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Southgate village originated as a tiny hamlet, which grew up in the north-west corner of Edmonton parish, along the southern boundary of Enfield Chase.

The name derived from the south gate of Enfield Chase, which stood roughly where Chase Road now joins Winchmore Hill Road. The area was originally very heavily wooded, with large estates of oak coppice woods; the last remains of the woodland can be seen in Grovelands Park. Enfield Chase was enclosed in 1777. On the 1803 enclosure map, the settlement is called Chase Side after its main thoroughfare, and what is now Southgate Green is called Southgate. On this map, the four roads which form the crossroads – Chase Side, Bourneside, Chase Road and High Street – are quite densely developed near the junction, with long narrow frontage plots and more generous larger houses in substantial grounds.

Much of the land formed part of the large Grovelands and Arnos estates. The early railways in the mid 19th century gave Southgate a wide berth because of its hilly terrain and, until the arrival of the Piccadilly line extension, the nearest station to Southgate town centre was Palmers Green, built in 1871 and with a horse-bus link to Southgate town centre.

Southgate station opened on 13 March 1933 with Oakwood on the second phase of the northern extension of the Piccadilly line from Finsbury Park to Cockfosters. Prior to the station’s opening, alternative names were suggested including ’Chase Side’ and ’Southgate Central’. On opening, local residents were given a free return ticket to Piccadilly Circus


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Born here
Ron Shepherd   
Added: 18 Sep 2021 17:28 GMT   

More Wisdom
Norman Joseph Wisdom was born in St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, West London.

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Jonathan Penner   
Added: 11 Sep 2021 16:03 GMT   

Pennard Road, W12
My wife and I, young Canadians, lodged at 65 (?) Pennard Road with a fellow named Clive and his girlfriend, Melanie, for about 6 months in 1985. We loved the area and found it extremely convenient.

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Added: 1 Sep 2021 16:58 GMT   

Prefabs!
The "post-war detached houses" mentioned in the description were "prefabs" - self-contained single-storey pre-fabricated dwellings. Demolition of houses on the part that became Senegal Fields was complete by 1964 or 1965.

Source: Prefabs in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia

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Matthew Moggridge ([email protected])   
Added: 1 Sep 2021 10:38 GMT   

Lord Chatham’s Ride (does it even exist?)
Just to say that I cycled from my home in Sanderstead to Knockholt Pound at the weekend hoping to ride Lord Chatham’s Ride, but could I find it? No. I rode up Chevening Lane, just past the Three Horseshoes pub and when I reached the end of the road there was a gate and a sign reading "Private, No Entry". I assumed this was the back entrance to Chevening House, country retreat of the Foreign Secretary, and that Lord Chatham’s Ride was inside the grounds. At least that’s what I’m assuming as I ended up following a footpath that led me into some woods with loads of rooted pathways, all very annoying. Does Lord Chatham’s Ride exist and if so, can I ride it, or is it within the grounds of Chevening House and, therefore, out of bounds? Here’s an account of my weekend ride with images, see URL below.

Source: No Visible Lycra: Lord Chatham’s ride: a big disappointmen

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norma brown   
Added: 20 Aug 2021 21:12 GMT   

my grandparents lived there as well as 2 further generations
my home

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Ruth   
Added: 6 Aug 2021 13:31 GMT   

Cheltenham Road, SE15
Harris Girls’ Academy, in Homestall Road, just off Cheltenham Road, was formerly Waverley School. Before that it was built as Honor Oak Girls’ Grammar School. It was also the South London Emergency School during WW2,taking girls from various schools in the vicinity, including those returning from being evacuated.

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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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Southgate Southgate village originated as a tiny hamlet, which grew up in the north-west corner of Edmonton parish, along the southern boundary of Enfield Chase.

THE STREETS OF SOUTHGATE
Adlington Close, N18 Adlington Close is a road in the N18 postcode area
Amersham Avenue, N18 Amersham Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N18 postal area.
Angel Close, N18 Angel Close is a road in the N18 postcode area
Ash Grove, N13 Ash Grove is one of the streets of London in the N13 postal area.
Ashley Gardens, N13 Ashley Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N13 postal area.
Barrowell Green, N13 Barrowell Green is a road in the N13 postcode area
Birch Avenue, N13 Birch Avenue is a road in the N13 postcode area
Branksome Avenue, N18 Branksome Avenue is a road in the N18 postcode area
Briar Close, N13 Briar Close is a road in the N13 postcode area
Bridge Way, N11 Bridge Way is one of the streets of London in the N11 postal area.
Bridport Road, N18 Bridport Road is one of the streets of London in the N18 postal area.
Broadway Mews, N13 A street within the N13 postcode
Broomfield Road, N13 Broomfield Road is a road in the N13 postcode area
Bull Lane, N18 Bull Lane is one of the streets of London in the N18 postal area.
Bulls Lane, N18 Bulls Lane is a location in London.
Bulwer Road, N18 Bulwer Road is one of the streets of London in the N18 postal area.
Canada Avenue, N18 Canada Avenue is a road in the N18 postcode area
Cheddington Road, N18 Cheddington Road is a road in the N18 postcode area
Chequers Parade, N13 Chequers Parade is one of the streets of London in the N13 postal area.
Chequers Way, N13 Chequers Way is a road in the N13 postcode area
Cherry Blossom Close, N13 Cherry Blossom Close is one of the streets of London in the N13 postal area.
Chimes Avenue, N13 Chimes Avenue is a road in the N13 postcode area
Clock House Parade, N13 Clock House Parade is a parade of shops on Bowes Road (the North Circular).
Colet Close, N13 Colet Close is a road in the N13 postcode area
Commercial Road, N18 Commercial Road is one of the streets of London in the N18 postal area.
Copperfield Mews, N18 Copperfield Mews is one of the streets of London in the N18 postal area.
Cranfield Court, N18 Cranfield Court is a location in London.
Crestbrook Avenue, N13 Crestbrook Avenue is a road in the N13 postcode area
Deans Drive, N13 Deans Drive is a road in the N13 postcode area
Denton Road, N18 Denton Road is one of the streets of London in the N18 postal area.
Derwent Avenue, N18 Derwent Avenue is a road in the N18 postcode area
Devonia Gardens, N18 Devonia Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N18 postal area.
Dickens Lane, N18 Dickens Lane is one of the streets of London in the N18 postal area.
Doveridge Gardens, N13 Doveridge Gardens is a road in the N13 postcode area
Ecclesbourne Gardens, N13 Ecclesbourne Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N13 postal area.
Empire Avenue, N18 Empire Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N18 postal area.
Empire Parade, N18 Empire Parade is one of the streets of London in the N18 postal area.
Ensign Drive, N13 Ensign Drive is a road in the N13 postcode area
Ensigreen Drive, N13 A street within the N13 postcode
Exchange Garages, N13 Exchange Garages is one of the streets of London in the N13 postal area.
Felstead Close, N13 Felstead Close is a road in the N13 postcode area
Felstead Wharf, N13 Felstead Wharf is a road in the E14 postcode area
Franlaw Crescent, N13 Franlaw Crescent is a road in the N13 postcode area
Giffard Road, N18 Giffard Road is a road in the N18 postcode area
Godolphin Close, N13 Godolphin Close is a road in the N13 postcode area
Great Cambridge Road, N18 Great Cambridge Road is a road in the N18 postcode area
Green Lanes, N13 Green Lanes is one of the streets of London in the N13 postal area.
Greenwood Gardens, N13 Greenwood Gardens is a road in the N21 postcode area
Greenwood Gardens, N21 This is a street in the N13 postcode area
Grenoble Gardens, N13 Grenoble Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N13 postal area.
Hailsham Terrace, N18 Hailsham Terrace is a location in London.
Hardinge Road, N18 Hardinge Road is a road in the N18 postcode area
Harlow Road, N13 Harlow Road is one of the streets of London in the N13 postal area.
Haselbury Road, N18 Haselbury Road is one of the streets of London in the N18 postal area.
Hawthorn Road, N18 Hawthorn Road is one of the streets of London in the N18 postal area.
Hawthorne Road, N18 Hawthorne Road is a road in the N18 postcode area
Hazel Close, N13 Hazel Close is one of the streets of London in the N13 postal area.
Hazel Close, N13 Hazel Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Hazelwood Court, N13 Hazelwood Court is one of the streets of London in the N13 postal area.
Hazelwood Crescent, N13 Hazelwood Crescent is a road in the N13 postcode area
Hazelwood Lane, N13 Hazelwood Lane is one of the streets of London in the N13 postal area.
Hedge Lane, N13 Hedge Lane is one of the streets of London in the N13 postal area.
Hedge Lane, N13 Hedge Lane is a road in the N18 postcode area
Hereward Gardens, N13 Hereward Gardens is a road in the N13 postcode area
Hewish Road, N18 A street within the N18 postcode
Hinton Road, N18 Hinton Road is a road in the N18 postcode area
Huxley Parade, N18 Huxley Parade is one of the streets of London in the N18 postal area.
Huxley South, N18 Huxley South is a location in London.
Keel Close, N18 A street within the N18 postcode
Kendal Avenue, N18 Kendal Avenue is a road in the N18 postcode area
Kendal Gardens, N18 Kendal Gardens is a road in the N18 postcode area
Kendal Parade, N18 Kendal Parade is one of the streets of London in the N18 postal area.
Kenmare Gardens, N13 Kenmare Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N13 postal area.
Keston Close, N18 Keston Close is a road in the N18 postcode area
Lake View Terrace, N18 Lake View Terrace is a location in London.
Landmark Commercial Centre, N18 Landmark Commercial Centre is a location in London.
Lansbury Avenue, N18 Lansbury Avenue is a road in the N18 postcode area
Lawrence Avenue, N13 Lawrence Avenue is a road in the N13 postcode area
Left Side Station Parade, N14 Left Side Station Parade is one of the streets of London in the N14 postal area.
Lightcliffe Road, N13 Lightcliffe Road is one of the streets of London in the N13 postal area.
Lily Way, N13 A street within the N13 postcode
Lister Gardens, N18 Lister Gardens is a road in the N13 postcode area
Lister Gardens, N18 Lister Gardens is a road in the N18 postcode area
Lodge Close, N18 Lodge Close is a road in the N18 postcode area
Madeira Road, N13 Madeira Road is one of the streets of London in the N13 postal area.
Mapledurham Court, N13 Mapledurham Court is one of the streets of London in the N13 postal area.
Mia Mews, N13 A street within the N13 postcode
Millfield House, N18 Millfield House is a location in London.
Millstream Close, N13 Millstream Close is a road in the N13 postcode area
Mintern Close, N13 Mintern Close is a road in the N13 postcode area
Mitchell Road, N13 Mitchell Road is a road in the N13 postcode area
Mitchell Walk, N13 Mitchell Walk is a road in the E6 postcode area
Morecambe Terrace, N18 A street within the N18 postcode
Morton Crescent, N14 Morton Crescent is a road in the N14 postcode area
Morton Crescent, N14 Morton Crescent is a road in the N11 postcode area
Morton Way, N14 Morton Way is one of the streets of London in the N14 postal area.
Munster Gardens, N13 Munster Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N13 postal area.
New Park Avenue, N13 New Park Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N13 postal area.
Newton Way, N18 Newton Way is a road in the N18 postcode area
Norfolk Avenue, N13 Norfolk Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N13 postal area.
Norfolk Avenue, N13 Norfolk Avenue is a road in the N22 postcode area
Norfolk Avenue, N13 Norfolk Avenue is a road in the N17 postcode area
Norfolk Close, N13 Norfolk Close is a road in the N13 postcode area
North Circular Road, N13 North Circular Road is one of the streets of London in the N13 postal area.
North Circular Road, N13 North Circular Road is a road in the NW9 postcode area
Oakfield Gardens, N18 Oakfield Gardens took its name from a house called Oakfield which was originally opposite the present development.
Oakfield Gardens, N18 Oakfield Gardens is a road in the N18 postcode area
Oakthorpe Estate, N13 Oakthorpe Estate is one of the streets of London in the N13 postal area.
Orpington Gardens, N18 Orpington Gardens is a road in the N18 postcode area
Osborne Road, N13 Osborne Road is one of the streets of London in the N13 postal area.
Osbourne Road, N13 Osbourne Road is one of the streets of London in the N13 postal area.
Ostliffe Road, N13 Ostliffe Road is a road in the N13 postcode area
Ostliffe Road, N18 Ostliffe Road is a road in the N18 postcode area
Owen Road, N13 Owen Road is a road in the N13 postcode area
Park Avenue, N13 Park Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N13 postal area.
Park Lane, N18 Park Lane is a road in the N18 postcode area
Parkside Terrace, N18 Parkside Terrace is one of the streets of London in the N18 postal area.
Parkstone Avenue, N18 Parkstone Avenue is a road in the N18 postcode area
Pasteur Gardens, N18 Pasteur Gardens is one of the streets of London in the N18 postal area.
Pembroke Road, N13 Pembroke Road is a road in the N13 postcode area
Petersfield Close, N18 Petersfield Close is one of the streets of London in the N18 postal area.
Pickard Close, N14 Pickard Close is a road in the N14 postcode area
Pickwick Mews, N18 Pickwick Mews is one of the streets of London in the N18 postal area.
Pretoria Road North, N18 Pretoria Road North is one of the streets of London in the N18 postal area.
Pretoria Road, N18 Pretoria Road is a location in London.
Pymmes Close, N13 Pymmes Close is one of the streets of London in the N13 postal area.
Queensland Avenue, N18 Queensland Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N18 postal area.
Rayleigh Close, N13 A street within the N13 postcode
River Avenue, N13 River Avenue is a road in the N13 postcode area
Riverway, N13 Riverway is one of the streets of London in the N13 postal area.
Ruby Mews, N13 A street within the N13 postcode
Rylston Road, N13 Rylston Road is one of the streets of London in the N13 postal area.
Sandcroft Close, N13 A street within the N13 postcode
Shortlands Road, N18 Shortlands Road is a street in Hammersmith.
Silver Street, N18 Silver Street is one of the streets of London in the N18 postal area.
St Pauls Rise, N13 A street within the N13 postcode
St. Pauls Rise, N13 A street within the N13 postcode
Station Buildings2, N14 A street within the N14 postcode
Station Parade, N14 Station Parade is one of the streets of London in the N14 postal area.
Steeplestone Close, N18 Steeplestone Close is a road in the N18 postcode area
Sterling Way, N18 Sterling Way is one of the streets of London in the N18 postal area.
Stewartsby Close, N18 A street within the N18 postcode
Strand Place, N18 Strand Place is a road in the N18 postcode area
Sweet Briar Walk, N18 Sweet Briar Walk is a road in the N9 postcode area
Taplow Road, N18 Taplow Road is a road in the N13 postcode area
The Crest, N13 The Crest is a road in the N13 postcode area
The Fairway, N13 The Fairway is one of the streets of London in the N13 postal area.
The Fairway, N18 The Fairway is a road in the N9 postcode area
The Grove, N13 The Grove is one of the streets of London in the N13 postal area.
The Rowans, N13 The Rowans is one of the streets of London in the N13 postal area.
Thetford Close, N13 Thetford Close is a road in the N13 postcode area
Thetford Close, N13 Thetford Close is a road in the N22 postcode area
Tile Kiln Lane, N13 Tile Kiln Lane is one of the streets of London in the N13 postal area.
Tiverton Road, N18 A street within the N18 postcode
Tottenhall Road, N13 Tottenhall Road is one of the streets of London in the N13 postal area.
Trade Close, N13 Trade Close is a road in the N13 postcode area
Upsdell Avenue, N13 Upsdell Avenue is one of the streets of London in the N13 postal area.
Warwick Road, N18 Warwick Road is a road in the N9 postcode area
Waterfall Close, N14 Waterfall Close is a road in the N14 postcode area
Watermill Lane, N18 Watermill Lane is one of the streets of London in the N18 postal area.
Weir Hall Avenue, N18 Weir Hall Avenue is a road in the N18 postcode area
Weir Hall Gardens, N18 A street within the N18 postcode
Weir Hall Road, N18 Weir Hall Road is one of the streets of London in the N18 postal area.
West Way, N18 West Way is a road in the N18 postcode area
Whitehead Close, N18 Whitehead Close is a road in the N18 postcode area
Wigston Close, N18 Wigston Close is a road in the N18 postcode area
Wilbury Way, N18 Wilbury Way is one of the streets of London in the N18 postal area.
Wilde Place, N13 A street within the N13 postcode
Windmill Road, N18 Windmill Road is one of the streets of London in the N18 postal area.
Wolves Lane, N13 A street within the N13 postcode

THE PUBS OF SOUTHGATE
Hiiraan Social Club This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Mayfield Athletic Club This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
N. Salamis FC This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
NEASO and Southgate Olympic Assoc This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Alfred Herring This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Fox This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Unikat - 2 B6 Restaurant This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Wishing Well This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


Queen’s Park

Queen’s Park lies between Kilburn and Kensal Green, developed from 1875 onwards and named to honour Queen Victoria.

The north of Queen’s Park formed part of the parish of Willesden and the southern section formed an exclave of the parish of Chelsea, both in the Ossulstone hundred of Middlesex. In 1889 the area of the Metropolitan Board of Works that included the southern section of Queen’s Park was transferred from Middlesex to the County of London, and in 1900 the anomaly of being administered from Chelsea was removed when the exclave was united with the parish of Paddington. In 1965 both parts of Queen’s Park became part of Greater London: the northern section - Queen’s Park ’proper’ formed part of Brent and the southern section - the Queen’s Park Estate - joined the City of Westminster.

Queen’s Park, like much of Kilburn, was developed by Solomon Barnett. The two-storey terraced houses east of the park, built between 1895 and 1900, typically have clean, classical lines. Those west of the park, built 1900–05, tend to be more Gothic in style. Barnett’s wife was from the West Country, and many of the roads he developed are named either for places she knew (e.g. Torbay, Tiverton, Honiton) or for popular poets of the time (e.g. Tennyson). The first occupants of the area in late Victorian times were typically lower middle class, such as clerks and teachers. Queen’s Park is both demographically and architecturally diverse. The streets around the park at the heart of Queen’s Park are a conservation area.

There is hardly any social housing in the streets around Queens Park itself, and the area was zoned as not suitable for social housing in the 1970s and 1980s as even then house prices were above average for the borough of Brent, which made them unaffordable for local Housing Associations. The main shopping streets of Salusbury Road and Chamberlayne Road have fewer convenience stores and more high-value shops and restaurants. Local schools – some of which struggled to attract the children of wealthier local families in the past – are now over-subscribed. House prices have risen accordingly.

Queen’s Park station was first opened by the London and North Western Railway on 2 June 1879 on the main line from London to Birmingham.

Services on the Bakerloo line were extended from Kilburn Park to Queen’s Park on 11 February 1915. On 10 May 1915 Bakerloo services began to operate north of Queen’s Park as far as Willesden Junction over the recently built Watford DC Line tracks shared with the LNWR.


LOCAL PHOTOS

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Before 1965, the boundaries of the county of Hertfordshire stretched way into suburbia. The 1965 reform of Greater London swept away a whole part of Hertfordshire containing Totteridge, High, East and Chipping Barnet, Osodge and part of Southgate was swept away to become just part of the new London Borough of Barnet.
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