Simms Gardens, N2

Road in/near East Finchley .

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Road · East Finchley · N2 ·
July
21
2017
Simms Gardens is a road in the N2 postcode area





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MARY RUSHTON-BEALES   
Added: 25 Jan 2021 17:58 GMT   

MY GRANDMA GREW UP HERE - 100 WILLIFIELD WAY
MY GRANDMA WINIFRED AND HER BROTHERS ERIC AND JEFF LIVED AT 100 WILLIFIELD WAY. THEY WERE PART OF THE HAMPSTEAD GARDEN SUBURB SOCIAL EXPERIMENT. GRANDMA ALWAYS TALKED ABOUT WILLIFIELD WAY AND HER LIFE IN HAMPSTEAD GARDEN SUBURB WITH GREAT AFFECTION. SHE WAS CONVINCED THAT THEY HAD BETTER EDUCATION BECAUSE THEY LIVED THERE. NOT LONG AGO MY BROTHER AND I TOOK THE TRAIN TO THIS PART OF LONDON AND WALKED DOWN THE ROAD. THE HOUSE IS STILL THERE

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Added: 16 Dec 2020 11:17 GMT   

Halliwick Manor House
My mother lived here for two or three years, in the 1920s (born 1922) with family, after First World War, which my grandfather fought in.....then after the war, grandfather looked after all the horses/shire horses at Halliwick Manor......

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Tim Stevenson   
Added: 16 Nov 2021 18:03 GMT   

Pub still open
The Bohemia survived the 2020/21 lockdowns and is still a thriving local social resource.

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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT


Matthew Proctor   
Added: 7 Dec 2023 17:36 GMT   

Blackheath Grove, SE3
Road was originally known as The Avenue, then became "The Grove" in 1942.

From 1864 there was Blackheath Wesleyan Methodist Chapel on this street until it was destroyed by a V2 in 1944

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Peter   
Added: 4 Dec 2023 07:05 GMT   

Gambia Street, SE1
Gambia Street was previously known as William Street.

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Eileen   
Added: 10 Nov 2023 09:42 GMT   

Brecknock Road Pleating Company
My great grandparents ran the Brecknock Road pleating Company around 1910 to 1920 and my Grandmother worked there as a pleater until she was 16. I should like to know more about this. I know they had a beautiful Victorian house in Islington as I have photos of it & of them in their garden.

Source: Family history

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Added: 6 Nov 2023 16:59 GMT   

061123
Why do Thames Water not collect the 15 . Three meter lengths of blue plastic fencing, and old pipes etc. They left here for the last TWO Years, these cause an obstruction,as they halfway lying in the road,as no footpath down this road, and the cars going and exiting the park are getting damaged, also the public are in Grave Danger when trying to avoid your rubbish and the danger of your fences.

Source: Squirrels Lane. Buckhurst Hill, Essex. IG9. I want some action ,now, not Excuses.MK.

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Christian   
Added: 31 Oct 2023 10:34 GMT   

Cornwall Road, W11
Photo shows William Richard Hoare’s chemist shop at 121 Cornwall Road.

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Vik   
Added: 30 Oct 2023 18:48 GMT   

Old pub sign from the Rising Sun
Hi I have no connection to the area except that for the last 30+ years we’ve had an old pub sign hanging on our kitchen wall from the Rising Sun, Stanwell, which I believe was / is on the Oaks Rd. Happy to upload a photo if anyone can tell me how or where to do that!

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Phillip Martin   
Added: 16 Oct 2023 06:25 GMT   

16 Ashburnham Road
On 15 October 1874 George Frederick Martin was born in 16 Ashburnham Road Greenwich to George Henry Martin, a painter, and Mary Martin, formerly Southern.

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Lived here
Christine Bithrey   
Added: 15 Oct 2023 15:20 GMT   

The Hollies (1860 - 1900)
I lived in Holly Park Estate from 1969 I was 8 years old when we moved in until I left to get married, my mother still lives there now 84. I am wondering if there was ever a cemetery within The Hollies? And if so where? Was it near to the Blythwood Road end or much nearer to the old Methodist Church which is still standing although rather old looking. We spent most of our childhood playing along the old dis-used railway that run directly along Blythwood Road and opposite Holly Park Estate - top end which is where we live/ed. We now walk my mothers dog there twice a day. An elderly gentleman once told me when I was a child that there used to be a cemetery but I am not sure if he was trying to scare us children! I only thought about this recently when walking past the old Methodist Church and seeing the flag stone in the side of the wall with the inscription of when it was built late 1880

If anyone has any answers please email me [email protected]

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Long Lane Pasture Long Lane Pasture is a meadow hidden away in the heart of North London’s suburbs.

NEARBY STREETS
Abingdon Road, N3 Abingdon Road runs north east from Long Lane, roughly parallel with the North Circular Road.
Avondale Road, N3 Avondale Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Benedict Way, N2 Benedict Way is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Berwick House, N2 Berwick House is a block on Oak Lane.
Borrowdale Close, N2 Borrowdale Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Brendon Grove, N2 Brendon Grove is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Briar Close, N3 Briar Close is a modern road lying east of the North Circular Road.
Brighton Road, N2 Brighton Road is a road in the N2 postcode area
Brownswell Road, N2 Brownswell Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Buckland House, N2 Buckland House is a building on Thomas More Way.
Cecilia Close, N2 Cecilia Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Central Avenue, N2 Central Avenue is a road in the N2 postcode area
Challoner Close, N2 Challoner Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Chamberlain Road, N2 Chamberlain Road is a road in the N2 postcode area
Clare Close, N2 Clare Close is a location in London.
Claybrook Close, N2 Claybrook Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Cleveland House, N2 Residential block
Dickens Avenue, N3 Dickens Avenue is a road in the N3 postcode area
Dolman Close, N3 Dolman Close is a road in the N3 postcode area
East View House, N2 East View House is a block on High Road.
Fallows Close, N2 Fallows Close is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Font Hills, N2 Font Hills is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Glebe Road, N3 Glebe Road is a location in London.
Green Lane, N2 Green Lane is a lost road of Finchley.
Hamilton Road, N2 Hamilton Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
High Road, N2 High Road East Finchley dates from the early Middle Ages.
Juliana Close, N2 Juliana Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
King Street, N2 King Street was named in 1920 but existed since Napoleonic times.
Lankaster Gardens, N2 Lankaster Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Leopold Road, N2 Leopold Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Lewis Gardens, N2 Lewis Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Long Lane, N2 Long Lane, named in 1719, ran from Ballards Lane to Bulls Lane at East End and was probably the medieval ’Ferrours Lane’.
Manor Cottages Approach, N2 Manor Cottages Approach is a road in the N2 postcode area
Manor Park Road, N2 Manor Park Road is a road in the N2 postcode area
Montpelier Road, N3 Montpelier Road is a road in the N3 postcode area
New Oak Road, N2 New Oak Road connects Oak Lane with Long Lane.
New Trinity Road, N2 New Trinity Road is a road in the N2 postcode area
Nursery Avenue, N3 Nursery Avenue is a road in the N3 postcode area
Oak Lane, N2 Oak Lane was one of the roads of a settlement called Cuckolds Haven - so-named by 1678.
Plane Tree Walk, N2 Plane Tree Walk is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Ploughmans Walk, N2 Ploughmans Walk is a road in the N2 postcode area
Primrose Close, N3 Primrose Close is a road in the N3 postcode area
Pumphandle Path, N2 Pumphandle Path is a road in the N2 postcode area
Queens Road, N3 Queens Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Red Lion Hill, N2 The contemporary Red Lion Hill connects Oak Lane and Central Avenue.
Richmond Road, N2 Richmond Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Squires Lane, N3 Squires Lane - formerly Squires Place - runs across Finchley. .
St Mary’s Green, N2 St Mary’s Green is a road in the N2 postcode area
St Pancras Court, N2 Saint Pancras Court is a small side street.
Strawberry Vale, N2 Strawberry Vale is now simply a road - it was once an estate.
Sylvester Road, N2 Sylvester Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Tangle Tree Close, N3 Tangle Tree Close is a road in the N3 postcode area
Tarling Road, N2 Tarling Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Taunton Drive, N2 Taunton Drive is a road in the N2 postcode area
The Grange, N2 The Grange is a location in London.
The Mead, N2 The Mead is a road in the N2 postcode area
The Walks, N2 The Walks was a medieval drovers track, which skirted the edge of the common and led to the hog market at Market Place.
Trinity Road, N2 Trinity Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Vineyard Grove, N3 Vineyard Grove is a road in the N3 postcode area
William Close, N2 William Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Wilmot Close, N2 Wilmot Close is a road in the N2 postcode area

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East Finchley

East Finchley is a suburban development, five miles north north-west of Charing Cross.

The land on which East Finchley now stands was once part of the Bishop of London’s hunting ground. More recently, it was home to some grand ’country’ estates of wealthy Londoners, from which several roads take their names (e.g. Summerlee Avenue, Park Hall Road). At one time East Finchley was referred to as ’East End’.

East Finchley underground station, first opened in 1863 by the Edgware, Highgate and London Railway, is topped by a famous statue of an archer, created in the Art Deco style, and pointing his arrow towards the other end of the tunnel which starts south of the station and runs all the way to the end of the Northern Line at Morden. This 27.8 km tunnel was for many years the longest in the world. There was originally an arrow at Morden Station to match the archer at East Finchley, but this was stolen not long after the station was opened.


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Fortis Green, N2
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Nether Street
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In the neighbourhood...

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Cobley’s Farm - 19th century watercolour
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Finchley in 1814
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