsea Football Club (also known as The Blues or previously The Pensioners) are an English professional football club based in west London. ... Reading Football Club are an association football club, based in the English town of Reading, in Berkshire. ... For the host of Globe Trekker (Pilot Guides), see Ian Wright (traveller). ... Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) are an English professional football club based in Holloway, north London. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ...

See also

The Southall rail crash occurred on September 19, 1997, on the Great Western Railway line at Southall, west London. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College (EHWLC) is one of the largest institutions in the Further Education sector. ...

Further reading

  • British History Online: 'Norwood, including Southall: Introduction', A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 4 (1971)
  • Southall Town Hall

External links

  • An article about eating in Southall
  • Canalside Sculptural Mural, Southall
  • Southall Film Studios Research Project
  • London Mainline Steam Group, restoring locomotives for mainline operation
  • Southall Railway Centre
  • Photos of the area

References

  1. ^ http://www.cre.gov.uk/diversity/map/london/ealing.html
  2. ^ http://www.timeout.com/london/bars/reviews/7572.html

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