Bush Hill Park had so many interesting characters back in the 70's when I was young. I loved going to the shops in Cambridge Terrace, just off Dehli Road. My favourite one was Stewart's, the sweet shop, owned by Harry and Rose. He seemed really old to me, and I was a bit scared of him. I used to help my friend ...Read full memory
My memory has suddenly awakened! I can't believe that I forgot to mention the pet shop; it was called 'Pets & Extras'. It was next to the shoe repair shop and I think, took over part of the wool shop. The main attraction was Smokey the parrot, who used to wolf whistle at everyone. It was grey, and sat in a ...Read full memory
My mother was born in East Crescent and she probably went to Enfield girls school. Her name was Faith Hill and her mother Ada ran a drapers. her father William Hill was ill with cancer but before that he was a monumental mason. he stopped a runaway horse but got badly injured. He died 1916. I wondered if anyone had any ...Read full memory
My Dad and my uncle had a hardware shop/builders merchants in Bush Hill Park in the late 60s early 70s. I can't remember the name of the road it was on but it was at the end of a small parade of shops and next door there was a radio shop owned by a man called Aubrey. I spent many a school ...Read full memory
Queen Anne's Place was actually quite posh, and my mum, brother and I used to catch the train from here to go shopping in Enfield Town in the 1960's and early 1970's. The other entrance to the station was in St. Mark's Road, which was more fun, but not as upmarket. We lived in Amberley Road, which was a ...Read full memory
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