House clearance Uxbridge UB8
Few little facts about Uxbridge
Uxbridge is situated in the London Borough of Hillingdon. The name is derived from "Wuxen Bridge" which was likely to have been near the bottom of Oxford Road where the "Swan and Bottle" now stands. The Wuxen were a 7th-century Saxon tribe. Before 1965, Uxbridge formed a municipal borough of Middlesex.
The ANITA calculator, the world's first desktop electronic calculator, was developed and manufactured by the Bell Punch Company at its site on "The Island", off Rockingham Road. In 1972 the calculator division was sold to Rockwell International of the USA, which decided to exit consumer electronics in 1976 and closed down calculator manufacturing. The Bell Punch Company continued manufacturing its other products till about 1986 when it too closed down.
Uxbridge also has its own Royal Air Force station, known as RAF Uxbridge, that is most famous for being the Headquarters of 11 Group (RAF Fighter Command) during the Battle of Britain. A replica Spitfire can be seen on display at the front entrance to the base.
In 1605 the Gunpowder Plot was uncovered. The leader, Robert Catesby (son of William), escaped and hid in his house in Uxbridge. He was later shot.
Only Fools and Horses - Scene filmed in Randalls department store
Family Affairs - Channel 5 soap opera, filmed outside the Civic Centre in Uxbridge.