East Finchley Memories

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I was born next to the United Dairies and the tube station. At night I could hear the horses in the stables and the trains arriving and leaving at the train station. There were also steam trains that worked the siding from time to time. I used to keep lists of the buses that went by: 617, 517,143, 609..... I (...Read full memory)

This picture (e199012) must be mid-afternoon judging by the shadows but there is surprisingly little traffic. The bus stop on the right, with a shelter, is where the 17 and 104 would stop on their way north. The stop on the left is for the 102 in the direction of Golders Green. The Estate Agent (...Read full memory)

I was raised on a lovely estate called Thomas Moore estate, it was all new and I always went wandering all around Finchley from Avenue House to Victoria Park in Finchley central to going to school in Friern Barnet. I always went down Cherry Tree Woods. So much history and fond memories for me. I know I live in (...Read full memory)