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Pauline McQuade
Pauline McQuade   
Added: 23 May 2018 01:14 GMT   
IP: 86.147.245.42
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Post by Pauline McQuade: Golders Lodge

Golders Lodge was built by Captain Alexander Wedderburn MacKenzie of the 67th Regiment of Foot. The ghost of Golders Lodge story probably came about when the body of his long dead sister Hannah was discovered in a bathroom of the rambling house. He had performed some sort of ceremony over the body but had neglected to bury her, this was then swiftly arranged. He was declared insane and died in Pembroke House, Hackney in November 1865.

Marian
Marian   
Added: 18 Mar 2018 09:23 GMT   
IP: 86.166.51.209
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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!

Jan
Jan   
Added: 15 Mar 2018 09:57 GMT   
IP: 92.30.46.73
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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

Lynne Hqapgood
Lynne Hqapgood   
Added: 12 Feb 2018 11:05 GMT   
IP: 213.122.132.80
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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.

Scott Hatton
Scott Hatton   
Added: 19 Dec 2017 20:11 GMT   
IP: 217.63.194.106
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Post by Scott Hatton: 12 Wansford Park, WD6

We moved to 12 Wansford Park during August 1960, moving out during 1967.

My parents had managed to wangle themselves into a house in London W10 which was due to be demolished by the local council. Thus the council moved them into a much better place (inside toilet!) opposite Tempsford Green in Borehamwood.

John Dye
John Dye   
Added: 1 Dec 2017 14:50 GMT   
IP: 86.131.134.236
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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.

Ron
Ron   
Added: 24 Sep 2017 22:22 GMT   
IP: 92.6.6.10
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Post by Ron: Colindale

The leather business and ’Leatherville’ was set up by Arthur Garstin, not GARSTON.
:o)

Cassandra Green
Cassandra Green   
Added: 19 Sep 2017 21:39 GMT   
IP: 95.149.2.213
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Post by Cassandra Green: Rudall Crescent, NW3

I lived at 2 Rudall Crescent until myself and my family moved out in 1999. I once met a lady in a art fair up the road who was selling old photos of the area and was very knowledgeable about the area history, collecting photos over the years. She told me that before the current houses were built, there was a large manor house , enclosed by a large area of land. She told me there had been a fire there. Im trying to piece together the story and find out what was on the land before the crescent was built. This website is very interesting.

Martina
Martina   
Added: 13 Jul 2017 21:22 GMT   
IP: 146.198.174.6
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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.

LDNnews
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Added: 26 May 2018 00:40 GMT   
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Post by LDNnews: Dollis Hill
’They sat and watched them turn to ashes’: Grenfell anger spills out
Relatives of two entire families who died in tragedy give tributes during inquiry hearingAnger at the government response to the Grenfell Tower fire has burst into the open at the public inquiry, as relatives of two entire families who were killed delivered gruelling personal tributes and a nine-year-old girl became the youngest person to speak about her grief.Sir Martin Moore-Bick, the inquiry chairman, presided over an emotional end to a week in which tributes have been paid to 47 of the 72 who died as a result of the fire. Related: Intimate, harrowing Grenfell testimonies make victims real, not just a number Related: The victims of the Grenfell Tower fire Continue reading...


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Post by LDNnews: Brent Cross
Evening update: Long delays on M25 and chaos on train network

It’s extremely busy on the roads this evening as drivers head home and head off for the bank holiday weekend.


http://www.times-series.co.uk/stalbans/16251392.Evening_update__Long_delays_on_M25_and_chaos_on_train_network/?ref=rss

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http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/16251104.Mayor_gives_schools___1_million_to_tackle_air_pollution/?ref=rss

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People traffickers jailed for role in brothel network
Four members of an organised crime network have been sentenced to a total of 20 years for running a string of brothels in and around London.

http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/16251583.People_traffickers_jailed_for_role_in_brothel_network/?ref=rss

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Murder suspect placed on Interpol’s ’most wanted’ list
Murder suspect placed on Interpol’s ’most wanted’ list

http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/16251479.Murder_suspect_placed_on_Interpol_s__most_wanted__list/?ref=rss

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Post by LDNnews: Finchley Central
Fifa World Cup 2018 fixtures: The groups, matches, dates, venues, and full schedule this summer
Hosts Russia will kick off the 2018 World Cup finals in less than a month against Saudi Arabia in Moscow, while defending champions Germany will start against Mexico.

https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/fifa-world-cup-2018-fixtures-groups-matches-dates-venues-full-schedule-a3845331.html

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Post by LDNnews: Dollis Hill
The Guardian view on gardening: digging one’s way to humanity | Editorial
The Guardian view on gardening: digging one’s way to humanity | Editorial

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/may/25/the-guardian-view-on-gardening-digging-ones-way-to-humanity

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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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
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.
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.
Northside Primary School:   Northside Primary School is a mixed community school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
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.
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.


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 · Birkbeck Road, N12 · Brent Way, N3 · Brook Meadow, N12 · Budd Close, N12 · Burtonhole Lane, N12 · Chanctonbury Way, N12 · Chesterfield Road, N12 · Chesterfield Road, N3 · Church Path, N12 · Church Path, N20 · Church Path, N5 · Cissbury Ring North, N12 · Clements Close, N12 · Cliveden Close, N12 · Coleridge Road, N12 · Court House Gardens, N3 · Courthouse Road, N12 · Courthouse Road, N3 · Croft Mews, N20 · Dorie Mews, N12 · Essex Park, N3 · Finchley High Road, N12 · Folkington Corner, N12 · Frederick’s Place, N12 · Frith Manor Farm Cottages, N12 · Fursby Avenue, N3 · Gainsborough Court, N12 · Gainsborough Road, N12 · Grange Avenue, N12 · Green Bank, N12 · Guildown Avenue, N12 · Hamilton Way, N3 · Highwood Avenue, N12 · Holden Avenue, N12 · Holden Road, N12 · Hoptree Close, N12 · Hughes Close, N12 · Huntly Drive, N3 · Hutton Grove, N12 · Laurel View, N12 · Limes Avenue, N12 · Linkside, N12 · Little Cedars, N12 · Lorian Close, N12 · Nether Street, N12 · Nethercourt Avenue, N3 · Netherfield Road, N12 · Offham Slope, N12 · Percy Road, N12 · Poynings Way, N12 · Pycombe Corner, N12 · Riverside Walk, N12 · Rodmell Slope, N12 · Saddlescombe Way, N12 · Singleton Scarp, N12 · Springfield Close, N12 · St Andrew’s Close, N12 · Station Approach, N12 · Steynings Way, N12 · The Oaks, N12 · Theobald’s Avenue, N12 · Walmington Fold, N12 · Walmington Fold, N3 · West Avenue, N3 · Westbury Grove, N12 · Westbury Road, N12 · Whittington Mews, N12 · Winifred Place, N12 · Wolstonbury, N12 · Woodside Avenue, N12 · Woodside Grange Road, N12 · Woodside Grove, N12 · Woodside Park Road, N12 ·

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Environs of London (1832) FREE DOWNLOAD
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Ordnance Survey of the London region (1939) FREE DOWNLOAD
Ordnance Survey colour map of the environs of London 1:10,560 scale
Ordnance Survey. Crown Copyright 1939.

Outer London (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
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Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)
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