Macdonald Road, N19

Road in/near Archway, existing between 1851 and now

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2018

Macdonald Road is notable for a McDonald’s restaurant featuring on a corner.


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Before 1938, it was called Brunswick Road - the ’Brunswick’ public house retained the name before the creation of a park swept it away.

Above its road sign is a plaque commemorating three World War One soldiers that died in the conflict and who lived on this street.


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Jude Allen   
Added: 29 Jul 2021 07:53 GMT   

Bra top
I jave a jewelled item of clothong worn by a revie girl.
It is red with diamante straps. Inside it jas a label Bermans Revue 16 Orange Street but I cannot find any info online about the revue only that 16 Orange Street used to be a theatre. Does any one know about the revue. I would be intesrested to imagine the wearer of the article and her London life.

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Kathleen   
Added: 28 Jul 2021 09:12 GMT   

Dunloe Avenue, N17
I was born in 1951,my grandparents lived at 5 Dunloe Avenue.I had photos of the coronation decorations in the area for 1953.The houses were rented out by Rowleys,their ’workers yard’ was at the top of Dunloe Avenue.The house was fairly big 3 bedroom with bath and toilet upstairs,and kitchenette downstairs -a fairly big garden.My Grandmother died 1980 and the house was taken back to be rented again

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Kathleen   
Added: 28 Jul 2021 08:59 GMT   

Spigurnell Road, N17
I was born and lived in Spigurnell Road no 32 from 1951.My father George lived in Spigurnell Road from 1930’s.When he died in’76 we moved to number 3 until I got married in 1982 and moved to Edmonton.Spigurnell Road was a great place to live.Number 32 was 2 up 2 down toilet out the back council house in those days

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Lewis   
Added: 27 Jul 2021 20:48 GMT   

Ploy
Allotment

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Added: 27 Jul 2021 14:31 GMT   

correction
Chaucer did not write Pilgrims Progress. His stories were called the Canterbury Tales

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old lady   
Added: 19 Jul 2021 11:58 GMT   

mis information
Cheltenham road was originally
Hall road not Hill rd
original street name printed on house still standing

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Patricia Bridges   
Added: 19 Jul 2021 10:57 GMT   

Lancefield Coachworks
My grandfather Tom Murray worked here

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Lived here
Former Philbeach Gardens Resident   
Added: 14 Jul 2021 00:44 GMT   

Philbeach Gardens Resident (Al Stewart)
Al Stewart, who had huts in the 70s with the sings ’Year of the Cat’ and ’On The Borders’, lived in Philbeach Gdns for a while and referenced Earl’s Court in a couple of his songs.
I lived in Philbeach Gardens from a child until my late teens. For a few years, on one evening in the midst of Summer, you could hear Al Stewart songs ringing out across Philbeach Gardens, particularly from his album ’Time Passages". I don’t think Al was living there at the time but perhaps he came back to see some pals. Or perhaps the broadcasters were just his fans,like me.
Either way, it was a wonderful treat to hear!

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Upper Holloway Upper Holloway is a district in the London Borough of Islington centred on the upper part of Holloway Road.

NEARBY STREETS
Anatola Road, N19 Anatola Road is a road in the N19 postcode area
Annesley Walk, N19 Annesley Walk is one of the streets of London in the N19 postal area.
Archway Close, N19 Archway Close is part of a pedestrianised area close to Archway station.
Archway Mall, N19 Archway Mall is a location in London.
Archway Road, N19 Archway Road is one of the streets of London in the N19 postal area.
Ashbrook Road, N19 Ashbrook Road is one of the streets of London in the N19 postal area.
Aspen Close, N19 A street within the N19 postcode
Balmore Street, N19 Balmore Street is a road in the N19 postcode area
Bertram Street, N19 Bertram Street is one of the streets of London in the N19 postal area.
Bickerton House, N19 Residential block
Bickerton Road, N19 Bickerton Road is one of the streets of London in the N19 postal area.
Birch Close, N19 A street within the N19 postcode
Boothby Road, N19 Boothby Road is a road in the N19 postcode area
Bramshill Gardens, NW5 Bramshill Gardens is a street in Kentish Town.
Bredgar Road, N19 Bredgar Road is a road in the N19 postcode area
Chester Road, N19 Chester Road is one of the streets of London in the N19 postal area.
Church Garth, N19 A street within the N19 postcode
Criterion Mews, N19 This is a street in the N19 postcode area
Dartmouth Park Hill, N19 Dartmouth Park Hill is one of the streets of London in the N19 postal area.
Despard Road, N19 Despard Road is one of the streets of London in the N19 postal area.
Doynton Street, N19 Doynton Street is one of the streets of London in the N19 postal area.
Duncombe Road, N19 Duncombe Road is a road in the N19 postcode area
Elm Close, N19 A street within the N19 postcode
Elthorne Road, N19 Elthorne Road runs between Holloway Road and Ashbrook Road.
Flowers Mews, N19 Flowers Mews originally provided stable accommodation for the main houses on the surrounding streets.
Forest Way, N19 A street within the N19 postcode
Giesbach Road, N19 Giesbach Road is one of the streets of London in the N19 postal area.
Girdlestone Walk, N19 Girdlestone Walk is one of the streets of London in the N19 postal area.
Gordon Close, N19 Gordon Close is a location in London.
Gresham Place, N19 Gresham Place is a road in the N19 postcode area
Grovedale Road, N19 Grovedale Road is a road in the N19 postcode area
Hargrave Park, N19 Hargrave Park is one of the streets of London in the N19 postal area.
Hargrave Road, N19 Hargrave Road is one of the streets of London in the N19 postal area.
Hargravenue Road, N19 Hargravenue Road is a location in London.
Hazel Close, N19 A street within the N19 postcode
Henfield Close, N19 Henfield Close is a road in the N19 postcode area
Highgate Hill, N19 Highgate Hill is one of the streets of London in the N19 postal area.
Highgate Wing, N19 Highgate Wing is one of the streets of London in the N19 postal area.
Hill House, N19 Residential block
Holbrook Close, N19 Holbrook Close is a location in London.
Holland Walk, N19 Holland Walk is one of the streets of London in the N19 postal area.
Laurel Close, N19 A street within the N19 postcode
Levison Way, N19 A street within the N19 postcode
Lidyard Road, N19 Lidyard Road is a road in the N19 postcode area
Linden Walk, N19 A street within the N19 postcode
Lulot Gardens, N19 Lulot Gardens is a location in London.
Lysander Grove, N19 Lysander Grove is one of the streets of London in the N19 postal area.
Lysander Mews, N19 Lysander Mews is one of the streets of London in the N19 postal area.
Magdala Avenue, N19 Magdala Avenue is a road in the N19 postcode area
Mayweather Court, N19 Mayweather Court is a road in the N19 postcode area
Miranda Road, N19 Miranda Road is a road in the N19 postcode area
Navigator Square, N19 Navigator Square is the name chosen for the pedestrianised space outside Archway tube station.
Netherleigh Close, N6 Netherleigh Close is a road in the N6 postcode area
Old Forge Road, N19 Old Forge Road is a road in the N19 postcode area
Parolles Road, N19 Parolles Road is one of the streets of London in the N19 postal area.
Pauntley Street, N19 Pauntley Street is a road in the N19 postcode area
Pemberton Gardens, N19 Pemberton Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N19 postal area.
Pine Close, N19 A street within the N19 postcode
Prospero Road, N19 Prospero Road is a road in the N19 postcode area
Raydon Street, N19 Raydon Street is a road in the N19 postcode area
Rowan Walk, N19 A street within the N19 postcode
Salisbury Walk, N19 Salisbury Walk is one of the streets of London in the N19 postal area.
Sandstone Place, N19 A street within the N19 postcode
St John’s Grove, N19 St Johns Grove is one of the streets of London in the N19 postal area.
St Johns Villas, N19 St Johns Villas is one of the streets of London in the N19 postal area.
St Johns Way, N19 St. John’s Way, originally St. John’s Road, was partially laid out in 1845.
St. Johns Grove, N19 St. Johns Grove is a location in London.
Stoneleigh Terrace, N19 Stoneleigh Terrace is a road in the N19 postcode area
Thornbury Square, N6 Thornbury Square is a road in the N6 postcode area
Tremlett Grove, N19 Tremlett Grove is one of the streets of London in the N19 postal area.
Tremlett Mews, N19 A street within the N19 postcode
Turpin Way, N19 A street within the N19 postcode
Vorley Road, N19 Vorley Road is one of the streets of London in the N19 postal area.
Waterlow Road, N19 Waterlow Road is one of the streets of London in the N19 postal area.
Wedmore Gardens, N19 Wedmore Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N19 postal area.
Windermere Road, N19 Windermere Road is one of the streets of London in the N19 postal area.
Winscombe Street, N19 Winscombe Street is a road in the NW5 postcode area
Witley Road, N19 This is a street in the N19 postcode area

NEARBY PUBS
Mother Red Cap This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Oak and Pastor This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Old Crown This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
St Johns Tavern This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Charlotte Despard This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Star This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Whittington Stone This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


Archway

Not only the name of a bridge, but a whole area of north London.

When the tube station opened in 1907, the area was simply the northern end of Holloway Road and had no specific name. Most people referred either to Highgate, Islington or Upper Holloway, a name that is now used for little besides the nearby railway station and the post office. In the hope of attracting patronage, the terminus was originally named Highgate after the village up the hill.

At the time of the station’s construction the first cable car in Europe operated non-stop up Highgate Hill to the village from outside the Archway Tavern. It operated between 1884 and 1909, was a mile and a half long and powered by two steam engines housed in a building on the east side of Highgate High Street. Representatives of other towns and cities came to see the new method working. As a result Birmingham adopted the system for one of its steep hills.


The station was called Highgate station until 1939, subsequently Highgate (Archway), Archway (Highgate) and finally Archway. So ultimately named after the pub, the station was opened as one of the northern terminals of what was then the Charing Cross, Euston & Hampstead Railway and, as with other tube stations, soon gave its name to the local area.

The current Archway Bridge, after which the tavern to the south was itself named, was built between Highgate and Hornsey. A tunnel was originally planned for the Highgate bypass (to join the Great North Road by avoiding the steep Highgate Hill road and narrow roads of Highgate village) but this failed due to repeated collapses. Instead, a large cutting was recommended by John Rennie and a high, multi-arched road bridge constructed across this. The first bridge, constructed in the early nineteenth century, was designed by John Nash. The original 1813 bridge was demolished in 1901; the current bridge, known locally as ’Suicide bridge’, dates from 1897. The road over the bridge is Hornsey Lane, which connects Highgate and Crouch End.

From 1813 – 1864, Archway was the site of a toll gate, where travellers had to pay for the next stage of their journey. A plaque on the block of flats at 1 Pauntley Street commemorates the gate.

It was at Archway that Dick Whittington heard the Bow Bells ringing and returned to London. There is a statue on Highgate Hill to commemorate this. Nearby Pauntley Street takes its name from the village of Pauntley in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, traditionally regarded as Dick Whittington’s birthplace.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Highgate Hill, N19
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Zoffany Street, N19
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Hornsey Lane (Archway) Bridge, 1900
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Construction at the Archway, Highgate. 1900
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Highgate Hill, N19
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