Henly’s Corner

Junction in/near Finchley Central, existing between 1927 and now

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Henly’s Corner is a road junction where the A1 meets the North Circular Road and crosses the A598 and named after Henlys Garage which sat at the junction from 1935 to 1989.

Henly’s Corner was created in 1927 as part of the construction of the Barnet Bypass, which opened in 1928, with provision for the North Circular.

Approximately 94,000 vehicles traversed the junction daily in 2011.

Transport for London have invested in the Finchley Road junction, including a special hands free crossing for the local Jewish community, who can cross the road on the Sabbath.


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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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Lived here
   
Added: 10 Dec 2020 23:51 GMT   

Wellgarth Road, NW11
I lived at 15 Wellgarth Road with my parents and family from 1956 until I left home in the 70s and continued to visit my mother there until she moved in the early 80s. On the first day we moved in we kids raced around the garden and immediately discovered an air raid shelter that ran right underneath the house which I assume was added in the run-up to WW2. There was a basement room with its own entrance off the garden and right opposite where the air raid shelter emerged. In no time at all up high near the ceiling of this room, we discovered a door which, while we were little enough, we could enter by standing on some item of furniture, haul ourselves in and hide from the grownups. That room was soundproof enough for us kids to make a racket if we wanted to. But not too loud if my dad was playing billiards in the amazing wood-panelled room immediately above. We had no idea that we were living in such an historical building. To us it was just fun - and home!

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Katharina Logan   
Added: 9 Aug 2022 19:01 GMT   

Ely place existed in name in 1857
On 7th July 1857 John James Chase and Mary Ann Weekes were married at St John the Baptist Hoxton, he of full age and she a minor. Both parties list their place of residence as Ely Place, yet according to other information, this street was not named until 1861. He was a bricklayer, she had no occupation listed, but both were literate and able to sign their names on their marriage certificate.

Source: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSF7-Q9Y7?cc=3734475

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Reginald John Gregory   
Added: 8 Aug 2022 14:07 GMT   

Worked in the vicinity of my ancestor’s house,
Between the years 1982-1998 (unknown to me at the time) I worked in an office close to the site of my ancestors cottage. I discovered this when researching family history - the cottage was mentioned in the 1871 census for Colindeep Lane/Ancient Street coming up from the Hyde. The family lived in the ares betwen 1805 and 1912.

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Barry J. Page   
Added: 27 Jul 2022 19:41 GMT   

Highbury Corner V1 Explosion
Grandma described the V1 explosion at Highbury Corner on many occasions. She was working in the scullery when the flying bomb landed. The blast shattered all the windows in the block of flats and blew off the bolt on her front door. As she looked out the front room window, people in various states of injury and shock were making their way along Highbury Station Road. One man in particular, who was bleeding profusely from glass shard wounds to his neck, insisted in getting home to see if his family was all right. Others were less fortunate. Len, the local newsagent, comforted a man, who had lost both legs caused by the blast, until the victim succumbed to his injuries. The entire area was ravaged and following are statistics. The flying bomb landed during lunch hour (12:46 p.m.) on June 27th 1944. 26 people lost their lives, 84 were seriously injured and 71 slightly injured.

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ANON   
Added: 20 Jul 2022 13:36 GMT   

The Square & Ashmore park
The Square and Ashmore park was the place to be 2000-2005. Those were the greatest times on the estate. everyday people were playing out. the park was full of kids just being kids and having fun, now everyone is grown up and only bump into eachother when heading to the shops or work. I miss the good days( Im 25yrs old as im writing this)

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Spotted here
   
Added: 18 Jul 2022 13:56 GMT   

Map of Thornsett Road Esrlsfield


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Born here
Carolyn Hirst   
Added: 16 Jul 2022 15:21 GMT   

Henry James Hirst
My second great grandfather Henry James Hirst was born at 18 New Road on 11 February 1861. He was the eighth of the eleven children of Rowland and Isabella Hirst. I think that this part of New Road was also known at the time as Gloucester Terrace.

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Richard   
Added: 12 Jul 2022 21:36 GMT   

Elgin Crescent, W11
Richard Laitner (1955-1983), a barrister training to be a doctor at UCL, lived here in 1983. He was murdered aged 28 with both his parents after attending his sister’s wedding in Sheffield in 1983. The Richard Laitner Memorial Fund maintains bursaries in his memory at UCL Medical School

Source: Ancestry Library Edition

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Anthony Mckay   
Added: 11 Jul 2022 00:12 GMT   

Bankfield Cottages, Ass House Lane, Harrow Weald
Bankfield Cottages (now demolished) at the end of Ass House Lane, appear twice in ’The Cheaters’ televison series (made 1960) in the episodes ’The Fine Print’ and ’Tine to Kill’

Source: THE CHEATERS: Episode Index

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
La Délivrance La Délivrance is a five metre-high bronze statue of a naked woman holding a sword aloft.

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Ashbourne Mansions, NW11 Ashbourne Mansions is in the Temple Fortune part of the NW11 area
Ashbourne Parade, NW11 Ashbourne Parade is a parade of shops along the Finchley Road.
Beaufort Drive, NW11 Beaufort Drive is a location in Hampstead Garden Suburb
Beaufort Park, NW11 Beaufort Park is in an area of Hampstead Garden Suburb
Beechwood Avenue, N3 Beechwood Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Chalgrove Gardens, N3 Chalgrove Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Charter Way, N3 Charter Way provides an exit from the eastbound A406 towards the A598 and is separated from the rest of the junction by Charter Green.
Chessington Avenue, N3 Chessington Avenue is a road in the N3 postcode area
Cinderella Path, NW11 Cinderella Path is in the Hampstead Garden Suburb area
Clandon Gardens, N3 Clandon Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Clarendon Court, NW11 Clarendon Court is in the Temple Fortune part of the NW11 area
Coleridge Walk, NW11 Coleridge Walk is a cul-de-sac designed by Herbert Welch in 1911.
Courtleigh Gardens, NW11 Courtleigh Gardens is in an area of Temple Fortune
Creswick Walk, NW11 Creswick Walk is a 1911 cul-de-sac designed by G.L. Sutcliffe - his first in the Suburb.
Crooked Usage, N3 Crooked Usage forms a crescent paralleling Hendon Lane.
Decoy Avenue, NW11 Decoy Avenue is in Temple Fortune
Dorchester Gardens, NW11 Dorchester Gardens is part of Hampstead Garden Suburb
Edge Hill Avenue, N3 Edge Hill Avenue is a road in the N3 postcode area
Fairholme Close, N3 Fairholme Close is a road in the N3 postcode area
Fairholme Gardens, N3 Fairholme Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Falloden Way, NW11 Falloden Way is the local name for the A1 trunk road.
Fitzalan Road, N3 Fitzalan Road is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Gloucester Drive, NW11 Gloucester Drive is a location in Hampstead Garden Suburb
Haslemere Avenue, N3 Haslemere Avenue is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Haslemere Gardens, N3 Haslemere Gardens is a road in the N3 postcode area
Hogarth Hill, NW11 Hogarth Hill is a steep road connecting Willifield Way and Addison Way.
Holly Park Gardens, N3 Holly Park Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Holly Park, N3 Holly Park is a road in the N3 postcode area
Hurstwood Court, NW11 Hurstwood Court is a location in Temple Fortune
Hurstwood Road, NW11 Hurstwood Road is in an area of Temple Fortune
Kingsgate Avenue, N3 Kingsgate Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Kinloss Gardens, N3 Kinloss Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Monks Way, NW11 Monks Way is in Temple Fortune
Monkville Avenue, NW11 Monkville Avenue is in the Temple Fortune area
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Orchard Avenue, N3 Orchard Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N3 postal area.
Tillingbourne Gardens, N3 Tillingbourne Gardens is a road in the N3 postcode area
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Wordsworth Walk, NW11 Wordsworth Walk was built between 1910 and 1911 by Herbert Welch, aged twenty-seven.


Finchley Central

Finchley Central is a tube station which covers the central part of Finchley - an area formerly called Church End.

Finchley formed an ancient parish in the county of Middlesex, becoming a municipal borough in 1933, and has been part of Greater London since 1965.

The main road runs on a north-south axis, and is called Regents Park Road from the North Circular Road until it reaches the station, where the name changes to Ballards Lane. Its heart is the ancient district around the St Mary’s Church, where the imposing tower of Pardes House (formally Christ’s College Finchley), is a landmark. There is a public library, Church End Library and Finchley police station. Along Ballards Lane, close to the station, is a retail district with some Victorian and Edwardian shoping parade as well as modern shops including Tesco.

To the southeast, along East End Road are two institutions of note Avenue House home to the Finchley Society, and a Jewish cultural centre the Sternberg Centre. South, along Regents Park Road is College Farm the last farm in Finchley, and a statue, referred to locally as ’The Naked Lady’, but more properly called La Delivrance. Victoria Park is the home of Finchley Carnival, a large fun fair held every year in July, dating back to 1905.

Finchley Central station opened on 22 August 1867 as part of the Great Northern Railway’s line between Finsbury Park and Edgware stations. As part of London Underground’s Northern Heights plan, Northern line trains started serving the station in 1940 and main line passenger services ended in 1941.

The station was originally named ’Finchley and Hendon’.


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La Délivrance (2006)
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Hampstead Garden Suburb from Willifield Way (1914) Golders Green crematorium can be seen in the background
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