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Encyclopedia > Willesden
Willesden
Ordnance Survey
OS grid reference: Maps for TQ227846
Administration
London borough: Brent
County level: Greater London
Region: London
Nation: England
Other
Ceremonial county: Greater London
Historic county: Middlesex
Services
Police force: Metropolitan Police
Fire brigade: London Fire Brigade
Ambulance service: London Ambulance
Media
ITV franchise: ITV London
BBC region: BBC London
BBC Local Radio: BBC London 94.9
Post office and telephone
Post town: LONDON
Postal district: NW10
Dialling code: 020
Politics
UK Parliament: Brent East
London Assembly: Brent and Harrow
European Parliament: London
London

Willesden is an area in North West London which forms part of the London Borough of Brent. It is situated 5 miles (8 km) north west of Charing Cross. 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 administrative area of Greater London contains 32 London Boroughs, of which 12 (plus the City of London) make up Inner London and 20 Outer London. ... The London Borough of Brent is a London borough in north west London and forms part of Outer London. ... Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... Greater London is the top level administrative subdivision covering London and forms one of the nine regions of England. ... The region, also known as Government Office Region, is currently the highest tier of local government subnational entity in England. ... 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The name derives from Willesdune, meaning The Hill of the Spring, and a settlement bearing this name dates back to 939AD. The town's motto is Laborare est orare.


From the 14th to 16th Centuries, the town was a place of Pilgrimage due to the presence of two ancient statues of the Virgin Mary at the Church of St Mary. One of these statues is thought to be a Black Madonna, which was wantonly insulted by the Lollards and burnt in 1538. Blessed Virgin Mary A traditional Catholic picture sometimes displayed in homes. ... A Black Madonna (also, Black Virgin) is a statue or painting of Mary in which she is depicted with black skin. ...


The parish of Willesden remained predominantly rural up until 1875, when its population was 18,500. However, this changed with the opening of the Metropolitan Railway (later the Metropolitan Line) station of Willesden Green on November 24, 1879. By 1906 the population had grown to 140,000, a phenomenon of rapid growth that was to be repeated in the 1920s in neighbouring areas such as Harrow. The Metropolitan Line service was withdrawn in 1940, when the station was served by the Bakerloo Line, and later the Jubilee Line. The Metropolitan Line is part of the London Underground. ... November 24 is the 328th day (329th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1879 (MDCCCLXXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Harrow or Harrow-on-the-Hill is the principal town in the London Borough of Harrow. ... The Metropolitan Line is part of the London Underground. ... The Jubilee Line is a line on the London Underground, coloured silver grey on the Tube map. ...


To the present day, Willesden has been shaped by the patterns of migration which marks it out as one of the most diverse areas in the United Kingdom. The 1901 census recorded that 42% of the population was born in London (Willesden only became a municipal borough in 1933). It is at this time that the area became predominantly working-class. A small Irish community had formed in Willesden by this time, which grew rapidly during the period of the Second World War. A small Jewish Community of refugees from Europe also formed during the war, with 3.5% of the population in 1951 born in Germany, Poland, Russia or Austria. The period from 1960 saw migrants settling from the Caribbean and the Indian Subcontinent. Since the 1960s, Willesden has been popular with young working holidaymakers from Australia and New Zealand, although this popularity has declined a little in favour of other areas since about 2003. Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... World map showing Europe Political map Europe is one of the seven continents of Earth which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiographic one, leading to various perspectives about Europes borders. ... West Indian also redirects here. ...


In 1965 Willesden Borough was merged into the newly formed London Borough of Brent. The town was featured in the popular novel White Teeth by Zadie Smith in 2000 which was subsequently made into a TV series. The London Borough of Brent is a London borough in north west London and forms part of Outer London. ... White Teeth is a 2000 novel by the British author Zadie Smith. ... Zadie Smith Zadie Smith (born October 27, 1975) is a British novelist. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


Peter Davison best known as doctor who starred in The Last Detective(2002-?) which is filmed and set in and around Willesden. to date 4 series have been made and series 4 is due to be shown in the summer of 2006.


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Restaurants: Harlesden is a place in the London Borough of Brent. ... Neasden Neasden is a place in the London Borough of Brent. ... Kensal Green is a place in the London Borough of Brent. ... Cricklewood is a district whose northeastern part is in the London Borough of Barnet, and the southwestern part is the London Borough of Brent and the southeastern part is in London Borough of Camden. ... Kilburn is an area of North London on the border of the London Borough of Brent and the London Borough of Camden. ...

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Tube stations: The nickname the Tube comes from the circular tube-like tunnels through which the small-profile trains travel. ...

Infrastructure facilities: Dollis Hill tube station is a London Underground station at Dollis Hill. ... Willesden Green tube station is a London Underground station at Willesden. ... Willesden Junction station is both a London Underground station and a railway station. ...

A static inverter station is the terminal equipment for a high voltage direct current transmission line, in which direct current is converted to three-phase alternating current, and, usually, the reverse. ... The high voltage direct current transmission (HVDC)system Kingsnorth in London was at one time the only application of the technology of high voltage direct current transmission for the supply of transformer stations in a city. ...

References

  • Willesden:Settlement and Growth
  • A Short History of Brent


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