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  • Amy Johnson - Flying from Kingsbury The story of one of aviation's heroines, and the time that she lived in Brent, is told in Philip Grant's illustrated article.
  • Arthur Lucan - the man who was "Old Mother Riley"  Brent has very few blue plaques, commemorating famous people who lived in the borough, but one of them can be found on a large house in Forty Lane, Wembley.
  • Jose Diaz, the Spanish Chairman   Today many people born overseas serve as local councillors, but in this illustrated article Philip Grant tells the story of a man who did so more than 100 years ago
  • Wembley's Rolling Stone   Find out where musician Charlie Watts grew up and went to school in this illustrated article by Philip Grant. 

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