House clearance Northolt UB5
Few little facts about Northolt
The name Northolt means Northern Wood. It is a suburb in the London Borough of Ealing. Northolt was famous for the pony racing which took place in Northolt Park. A one and a half mile racecourse was constructed by Sir William Bass and Viscount Lascelles and opened in 1929 by the Earl of Harewood and his wife The Princess Royal. During WWII the land was taken over and used as an army depot and prisoners of war camp. Despite numerous attempts to revive pony racing after the war, the land was given over to housing construction. The Racecourse Estate was constructed between 1951 and 1955 in order to solve a severe housing shortage within the borough. The gates of original racecourse still remain in the Petts Hill and a section of the track can be observed as a long flat stretch of land alongside Mandeville Road.
The popular BBC comedy series 'My Hero', featuring Ardal O'Hanlon and Emily Joyce was set in Northolt. It was produced between 2000 and 2006.
The faux documentary called Ghostwatch that aired on Halloween in 1992 was filmed in Northolt and set a nation into a panic, Ghostwatch is the tale of single mother being hunted in her Northolt house by a mysterious figure called "Pipes". Events appeared to be fabricated by the family when BBC reporters investigate, but then all hell breaks lose in a finale.