Apex Corner In The 70's, And Surrounding - a Memory of Mill Hill.
i grew up on the Barnet Way- the flats on the corner of the fairway, we attended Courtlands school Mr Bateman was the headmaster- and i still see my first teacher from 1970 in Edgware, near the music shop i now run.. remember the nearto the school "tuckshop?", at Apex corner, you had " Peter Trevayne.. mainly european" car sales, then one of two newspaper shops run by Mr Vernon, then the electrical; shop run by a lovely Indian gent, John the greengrocer- (all the local ladies loved him!!!)
on the corner was a ladies clothing shop ( same owner, possibly Mrs Eisenberg turned it into a Deli soon after) crossing the narrow road there was the chinese restaurant- once a cafe called "the blinking owl" a kind of truck stop cafe i'm told(?). the Barbers, some offices, the Post office nice couple ran this, sadly he was attacked and they left not long after. the express dairy shop, Mr Magill the chemist,J Richie the buthers, Tesco's, the bookies, the off licence, sainsburys. ward and winterburn music shop, the second of the newsagents- Mr Mole ran it then Roy Freeman, the Apex Cafe with its AMI continental juke box, and pinball machine, Mr Vincents selling just about everything including.. boom boom boom boom Esso Blue!! paraffin!
ending with Apex motor factors. cross the zebra crossing gave you the bakery, the laundrette,the hairdressers (laurence?)colourview ariels had the shop at the end sharing with the cab office. then BP garage. across the road was the royal scot, and the shell petrol station, great memories... john o'connell
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