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The History of Hendon
(Hendon, North West London NW4, London borough of Brent, Greater London)
Hendon was historically a civil parish in the county of Middlesex. The manor is described in Domesday (1087), but
the name, 'Hendun' meaning 'at the highest hill', is earlier. There is even evidence of Roman settlement discovered by
the Hendon and District Archaeological Society and others; an urn burial of a headless child was found in nearby Sunny
Hill Park. The Midland Railway and the Great Northern Railways were built through Hendon in the 1860s. There is evidence
of problems of wild horses feeding between the tracks.
Hendon's claim to fame is in flying and Hendon Aerodrome is now the RAF Museum. The area is closely associated with the
aviator Claude Grahame-White. Another part of the Aerodrome site is the Hendon Police College, the training centre for
the Metropolitan Police.