Monday, 19 April 2010


I had to meet someone in Uxbridge this morning but arrived early so was able to have a brief look around.

The old Uxbridge Town Pump in front of St Margaret's Church.

The Art Deco Underground Station was designed by Charles Holden and opened in 1938.

The stained glass panels can be seen as you leave the station.

Acording to 'The stained glass panels at the booking hall end of the platforms reflect the area's heraldic associations. The crown and three seaxes on a red background are the arms of Middlesex County Council and the chained swan on a black and red background is associated with Buckinghamshire. The centre shield is possibly the arms of the local Basset family; a downward pointing red triangle on a gold background was borrowed from the Bassett arms for use on the arms of Uxbridge Urban District Council in 1948.'

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