Town in England, roughly halfway between Oxford and Cambridge.

Rumour has it that Uxbridge hosts an annual boat race which starts with a U-turn. This rumour is entirely false, and not to be believed.

Uxbridge Football Club was founded in 1871. The first 10 years were successful, with the Heron brothers gaining full international caps for England. Uxbridge became a member of the Southern League and reached the Final of the FA Amateur Cup in the 1897/98 season, losing to Middlesbrough at Crystal Palace. Uxbridge nearly folded at the turn of the century with a deficit of £130.

In the 1906/07 season Uxbridge joined the Great Western Combination League and then joined the Athenian League in 1919 after WWI. At the end of the 1919/20 season Uxbridge finished bottom and were unfortunately not re-elected. In 1939 Uxbridge rejoined the Great Western Combination League and continued to play during WWII, joined the London League in the 1944/45 season for a two-season stay, and then transferred to the Corinthian League. In 1948 a ground called "Honeycroft" was bought in Cleveland Road, which is now part of Brunel University.

The 1959/60 season was a particularly successful season with Uxbridge being Champions of the Corinthian League. By the 1960s, Uxbridge was in debt and the ground was mortgaged, but fought on and gained national prominence in 1976 when they met a full strength England side at Wembley Stadium as part of the World Cup preparations. The score: England 8 Uxbridge 0.

In 1978 Uxbridge bought its current ground in West Drayton and also called the ground "Honeycroft". Uxbridge spent over £170,000 on ground improvements and a 1-1 draw with Arsenal in 1981 saw the official opening of the new floodlights. The 1981/82 season saw Uxbridge finish third in the Athenian League and achieve election into the Isthmian League. Uxbridge finished second in Division Two South in 1984/85 and gained promotion to Division One, where they have remained ever since.

Historical league table:

Place Year and League                                    GP  W  D  L  GF  GA PTS
  4th 1894-95  Southern League Division Two              12  4  3  5  14  20  11
  4th 1895-96  Southern League Division Two              16  9  1  6  28  23  19
  4th 1896-97  Southern League Division Two              24 11  5  8  62  37  27
  4th 1897-98  Southern League Division Two              22 11  2  9  38  57  24
 11th 1898-99  Southern League Division Two              22  7  2 13  29  48  16
***Missing tables***
  4th 1946-47  Corinthian League                         24 13  4  7  92  53  30
 10th 1947-48  Corinthian League                         26 10  3 13  53  62  23
  2nd 1948-49  Corinthian League                         24 14  5  5  52  36  33
  4th 1949-50  Corinthian League                         26 15  3  8  65  47  33
  9th 1950-51  Corinthian League                         26 10  4 12  64  62  24
 11th 1951-52  Corinthian League                         26  8  5 13  59  58  21
  5th 1952-53  Corinthian League                         26 12  5  9  40  41  29
  9th 1953-54  Corinthian League                         26 11  3 12  45  56  25
  5th 1954-55  Corinthian League                         28 11  8  9  62  46  30
  3rd 1955-56  Corinthian League                         26 14  5  7  56  34  33
  8th 1956-57  Corinthian League                         28 12  6 10  54  52  30
  6th 1957-58  Corinthian League                         28 12  7  9  57  53  31
  7th 1958-59  Corinthian League                         26 11  3 12  58  63  25
  1st 1959-60  Corinthian League                         30 20  4  6  72  40  44
  6th 1960-61  Corinthian League                         30 15  5 10  50  40  35
  6th 1961-62  Corinthian League                         30 14  5 11  47  41  33
  5th 1962-63  Corinthian League                         30 15  7  8  73  51  37
***Corinthian League disbands, most clubs join Athenian League Division One***  
  8th 1963-64  Athenian League Division One              26 11  5 10  45  42  27
 12th 1964-65  Athenian League Division One              30  6  9 15  48  59  21
 12th 1965-66  Athenian League Division One              30  7  6 17  49  65  20
 15th 1966-67  Athenian League Division One              30  9  5 16  35  72  23
***Relegated to Athenian League Division Two on goal average***
 13th 1967-68  Athenian League Division Two              30  9  5 16  41  60  23
 11th 1968-69  Athenian League Division Two              30 10  7 13  45  58  27
  6th 1969-70  Athenian League Division Two              30 13  8  9  49  40  34
  7th 1970-71  Athenian League Division Two              30 14  4 12  54  50  32
 10th 1971-72  Athenian League Division Two              30 10  8 12  34  36  28
  7th 1972-73  Athenian League Division Two              26 13  4  9  42  27  30
  4th 1973-74  Athenian League Division Two              30 14 11  5  36  23  39
***Missed promotion spot on goal average***
  8th 1974-75  Athenian League Division Two              28  8 11  9  31  31  27
 13th 1975-76  Athenian League Division Two              30  7 10 13  22  31  24
  7th 1976-77  Athenian League Division Two              28 11  7 10  32  25  29
***Athenian League Division One and Two merge***
 12th 1977-78  Athenian League                           34 10  9 15  30  37  29
  6th 1978-79  Athenian League                           36 17 12  7  45  22  46
  6th 1979-80  Athenian League                           38 20  7 11  49  41  47
 12th 1980-81  Athenian League                           38 11 13 14  38  39  35
  3rd 1981-82  Athenian League                           36 20  9  7  56  27  49
***Wins being to count for three points instead of two***
  6th 1982-83  Isthmian League Division Two              42 22 12  8  80  42  78
  7th 1983-84  Isthmian League Division Two              42 18 15  9  61  36  69
  2nd 1984-85  Isthmian League Division Two South        36 22 10  4  81  20  76
***Promoted to Isthmian League Division One***
  7th 1985-86  Isthmian League Division One              42 20  8 14  64  49  68
  9th 1986-87  Isthmian League Division One              42 18  9 15  60  59  63
 17th 1987-88  Isthmian League Division One              42 11 16 15  41  47  49
  9th 1988-89  Isthmian League Division One              40 19  7 14  60  54  64
 18th 1989-90  Isthmian League Division One              42 11 10 21  52  75  43
 16th 1990-91  Isthmian League Division One              42 15  5 22  45  61  50
 15th 1991-92  Isthmian League Division One              40 13  8 19  47  62  47
 15th 1992-93  Isthmian League Division One              40 11 13 16  50  59  46
 15th 1993-94  Isthmian League Division One              42 15  8 19  57  58  53
 13th 1994-95  Isthmian League Division One              42 15 11 16  54  62  56
 10th 1995-96  Isthmian League Division One              42 16 12 14  46  49  60
  8th 1996-97  Isthmian League Division One              42 15 17 10  65  48  62
  5th 1997-98  Isthmian League Division One              42 23  6 13  66  59  75
 14th 1998-99  Isthmian League Division One              42 13 11 18  54  51  50
 10th 1999-00  Isthmian League Division One              42 15 13 14  60  44  58
  7th 2000-01  Isthmian League Division One              42 21  5 16  73  55  68

Thanks to the FCHD (www.fchd.btinternet.co.uk) for the historical league tables.

RAF Uxbridge. This medium-sized base is home to the Queen's Colour Squadron, the Royal Air Force's premier continuity drill squadron, and here's a little guide for any spy planespotter who may want to have a look around.

In front of the gates is a 1/10th size replica of a Spitfire adorning a war memorial. Behind this is the large drill square and the Queen's Colour Squadron's building. Turning left you come to the checkpoint through which all personnel must pass to enter the base. Here is a board showing the current bikini alert state - this is usually 'Black Special' -the 'special' because of the ongoing troubles in Northern Ireland.

Past the checkpoint, you will see the barrack buildings - 6 in all. They are named after battle sites from the First World War and are built from red brick. In this area also is the headquarters, the Sergeant's Mess and the Officer's Mess. In my opinion, the sergeant's mess is more comfortable-looking than the officer's. Towards the Queen's Colour Squadron building is the Airmen's Mess and NAAFI - the forces' food store. They do a good line in hot dogs.

Behind these emporia of good food, you will find the officer's quarters and family accommodation. In this area also is the bunker from where Strike Command conducted air force operations during the Battle of Britain. If you know the right people, it is possible to get a tour around here. The bunker lies 100 feet below the ground though, so be prepared for a small walk.

The town itself is not very interesting, but is close to Heathrow and is where Coca-Cola and its family of products are distributed from.

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