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Stamford Hill is an area of north London.




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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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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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Jeff Owen   
Added: 19 Mar 2021 13:49 GMT   

Swift House, N16
Swift House was completed in 1956. I moved into No 12 when it was brand new. The bock consisted of 12 residences. The six on the ground floor were three bedroomed maisonettes with gardens. The six on the top floor were a mixture of two bedroomed flats (2), one bedroomed flats (2) and what were then called "one unit" flats (2) which were in fact bedsits. There was a similar block opposite named Dryden House (all the flats on the Hawksley Court Estate were named after famous writers). It was a lovely flat which my Mum & Dad cherished, having moved from two rooms which they’d had since they were married.

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Jeff Owen   
Added: 20 Mar 2021 15:44 GMT   

Memories of "The Londesborough"
I lived in Sandbrook Road from 1956 until 1964 and then in Harcombe Road until 1994. “The Londesborough” was my local in my formative drinking years.

It was a pub typical of its time. Clean and tidy and well run by a proper guv’nor who stood no nonsense. It had a single island bartop serving three separate bars. The Public Bar had its door on the corner of Londesborough Road and had a dart board. The other two shared a single entrance on the right as you look at the pub. The Saloon bar formed the majority of the pub and was the most plush. It extended to the back of the premises with the back portion – at a slightly lower level – housing a full size snooker table. The small Private bar was between the other two. I recall that prices were a penny or two more in the Saloon bar.

The first landlord I remember was Bob Baker. He and his wife Else ran the pub until about 1969-ish. Bob was a retired coalminer from Leicester. He had two daughters - Penny and Jane – who would very occasionally work behind the bar. Bob had a full time live-in barman/cellarman by the name of Gwyn Evans, who could be a bit temperamental at times! My Dad also worked there from time to time and I recall being invited upstairs to watch the 1961 FA Cup Final between Spurs and Leicester City. Following Bob’s retirement Lou Levine and his wife Pearl took the helm. Lou was a fine guv’nor and the pub flourished under his tenancy. When I left the area I believe Lou still had the tenancy but had put a manager, whose name I cannot recall, in overall charge.

Saturday evening and Sunday lunchtimes the pub was packed. But it also had a good patronage during the week. Among the occasional visitors was Eric Bristow, the late world champion darts player. Eric would challenge the locals to a game and would even things up a bit by throwing his darts from the kneeling position! Footballer and former England manager Terry Venables could also be found there from time to time as one of his pals was the son of Lou’s business partner.

The pub has certainly gone upmarket (as has that small area) but I will take issue with one claim made on its website: “In the 1960’s, the Londesborough was one of the pubs that the notorious Kray Twins took a drink in.” My Dad knew just about everybody who “took a drink” in the Londesborough in the 1960s and Bob Baker knew absolutely everybody. We often spoke about the Kray twins (their “manor” was the other side of Stoke Newington High Street). No mention of them visiting the pub was ever made by them or any other of the locals. One other slight correction: the map on this website is slightly incorrect. The pub is on the corner of Londesborough Road and Barbauld Road, and not as indicated.

The pub had one big drawback. It was a "Watneys" Pub. But you can’t have everything!

Source: The Londesborough

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Jeff Owen   
Added: 19 Mar 2021 15:28 GMT   

Galsworthy Terrace, N16
Galsworthy Terrace was opposite Swift House, where I lived from 1956 to 1964. My pal Roger Beamish lived at No 1, just adjacent to the slope which joins Sandbrook Road to Woodlea Road. When I first lived there the plot that now accommodates Stowe House was a rock garden containing a wide flight of steps and a sloped pathway. Other occupants of Galsworthy Terrace were the Lake family, good friends with my Mum, and the Walker family. Mr Walker ran the Hawksley Court Tenants’ Club for many years and he would organise an annual "beano" usually to Margate.

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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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Comment
   
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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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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David James Bloomfield   
Added: 13 Jul 2021 11:54 GMT   

Hurstway Street, W10
Jimmy Bloomfield who played for Arsenal in the 1950s was brought up on this street. He was a QPR supporter as a child, as many locals would be at the time, as a teen he was rejected by them as being too small. They’d made a mistake

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THE STREETS OF STAMFORD HILL
Adams House, N16 A street within the N16 postcode
Allan Barclay Close, N15 A street within the N15 postcode
Amhurst Parade, N16 Amhurst Parade is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
Amhurst Park, N16 Amhurst Park is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
Amhurst Park, N16 Joseph Court is a block on Amhurst Park.
Amhurst. Park, N16 A street within the N16 postcode
Arran House, N16 A street within the N16 postcode
Berwyn House, N16 A street within the N16 postcode
Bethune Road, N16 Bethune Road is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
Brecon House, N16 A street within the N16 postcode
Broadway Mews, N16 Broadway Mews is a road in the N16 postcode area
Carlton Mansions, N16 Carlton Mansions is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
Castlewood Road, N16 Castlewood Road is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
Cheviot House, N16 A street within the N16 postcode
Chiltern House, N16 A street within the N16 postcode
Clayton Court, N16 Clayton Court is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
Colberg Place, N16 Colberg Place is a road in the N16 postcode area
Collett House, N16 A street within the N16 postcode
Cranwich Road, N16 Cranwich Road is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
Craven Walk, N16 Craven Walk is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
Darenth Road, E5 Darenth Road is a road in the E5 postcode area
Darenth Road, N16 Darenth Road is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
Denver Road, N16 Denver Road is a road in the N16 postcode area
Dunsmure Road, N16 Dunsmure Road is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
Durley Road, N16 Durley Road runs south from Amhurst Park.
East Bank, N16 East Bank is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
Egerton Road, N16 Egerton Road is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
Ericson House, N16 A street within the N16 postcode
Fairholt Close, N16 A street within the N16 postcode
Fairholt Road, N16 Fairholt Road is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
Feldman Close, N16 Feldman Close is a road in the E5 postcode area
Feldman Close, N16 A street within the N16 postcode
Firsby Road, N16 Firsby Road is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
Forburg Road, N16 Forburg Road is a road in the E5 postcode area
Garrett House, N16 A street within the N16 postcode
Glaserton Road, N16 Glaserton Road is a road in the N16 postcode area
Grangecourt Road, N16 Grangecourt Road is a road in the N16 postcode area
Hackworth House, N16 A street within the N16 postcode
Holmdale Terrace, N16 Holmdale Terrace is a road in the N16 postcode area
Holmwood Court, N16 Holmwood Court is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
Hurstdene Gardens, N16 Hurstdene Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N15 postal area.
Ivatt House, N16 A street within the N16 postcode
Kingsmere Place, N16 A street within the N16 postcode
Leabourne Road, N16 Leabourne Road is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
Leatherhead Close, N16 Leatherhead Close is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
Leweston Place, N16 Leweston Place is a road in the N16 postcode area
Lewis Gardens, N16 Lewis Gardens is a road in the N16 postcode area
Lincoln Court, N16 Lincoln Court is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
Linthorpe Road, N16 Linthorpe Road is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
Malvern House, N16 A street within the N16 postcode
Maple Close, N16 Maple Close is a road in the N16 postcode area
Market Parade, N16 Market Parade is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
Medcar House, N16 A street within the N16 postcode
Montefiore Court, N16 A street within the N16 postcode
Moundfield Road, N16 Moundfield Road is a road in the N16 postcode area
New Court, N16 New Court is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
Northfield Road, N16 Northfield Road is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
Old Hill Street, N16 Old Hill Street is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
Oldhill Street, N16 Oldhill Street is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
Olinda Road, N16 Olinda Road is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
Olinda Road, N16 Olinda Road is a road in the N15 postcode area
Paget Road, N16 Paget Road is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
Pentland House, N16 A street within the N16 postcode
Portland Avenue, N16 Portland Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
Priestley Close, N16 A street within the N16 postcode
Rav Pinter Close, N16 A street within the N16 postcode
Ravensdale Road, N16 Ravensdale Road is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
Regent Court, N16 Regent Court is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
Regent Parade, N16 Regent Parade is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
Rookwood Road, N16 Rookwood Road is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
Saw Mill Way, N16 Saw Mill Way is a road in the N15 postcode area
Schonfeld Square, N16 Schonfeld Square is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
St Andrew’s Mews, N16 St Andrew’s Mews is a road in the N16 postcode area
St Andrews Grove, N16 St Andrews Grove is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
St Kilda’s Road, N16 St Kilda’s Road is a road in the N16 postcode area
Stamford Grove East, N16 Stamford Grove East is a road in the N16 postcode area
Stamford Grove West, N16 This is a street in the N16 postcode area
Stamford Hill Mansions, N16 A street within the N16 postcode
Stamford Lodge, N16 Stamford Lodge is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
Timberwharf Road, N16 Timberwharf Road is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
Walsham Close, N16 Walsham Close is a road in the N16 postcode area
Watermint Quay, N16 Watermint Quay is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
Watermint Quay, N16 Watermint Quay is a road in the E5 postcode area
West Bank, N16 West Bank is one of the streets of London in the N16 postal area.
Wilderton Road, N16 Wilderton Road is a road in the N16 postcode area

THE PUBS OF STAMFORD HILL
Oaktree Community Centre This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Grapevine This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Turnpike This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.




LOCAL PHOTOS
Highbury New Park (1910)
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Summerhill Road (1914)
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In the neighbourhood...

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Durley Road in Stoke Newington (1905) Old photos can provide evidence of building dates of roads. Here we can see that ivy, which takes years to grow, has completely taken over a row of houses. Durley Road is thus a bit older than 1905!
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