The town of Hayes, located in West London, has a long and intriguing past. The area today is made up of what was originally five separate villages: Botwell, Hayes Town, Hayes End, Wood End, and Yeading. Historically in Middlesex, it became part of the London Borough of Hillingdon in 1965, but has a history that stretches back over a thousand years. Secret Hayescovers a wealth of topics, from its first documented origins in AD 757 to being the home of both EMI and George Orwell. Join author Louise Wyatt, who grew up in the town, as she unearths the area's deepest secrets.
Louise realised her love of words and all things written when, at the tender age of five, she began devouring Ladybird books faster than my teacher could supply them. After winning various writing and poetry competitions throughout school, she ended up having her family then training to be a nurse, but always wrote for pleasure. Louise started a blog five years ago for her love of history and soon discovered she enjoyed unearthing little-known facts about certain areas. Over the past few years, Louise has become a book reviewer and proof reader, and is still enjoying the magic of words.