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I was born in Newnham Road N 22 in 1940. I want to wood green junior school at the bottom of our road and then on to Tottenham Sec Mod (near the great Cambridge road). When I left school I was a locomotive fireman at Kentish town loco and then when I was old enough onto the Middlesex Fire Brigade with my first (...Read full memory)

Noel Park Estate was established in the 1890's with brand new homes being built. Amongst the new tenants were the Webb family who moved into 93 Westbeech Road on the 5th Dec,1892, as well as the Oakes family who moved into No 57, plus William and Emma Lawrance who moved into a new home at No (...Read full memory)

I remember walking along Station Road to school after getting the bus from Haringey. I can remember there was a swimming pool not far from the school where we used to go for lessons. I can also remember the Barrett Sweet factory and the smells that used to pervade the air. My mother was friendly with a lady who ran (...Read full memory)

I was born in Wood Green in 1940. My earliest recollection is being in a classroom in Lordship Lane with other children and being told I was not supposed to be there.It's possible I had wandered from home,which was on the Tottenham side of Great Cambridge Road,to this school and "joined the party!"Which may make me 4 years old at (...Read full memory)

Does anyone remember the fire station on Bounds Green RD ?? well that is where I lived from 1939 to 1948..#8 Firemens Flats. My father was a fireman and drove a huge Leyland Merriweather shining brass engine... There were about a dozen other families with children and my sister and I were the only girls...some (...Read full memory)

My Grandparents ran the Alexandra Park Tavern before and during the second world war, they were Kath and Albert Allan. I was born in Nov. 1941 in Winchmore Hill and was taken back to live in the pub. There was a murder in the Off Licence when they were there and my father read about it in Iceland (...Read full memory)

I was born in Southgate and schooled at Arnos Grove Sec Modern. My earlist memories of Wood Green are of my father and his brother working together on the Trolly buses out of Wood Green Garage. My mother used to take my brothers and me to meet dad at lunch times when he had a weekend shift to work, We'd catch (...Read full memory)

I began my working life as a junior clerk at the Wood Green Branch of the National Provincial Bank in September 1949. my starting pay was £2.13.6d a week. In those days we used dip in pens and bank statements were typed on a typewriter, Our ledger keeper was a disabled chap named Joe Young and one of my jobs was to go to a (...Read full memory)

I was born in Islington, I lived at Glendale Avenue, No.22. Went to Ealham School and remember jolly Butchers Hill.

I lived in New River Gardens, went to White Hart Lane infant and junior school. Headmistress was Miss Leahy and drama teacher was Miss McDonald. Name was Patricia Perryment and had a brother Michael Perryment/ Lived close to the Wonderloaf factory.