Holden Road, N12

Road in/near Woodside Park, existing between 1885 and now

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Holden Road is a road which bends around North Finchley and Woodside Park.

During the nineteenth century, Woodside Farm and its estate was left to Henry Holden, after whom Holden Road is named.

The estate was developed into housing as the Woodside Park Estate. Holden built an assembly room, Woodside Hall, in 1885. In 1950 it was converted to a synagogue. St Barnabas church was established as a tin chapel in 1885 and as a proper church in 1912.

Torrington Park, part of Henry Holden’s Friern Park estate lying east of the Great North Road, was already being built up by 1872, when his land on the western boundary of the parish was misleadingly advertised as ’Torrington Park’, a freehold building estate. Most of the same estate was offered again in 1900 after Holden’s death, by which time most of his land east of Holden Road had been built up. ’Artistic villas’ were under construction in Westbury Road to the south in 1910 and land in Woodside Avenue was offered for good-class housing in 1914. Most of the area was built up by 1920.

Spike Milligan, the comedian, lived in Holden Road.

Source: British History Online



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Post by Lyn : Schweppes Factory

The security for schweepes at west hendon was michael kenny with his german shepherd dog called saba started jan 1964 to the 1970s michael kenny security got on with all staff at schweepes hew was liked and well known for all his years spent working there alongside with his security dog that loved the water fountain at schweepes west hendon

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Post by Lyn : Schweppes Factory

Michael kenny worked at schweepes factory providing security with his german shepherd dog saba from jan 1964 to the 1970s michael kenny was well known with his security dog

Marian
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Post by Marian: High Street Barnet

No, it?s not the parade of shops you mention, it?s Middle Row which was demolished in 1889 and was situated to the south of the parish church literally in the middle of the High Street!

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Post by Jan: The Fairway, N14

We lived here from 1991 until 2008. Southgate and Oakwood stations within walking distance - Oakwood the nearest. A lovely, green and spacious area with Trent Country Park a few minutes walk (opposite Oakwood Station). Good transport links to London/Enfield/Hertfordshire. Unfortunately the opening of Asda Supermarket led to a decline of the area with many of the shops closing. When we left in 2008, many of the shops were open and it was a thriving high street. Iconic Art Deco Southgate station is a sight to see. Even Oakwood station has some Art Deco features - the old newsagent kiosk. Southagate is full of history too.

There was a large dairy when we moved there, but overtime this closed and was replaced with houses (where isn?t?). Enfield Town and Gentleman?s Row are worth a visit. First cash machine at the Barclays Bank in Enfield Town

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Post by Lynne Hqapgood: Hutton Grove, N12

I have a question rather than a comment. When was 80 Hutton Grove built? My parents, Eddie and Margaret Hapgood, lived at 80 Hutton Grove from 1934 until sometime during the war,and I would love to know if they moved into a new-build house during the big suburban expansion in the 1930s. Does anyone out there know?! I visited very recently to see the road and the frontage of the house for the first time.

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Post by John Dye: Cool Oak Lane, NW9

I lived at Queensbury Road, Kingsbury during World War II and used to play regularly along the edge of the Welsh Harp. About halfway along Cool Oak Lane on the south side was a pond we used to call Froggy Pond. It was the only place I ever saw a water scorpion, Nepa cinerea.
At the end of the war, all the street air raid shelters were knocked down and the rubble was piled up on the ground south of the Cool Oak Lane bridge, on the Hendon side. I remember that this heap of rubble became infested with rats and I used to watch them from the bridge. I was told that an old house on the south side of Cool Oak Lane (Woodfield House?) was once owned by the wife of Horatio Nelson. I think it later became the nurseries for plants grown for the Hendon parks.

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Post by Martina: Schweppes Factory

The site is now a car shop and Angels Fancy Dress shop and various bread factories are there.

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The most expensive showbiz ticket I ever bought
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http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/16357896.who-was-there-at-the-night-of-200-stars/?ref=rss

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Creative writing workshops with award winning author

A former reporter of the Hendon and Finchley Times has published a book inspired by a work of Roald Dahl that won FutureBook Children’s Book of the Year.


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VIEW THE WOODSIDE PARK AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE WOODSIDE PARK AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE WOODSIDE PARK AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE WOODSIDE PARK AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE WOODSIDE PARK AREA IN THE 1900s
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Woodside Park

Woodside Park is a place in the London Borough of Barnet.

It is very varied in character. The area to the east of the tube station consists predominantly of large Victorian houses, many of which have been converted into flats.

The area grew because of Woodside Park station. This was planned by the Edgware, Highgate and London Railway (EH&LR) and was originally opened as Torrington Park on 1 April 1872 by the Great Northern Railway (which had taken over the EH&LR).

The station was on a branch of a line that ran from Finsbury Park to Edgware via Highgate. The station was renamed within a month of opening, and again in 1882.

After the 1921 Railways Act created the Big Four railway companies the line was, from 1923, part of the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER). The section of the High Barnet branch north of East Finchley was incorporated into the London Underground network through the "Northern Heights" project begun in the late 1930s. The station was first served by Northern line trains on 14 April 1940 and, after a period where the station was serviced by both operators, LNER services ended in 1941. The station still retains much of its original Victorian architectural character today.

The north-western part of the area, which can also be regarded as the part of Totteridge in N12 rather than N20, is sometimes called Woodside Park Garden Suburb and consists of semi-detached or detached 3 to 4 bedroom houses built in the 1950s. It includes the Woodside Park Club.

The eastern boundary of the Garden Suburb is the Dollis Brook and the southern boundary is the Folly Brook. To the south of this Suburb is an area of 1920s and 1930s houses, where many of the roads are named after places in Sussex, such as Sussex Ring and Cissbury Ring.

Between the Garden Suburb and the Northern Line is an area originally of Victorian housing. Many of the houses, including the former residence of Spike Milligan, have been pulled down and replaced by modern housing or blocks of flats. Much of this area consists of a council estate where Emma Bunton grew up.

There is a small amount of commercial activity around the mini roundabout at Chanctonbury Way, which was originally the main shopping area for Woodside Park, providing basic services such as a post office, a butcher and an ironmonger. Since the creation of North Finchley shopping parade, many of the original shops have closed down and have been replaced by specialised businesses.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Brent Lodge:   Brent Lodge was built on land which had been part of ’Warren’s Gift’, a charitable estate, sometime between 1817 and 1824.
Coathouse Farm:   Coathouse Farm was the seat of the Peacock family.
Finchley Catholic High School:   Finchley Catholic High School is a comprehensive boys’ secondary school with a coeducational sixth form in North Finchley. It accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18.
Folly Brook:   Folly Brook is a 2 1⁄4 mile long brook.
Frith Manor Primary School:   Frith Manor Primary School is a mixed school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Malt and Hops:   The Malt and Hops was situated at 891 High Road, N12.
Moss Hall:   Moss Hall was named after the Mosse family.
Moss Hall Infant School:   Moss Hall Infant School accepts children between the ages of 5 and 7.
Moss Hall Junior School:   Moss Hall Junior School is a mixed community school which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 11.
Moss Hall Nursery School:   Moss Hall is a local authority nursery school.
Moss Hall Tavern:   The Moss Hall Tavern opened in 1871 and became known as "The Elephant".
Northside Primary School:   Northside Primary School is a mixed community school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Riverside Walk:   
St Michael’s Catholic Grammar School:   St Michael’s Catholic Grammar School is a girls school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18.
Sussex Ring, N12:   Sussex Ring is a junction containing a small parade of shops.
Swan and Pyramids:   The Swan & Pyramids was situated at 975 High Road.
The Holmewood School:   The Holmewood School London, is a school for 7-19-year-olds with high-functioning autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, and other language, communication and social difficulties.
The Woodside Park Sports and Social Club:   
Torrington House:   The Torrington Arms (Torrington House) opened in the 1830s.
Totteridge Tennis Club:   
Whetstone Stray:   Whetstone Stray is parkland created during the twentieth century from former farmland.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Albert Street, N12 · Alexandra Grove, N12 · Anastasia Mews, N12 · Argyle Road, N12 · Ashbourne Close, N12 · Ashbourne Court, N12 · Avenue Road, N12 · Avondale Avenue, N12 · Belmont Close, N20 · Birkbeck Road, N12 · Brook Meadow, N12 · Brookmead Court, N20 · Brownlow Road, N3 · Budd Close, N12 · Burtonhole Lane, N12 · Chanctonbury Way, N12 · Charnwood Place, N20 · Chesterfield Road, N12 · Chesterfield Road, N3 · Chiddingfold, N12 · Chislehurst Avenue, N12 · Church Path, N12 · Cissbury Ring North, N12 · Clements Close, N12 · Cliveden Close, N12 · Coleridge Road, N12 · Coppice Walk, N20 · Court House Gardens, N3 · Courthouse Road, N12 · Courthouse Road, N3 · Croft Mews, N20 · Dale Grove, N12 · Dorie Mews, N12 · Elmstead Close, N20 · Essex Park, N3 · Etchingham Court, N3 · Finchley Court, N3 · Finchley High Road, N12 · Folkington Corner, N12 · Framfield Close, N12 · Frederick’s Place, N12 · Fursby Avenue, N3 · Gainsborough Court, N12 · Gainsborough Road, N12 · Grange Avenue, N12 · Great Bushey Drive, N20 · Green Bank, N12 · Greenway Close, N20 · Greenway, N20 · Gruneisen Road, N3 · Guildown Avenue, N12 · Hadar Close, N20 · Highwood Avenue, N12 · Hill Crescent, N20 · Hillcourt Avenue, N12 · Holden Avenue, N12 · Holden Road, N12 · Hoptree Close, N12 · Howcroft Crescent, N3 · Hughes Close, N12 · Huntly Drive, N3 · Hutton Grove, N12 · Laurel View, N12 · Laurel Way, N12 · Laurel Way, N20 · Limes Avenue, N12 · Links Drive, N20 · Linkside, N12 · Little Cedars, N12 · Longland Drive, N20 · Lorian Close, N12 · Lynton Mead, N20 · Montrose Crescent, N12 · Moss Hall Crescent, N12 · Moss Hall Grove, N12 · Mossborough Close, N12 · Nether Close, N3 · Nether Street, N12 · Nether Street, N3 · Nethercourt Avenue, N3 · Netherfield Road, N12 · Northiam, N12 · Northumberland House, N3 · Oak Tree Drive, N20 · Offham Slope, N12 · Percy Road, N12 · Poynings Way, N12 · Pycombe Corner, N12 · Ridgeview Road, N20 · Riverside Walk, N12 · Rodmell Slope, N12 · Rowben Close, N20 · Rowben Way, N20 · Saddlescombe Way, N12 · Seymour Road, N3 · Singleton Scarp, N12 · Southover, N12 · Southway, N20 · Springfield Close, N12 · St Andrew’s Close, N12 · Station Approach, N12 · Steynings Way, N12 · The Oaks, N12 · Theobald’s Avenue, N12 · Thyra Grove, N12 · Tillingham Way, N12 · Totteridge Lane, N20 · Twineham Green, N12 · Ventnor Drive, N20 · Wentworth Avenue, N3 · Wentworth Close, N3 · Wentworth Park, N3 · West Avenue, N3 · West Hill Way, N20 · Westbury Grove, N12 · Westbury Road, N12 · Whittington Mews, N12 · Willow End, N20 · Winifred Place, N12 · Wolstonbury, N12 · Woodberry Gardens, N12 · Woodside Avenue, N12 · Woodside Grange Road, N12 · Woodside Grove, N12 · Woodside Park Road, N12 ·
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