Argyle Road, N12

Road in/near Woodside Park, existing between 1872 and now

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2020

Argyle Road runs from Nether Street to Dollis Brook after which it is named Lullington Garth.

Argyle Road follows the line of an old footpath which crossed the brook at what was called Frith Bridge.

The very short stretch of road between Nether Street and a footbridge over the railway was created in 1872 with the road beyond this bridge having been an early twentieth century construction.




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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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PETER FAIRCLOUGH   
Added: 10 May 2021 14:46 GMT   

We once lived here
My family resided at number 53 Brindley Street Paddington.
My grandparents George and Elizabeth Jenkinson (ne Fowler) had four children with my Mother Olive Fairclough (ne Jenkinson) being born in the house on 30/09/1935.
She died on 29/04/2021 aged 85 being the last surviving of the four siblings

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Carol   
Added: 7 May 2021 18:44 GMT   

Nan
My nan lily,her sister Elizabeth and their parents Elizabeth and William lived here in1911

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Added: 4 May 2021 19:45 GMT   

V1 Attack
The site of a V1 incident in 1944

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David Gibbs   
Added: 3 May 2021 16:48 GMT   

73 Bus Crash in Albion Rd 1961
From a Newspaper cutting of which I have a copy with photo. On Tuesday August 15th 1961 a 73 bus destined for Mortlake at 8.10am. The bus had just turned into Albion Road when the driver passed out, apparently due to a heart attack, and crashed into a wall on the western side of Albion Road outside No 207. The bus driver, George Jefferies aged 56 of Observatory Road, East Sheen, died after being trapped in his cab when he collided with a parked car. Passengers on the bus were thrown from their seats as it swerved. Several fainted, and ambulances were called. The bus crashed into a front garden and became jammed against a wall. The car driver, who had just parked, suffered shock.

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Richard Eades   
Added: 3 May 2021 11:42 GMT   

Downsell Primary School (1955 - 1958)
I was a pupil at Downsell road from I think 1955 age 7 until I left in 1958 age 10 having passed my "11plus" and won a scholarship to Parmiters school in bethnal green. I remember my class teacher was miss Lynn and the deputy head was mrs Kirby.
At the time we had an annual sports day for the whole school in july at drapers field, and trolley buses ran along the high street and there was a turning point for them just above the junction with downsell road.
I used to go swimming at cathall road baths, and also at the bakers arms baths where we had our school swimming galas. I nm y last year, my class was taken on a trip to the tower of london just before the end of term. I would love to hear from any pupils who remember me.

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Lived here
   
Added: 1 May 2021 16:46 GMT   

Cheyne Place, SW3
Frances Faviell, author of the Blitz memoir, "A Chelsea Concerto", lived at 33, Cheyne Place, which was destroyed by a bomb. She survived, with her husband and unborn baby.

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James Preston   
Added: 28 Apr 2021 09:06 GMT   

School
Was this the location of Rosslyn House prep school? I have a photograph of the Rosslyn House cricket team dated 1910 which features my grandfather (Alan Westbury Preston). He would have been 12 years old at the time. All the boys on the photo have been named. If this is the location of the school then it appears that the date of demolition is incorrect.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Coathouse Farm Coathouse Farm was the seat of the Peacock family.
Folly Brook Folly Brook is a 2 1⁄4 mile long brook.
Francis Skaryna Belarusian Library and Museum The Francis Skaryna Belarusian Library and Museum is the only library outside Belarus to collect exclusively in the field of Belarusian studies and its collection is the most comprehensive in this field in Western Europe.
Jersey Farm Jersey Farm Dairies, with more than 100 cows, was established between Nether Street and Dollis brook in about 1887.

NEARBY STREETS
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Anastasia Mews, N12 Anastasia Mews is a road in the N12 postcode area
Ashbourne Close, N12 Ashbourne Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Avondale Avenue, N12 Avondale Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Birkbeck Road, N12 Birkbeck Road is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Chanctonbury Way, N12 Chanctonbury Way is the longest road in the Woodside Park Garden Suburb.
Chesterfield Road, N12 Chesterfield Road is a road in the N12 postcode area
Chesterfield Road, N3 Chesterfield Road is a road in the N3 postcode area
Church Path, N12 Church Path is a road in the N12 postcode area
Cissbury Ring North, N12 Cissbury Ring North is named after the second largest hill fort in England.
Cissbury Ring South, N12 Cissbury Ring South is one of the roads of the Woodside Park Garden Suburb.
Court House Gardens, N3 Court House Gardens is a street of West Finchley.
Courthouse Road, N12 Courthouse Road is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Courthouse Road, N3 Courthouse Road runs north-south in West Finchley.
Fursby Avenue, N3 Fursby Avenue runs from Court House Gardens to Walmington Fold.
Gainsborough Court, N12 Gainsborough Court is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Gainsborough Road, N12 Gainsborough Road is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Grange Avenue, N12 Grange Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Hillcourt Avenue, N12 Hillcourt Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Holden Avenue, N12 Holden Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Hoptree Close, N12 Hoptree Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Hutton Grove, N12 Hutton Grove is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Linkside, N12 Linkside is a road in the N12 postcode area
Moss Hall Court, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Moss Hall Crescent, N12 Moss Hall Crescent was built on land of a house called Moss Hall.
Moss Hall Grove, N12 Moss Hall Grove was laid out from 1867, mostly for middle-class housing.
Mossborough Close, N12 Mossborough Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Nether Street, N12 Nether Street is "nether" because there once was an "Over Street".
Nethercourt Avenue, N3 Nethercourt Avenue is a road in the N3 postcode area
Netherfield Road, N12 Netherfield Road is a road in the N12 postcode area
Poynings Way, N12 Poynings Way is a road in the N12 postcode area
Riverside Walk, N12 Riverside Walk is a road in the N12 postcode area
Saddlescombe Way, N12 Saddlescombe Way is a road in the N12 postcode area
Scaynes Link, N12 Scaynes Link is a location in London.
Singleton Scarp, N12 Singleton Scarp is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Springfield Close, N12 Springfield Close is a road in the N12 postcode area
Station Close, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Steynings Way, N12 Steynings Way is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Sussex Ring, N12 Sussex Ring is a junction containing a small parade of shops.
The Garth, N12 A street within the N12 postcode
Thyra Grove, N12 Thyra Grove is a road in the N12 postcode area
Walmington Fold, N3 Walmington Fold is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Westbury Grove, N12 Westbury Grove is a road in the N12 postcode area
Westbury Road, N12 Westbury Road is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.
Wolstonbury, N12 Wolstonbury is a road in the N12 postcode area
Woodside Park Road, N12 Woodside Park Road is one of the streets of London in the N12 postal area.


Woodside Park

Woodside Park is a place in the London Borough of Barnet.

It is very varied in character. The area to the east of the tube station consists predominantly of large Victorian houses, many of which have been converted into flats.

The area grew because of Woodside Park station. This was planned by the Edgware, Highgate and London Railway (EH&LR) and was originally opened as Torrington Park on 1 April 1872 by the Great Northern Railway (which had taken over the EH&LR).

The station was on a branch of a line that ran from Finsbury Park to Edgware via Highgate. The station was renamed within a month of opening, and again in 1882.

After the 1921 Railways Act created the Big Four railway companies the line was, from 1923, part of the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER). The section of the High Barnet branch north of East Finchley was incorporated into the London Underground network through the "Northern Heights" project begun in the late 1930s. The station was first served by Northern line trains on 14 April 1940 and, after a period where the station was serviced by both operators, LNER services ended in 1941. The station still retains much of its original Victorian architectural character today.

The north-western part of the area, which can also be regarded as the part of Totteridge in N12 rather than N20, is sometimes called Woodside Park Garden Suburb and consists of semi-detached or detached 3 to 4 bedroom houses built in the 1950s. It includes the Woodside Park Club.

The eastern boundary of the Garden Suburb is the Dollis Brook and the southern boundary is the Folly Brook. To the south of this Suburb is an area of 1920s and 1930s houses, where many of the roads are named after places in Sussex, such as Sussex Ring and Cissbury Ring.

Between the Garden Suburb and the Northern Line is an area originally of Victorian housing. Many of the houses, including the former residence of Spike Milligan, have been pulled down and replaced by modern housing or blocks of flats. Much of this area consists of a council estate where Emma Bunton grew up.

There is a small amount of commercial activity around the mini roundabout at Chanctonbury Way, which was originally the main shopping area for Woodside Park, providing basic services such as a post office, a butcher and an ironmonger. Since the creation of North Finchley shopping parade, many of the original shops have closed down and have been replaced by specialised businesses.


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Nether Street
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Jersey Farm
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In the neighbourhood...

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Francis Skaryna Belarusian Library and Museum, Finchley.
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Confluence of Folly Brook (left) with Dollis Brook.
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Jersey Farm
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