Ruislip Trivia

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RAF NORTHOLT Like 0 Disike 0 Report  
17th August 2012 at 8:17PM
Other: RAF NORTHOLT is actually in Ruislip and not Northolt. I have no idea why it is not RAF RUISLIP.
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The Inbetweeners Like 0 Disike 0 Report  
17th August 2012 at 8:12PM
Other: The popular channel 4 show The Inbetweeners is based in Ruislip high school in ruislip gardens.
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6th January 2012 at 1:55PM
Other: The name Ruislip probably derives from the Old English words for "rush" and "leap", meaning a place where the river Pinn was narrow enough to jump across
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6th January 2012 at 1:23PM
Other: Manor Farm - a unique collection of historic buildings, archaeological remains and landscape features set in 22 acres of beautiful grounds. Centred on the remains of a pre-Norman Motte and Bailey fort boasts a modern 'interpretation centre' which opens the history of the site to the general public.
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6th January 2012 at 1:20PM
Other: Ruislip Lido Railway is a 12 in gauge miniature railway around the Lido running from the main station at Woody Bay by the lido beach, on a 1.5 mile track around the reservoir. It passes through the Ruislip Woods to Ruislip Lido station near the Water's Edge restaurant and the lido's car park
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6th January 2012 at 1:16PM
Other: The council ruined the popularity of the lido in the 70's by charging extortionate rates for entry. Soon enough visitors numbers dropped so badly that the place was sent into terminal decline.
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6th January 2012 at 1:10PM
Other: Ruislip has one of the largest crematoriums in the UK - Breakspear.
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6th January 2012 at 1:01PM
Fact: Ruislip has five tube stations and is served by three different tube lines.
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6th January 2012 at 1:00PM
Other: Home to the Ruislip woods covering 726 acres
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6th January 2012 at 12:58PM
Other: Home to the famous Ruislip Lido - a reservoir and artificial beach where people can sunbathe and swim.