Wallace Bar

Pub/bar in/near Temple Fortune

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Pub/bar · Temple Fortune · NW11 ·

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Added: 25 Jan 2021 17:58 GMT   


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!



danny currie   
Added: 30 Nov 2022 18:39 GMT   

dads yard
ron currie had a car breaking yard in millers yard back in the 60s good old days


Lynette beardwood   
Added: 29 Nov 2022 20:53 GMT   

Spy’s Club
Topham’s Hotel at 24-28 Ebury Street was called the Ebury Court Hotel. Its first proprietor was a Mrs Topham. In WW2 it was a favourite watering hole for the various intelligence organisations based in the Pimlico area. The first woman infiltrated into France in 1942, FANY Yvonne Rudellat, was recruited by the Special Operations Executive while working there. She died in Bergen Belsen in April 1945.

Born here
Added: 16 Nov 2022 12:39 GMT   

The Pearce family lived in Gardnor Road
The Pearce family moved into Gardnor Road around 1900 after living in Fairfax walk, my Great grandfather, wife and there children are recorded living in number 4 Gardnor road in the 1911 census, yet I have been told my grand father was born in number 4 in 1902, generations of the Pearce continue living in number 4 as well other houses in the road up until the 1980’s

Born here
Added: 16 Nov 2022 12:38 GMT   

The Pearce family lived in Gardnor Road
The Pearce family moved into Gardnor Road around 1900 after living in Fairfax walk, my Great grandfather, wife and there children are recorded living in number 4 Gardnor road in the 1911 census, yet I have been told my grand father was born in number 4 in 1902, generations of the Pearce continue living in number 4 as well other houses in the road up until the 1980’s

Lived here
Phil Stubbington   
Added: 14 Nov 2022 16:28 GMT   

Numbers 60 to 70 (1901 - 1939)
A builder, Robert Maeers (1842-1919), applied to build six houses on plots 134 to 139 on the Lincoln House Estate on 5 October 1901. He received approval on 8 October 1901. These would become numbers 60 to 70 Rodenhurst Road (60 is plot 139). Robert Maeers was born in Northleigh, Devon. In 1901 he was living in 118 Elms Road with his wife Georgina, nee Bagwell. They had four children, Allan, Edwin, Alice, and Harriet, born between 1863 and 1873.
Alice Maeers was married to John Rawlins. Harriet Maeers was married to William Street.
Three of the six houses first appear on the electoral register in 1904:
Daniel Mescal “Ferncroft”
William Francis Street “Hillsboro”
Henry Elkin “Montrose”

By the 1905 electoral register all six are occupied:

Daniel Mescal “St Senans”
Henry Robert Honeywood “Grasmere”
John Rawlins “Iveydene”
William Francis Street “Hillsboro”
Walter Ernest Manning “St Hilda”
Henry Elkin “Montrose”

By 1906 house numbers replace names:

Daniel Mescal 70
Henry Robert Honeywood 68
John Rawlins 66
William Francis Street 64
Walter Ernest Manning 62
Henry Elkin 60

It’s not clear whether number 70 changed from “Ferncroft” to “St Senans” or possibly Daniel Mescal moved houses.

In any event, it can be seen that Robert Maeers’ two daughters are living in numbers 64 and 66, with, according to local information, an interconnecting door. In the 1911 census William Street is shown as a banker’s clerk. John Rawlins is a chartering clerk in shipping. Robert Maeers and his wife are also living at this address, Robert being shown as a retired builder.

By 1939 all the houses are in different ownership except number 60, where the Elkins are still in residence.

stephen garraway   
Added: 13 Nov 2022 13:56 GMT   

Martin Street, Latimer Road
I was born at St Charlottes and lived at 14, Martin Street, Latimer Road W10 until I was 4 years old when we moved to the east end. It was my Nan Grant’s House and she was the widow of George Frederick Grant. She had two sons, George and Frederick, and one daughter, my mother Margaret Patricia.
The downstairs flat where we lived had two floors, the basement and the ground floor. The upper two floors were rented to a Scot and his family, the Smiths. He had red hair. The lights and cooker were gas and there was one cold tap over a Belfast sink. A tin bath hung on the wall. The toilet was outside in the yard. This was concreted over and faced the the rear of the opposite terraces. All the yards were segregated by high brick walls. The basement had the a "best" room with a large , dark fireplace with two painted metal Alsation ornaments and it was very dark, cold and little used.
The street lights were gas and a man came round twice daily to turn them on and off using a large pole with a hook and a lighted torch on the end. I remember men coming round the streets with carts selling hot chestnuts and muffins and also the hurdy gurdy man with his instrument and a monkey in a red jacket. I also remember the first time I saw a black man and my mother pulling me away from him. He had a Trilby and pale Mackintosh so he must of been one of the first of the Windrush people. I seem to recall he had a thin moustache.
Uncle George had a small delivery lorry but mum lost touch with him and his family. Uncle Fred went to Peabody Buildings near ST.Pauls.
My Nan was moved to a maisonette in White City around 1966, and couldn’t cope with electric lights, cookers and heating and she lost all of her neighbourhood friends. Within six months she had extreme dementia and died in a horrible ward in Tooting Bec hospital a year or so later. An awful way to end her life, being moved out of her lifelong neighbourhood even though it was slums.

Added: 31 Oct 2022 18:47 GMT   

I lived at 7 Conder Street in a prefab from roughly 1965 to 1971 approx - happy memories- sad to see it is no more ?


Eve Glover   
Added: 22 Oct 2022 09:28 GMT   

Shenley Road
Shenley Road is the main street in Borehamwood where the Job Centre and Blue Arrow were located


Alyth Gardens, NW11 Alyth Gardens is in an area of Temple Fortune
Ambrose Avenue, NW11 Ambrose Avenue is a street in Golders Green.
Arcade House, NW11 Arcade House is in the Temple Fortune part of the NW11 area
Asmuns Place, NW11 In 1908, two hundred and seventy houses went up in Asmuns Place.
Bridge Way, NW11 Bridge Way is in an area of Temple Fortune
Brookside Road, NW11 Brookside Road, lies in Temple Fortune
Chatham Close, NW11 Chatham Close is in the Hampstead Garden Suburb part of the NW11 area
Clifton Gardens, NW11 Clifton Gardens is in Temple Fortune
Cranbourne Gardens, NW11 Cranbourne Gardens is part of a development to the north and west of Temple Fortune
Dingwall Gardens, NW11 Dingwall Gardens is in Temple Fortune
Eastville Avenue, NW11 Eastville Avenue, lies in Temple Fortune
Farm Walk, NW11 In Farm Walk, there are roughcast terraces with brick doorways and bay windows designed by Parker and Unwin in 1911.
Forres Gardens, NW11 Forres Gardens is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Garrick Avenue, NW11 Garrick Avenue is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Gloucester Gardens, NW11 Gloucester Gardens is a street in Golders Green.
Grosvenor Gardens, NW11 Grosvenor Gardens, lies in Temple Fortune
Hampstead Gardens, NW11 Hampstead Gardens backs onto the Jewish Cemetary.
Hampstead Way, NW11 Hampstead Way was one of the major roads designed for Hampstead Garden Suburb.
Hendon Park Row, NW11 Hendon Park Row is part of Temple Fortune
Highcroft Gardens, NW11 Highcroft Gardens is in an area of Temple Fortune
Hill Close, NW11 Hill Close forms an intimate cul de sac rising towards Central Square.
Hoop Lane, NW11 Hoop Lane was originally called Wheel Lane.
Leeside Crescent, NW11 Leeside Crescent is a location in Temple Fortune
Litchfield Square, NW11 Litchfield Square is a large formal composition designed by Parker and Unwin.
Lucas Square, NW11 Lucas Square was named after its architect, Geoffrey Lucas.
Meadway Gate, NW11 Meadway Gate is a location in Hampstead Garden Suburb
North Square, NW11 North Square is in an area of Hampstead Garden Suburb
Oakfields Road, NW11 Oakfields Road is in the Temple Fortune part of the NW11 area
Park Way, NW11 Park Way dates from 1924.
Portsdown Avenue, NW11 Portsdown Avenue is part of Temple Fortune
Portsdown Mews, NW11 Portsdown Mews, forms part of Temple Fortune
Ravenscroft Avenue, NW11 Ravenscroft Avenue is a road in the NW11 postcode area
Sheridan Walk, NW11 Sheridan Walk is in Hampstead Garden Suburb
Sneath Avenue, NW11 Sneath Avenue is a road in the NW11 postcode area
St Andrew’s Road, NW11 St Andrew’s Road connects Templars Avenue and Wentworth Road.
St Edward’s Close, NW11 St Edward’s Close lies off Finchley Road.
St George’s Close, NW11 St George’s Close is in the Temple Fortune area
St Georges Road, NW11 St Georges Road is a location in Temple Fortune
St John’s Road, NW11 St John’s Road is in Temple Fortune
Templars Avenue, NW11 The Finchley Road and Golders Green Syndicate began to build an estate south of Temple Fortune, including Templars Avenue and Wentworth Road, in 1907.
Temple Fortune Hill, NW11 Temple Fortune Hill is within the oldest part of Hampstead Garden Suburb.
Temple Fortune Lane, NW11 Temple Fortune Lane leads from Temple Fortune itself into Hampstead Garden Suburb.
Temple Fortune Parade, NW11 Temple Fortune Parade possibly dates from 1911.
Temple Gardens, NW11 Temple Gardens is in the Temple Fortune area
Temple Grove, NW11 Temple Grove is in the Temple Fortune part of the NW11 area
The Grove, NW11 The Grove is a road in the NW11 postcode area
The Orchard, NW11 57 flats were built in The Orchard in 1909, one of the earliest developments of Hampstead Garden Suburb.
Wentworth Road, NW11 Wentworth Road forms part of one of the earliest development in the Golders Green and Temple Fortune areas.
Wild Hatch, NW11 Wild Hatch, now a small road, is part of an ancient route.
Willifield Way, NW11 Willifield Way runs south from ‘Crickmer Circus’ to meet Hampstead Way before the junction with Meadway.


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Temple Fortune

Temple Fortune is a place in the London Borough of Barnet to the north of Golders Green. It is principally a shopping district used by residents of the Hampstead Garden Suburb.

It is likely that the name Temple Fortune refers to the Knights of St John, who had land here (c.1240). Fortune may be derived from a small settlement (tun) on the route from Hampstead to Hendon arrived at before arriving at Hendon. Here a lane from Finchley, called Ducksetters Lane (c.1475), intersected. It is likely that the settlement was originally the Bleccanham estate (c.900s). By the end of the 18th century Temple Fortune Farm was established on the northern side of Farm Close.

The building of the Finchley Road (c.1827), replaced Ducksetters Lane as a route to Finchley, and resulted in the development of a small hamlet. Along the Finchley Road was a number of villas (c1830s), joined by the Royal Oak public house (c.1850s). By the end of the 19th century there were around 300 people living in the area, which included a laundry, a small hospital for children with skin diseases. The principle industry was brick making.

The significant moment in Temple Fortune's development into a suburban area occurred in 1907. The establishment of the Hampstead Garden Suburb brought major changes to the area east of the Finchley Road. Temple Fortune Farm was demolished, and along the front of the road, the building of Arcade, and Gateway House (c.1911) established the Hampstead Garden Suburbs retail district. Also significant in that year was the opening of Golders Green tube station. Although the area had been served by horse drawn omnibuses (since at least the 1880s) and later motor buses (from 1907), it was the tram line of 1910, connecting Church End Finchley with Golders Green Station, which led to the development of the area west of the Finchley road. The Carmelite Monastery was established in Bridge Lane in 1908.

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North End Road, NW11
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Constructing Golders Green station (c. 1904)
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Eton College Estate was the land beneath modern Temple Fortune. The Estate, which consisted in 1828 of 315 acres, originated in grants of land by Bela, widow of Austin the mercer, in 1259 and by William de Pavely and his wife in 1273.
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Hampstead Garden Suburb from Willifield Way (1914) Golders Green crematorium can be seen in the background
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