The name “Greenford” was first documented in 848 as “Grenan Forda” and literally meant a place where the river Brent was crossed. In the medieval period there may have been two bridges in the area but there has been one at this location since the 17th century. At the moment the level of the Brent is quite high, worrying for homes and businesses close to it as there has been flooding here in the past and more rain is forecast.
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