Wembley, London

Wembley is an area in Northwest London and is part of the London Borough of Brent, forming part of Greater London. The name Wembley is taken from the old English for meadow or clearing. It formed a separate civil parish in 1894 and was incorporated as a municipal borough in 1937.


Latitude: 51.550501000000
Longitude: -0.304840900000

Timeline of Events Associated with Wembley, London

Date Event Manage
2 Apr 1924

British Empire Exhibition opens

Wembley at night croppedOn 23 April 1924, the British Empire Exhibition opened. The exhibition was located in Wembley, a suburb north of London and ran from 23 April to 1 November 1924. It reopened for a second season between 9 May and 31 October 1925. Image: “Wembley By Night” in Donald Maxwell, Wembley in Colour (London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1924), 101. Collection of the author.


Anne Clendinning, “On The British Empire Exhibition, 1924-25″

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