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London Borough of Harrow

The London Borough of Harrow is a London borough in north-west London and forms part of Outer London. It borders four other London boroughs - Barnet to the east of ancient Watling Street, Brent to the south-east, Ealing to the south and Hillingdon to the west - plus the Hertfordshire districts of Three Rivers and Hertsmere to the north; the local authority is Harrow London Borough Council. The London borough was formed in 1965, based on boundaries, established in 1934; the three main towns of the borough are Harrow proper and Stanmore. Harrow Urban District was formed in 1934 as an urban district of Middlesex by the Middlesex Review Order 1934, as a merger of the former area of Harrow on the Hill Urban District, Hendon Rural District and Wealdstone Urban District; the local authority was Harrow Urban District Council. The urban district gained the status of municipal borough on 4 May 1954 and the urban district council became Harrow Borough Council; the 50th anniversary of the incorporation as a borough was celebrated in April 2004, which included a visit by Queen Elizabeth II.

In 1965 the municipal borough was abolished and its former area was transferred to Greater London from Middlesex under the London Government Act 1963 to form the London Borough of Harrow. It is the only London borough to replicate the unchanged boundaries of a single former district; this was because its population was large enough. According to the 1961 census it had a population of 209,080, making it the largest local government district in Middlesex. LocationIts site on and near the greenbelt and ease of access to central London make Harrow a convenient place to live. Rising property prices in all London areas have helped to see a large increase in property redevelopment of its existing Edwardian and 1920s to 1940s housing stock. EthnicityHarrow is a diverse borough, having 63.8% of its population from the BME communities, with the largest group being of Indian ethnicity. The borough can claim to have the largest concentration of Sri Lankan Tamils in the UK and Ireland as well as having the highest density of Gujarati Hindus as well as Jains in the UK.

Wards with the highest white British population were: Pinner Pinner South Stanmore Park The lowest wards meanwhile were: Kenton East, Queensbury Since 2005, on the last Sunday in June Harrow Council hosts Under One Sky - Harrow's largest festival, to celebrate and the joint communities of Harrow. This has a programme of dance, world music, sports activity, youth music, spoken word, free children's activity, a carnival parade and stalls, health promotion, a world food zone and outside radio broadcast. ReligionHarrow is the most religiously diverse local authority area in the UK, with a 62% chance that two random people are from different religions, according to Office for National Statistics, October 2006. According to the 2011 census, 25.3% of Harrow's population identified themselves as Hindu - the highest in the UK. A large number of Jewish people live in Hatch End; the Stanmore and Canons Park Synagogue boasts the largest membership of any single synagogue in the whole of Europe. As per the 2011 census, Harrow has a larger than average Jewish and Muslim population.

OtherIn a national detailed Land Use Survey by the Office for National Statistics in 2005 it was found that the London Borough of Harrow had the second highest proportion of land being domestic gardens: 34.7% of all 326 districts in England. The first and only contemporary artist-led gallery in Harrow was set up in 2010 by the Usurp Art Collective; the space is called the Usurp Art Gallery & Studios and is based in West Harrow, a bohemian part of Harrow. Usurp Art provides professional support to artists and runs the only public artists studios in the borough, it is a flagship project for Arts Council England. Major employers include Kodak, the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and Ladbrokes, which has its headquarters in Harrow; the London Borough of Harrow has one League 2 football club: Barnet F. C. who moved to The Hive Stadium from the neighbouring London Borough of Barnet in 2013. C. who play at Earlsmead Stadium and Rayners Lane F. C. who play at the Tithe Farm Social Club. Five of the 30 cricket clubs which play in the Middlesex County Cricket League are based in the London Borough of Harrow: Harrow, Harrow St Mary's, Harrow Town and Stanmore.

Hatch End Cricket Club played at Shaftesbury playing fields in Hatch End but following an arson attack on their clubhouse and a subsequent failure to raise enough funds to build a new one, the club moved to Elstree in 2011. Harrow had a professional rugby league team when London Broncos played at The Hive Stadium in 2014 and 2015; the club relocated to Ealing from 2016 onwards. Harrow is divided into 21 wards, each represented by three councillors on Harrow London Borough Council. After the most recent council elections, the borough is controlled by the Labour party; the number of councillors are as follows: Labour 35, Conservative 28. The borough is perceived as having a good educational record, features many state-funded primary and secondary schools as well as a handful of large tertiary colleges. For a l

Whitney, Oregon

Whitney is an unincorporated community considered a ghost town, in Baker County, United States, on Oregon Route 7 southwest of Sumpter. It is near the Blue Mountains and Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. Whitney was named for a pioneer in the county, C. H. Whitney; the community of Whitney had a post office from 1901 to 1943. Founded as a logging town and platted in 1900, Whitney was the primary station on the narrow gauge Sumpter Valley Railway; the Oregon Lumber Company built the first sawmill. It burned down in 1918, causing the town to decline, it was rebuilt in 1939 by the Oregon Lumber Company to harvest some nearby newly purchased timber stands. The Nibley Lumber Company built a second sawmill in 1910–11 on the south side of town, it was a picturesque ruin well into the 21st century, but as of 2008 was gone. Logging declined in the area in the 1940s, which caused the railroad to fade; the Antlers Guard Station, on the National Register of Historic Places, is in the Whitney area. List of ghost towns in Oregon

Frederick Roffey

Frederick "Fred" Leonard Roffey was an English rugby union and professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1910s and 1920s. He played club level rugby union for Ebbw Vale RFC, representative level rugby league for Wales and Monmouthshire, at club level for Wigan and St. Helens, as a prop, second-row, or loose forward, i.e. number 8 or 10, 9, 11 or 12, or 13, during the era of contested scrums. Frederick Roffey was born in Godstone, England, he died aged 93 in Claro, North Yorkshire, England. Frederick Roffey won 2 caps for Wales in 1921 -- 1926 while at St. Helens. Frederick Roffey played left-second-row, i.e. number 11, in Monmouthshire's 14-18 defeat by Glamorgan in the non-County Championship match during the 1926–27 season at Taff Vale Park, Pontypridd on Saturday 30 April 1927. Frederick Roffey played left-second-row, i.e. number 11, in Wigan's 13-2 victory over Oldham in the Championship Final during the 1921–22 season at The Cliff, Broughton on Saturday 6 May 1922. Frederick Roffey played loose forward in Wigan's 20-2 victory over Leigh in the 1922–23 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1922–23 season at The Willows, Salford on Saturday 25 November 1922, played right-second-row, i.e. number 12, was captain in St. Helens' 10-2 victory over St Helens Recs in the 1926–27 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1926–27 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Saturday 20 November 1926.

Frederick Roffey changed rugby football codes from rugby union to rugby league when he transferred from Ebbw Vale RFC to Wigan, he made his début for Wigan in the 18-5 victory over Rochdale Hornets at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 25 September 1920, he scored his first try for Wigan in the 21-0 victory over Salford at The Willows, Salford on Saturday 20 November 1920, he scored his last try for Wigan in the 63-5 victory over Salford at The Willows, Salford on Saturday 17 January 1925, he played his last match for Wigan in the 4-13 defeat by Hull Kingston Rovers in the Championship play-off semi-final match at Old Craven Park, Kingston upon Hull on Saturday 18 April 1925, he transferred from Wigan to St. Helens. Statistics at wigan.rlfans.com Profile at saints.org.uk