Alperton

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Template:Use dmy dates Template:Use British English Template:Infobox UK place Alperton is a district in the London Borough of Brent in northwest London. It is situated Template:Convert west north-west of Charing Cross.

Transport

Road

Ealing Road (A4089) and Bridgewater Road (A4005) are major roads that run though Alperton. Alperton Lane (B456) is another useful thoroughfare.

The Grand Union Canal runs through Alperton, and the Grand Union Walk is its old towpath which was originally used by horses drawing the canal barges, and is now a recreational facility that serves Alperton.

Tube

Stations in the area are:

  • Alperton Station (Piccadilly Line)

Notable people

  • Chess endgame study composer and author John Roycroft was born in Alperton
  • Gary Waddock, former footballer and now manager of Wycombe Wanderers, grew up in Alperton
  • Footballer Joe Wiggins (1909–1982) was born in Alperton

In popular culture

The towpath of the Grand Union Canal in Alperton has been used for various scenes in the BBC TV soap EastEnders. It was first used in an episode which aired on 3 October 1985, when the character Den Watts (played by Leslie Grantham) meets with Michelle Fowler (played by Susan Tully) and it is revealed Den is the father of Michelle's baby. It was used again on numerous occasions, most famously on 23 February 1989, when Den Watts was shot before falling into the canal and supposedly dying. Den returned to the canal with daughter Sharon Watts on 3 October 2003, when he returned to Albert Square alive.

Locale

Neighbouring areas

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References

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External links

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