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Wealdstone

Wealdstone
Wealdstone is located in Greater London
Wealdstone
 Wealdstone shown within Greater London
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London borough Harrow
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Region London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HARROW
Postcode district HA3
Dialling code 020
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Wealdstone is an area of the London Borough of Harrow, north west London. It is located north of Harrow, south of Harrow Weald, west of Belmont and east of Headstone.

Contents

  • History and name 1
  • Sport 2
  • Crime 3
  • Transport 4
    • Tube/Trains 4.1
    • Bus routes 4.2
  • Notable people 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

History and name

The eponymous Weald Stone is a sarsen stone, formerly marking the boundary between the parishes of Harrow and Harrow Weald. It is located outside the Weald Stone Inn (formerly the Red Lion), off High Road, Harrow Weald.[1]

Sport

The Harrow Leisure Centre [1] is located in Wealdstone and facilities include swimming, badminton, snooker, martial arts and a gym run by Harper's Fitness. One of the country's oldest remaining skate parks, Harrow Skate Park, is next to the leisure centre. The park is a major centre of the British skateboarding scene and draws visitors from all over the country.

Wealdstone FC have a long association with the town. Their original ground, known as Lower Mead, was located behind the ABC Cinema (now the Safari Cinema) on Station Road, prior to its controversial sale to Tesco for retail development. After many years of homelessness Wealdstone FC is now based nearby in Ruislip, having finally abandoned plans to relocate within Harrow at Prince Edward Fields, Canons Park. Famous ex-players include Vinnie Jones.

Crime

Wealdstone has the highest crime rates in the borough. The town suffers from anti social behavior and drug crime, higher than the borough's average. It has been dubbed an "open market for drugs" by the head of the Wealdstone Antisocial Behaviour Partnership (WASP) started by the Metropolitan police to tackle crime in the town in 2010. [2]

Transport

Tube/Trains

There is one station in the district:

Bus routes

Seven London Buses routes run during day, as well as a school bus (640). There are two night routes serving Wealdstone: 140 and N18.

Notable people

References

  1. ^ T F T Baker, J S Cockburn, R B Pugh (eds.) (1971). "Harrow, including Pinner: Introduction". A History of the County of Middlesex: volume 4.  
  2. ^ http://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/8205307.New_police_team_to_tackle_problems_of_Wealdstone/

External links

  • Old Salvatorians (Unofficial)
  • The Wealdstone Raider Sports Tips Page
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