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Few little facts about Southall
Southall is situated in the London Borough of Ealing. The southern part of Southall used to be known as Southall Green and was centred on the historic Tudor-styled Manor House which dates back to at least 1587. It is currently used as serviced offices.
It has few industries and is mainly a residential area, having remained for many years mainly agricultural whilst the rest of Southall developed industrially.
Otto Monsted, a Danish margarine manufacturer, built a large factory at Southall in 1894. The factory was called the Maypole Dairy, and eventually grew to become one of the largest margarine manufacturing plants in the world. The Maypole Dairy Company was later acquired by Lever Brothers.
Southall was also the home of one of the earliest British film studios, Southall Studios which played a historic role in film-making from its creation in 1924 to its closure in 1959.
Southall is primarily a South Asian residential district, and is colloquially known as "Little India". 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 internationally acclaimed film Bend It Like Beckham.
Chris Highton, musician and radio presenter was educated at Southall Grammar School.
Abdul Majid Chaudhry, community leader, founder of Chaudhry's TKC. Dalawar Majid Chaudhry, restaurant owner, is notable for community and charity work, standing in elections and is the official caterer of the Pakistan Cricket Board.
Les Ferdinand, England footballer, once played for Southall F.C.