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Rose
Rose   
Added: 16 Jun 2018 17:43 GMT   
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Post by Rose: Freeling Street, N1

I lived at 39 Freeling Street 1922 - 1937

Glenn Clark
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Post by Glenn Clark: Burghley Road, N8

Lived with my parents at number 18 from 1963 to 1981, briefly moved back for a while but moved on in 1987. Remember riding my scooter in the 60?s and in my soap box that my grandad made, he lived at number 27 from after WW1 till 1976. Great days playing football against the wall on the corner of Burghley Rd and Lyttleton Rd with my mates from the adjoining road. Now live in North Norfolk but often think back to Hornsey and Stationers Company School.

N Rogers
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Post by N Rogers: Coleraine Works, N17

Coleraine Works was the informal name given to a small industrial building – just to the right of the photo shown – on the corner of Poynton Road and Wycombe Road.

This last housed a printer and has been empty for several years as the council refuse to let it pass into non-commercial use.

Andreas Christou
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Post by Andreas Christou: Woodlands Park Road, N15

I need to know the year and month I have moved at 83 woodlands park road


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Post by Janet Creed (need Burke): Campbell Road, N4

My father was William Burke, 74 Campbell road n4 my mother was May wright of Campbell road, I was born on 13.02.1953, we stayed with my grandparents in Campbell Road, William and Maggie Wright.

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Post by LDNnews: Seven Sisters

Natalie Dormer rocks jumpsuit at Serpentine Gallery Summer Party


The 36-year-old actress was embracing a low-key look to attend the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party, held at London’s Kendsinton Gardens on Tuesday evening.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5862735/Natalie-Dormer-rocks-simple-jumpsuit-Serpentine-Gallery-Summer-Party.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Carshalton girl ’raises loads of money’ for charity close to her heart
When Katya Davidson-Redwood first came up with the idea to complete the Wandle Walk for charity, she set her sights on raising $100.

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/16299515.Carshalton_girl___39_raises_loads_of_money__39__for_charity_close_to_her_heart/?ref=rss

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Post by LDNnews: Caledonian Road
Driver cut out of car after rush hour crash in Catford
A driver had to be cut out of their car after a morning rush hour crash in Catford.

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/16299546.Driver_cut_out_of_car_after_rush_hour_crash_in_Catford/?ref=rss

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Post by LDNnews: Bounds Green
Saudi Arabia's World Cup team plane catches fire mid-flight after 'bird hits engine'
Saudi Arabia’s team plane caught fire in mid-air as they travelled to their next World Cup match in Rostov-on-Don.

https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/worldcup/world-cup-2018-saudi-arabias-team-plane-catches-fire-midflight-after-bird-hits-engine-a3866201.html

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Senior Chelsea stars growing restless over lack of transfer signings
Senior Chelsea players are growing increasingly concerned that the club have yet to make any summer signings.

https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/senior-chelsea-stars-growing-restless-over-lack-of-transfer-signings-a3866321.html

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Grenfell Tower: What happened
Images, maps and graphics explaining how the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower may have started and how it spread.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40301289

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Alexandra Burke puts on a leggy display in skimpy leather mini skirt


The singer, 29, seemingly brushed off her performance woes following her tour cancellation as she stepped out at a studio in Soho, London on Monday.


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Belgium vs Panama LIVE, World Cup 2018 latest score: Goal updates and action - Dries Mertens volley and Romelu Lukaku brace make it 3-0 after Kevin De Bruyne pass
Will Panama shock a talented Red Devils side?

https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/worldcup/belgium-vs-panama-live-world-cup-2018-live-stream-online-latest-score-goals-watch-tv-highlights-a3864986.html

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Post by LDNnews: Caledonian Road
Belgium 3 Panama 0: Romelu Lukaku double downs World Cup debutants in Group G opener
Belgium overcame a slow start to beat World Cup debutants Panama and lay down a marker ahead of England’s first game.

https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/worldcup/belgium-3-panama-0-romelu-lukaku-double-downs-world-cup-debutants-in-group-g-opener-a3865906.html

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Post by LDNnews: Bounds Green
World Cup analysis: Belgium should hold no fear for England but physical Panama could cause problems
Belgium overcame a slow start to defeat debutants Panama 3-0 in their opening World Cup game in Sochi.

https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/worldcup/world-cup-analysis-belgium-should-hold-no-fear-for-england-but-physical-panama-could-cause-problems-a3865971.html

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Post by LDNnews: Blackhorse Road
FIFA launches disciplinary proceedings against Mexico after fans 'chant homophobic abuse'
World Cup bosses have launched disciplinary proceedings against Mexico after its fans chanted apparent homophobic abuse at German goalkeeper.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/fifa-launches-disciplinary-proceedings-against-mexico-after-fans-chant-homophobic-abuse-a3865976.html

VIEW THE SEVEN SISTERS AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE SEVEN SISTERS AREA IN THE 1800s
The 1800 mapping is bounded by Stanmore (NW), Woodford (NE), Bromley (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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VIEW THE SEVEN SISTERS AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE SEVEN SISTERS AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE SEVEN SISTERS AREA IN THE 1900s
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Seven Sisters

Seven Sisters’s name is derived from seven elms which were planted in a circle with a walnut tree at their centre on an area of common land known as Page Green.


In his early seventeenth-century work, Brief Description of Tottenham, local vicar and historian William Bedwell singled out the Page Green walnut tree for particular mention. He wrote of it as a local ’arboreal wonder’ which ’flourished without growing bigger’. He described it as popularly associated with the burning of an unknown Protestant. There is also speculation that the tree was ancient, possibly going back as far as Roman times, perhaps standing in a sacred grove or pagan place of worship.

The walnut vanished at some point, leaving the circle of elms. These were first recorded as the Seven Sisters in 1732.

The location of the seven trees can be tracked through a series of maps from 1619 on. From 1619 they are shown in a position which today corresponds with the western tip of Page Green at the junction of Broad Lane and the High Road. With urbanisation radically changing the area, the ’Seven Sisters’ had been replanted by 1876, still on Page Green, but further to the east. Contemporary maps show them remaining in this new location until 1955.

The trees formed a well-known landmark. So much so that a new thoroughfare connecting Tottenham to Camden Town in 1840 was named Seven Sisters Road.

In 1852, the originals were in a sorry state and new trees were planted by the seven daughters of a Mr J McRae. These elms lasted just 20 years, when a newspaper described "six venerable and withered trunks" (perhaps the stumps of the originals were still hanging around). A new circle was planted on 2 March 1886 when local siblings called Rosa, Alice, Amy, Edith, Julia, Georgina and Matilda Hibbert — the only family in Tottenham to contain seven sisters and no brothers — did the honours.

Over the years, the sisters returned to view their handiwork. Matilda’s was the only one that wouldn’t take. According to a later interview, the sister "pointed to her withered tree and said, ’I’m the doomed one’". Alas, her premonition came true. Mathilda passed away in 1900. Her six siblings lived on, regrouping at the elms each year. Five trees had died by 1928 when three of the surviving Hibberts were recommissioned to "make good the deficiency". The six sisters continued their reunion until at least 1937, bringing the original commemorative brooches and spades used in 1886. One of these spades can still be seen at the Bruce Castle Museum in Tottenham.

*L1491308014L*Further plantings took place in 1955, courtesy of sisters named Basten. Perhaps because elms had proven too fragile for the ground, this iteration opted for Italian polar, and the trees were planted in two clumps rather than a ring. The most recent ceremony drew on the digging skills of five local families, all blessed with seven sisters. This time hornbeams were chosen. The still-standing ring was installed at the centre of Page Green in 1996. You can view it today, although there’s no obvious plaque or information board recalling the centuries-old tradition.

The current ring of hornbeam trees was planted in 1997 in a ceremony led by five families of seven sisters.

Seven Sisters station was constructed by the Great Eastern Railway on its Stoke Newington & Edmonton Railway line and opened on 22 July 1872. On 1 January 1878, the GER opened a branch line, the Palace Gates Line, from Seven Sisters station to Noel Park and later that year to Palace Gates (Wood Green) station.

The first section of the Victoria line opened on 1 September 1968 serving Seven Sisters, although a shared entrance and interchange facilities with the surface station were not opened until December 1968. The original GER entrance to the station was situated in West Green Road at the north end of the surface station, but the new combined entrance was opened in Seven Sisters Road at the south end on the site of a former wood merchants yard, connecting to the west end of the Victoria line platforms. The original (1872) entrance was closed at that time.

The section of Victoria line between Seven Sisters and Finsbury Park stations is the longest between adjacent stations in deep level tunnels on the London Underground network. During the planning phase of the Victoria line, thought was given to converting Manor House into a Victoria line station and diverting the Piccadilly line in new tunnels directly from Finsbury Park to Turnpike Lane via Harringay Green Lanes, but the idea was abandoned because of the inconvenience this would cause, as well as the cost.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Ada National College for Digital Skills:   Further education (16 plus) which accepts students between the ages of 16 and 19.
Ambitious College:   Special post 16 institution which accepts students between the ages of 19 and 25.
Chestnuts Park:   
Coleraine Works, N17:   Coleraine Works was the informal name given to a small industrial building on the corner of Poynton Road and Wycombe Road.
Down Lane Park:   
Downhills Park:   
Earlsmead Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Earlsmead Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Harris Primary Academy Coleraine Park:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Holy Trinity CofE Primary School:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Hyland House School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Markfield Park:   
Page Green Common:   Page Green Common is a much reduced area of common land.
Park View School:   Community school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Pembury House Nursery School:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 5.
Pembury House Nursery School & Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Seven Sisters:   Seven Sisters’s name is derived from seven elms which were planted in a circle with a walnut tree at their centre on an area of common land known as Page Green.
Seven Sisters Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11.
St Ann’s CE Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
The Mulberry Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
The Paddock Community Nature Park:   
Tottenham Green:   
Welbourne Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Welbourne Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Alexandra Road, N15 · Alton Road, N17 · Angelica Court, N17 · Antill Road, N15 · Appleby Close, N15 · Armadale Close, N17 · Arnold Road, N15 · Arnold Road, N17 · Ashby Road, N15 · Ashley Road, N17 · Ashmount Road, N15 · Avenue Road, N15 · Beaconsfield Road, N15 · Bedford Road, N15 · Bernard Road, N15 · Blenheim Rise, N15 · Bourn Avenue, N15 · Bream Close, N17 · Broad Lane, N15 · Buller Road, N17 · Burdock Road, N17 · Burlington Road, N17 · Carbuncle Passage, N17 · Carew Road, N17 · Chesnut Grove, N17 · Chesnut Road, N17 · Clarence Road, N15 · Clinton Road, N15 · Clonmell Road, N17 · Clyde Circus, N15 · Clyde Road, N15 · Colless Road, N15 · Collingwood Road, N15 · Colsterworth Road, N15 · Constable Crescent, N15 · Constable Cresent, N15 · Copperfield Drive, N15 · Cornwall Road, N15 · Cromer Road, N17 · Cromer Terrace, E8 · Cunningham Road, N15 · Daneland Walk, N17 · Dawlish Road, N17 · Devon Close, N17 · Dongola Road, N17 · Dorset Road, N15 · Downhills Avenue, N17 · Dowsett Road, N17 · Dunloe Avenue, N17 · Earlsmead Road, N15 · Edgecot Grove, N15 · Eleanor Close, N15 · Elizabeth Clyde Close, N15 · Elizabeth Place, N15 · Elmar Road, N15 · Enterprise Row, N15 · Erskine Crescent, N17 · Factory Lane, N17 · Fairbanks Road, N17 · Falmer Road, N15 · Ferry Lane, N17 · Field Road, N17 · Forest Road, N17 · Fountayne Road, N15 · Glendish Road, N17 · Gresley Close, N15 · Grove Park Road, N15 · Hale Gardens, N17 · Hale Road, N17 · Hale Wharf, N17 · Hamilton Close, N17 · Hanbury Road, N17 · Handsworth Road, N15 · Handsworth Road, N17 · Hanover Road, N15 · Havelock Road, N17 · Herbert Road, N15 · High Cross Road, N17 · High Road, N15 · Holcombe Road, N17 · Hollington Road, N17 · Ida Road, N15 · Imperail Works, N15 · Imperial Works, N15 · Jansons Road, N15 · Jarrow Road, N15 · Kemble Road, N17 · Kessock Close, N17 · Keston Road, N17 · Kimberley Road, N17 · Kirk Stall Avenue, N17 · Kirkstall Avenue, N17 · Kitchener Road, N17 · Ladysmith Road, N17 · Lawrence Road, N15 · Lebus Street, N17 · Leeside Trading Estate, N17 · Lismore Road, N17 · Lockwood Ind Park, N17 · Loobert Road, N15 · Mafeking Road, N17 · Mansfield Avenue, N15 · Markfield Recreation Ground, N15 · Markfield Road, N15 · Mill Mead Road, N17 · Millmead Business Centre Millmead Road, N17 · Millmead Road, N17 · Mitchley Road, N17 · Montague Road, N15 · Monument Way, N15 · Monument Way, N17 · Mowlem Trading Estate, N17 · Newsam Avenue, N15 · Nicholson Court, N17 · Norman Road, N15 · North Grove, N15 · Oulton Road, N15 · Page Green Road, N15 · Page Green Terrace, N15 · Park View Road, N17 · Parkhurst Road, N17 · Pelham Road, N15 · Pembroke Road, N15 · Pendennis Road, N17 · Penrith Road, N15 · Philip Lane, N15 · Philip Lane, N17 · Portland Place, N15 · Portland Road, N15 · Poynton Road, N17 · Pymmes Close, N17 · Rainbow Works, N15 · Rangemoor Road, N15 · Raycroft Close, E14 · Reed Road, N17 · Reedham Close, N17 · Reform Row, N17 · Ripon Road, N17 · Rosebay Drive, N17 · Rosebery Avenue, N17 · Rosebery Ind Park, N17 · Roslyn Road, N15 · Runcorn Close, N17 · Saltram Close, N15 · Scales Road, N17 · Scotland Green, N17 · Seaford Road, N15 · Seymour Avenue, N17 · Shanklin Road, N15 · Sheringham Avenue, N17 · Sherringham Avenue, N17 · Siddons Road, N17 · Somerset Road, N17 · South Grove, N15 · South Side, N15 · Spencer Road, N17 · Spondon Road, N15 · Springfield Road, N15 · Spur Road, N15 · St Anns Vicarage, N15 · St Mary’s Close, N17 · Stainby Road, N15 · Stamford Close, N15 · Stamford Road, N15 · Station Crescent, N15 · Station Road, N17 · Stirling Road, N17 · Stonebridge Centre, N15 · Stoneleigh Road, N17 · Stowe Place, N15 · Sturrock Close, N15 · Summerhill Road, N15 · Talbot Close, N15 · Talbot Road, N15 · Tamar Way, N17 · Tenby Close, N15 · Thackeray Avenue, N17 · The Hale, N17 · The High Cross Centre, N15 · Tilson Road, N17 · Tottenham Green East, N15 · Tottenham Hale Retail Park, N15 · Town Hall Approach Road, N15 · Turner Avenue, N15 · Tynemouth Road, N15 · Tynemouth Terrace, N15 · Ventnor Terrace, N15 · Vicarage Parade, N15 · Victoria Road, N15 · Wakefield Road, N15 · Walton Road, N15 · West Green Road, N15 · Willoughby Lane Industrial Estate, N17 · Winns Mews, N15 · Wycombe Road, N17 · Yarmouth Crescent, N15 · Yarmouth Crescent, N17 ·

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