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I was born in Wyndale nursing home in Bramhall in 1959.Does anyone what happened to the nursing home? Thanks Nikki Fisher

My grandfather Charles samspson started this in 1910 taking. His family hop picking in Kent ,wonderful times his daughter Lavinia my mother married John frances Borgia Dunford in 1918 he was in the Royal Navy First World War was in the black and white minstrels navy band before the First World War,*i was (...Read full memory)

1951 was border at Miss Howell"s (the management). house at 5 Clifton Road. Used to go the the Muswell Hill tennis club and meet a girl, Margaret Seymour to play tennis with. Pretty girl. Would take bus in the week to Archway to The Aldwych on my way to Kings college on the Strand. Happy days-Lovely violets dear. Star , News or Standard was the cry after the war.

I was born in 1947 and I went to Rokesly and Park Road Secondary modern schools as well. Then it turned into Priory Vale in Haringey. Eventually, I ended up at Stationers' for two years where I did my A levels and then off to Uni. I actually lived in Mayfield Road up to 1968. I recall all the places you mention and (...Read full memory)

So nice to read all the great reminders of my childhood.I too went to Rokesley Infants,Crouch End Juniors and Crouch End Secondary School.1945/1955.One establishment that seems to have been forgotten is the 'Bread an' Drip Shop' next to CESC in park road.I can still taste the 'doorsteps' of new bread thick with (...Read full memory)

We moved from Steed Road Huswell Hill, where i was born,to Northview Road N8 in 1938. Jumping to 1941 Mum, Dad, brother Bill and me lived at the bottom end opposite, Southview Road. A stick of bombs dropped on our end of Southview Road kill many people. Our ground floor flat was damaged with the whole front of (...Read full memory)

My family lived on Mountview Road N8, from 1959 until 1971. We were blessed with a ground floor flat with cellar, in an old Victorian House at ,No. 35. We were opposite the reservoir, so had a wonderful view over London. I also remember clambering down the grassy hill by the railway track (...Read full memory)

Couldn't wait to go to school in Rokeseley Infants school so happy when the letter came.Remember sliding the letter under the tropical fish tank in our kitchen in Glasslyn Road.loved Infants school had a bit of a blip at the age of 7 my dad was ill and I had to go to a school in Hayling Island for 6 months hated it (...Read full memory)

I believe everyone who lived in Crouch End (also Muswell Hill) during the period 1941-71 were very lucky as the area offered virtually everything one would ever wish for. In fact, although I now live in Norfolk I retain very happy memories of good ol' Crouch End. My first memory of living there was playing on a carpet (...Read full memory)

In 1940 at age 1, I was moved into 123 Nelson Road with my parents and older brother.It was to be my permanent home for the next 20 years. Nelson road was split into two parts by Weston Park, the scruffy end between Tottenham Lane and Weston Park, where we lived, and the posh part up to Ridge Road where my (...Read full memory)