Theatre in/near North Finchley, existing between 2004 and now.

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The artsdepot is a multi-purpose cultural centre located in North Finchley and opened on 23 October 2004.

The site where the artsdepot was finally built had been empty for twenty years after the closure of the Gaumont cinema in 1980.

The facility comprises two main theatre spaces, dance and drama studios, a gallery space and a cafe. The programme of performances ranges from theatre, to live music, comedy, dance, visual art, spoken word and children’s events.

The artsdepot was initially conceived in 1996 after a consultation period with local residents as to what they would like to see in the borough of Barnet in the new millennium.

The developers - Taylor Woodrow - conceived plans for the Tally Ho regeneration in which artsdepot is located. Most costs for the artsdepot came from the commercial development.

In December 2001, the site’s foundation stone was laid by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, the late Tessa Jowell.

The building was officially opened on 26 November 2004 by HRH The Earl of Wessex.

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



Lived here
Mike Dowling   
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Family ties (1936 - 1963)
The Dowling family lived at number 13 Undercliffe Road for
Nearly 26 years. Next door was the Harris family

Evie Helen   
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Vickers Road
The road ’Vickers Road’ is numbered rather differently to other roads in the area as it was originally built as housing for the "Vickers" arms factory in the late 1800’s and early 1900s. Most of the houses still retain the original 19th century tiling and drainage outside of the front doors.


Paul Harris    
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Ellen Place, E1
My mother’s father and his family lived at 31 Ellen Place London E1 have a copy of the 1911 census showing this

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Toll gate Close
Did anyone live at Toll Gate Close, which was built in the area where the baths had been?


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Middle Row, W10
Middle Row was notable for its bus garage, home of the number 7.

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Farm Place, W8
The previous name of Farm Place was Ernest St (no A)

Tony Whipple   
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Frank Whipple Place, E14
Frank was my great-uncle, I’d often be ’babysat’ by Peggy while Nan and Dad went to the pub. Peggy was a marvel, so full of life. My Dad and Frank didn’t agree on most politics but everyone in the family is proud of him. A genuinely nice, knowledgable bloke. One of a kind.

Theresa Penney   
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1 Whites Row
My 2 x great grandparents and his family lived here according to the 1841 census. They were Dutch Ashkenazi Jews born in Amsterdam at the beginning of the 19th century but all their children were born in Spitalfields.


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Finchley Catholic Grammar School was founded in 1926 by the Monsignor Canon Clement Henry Parsons (1892–1980), parish priest of St Alban’s Catholic Church, Nether Street, North Finchley. He founded the Challoner School (a fee-paying grammar school for boys who had not passed their 11+); as well as St Alban’s Catholic Preparatory School as a feeder primary for the Grammar and Challoner schools. 1971 saw its two institutional forebears, Finchley Catholic Grammar School ("Finchley Grammar") and the Challoner School, merge to become Finchley Catholic High School). It was the sister school of the all-girls St Michael’s Catholic Grammar School during the grammar school era. The school started as a private initiative and parents were able to consider allowing their children to remain at school for longer. In a short time demand outgrew accommodation, the school had to extend. An appeal from the pulpit by Canon Parsons began the collection that by Christmas 1928 had produced enough money to purchase a building. Woodside Grange seemed an ideal site for the new school but it took the intervention of the Anglican Bishop of London to complete the purchase. The deal was finalised and the building taken over in September 1929.
Credit: Finchley Catholic High School
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Malt and Hops
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Torrington House
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In the neighbourhood...

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The Gaumont Finchley (1937) In north Finchley, the Gaumont opened in 1937 and closed in 1980, before being demolished in 1987.

The Tally Ho (1978). The pub was named after the Tally Ho stage coach company that had stables nearby. Prior to the building of the current pub in 1927 this was the Park Road Hotel.
Credit: Friern Barnet & District Local History Society

The Elephany a.k.a. the Moss Hall Tavern.
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Malt and Hops
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Park Road Hotel, Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley.

Torrington House
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