Wembley Park

Wembley Park, London
Wembley Park is a district of the London Borough of Brent, England.wikipedia
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Wembley

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It is roughly centred on Bridge Road, a mile northeast of Wembley town centre and 7.6 mi northwest from Charing Cross.
The town of Wembley also includes the localities of Alperton, North Wembley, Tokyngton, Wembley Park, Sudbury, and partly Preston.

British Empire Exhibition

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It was later also a key area of the Metro-land suburban development in the 1920s - the same decade Empire Stadium was built and the British Empire Exhibition was held.
The British Empire Exhibition was a colonial exhibition held at Wembley Park, Wembley, England from 23 April 1924 to 31 October 1925.

Chalkhill Estate

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The Chalkhill housing estate is also located in the area.
Chalkhill Estate is located in the Wembley Park area of northwest London.

Brent Reservoir

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The east is home to large industrial land, called Stadium Industrial Estate, adjacent to Brent Park; whereas to its north lies Fryent Country Park and to its north-east the Welsh Harp.
The Brent Reservoir (popularly called the Welsh Harp) is a reservoir between Hendon and Wembley Park in London.

Watkin's Tower

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It became known as “Page's folly” (as with the later example of Watkin's Tower) and was eventually demolished.
Watkin's Tower was a partially completed iron lattice tower in Wembley Park, London, England (then in Middlesex).

Metro-land

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It was later also a key area of the Metro-land suburban development in the 1920s - the same decade Empire Stadium was built and the British Empire Exhibition was held.
The MRCE went on to develop estates at Kingsbury Garden Village near Neasden, Wembley Park, Cecil Park and Grange Estate at Pinner and the Cedars Estate at Rickmansworth and create places such as Harrow Garden Village.

Wembley Park tube station

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After 1889, the Metropolitan Railway built roads to the south-west of Wembley Park tube station, on that part of Wembley Park not allocated to the pleasure gardens or the Metropolitan track itself.
Wembley Park is a London Underground station in Wembley Park, north west London.

Wembley Stadium (1923)

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It was later also a key area of the Metro-land suburban development in the 1920s - the same decade Empire Stadium was built and the British Empire Exhibition was held.
The original Wembley Stadium (formerly known as the Empire Stadium) was a football stadium in Wembley Park, London, which stood on the same site now occupied by its successor.

Brent Park

The east is home to large industrial land, called Stadium Industrial Estate, adjacent to Brent Park; whereas to its north lies Fryent Country Park and to its north-east the Welsh Harp.
It is very close to Stonebridge, the St Raphael's Estate and Wembley Park, being east of Wembley.

Humphry Repton

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In 1792 Richard Page decided to employ the famous landscape architect Humphry Repton (1752–1818) to convert the farmland into wooded parkland and to make improvements to the house.
Repton often called the areas he landscaped 'parks', and so it is to Repton that Wembley Park owes its name.

Fountain Studios

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In 1926 British Talking Pictures opened The Wembley Park Studios in what had been the British Empire Exhibition’s fine dining restaurant.
Fountain Studios was an independently owned television studio located in Wembley Park, north-west London.

1934 British Empire Games

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It would also provide the venue for the swimming events at the 2nd Empire Games, which were held in 1934.
The host city was London, with the main venue at Wembley Park, although the track cycling events were in Manchester.

Arthur Elvin

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Arthur Elvin's rescue of the Empire Stadium building then ensured that this continued, and that Wembley Park would remain the pre-eminent visitor attraction in west London, even though much of the Exhibition site was taken over by light engineering.
Back in England, Elvin ran out of money and in 1924 was offered a job working in a cigarette kiosk at the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley Park, Wembley, by a charity for distressed ex-officers.

Kingsbury, London

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Between 1937 and 1940 Wembley Borough Council built their new town hall in Kingsbury within the boundaries of Repton's original Wembley Park.
Its ancient scope stretches north and west to include Queensbury and parts of Kenton and Wembley Park in other directions.

1948 Summer Olympics

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It was last used for swimming when it hosted the aquatic events at the 1948 Olympics.
No new venues were built for the games (with events taking place mainly at Empire Stadium and the Empire Pool at Wembley Park), and athletes were housed in existing accommodation at the Wembley area instead of an Olympic Village, as were the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games and the subsequent 1952 Games in Helsinki.

Suburb

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In 1906, when Watkin’s Tower closed, the Tower Company had become the Wembley Park Estate Company (later Wembley Ltd.), with the aim of developing Wembley as a residential suburb.
MRCE went on to develop estates at Kingsbury Garden Village near Neasden, Wembley Park, Cecil Park and Grange Estate at Pinner and the Cedars Estate at Rickmansworth and create places such as Harrow Garden Village.

Brent Town Hall

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Between 1937 and 1940 Wembley Borough Council built their new town hall in Kingsbury within the boundaries of Repton's original Wembley Park.
Brent Town Hall is a landmark building in Wembley Park in the London Borough of Brent, northwest London, England.

Associated-Rediffusion

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In 1955 Wembley Film Studio was taken over by Associated-Rediffusion, ITV’s weekday broadcasters for London.
Associated Rediffusion took over the former Wembley Film Studio at Wembley Park in north-west London.

Lycée International de Londres Winston Churchill

The Wembley Town Hall building re-opened as the Lycée International de Londres Winston Churchill, in September 2015.
Lycée International de Londres Winston Churchill is a French international school that was opened in 2015 in Wembley Park, Wembley, north-west London, United Kingdom.

Elite Cinema, Wembley Park

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This population was served by a new 1,500 seater cinema, the Elite, later (from 1930) Capitol, which opened on 21 March 1928.
The Elite Cinema was a cinema in Wembley Park, Middlesex that opened on 21 March 1928 and closed in the 1940s.

India at the 1948 Summer Olympics

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The 1948 Games were the first international competition that the Philippines, India and Pakistan officially entered as independent nations.
The Dominion of India competed at the 1948 Summer Olympics in Wembley Park, London, England.

Veeraswamy

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Veeraswamy & Co. later founded the first Indian restaurant aimed at a non-Anglo-Indian white clientele in England, in Regent Street.
In 1924 Palmer was engaged to advise the restaurant in the Indian Government Pavilion at the British Empire Exhibition in Wembley Park, Middlesex.

Wembley Arena

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Wembley Park continues to be a recreational centre today, being home to Wembley Stadium, England's primary football stadium and a major sports and entertainment venue; as well as Wembley Arena, a concert venue; among others.
The venue was renovated, along with Wembley Stadium, as part of the early-21st-century regeneration of the Wembley Park area.

Neasden

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In 1906 the Great Central Railway opened a line and several stations between Neasden and Northolt Junction (today South Ruislip), where it connected with the newly built Great Western & Great Central Joint Line.
In 2003, seven members were caught and were banned from the streets they were active in, including Chalkhill Estate in Wembley Park, in the then biggest (by area size) anti-social behaviour order in Britain.

Philippines at the 1948 Summer Olympics

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The 1948 Games were the first international competition that the Philippines, India and Pakistan officially entered as independent nations.
The Philippines competed at the 1948 Summer Olympics in Wembley Park, London, England.