Abbots Gardens, N2

Road in/near East Finchley, existing between 1935 and now

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Abbots Gardens is a circular road with an entrance onto East End Road.

From 1683 until 1700 Richard Cromwell - son of Oliver Cromwell - lodged in the house of Thomas Pengelly, thought to be located where Abbots Gardens are today. This later became named Cromwell Hall.

During the war a V2 Rocket landed in Abbots Gardens.


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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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Peter H Davies   
Added: 17 Jun 2021 09:33 GMT   

Ethelburga Estate
The Ethelburga Estate - named after Ethelburga Road - was an LCC development dating between 1963–65. According to the Wikipedia, it has a "pleasant knitting together of a series of internal squares". I have to add that it’s extremely dull :)

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Norman Norrington   
Added: 8 Jun 2021 08:08 GMT   

Blechynden Street, W10
Lived here #40 1942-1967

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Brenda Newton   
Added: 5 Jun 2021 07:17 GMT   

Hewer Street W10
John Nodes Undertakers Hewer Street W10

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Added: 3 Jun 2021 15:50 GMT   

All Bar One
The capitalisation is wrong

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Added: 2 Jun 2021 16:58 GMT   

Parachute bomb 1941
Charles Thomas Bailey of 82 Morley Road was killed by the parachute bomb March 1941

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Added: 1 Jun 2021 12:41 GMT   

Abbeville Road (1940 street directory)
North west side
1A Clarke A S Ltd, motor engineers
15 Plumbers, Glaziers & Domestic Engineers Union
25 Dixey Edward, florist
27 Vicary Miss Doris J, newsagent
29 Stenning John Andrew, dining rooms
31 Clarke & Williams, builders
33 Hill Mrs Theodora, confectioner
35 Golding W & sons, corn dealers
... here is Shandon road ...
37 Pennington Mrs Eliz Harvie, wine & spirit merchant
39 Westminster Catering Co Ltd, ham, beef & tongue dealers
41 Masters A (Clapham) Ltd, butchers
43 Thomas Euan Ltd, grocers
45 Garrett C T & Co Ltd, undertakers
47 Mayle T & Sons, fishmongers
49 Mayles Ltd, fruiterers
51 & 73 Hardy Arthur Sydney, draper
53 United Dairies (London) Ltd
... here is Narbonne avenue ...
55 Norris William Lennox, baker
57 Silver Star Laundry Ltd
59 Thorp John, oilman
61 Bidgood Leonard George, boot makers
63 Wilkie Rt Miln, chemist
65 Gander George Albert Isaac, hairdresser
67 Harris Alfred William, greengrocer
69 & 71 Lambert Ernest & Son Ltd, grocers
... here is Hambolt road ...
73 & 51 Hardy Arthur Sydney, draper
75 Cambourn Frederick, butcher
77 Siggers Clement, chemist
77 Post, Money Order, Telephone Call & Telegraph Office & Savings Bank
79 Hemmings William, baker
... here is Elms road ...
85 Cornish Joseph
91 Bedding Mrs
151 Johnson Mrs H K
157 Robinson Albert Ernest, grainer
173 Yardleys London & Provincial Stores Ltd, wine & spirit merchants
175 Clark Alfred, butcher
175A Morley Douglas Frederick, confectioner
... here is Crescent lane ...
... her is St Alphonsus road ...

South east side
... here is Trouville road ...
4 Bossy Miss, private school
... here are Bonneville gardens ...
24 Osborn Charles Edward, ladies hairdresser
24 Hall H Ltd, builders
24A Walton Lodge Laundry Ltd
... here are Shandon road & Abbeville mansions ...
28 Copley Fred Smith, chemist
30 Finch H G Ltd, laundry
32 Carter William Alfred, furniture dealer
34 Spriggs Charles & Co, wireless supplies dealer
36 Miles Frederick William, confectioner
38 Pitman Frederick, hairdresser
40 Rowe Frederick F, valeting service
42 Modridge Edward J, oilman
... here is Narbonne avenue ...
44 Southorn Albert, butcher
46 Brown Ernest, fruiterer
48 Stanley Mrs A A, confectioner
50 Fryatt Owen, delixatessen store
52 Benbrooks, domestic stores
54 Davis William Clifford, boot repairer
56 Blogg Alfred, newsagent
58 Rowlands Thomas & Sons, dairy
... here are Hambalt, Elms, Franconia, Caldervale & Leppoc roads ...
124 Clarke Frederick, decorator
... here are Crescent lane, Briarwood road & Park hill ...

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Boo Horton    
Added: 31 May 2021 13:39 GMT   

Angel & Trumpet, Stepney Green
The Angel & Trumpet Public House in Stepney Green was run by my ancestors in the 1930’s. Unfortunately, it was a victim on WWII and was badly damaged and subsequently demolished. I have one photograph that I believe to bethe pub, but it doesn’t show much more that my Great Aunt cleaning the steps.

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MCNALLY    
Added: 17 May 2021 09:42 GMT   

Blackfriars (1959 - 1965)
I lived in Upper Ground from 1959 to 1964 I was 6 years old my parents Vince and Kitty run the Pub The Angel on the corner of Upper Ground and Bodies Bridge. I remember the ceiling of the cellar was very low and almost stretched the length of Bodies Bridge. The underground trains run directly underneath the pub. If you were down in the cellar when a train was coming it was quite frightening

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Five Bells The Five Bells dates from 1751.
Park Farm Park Farm, Finchley give much of its land to the later Hampstead Garden Surburb.
White Lion The White Lion dates from 1700 or even earlier.

NEARBY STREETS
Ashburnham Close, N2 Ashburnham Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Belvedere Court, N2 Belvedere Court is a road in the N2 postcode area
Beresford Road, N2 Beresford Road, East Finchley is one of many Beresford Roads in London.
Blandford Close, N2 Blandford Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Brim Hill, N2 Brim Hill is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Cedar Drive, N2 Cedar Drive is a road in the N2 postcode area
Chapel Court, N2 Chapel Court was originally built as Chapel Street and lead in those days to the Great North Road.
Cornwood Close, N2 Cornwood Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Crosby Court, N2 Crosby Court is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Deanery Close, N2 Deanery Close is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Deansway, N2 Deansway is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Denison Close, N2 Denison Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Devon Rise, N2 Devon Rise is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Diploma Avenue, N2 Diploma Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Diploma Court, N2 Diploma Court is a road in the N2 postcode area
Eagans Close, N2 Eagans Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
East End Road, N2 East End Road, linking East End and the southern section of the Great North Road with Church End, was the main east-west road in Finchley.
Edeleny Close, N2 Edeleny Close is a location in London.
Edmunds Walk, N2 Edmunds Walk is a road in the N2 postcode area
Elm Gardens, N2 Elm Gardens is a road in the N2 postcode area
Elmhurst Avenue, N2 Elmhurst Avenue is a road in the N2 postcode area
Elmshurst Crescent, N2 Elmshurst Crescent was built after the Second World War.
Falloden Way, N2 Falloden Way is the local name for the A1 trunk road.
Greenhalgh Walk, N2 Greenhalgh Walk is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Gurney Drive, N2 Gurney Drive is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Hampstead Heights, N2 Hampstead Heights is a road in the N2 postcode area
Hampstead Lane, N2 Hampstead Lane is a road in the N2 postcode area
Harford Walk, N2 Harford Walk is a road in the N2 postcode area
Heath View Close, N2 Heath View Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Heath View, N2 Heath View is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Hobbs Green, N2 Hobbs Green is a road in the N2 postcode area
Homefield Gardens, N2 Homefield Gardens is a road in the N2 postcode area
Howard Walk, N2 Howard Walk is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Kitchener Road, N2 Kitchener Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Lyttelton Road, N2 Lyttelton Road is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Market Place, N2 Market Place developed from Finchley’s Hogmarket - so named by 1897.
Maya Road, N2 Maya Road is a road in the N2 postcode area
Neale Close, N2 Neale Close is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
New Ash Close, N2 New Ash Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Norfolk Close, N2 Norfolk Close is a road in the N17 postcode area
Oakridge Drive, N2 Oakridge Drive is a road in the N2 postcode area
Oakview Gardens, N2 Oakview Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Ossulton Way, N2 Ossulton Way is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Park Farm Close, N2 Park Farm Close is a road in the N2 postcode area
Prospect Place, N2 Prospect Place was built in 1825 to link Cuckolds Haven with East End Road.
Prospect Ring, N2 Prospect Ring is a road in the N2 postcode area
Pulham Avenue, N2 Pulham Avenue was built in the grounds of a house called Elmshurst.
Stanley Road, N2 Stanley Road is a road in the N2 postcode area
Talbot Avenue, N2 Talbot Avenue is a road in the N2 postcode area
The Causeway, N2 The Causeway is a road in the N2 postcode area
The Leys, N2 The Leys is a road in the N2 postcode area
Totnes Walk, N2 Totnes Walk is a road in the N2 postcode area
Trinity Avenue, N2 Trinity Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Viceroy Parade, N2 Viceroy Parade is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Vivian Way, N2 Vivian Way is one of the streets of London in the N2 postal area.
Widecombe Way, N2 Widecombe Way is a road in the N2 postcode area

NEARBY PUBS
Five Bells The Five Bells dates from 1751.
Gertie Brownes This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Five Bells This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Old White Lion This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
White Lion The White Lion dates from 1700 or even earlier.


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.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Bald Faced Stag, East Finchley
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Fortis Green, N2
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North End Road, NW11
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