Crouch End Hill c1965, Crouch End
Memories of Crouch End Hill c1965, Crouch End
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Back in 1965 we moved into 6 Tregaron Avenue, just off Crouch Hill. I was 3 years old and there were six of us, Mum and Dad, my sister Jill and our lovely Nan and Auntie Peggy. One of my earliest and fondest memories is of on Sunday nights you could look out of my nan's upstairs dining room and see the crucifix all lit up on the steeple of Christ Church. Such lovely happy memories of a wonderful childhood.
Happy Childhood in Crouch End
This is how I remember the Broadway from the eyes of a very small child walking around with my mum's gloved hand securely holding mine and my nan and my sister walking along with our dog Pepi. We would either be shopping or on the way to Rokesly School, the other very regular place we walked through the Broadway to was to visit Dr Campkin at her surgery on the corner of Tottenham Lane, I can also remember the nurse in there called Mrs Ward. I can remember being bought toy cars from Timothy Whites which is to the right by the black van. United Dairies had a shop on the right on the corner of Weston Park opposite the clock tower, this became one of the first Kentucky Freed Chicken shops in 1971 (let's not go there though). Out of view and over to the far left was Wilsons department store which was just like the Grace brothers in 'Are you being served', my mum would be seated confortably... Read more
Mr Laughlin's China Shop.
This view of the Broadway shows it along Tottenham Lane where further up on the left was a china shop which was owned by Mr Eric Laughlin, who lived next door to us in Tregaron Avenue with his wife Ellen. They were lovely kind-hearted people and I always think of Mr Laughlin when I hear the word gentleman, he would always raise his hat as he passed by a lady and would stand to attention with his hat to his chest when a funeral passed by. After his wife died in 1972 he became a voluntary driver for the local Red Cross, he always had beautiful cars like Rover P6's and Daimlers. I can still see him in his immaculate blazer just like a real life Nigel Havers character.