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Caption for Burnt Oak, Watling Avenue C1955: A cyclist gingerly crosses Edgware Road as Watling Avenue drops away eastwards towards Mill Hill. Apart from a sign of the times - the bank building on the left has given way to an amusement arcade - little has physically changed.

Memories of Burnt Oak

Hi all any info would be great I am looking for a very good friend of mine Antony Edwards he owned a butchers in burnt oak in the late 70s and 80s any info or photos of the shop will be much appreciated

I attended Orange Hill between 1963 and 1969..best recall... Patricia Ranger...now Leary. My first year was at the school in Burnt Oak..I lived at the Spur Road estate and took the train from Edgware to Burnt Oak, then later walked to the school when it moved to Stanmore. My memories of Miss Wood was her manner of (...Read full memory)

i came to Burnt Oak when I was aged 2 and still live here. Burnt Oak was a wonderful place, with so much going on and so much to do. I went to the Annunciation School and got a scholarship to the Convent of Jesus and Mary, Harlesden. During the war there were Iitalian and German pows in the area. The Germans (...Read full memory)

I too went to Orange Hill School and whilst there were occasions when I was frightened of the headmistress Miss Wood I did respect her rules and the way in which we were taught. There have been many times that I have been thankful for the well organised and well supervised lessons that I had . Creating a problem in the (...Read full memory)

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