Around Battle Through Time

Around Battle Through Time

Ashford Through Time

Ashford Through Time

Around Hayes Through Time

Series: Through Time

Publication Date15th May 2013

Book FormatPaperback





This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Hayes has changed and developed over the last century.
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The early history of Hayes is one of agricultural activity, with the Archbishop of Canterbury presiding over it as lord of the manor. The village's quiet rural existence continued barely changed for centuries, until the arrival of the Grand Union Canal in 1794 and then the railway in 1864. Then began a steady growth of industry in and around Hayes, with brickmaking in particular playing a key part in the economy of the area. Despite this, the village still had a population of only around 2,000 in the early 1900s. The real expansion of the area began in the twentieth century, with the arrival of a diverse range of industries, from electrical technologies and aviation to confectionery. With business booming, it was essential that the new workers had somewhere to live, and so Hayes as we know it today began to emerge from this sleepy rural village.

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