Playford Road, N4

Road in/near Finsbury Park, existing between 1869 and now

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Playford Road was built in 1869/1870.

Playford Road was originally Palmerston Road and name after Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, (1784-1865), Prime Minister, February 1855 to February 1858 and from 1859 to November 1865.

However Playford Road itself commemorates John Playford (1623-86) who had a 20 roomed house in Islington High Street. His wife kept a
boarding school for young ladies, opposite to the parish church. His son was baptised there on 6 October 1665. In 1650-1 appeared his ’The English Dancing Master, or Plaine and Easie Rules for the Dancing of Country Dances, with the Time to Each Dance’. This work ran to no less than 18 editions up to 1725.

Clifton Court was built in Playford Road during 1968.




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Vanessa Whitehouse   
Added: 17 Feb 2021 22:48 GMT   

Born here
My dad 1929 John George Hall

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Janet Creed (nee Burke)   
Added: 31 Aug 2017 14:46 GMT   

Campbell road
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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Watts   
Added: 17 May 2022 20:29 GMT   

Baeethoven St School, also an Annex for Paddington College of FE.
In the early 70’s I took a two year science course at Paddington CFE. The science classes were held on weekday evenings at Beethoven Street school, overseen by chemistry teacher, Mr Tattershall.

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Southover, N12
Everyone knows Central Woodside is the place to be. Ever since kdog moved from finchtown, Woodside has been thriving.

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Bernard Miller   
Added: 12 Apr 2022 17:36 GMT   

My mother and her sister were born at 9 Windsor Terrace
My mother, Millie Haring (later Miller) and her sister Yetta Haring (later Freedman) were born here in 1922 and 1923. With their parents and older brother and sister, they lived in two rooms until they moved to Stoke Newington in 1929. She always said there were six rooms, six families, a shared sink on the first floor landing and a toilet in the backyard.

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Brian Lynch   
Added: 10 Apr 2022 13:38 GMT   

Staples Mattress Factory
An architect’s design of the Staples Mattress Factory
An image found on the website of Dalzell’s Beds, in Armagh Northern Ireland.

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Lived here
   
Added: 19 Feb 2022 16:21 GMT   

Harmondsworth (1939 - 1965)
I lived in a house (Lostwithiel) on the Bath Road opposite the junction with Tythe Barn Lane, now a hotel site. Initially, aircraft used one of the diagonal runways directly in line with our house. I attended Sipson Primary School opposite the Three Magpies and celebrated my 21st birthday at The Peggy Bedford in 1959.

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Emma Seif   
Added: 25 Jan 2022 19:06 GMT   

Birth of the Bluestocking Society
In about 1750, Elizabeth Montagu began hosting literary breakfasts in her home at 23 (now 31) Hill Street. These are considered the first meetings of the Bluestocking society.

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Goldbourne Gardens W 10
I lived in Goldbourne Gardens in the 50,s very happy big bomb site

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Chris Nash   
Added: 10 Jan 2022 22:54 GMT   

Shortlands Close, DA17
Shortlands Close and the flats along it were constructed in the mid-1990s. Prior to this, the area was occupied by semi-detached houses with large gardens, which dated from the post-war period and were built on the site of Railway Farm. The farm and its buildings spanned the length of Abbey Road, on the south side of the North Kent Line railway tracks.

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NEARBY STREETS
Alexandra Buildings, N4 Alexandra Buildings is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Allerton Walk, N7 Allerton Walk is a 1970s development
Almington Street, N4 Almington Street is a road in the N4 postcode area
Alsen Road, N7 Alsen Road, which existed between 1851 and 1972 crossed the still-extant Andover Road.
Andover Gardens, N7 Andover Gardens was originally a side street of Andover Road.
Andover House, N7 Andover House dates from 1938.
Andover Road, N7 Andover Road is a street with history.
Andover Street, N7 Until the 1970s, Andover Street was a cul-de-sac off Andover Road.
Athelstane Mews, N4 Athelstane Mews is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Barmouth House, N7 Barmouth House is a residential block along Andover Road.
Berkeley Walk, N7 Berkeley Walk is the northernmost walkway on the Andover Estate.
Besant Walk, N7 Besant Walk leads up to Didbin House.
Biggerstaff Street, N4 Biggerstaff Street is a road in the N4 postcode area
Birnam Road, N7 Birnam Road is a crescent off of Tollington Park.
Bolton Walk, N7 Bolton Walk skirts Thistlewood Close and Durham Road.
Briset Way, N7 Briset Way was a road constructed as part of the Andover Estate.
Campbell Road, N4 Campbell Road, or "The Bunk" - was known as the worst street in London.
Carew Close, N7 Carew Close runs off Durham Road.
Carville Street, N4 Carville Street is a 1970s incarnation of a demolished street of the same name.
Carville Street, N7 Carville Street (Marylebone Street) was a short cul-de-sac, built in the 1850s.
Chard House, N7 Chard House is one of a series of 1930s residential blocks.
Charter Court Stroud Green Road, N4 Charter Court Stroud Green Road is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Charteris Road, N4 Charteris Road is a road in the N4 postcode area
City North Place, N4 City North Place is a location in London.
Clifton Court, N4 Clifton Court is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Clifton House, N4 Clifton House is a location in London.
Clifton Terrace, N4 Clifton Terrace is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Coleridge Road, N7 Coleridge Road is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Corbyn Street, N4 Corbyn Street is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Corker Walk, N7 Corker Walk runs between blocks of the Andover Estate.
Didbin House, N7 The 10-storey Didbin House contains 61 flats.
Docura House, N7 Docura House is on the Andover Estate.
Dulas Street, N4 Dulas Street is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Durham Road, N7 Durham Road, dating from the 1850s, is the eastern edge of the modern Andover Estate.
Ennis Road, N4 Ennis Road is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Evershot Road, N4 Evershot Road is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Falconer Walk, N7 Falconer Walk is a 1972-built pathway.
Fonthill Mews, N4 Fonthill Mews is a location in London.
Fonthill Road, N4 Fonthill Road is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Goodwin Street, N4 Goodwin Street is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Hamner Walk, N7 Hamner Walk leads off Newington Barrow Way.
Hanley Road, N4 Hanley Road is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Hatley Road, N4 Hatley Road is a road in the N7 postcode area
Heather Close, N7 Heather Close may date from 2009.
Honeyfield, N4 Honeyfield is one of eight blocks on the 1960s estate known as Six Acres.
Lazar Walk, N7 Lazar Walk runs off Briset Way.
Leeds Place, N4 Leeds Place is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Lennox Road, N4 Lennox Road is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Lenton Terrace, N4 Lenton Terrace is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Marriott Road, N4 Marriott Road is a road in the N4 postcode area
Medina Grove, N7 Medina Grove (Market Yard Mews) is off Medina Road.
Methley House, N7 Methley House is a late 1930s block of flats on Andover Road.
Mingard Walk, N7 Mingard Walk is a major walkway through the Andover Estate.
Montem Street, N4 Montem Street is a road in the N4 postcode area
Moray Mews, N7 Moray Mews is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area.
Moray Road, N7 Moray Road dates from the 1860s.
Morris Place, N4 Morris Place is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Newington Barrow Way, N7 Newington Barrow Way curves through the Andover Estate.
Noll House, N7 Noll House was named after an architect.
Perth Road, N4 Perth Road is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Pine Grove, N4 Pine Grove is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Pooles Park, N4 Pooles Park is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Prah Road, N4 This is a street in the N4 postcode area
Rainford House, N7 Rainford House is situated on Andover Road.
Ray Walk, N7 Ray Walk runs off Andover Road.
Roads Place, N4 Roads Place is one of the streets of London in the N19 postal area.
Rock Street, N4 Rock Street is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Roth Walk, N7 Roth Walk is a meandering walkway skirting Durham Road and Carew Close.
Searle Place, N4 Searle Place is a location in London.
Selden Walk, N7 Selden Walk is a named walkway on the Andover Estate.
Sonderburg Road, N7 Sonderburg Road, dating from 1851, is one of the few local roads to survive the arrival of the Andover Estate.
St Marks Villas, N7 St Marks Villas is on Moray Road.
St Thomas’s Road, N4 Saint Thomas’s Road runs between Highbury and Finsbury Park.
Station Place, N4 Station Place is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Stonenest Street, N4 This is a street in the N4 postcode area
Stroud Green Road, N4 Stroud Green Road is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Thistlewood Close, N7 Thistlewood Close, off Durham Road, leads to a pathway to Andover Road.
Thorpedale Road, N4 Thorpedale Road is a road in the N4 postcode area
Tiltman Place, N7 The Tiltman Place name appears to be a 2009 coining.
Todds Walk, N7 Todds Walk dates from the early 1970s.
Tollington Court, N4 Tollington Court is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Tollington Park, N7 Tollington Park is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Tollington Place, N4 Tollington Place is a road in the N4 postcode area
Tomlins Walk, N7 Tomlins Walk lies off Briset Way.
Turle Road, N4 Turle Road is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Turlewray Close, N4 Turlewray Close is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Victor Road, N7 Victor Road was laid out by the St Pancras, Marylebone and Paddington Freehold Land Society in the early 1860s.
Wells Terrace, N4 Wells Terrace is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Wesley Close, N7 Wesley Close is a cul-de-sac leading to Docura House.
Woodbridge Close, N7 Woodbridge Close leads off Durham Road.
Woodfall Road, N4 Woodfall Road is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Woodstock Road, N4 Woodstock Road is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Wray Crescent, N4 Wray Crescent is one of the streets of London in the N4 postal area.
Yeovil House, N7 Yeovil House is the westernmost of six 1930s blocks named after railway junctions.
Yonge Park, N7 Yonge Park is a road in the N7 postcode area

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Blue Nile This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Twelve Pins This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Unknown as yet The Blackstock lies on the corner of Seven Sisters Road and Blackstock Road.
W. B Yeats This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
White Lion Of Mortimer This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
World’s End This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


Finsbury Park

Finsbury Park is an area in north London which grew up around an important railway interchange near the borders of the London Boroughs of Islington, Haringey and Hackney.

Finsbury Park is not to be confused with [Finsbury">Finsbury] which is 5.3 km further south in the London Borough of Islington.

The area is centred on Finsbury Park station, a major bus, rail and tube interchange near the southern end of the public park of the same name.

The surrounding area has a cosmopolitan feel, as reflected by the wide variety of shops and establishments on Seven Sisters Road, Blackstock Road and Stroud Green Road. The North London Central Mosque (formerly the Finsbury Park Mosque), which drew attention for extremist activity before a change in leadership in 2003, is located here. Arsenal Football Club’s Emirates Stadium is nearby.

Finsbury Park station first opened on 1 July 1861 and was originally named Seven Sisters Road (Holloway). It is on the route of the East Coast Main Line from King’s Cross to the north of England and Scotland. The southern section of this was built in stages during the 1840s and early 1850s by the Great Northern Railway (GNR). Tracks were first laid through Finsbury Park in 1850 to the GNR’s temporary terminus at Maiden Lane just north of the permanent terminus at King’s Cross (which opened in 1852).

Soon after the first station opened, the Edgware, Highgate and London Railway (EH&LR) began construction of a line from Finsbury Park to Edgware. The GNR took over the EH&LR shortly before its opening on 22 August 1867. The station was given its current name Finsbury Park on 15 November 1869.

The Great Northern & City Railway (GN&CR) was an underground railway planned to provide a tunnel link between Finsbury Park and Moorgate in the City of London as an alternative London terminus for GNR trains. The tunnels were constructed with a large diameter to accommodate this service but a dispute between the two companies prevented the GN&CR connecting its tunnels to the GNR platforms. The GN&CR tunnels, instead, terminated beneath the main line station without a connection to the surface and the line operated as a shuttle between Finsbury Park and Moorgate. This line opened on 14 February 1904.

The Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway (GNP&BR) (now London Underground’s Piccadilly line) opened on 15 December 1906 between Finsbury Park and Hammersmith in west London. The tube railway originated as the Great Northern and Strand Railway (GN&SR) in 1897 and was initially supported by the GNR as a means of relieving congestion on its main line into King’s Cross by constructing a tube line under the GNR’s tracks from Alexandra Palace to King’s Cross and then to the Strand. The GN&SR was taken over in 1901 by a consortium led by Charles Yerkes before any work had been carried out and the section north of Finsbury Park was cancelled. The GN&SR was merged with the Brompton and Piccadilly Circus Railway to form the GNP&BR. It was constructed with the smaller-diameter tube tunnels common to other underground railways being constructed in London at that time. Its platforms were constructed by the GNR parallel with the GN&CR’s platforms beneath the main line station. The Piccadilly Line was later extended northwards.

London Underground had for many years been planning a new route across central London to relieve pressure on the central sections of the Piccadilly and Northern lines. In the early 1960s the plans were consolidated into a single plan for the Victoria line. The route of the new line was designed to provide the maximum number of interchanges with other Underground and British Rail lines as possible, and Finsbury Park was an ideal candidate for this. The first section of the Victoria line, including Finsbury Park, opened between Walthamstow Central and Highbury & Islington on 1 September 1968.


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Finsbury Park platform art
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Roth Walk on the Andover Estate in Holloway (2007) The estate is a large Islington borough council housing estate which is flanked by Hornsey Road, Seven Sisters Road, Durham Road and Birnam Road.
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Allerton Walk is a 1970s development off Durham Road, N7
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Lazar Walk, N7
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Blossom near Tomlins Walk on the Andover Estate.
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