Tottenham Green East, N15

An area which may have existed since the nineteenth century or before with housing mainly dating from the 1980s

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Tottenham Green East runs along the east side of Tottenham Green.





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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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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

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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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Page Green Common Page Green Common is a much reduced area of common land.

NEARBY STREETS
Ambitious College, N15 A street within the N15 postcode
Ambleside Close, N17 A street within the N17 postcode
Anchor Drive, N15 A street within the N15 postcode
Antill Road, N15 Antill Road is one of the streets of London in the N15 postal area.
Arnold Road, N15 Arnold Road is a road in the N15 postcode area
Ashmount Road, N15 Ashmount Road is one of the streets of London in the N15 postal area.
Beaconsfield Road, N15 Beaconsfield Road is one of the streets of London in the N15 postal area.
Bernie Grant Arts Centre, N15 A street within the N15 postcode
Blenheim Rise, N15 Blenheim Rise is a road in the N15 postcode area
Broad Lane, N15 Broad Lane is one of the streets of London in the N15 postal area.
Brunswick Road, N15 Brunswick Road is one of the streets of London in the N15 postal area.
Bushmead Close, N15 A street within the N15 postcode
Chesnut Road, N17 Chesnut Road is one of the streets of London in the N17 postal area.
Clyde Circus, N15 Clyde Circus is a wide circular road from which a series of residential streets radiate.
Collingwood Road, N15 Collingwood Road is one of the streets of London in the N15 postal area.
Colsterworth Road, N15 Colsterworth Road is one of the streets of London in the N15 postal area.
Copperfield Drive, N15 Copperfield Drive is a road in the N15 postcode area
Cunningham Road, N15 Cunningham Road is a road in the N15 postcode area
Drapers Road, N17 A street within the N17 postcode
Duffield Drive, N15 A street within the N15 postcode
Eagle Avenue, N15 Eagle Avenue lies beneath the modern buildings of Haringey College.
Earlsmead Road, N15 Earlsmead Road is a road in the N15 postcode area
Eleanor Close, N15 Eleanor Close is a road in the N15 postcode area
Fairbanks Road, N17 Fairbanks Road is one of the streets of London in the N17 postal area.
Fountayne Road, N15 Fountayne Road is one of the streets of London in the N15 postal area.
Greenway Close, N15 A street within the N15 postcode
Greyhound Lane, N17 Greyhound Lane is a location in London.
Greyhound Road, N17 Greyhound Road is one of the streets of London in the N17 postal area.
Grove Park Road, N15 Grove Park Road is a road in the N15 postcode area
Hale Gardens, N17 Hale Gardens is a road in the N17 postcode area
Hale Road, N17 Hale Road is one of the streets of London in the N17 postal area.
Hamilton Close, N17 Hamilton Close is a road in the N17 postcode area
Hanover Road, N15 Hanover Road is one of the streets of London in the N15 postal area.
Harold Road, N15 A street within the N15 postcode
Herbert Road, N15 Herbert Road is one of the streets of London in the N15 postal area.
High Cross Road, N15 High Cross Road was originally a main road extending further west.
Imperail Works, N15 Imperail Works is one of the streets of London in the N15 postal area.
Imperial Works, N15 Imperial Works is one of the streets of London in the N15 postal area.
Jansons Road, N15 Jansons Road is one of the streets of London in the N15 postal area.
Kirkton Road, N15 Kirkton Road is one of the streets of London in the N15 postal area.
Lawrence Yard, N15 Lawrence Yard is one of the streets of London in the N15 postal area.
Lomond Close, N15 Lomond Close is a road in the N15 postcode area
Loobert Road, N15 Loobert Road is a road in the N15 postcode area
Loxwood Road, N17 Loxwood Road is a road in the N17 postcode area
Markfield Road, N15 Markfield Road is one of the streets of London in the N15 postal area.
Maynard Close, N15 A street within the N15 postcode
Montague Road, N15 Montague Road is a road in the N15 postcode area
Monument Way, N15 Monument Way is a road in the N15 postcode area
Monument Way, N17 Monument Way is one of the streets of London in the N17 postal area.
Morrison Avenue, N17 Morrison Avenue is a road in the N17 postcode area
Napier Road, N17 Napier Road is one of the streets of London in the N17 postal area.
Nelson Road, N15 A street within the N15 postcode
Newton Road, N15 A street within the N15 postcode
Nicholson Court, N17 Nicholson Court is a road in the N17 postcode area
Pelham Road, N15 Pelham Road is a road in the N15 postcode area
Portland Place, N15 Portland Place is a road in the N15 postcode area
Portland Road, N15 Portland Road is one of the streets of London in the N15 postal area.
Rainbow Works, N15 Rainbow Works is one of the streets of London in the N15 postal area.
Rainbow Works21, N15 A street within the N15 postcode
Rawlinson Terrace, N17 Rawlinson Terrace is a location in London.
Raycroft Close, N17 Raycroft Close is a road in the E14 postcode area
Rycroft Way, N17 A street within the N17 postcode
Saltram Close, N15 Saltram Close is one of the streets of London in the N15 postal area.
Shanklin Road, N15 Shanklin Road is a road in the N15 postcode area
Somerset Road, N17 Somerset Road, before being curtailed, originally extended east along the current line of Hamilton Close.
South Side, N15 South Side is one of the streets of London in the N15 postal area.
Spondon Road, N15 Spondon Road is a road in the N15 postcode area
Springfield Road, N15 Springfield Road is one of the streets of London in the N15 postal area.
Stainby Road, N15 Stainby Road is one of the streets of London in the N15 postal area.
Stamford Close, N15 Stamford Close is a road in the N15 postcode area
Stamford Road, N15 Stamford Road is a road in the N15 postcode area
Stamforoad Road, N15 A street within the N15 postcode
Stowe Place, N15 Stowe Place is a road in the N15 postcode area
Suffield Road, N15 Suffield Road is a road in the N15 postcode area
Talbot Close, N15 Talbot Close is a road in the N15 postcode area
Talbot Road, N15 Talbot Road is one of the streets of London in the N15 postal area.
Tamar Way, N17 Tamar Way is a local throughway.
Tenby Close, N15 Tenby Close is a road in the N15 postcode area
The Hale, N15 The Hale is one of the streets of London in the N17 postal area.
Tottenham Green Centre, N15 A street within the N15 postcode
Tottenham Green Enterprise Centre, N15 Tottenham Green Enterprise Centre is one of the streets of London in the N15 postal area.
Tottenham Hale Retail Park, N15 Tottenham Hale Retail Park is one of the streets of London in the N15 postal area.
Town Hall Approach Road, N15 Town Hall Approach Road is one of the streets of London in the N15 postal area.
Tynemouth Road, N15 Tynemouth Road is one of the streets of London in the N15 postal area.
Tynemouth Terrace, N15 Tynemouth Terrace is one of the streets of London in the N15 postal area.
Ventnor Terrace, N15 Ventnor Terrace is one of the streets of London in the N15 postal area.
Victoria Road, N15 Victoria Road is one of the streets of London in the N15 postal area.
Walton Road, N15 Walton Road is one of the streets of London in the N15 postal area.
Watts Close, N15 A street within the N15 postcode
Westerfield Road, N15 Westerfield Road is a road in the N15 postcode area
Winchelsea Road, N15 Winchelsea Road is one of the streets of London in the N17 postal area.
Winns Mews, N15 Winns Mews is one of the streets of London in the N15 postal area.

NEARBY PUBS
Body Works Gym This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Chidos Club 98 Ltd This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Industry This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Mannions This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Fountain This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Volunteer This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The West Green Tavern This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


Seven Sisters

Seven Sisters’s name is derived from seven elms which were planted in a circle with a walnut tree at their centre on an area of common land known as Page Green.


In his early seventeenth-century work, Brief Description of Tottenham, local vicar and historian William Bedwell singled out the Page Green walnut tree for particular mention. He wrote of it as a local ’arboreal wonder’ which ’flourished without growing bigger’. He described it as popularly associated with the burning of an unknown Protestant. There is also speculation that the tree was ancient, possibly going back as far as Roman times, perhaps standing in a sacred grove or pagan place of worship.

The walnut vanished at some point, leaving the circle of elms. These were first recorded as the Seven Sisters in 1732.

The location of the seven trees can be tracked through a series of maps from 1619 on. From 1619 they are shown in a position which today corresponds with the western tip of Page Green at the junction of Broad Lane and the High Road. With urbanisation radically changing the area, the ’Seven Sisters’ had been replanted by 1876, still on Page Green, but further to the east. Contemporary maps show them remaining in this new location until 1955.

The trees formed a well-known landmark. So much so that a new thoroughfare connecting Tottenham to Camden Town in 1840 was named Seven Sisters Road.

In 1852, the originals were in a sorry state and new trees were planted by the seven daughters of a Mr J McRae. These elms lasted just 20 years, when a newspaper described "six venerable and withered trunks" (perhaps the stumps of the originals were still hanging around). A new circle was planted on 2 March 1886 when local siblings called Rosa, Alice, Amy, Edith, Julia, Georgina and Matilda Hibbert — the only family in Tottenham to contain seven sisters and no brothers — did the honours.

Over the years, the sisters returned to view their handiwork. Matilda’s was the only one that wouldn’t take. According to a later interview, the sister "pointed to her withered tree and said, ’I’m the doomed one’". Alas, her premonition came true. Mathilda passed away in 1900. Her six siblings lived on, regrouping at the elms each year. Five trees had died by 1928 when three of the surviving Hibberts were recommissioned to "make good the deficiency". The six sisters continued their reunion until at least 1937, bringing the original commemorative brooches and spades used in 1886. One of these spades can still be seen at the Bruce Castle Museum in Tottenham.

*L1491308014L*Further plantings took place in 1955, courtesy of sisters named Basten. Perhaps because elms had proven too fragile for the ground, this iteration opted for Italian polar, and the trees were planted in two clumps rather than a ring. The most recent ceremony drew on the digging skills of five local families, all blessed with seven sisters. This time hornbeams were chosen. The still-standing ring was installed at the centre of Page Green in 1996. You can view it today, although there’s no obvious plaque or information board recalling the centuries-old tradition.

The current ring of hornbeam trees was planted in 1997 in a ceremony led by five families of seven sisters.

Seven Sisters station was constructed by the Great Eastern Railway on its Stoke Newington & Edmonton Railway line and opened on 22 July 1872. On 1 January 1878, the GER opened a branch line, the Palace Gates Line, from Seven Sisters station to Noel Park and later that year to Palace Gates (Wood Green) station.

The first section of the Victoria line opened on 1 September 1968 serving Seven Sisters, although a shared entrance and interchange facilities with the surface station were not opened until December 1968. The original GER entrance to the station was situated in West Green Road at the north end of the surface station, but the new combined entrance was opened in Seven Sisters Road at the south end on the site of a former wood merchants yard, connecting to the west end of the Victoria line platforms. The original (1872) entrance was closed at that time.

The section of Victoria line between Seven Sisters and Finsbury Park stations is the longest between adjacent stations in deep level tunnels on the London Underground network. During the planning phase of the Victoria line, thought was given to converting Manor House into a Victoria line station and diverting the Piccadilly line in new tunnels directly from Finsbury Park to Turnpike Lane via Harringay Green Lanes, but the idea was abandoned because of the inconvenience this would cause, as well as the cost.


LOCAL PHOTOS

In the neighbourhood...

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Tottenham 1950s: A picture taken at the junction of Bruce Grove railway station with Tottenham High Road.
Credit: Fred Ivey
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Old Holborn tobacco - the lingering smell of 1960s grandfathers
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Section of the Earl of Dorset's 1619 map of the Parish of Tottenham, Middlesex.
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Clyde Circus, N15 at the junction with Clyde Road (1908)
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