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Friern Barnet Photo Archive

Goldsmith Road, N11
The Friern Barnet Photo Archive
Goldsmith Road, N11

The passageway between Goldsmith Road and Stanford Road photographed in the mid-1950s
Picture added on 22 December 2009 at 16:05
During the 50's and early 60's, route number 43 bus used to park up in Goldsmith Road, just near the junction with Friern Barnet Lane. For some reason, it didn't use the bus stand outside the town hall, used by the 134. Maybe there wasn't enough room. There must be a photo out there somewhere!
Added by Shamus Dark on 19 July 2010
The building was the scout hut for the 199 North London troop
Added by Keith Duff on 30 July 2010
The Picture shows the old Scout & Guide Hut that was a rebuilt WW1 Army hut.
Added by David Mitchell on 22 January 2013
Please see image number 3470 for a photograph of a Routemaster laying over in Goldsmith Road
Added by David Berguer on 22 January 2013
Thanks for that David. I was hoping that there might be a much earlier photo, taken in the late 50's or 60's while I was at school just round the corner in Hemington Avenue. But the picture of the Routemaster is excellent!
Added by Shamus on 24 January 2013
To the right of the passageway was St. Johns Primary School where I started school in 1949. I lived a few doors away at No 4a Goldsmith Road
Added by Jim Bennett on 11 October 2013
I lived at 5 Goldsmith Road, and remember a small grocers shop just through this passageway in Stanford Road. Anyone else remember it?
Added by J Darnell (nee Sindall) on 12 November 2013
To J Darnell. I think you have your road names wrong. Stanford Road was directly at the corner of Goldsmith Rd. The road through the "Alleyway" was Glenthorne Road. Yes there was a small grocer's shop in Glenthorne road just up from the "Alleway" I think it was called "Whites"
Added by Jim Bennett on 15 November 2013
Thanks Jim, your absolutely right, the grocers was in Glenthorne road, and not Stanford road.
Added by J Darnell (nee Sindall) on 17 November 2013
My Mother Barbara Lawrence lived at 3 Goldsmith Rd from 1937 until about 1951. She remembers the old scout hut. She went to St Johns then Holy Park school.
Added by Paul Trigwell on 18 November 2013
I vaguely remember Jim Bennett. Did you live next door to Richard Punt? I remember the Hallidays in the corner also. I used to live in 34 Stanford Road. You may remember my older brother Len Nicholas. P.S. I lived next door but one to St.Johns School.
Added by Gary Nicholas on 19 November 2013
Gary. I am afraid I don't remember your name, but you are right I did live next door to Richard Punt. I also remember the Hallidays next to the field behind the scout hut where there were air raid shelters.
Added by Jim Bennett on 21 November 2013
To Gary, did you know Ricky had passed away some time ago. All the best, Jim
Anonymous comment added on 23 November 2013
Hi Jim yes I did know Richard Punt had passed away.Sorry Jim I havent been in touch I haved recently moved to Felixstowe and have got broadband up and running at last.
Added by Gary Nicholas on 25 November 2013
Anonymous comment not from me!!
Added by Jim Bennett on 25 November 2013
Jim my mother Barbara who was then Barbara Lawrence and lived at number 3 remembers you well.

Added by Paul Trigwell on 25 November 2013
I collect postcards picked out two from a job lot bought recently posted to a albert boyes 23 gold smith rd year 1931 1st of jan ,from france anyone got any memories, jim
Anonymous comment added on 25 November 2013
re anonymous comments they are mine to Gary Nicholas, also the one about 23 goldsmiths rd
Added by Jim Keogh on 27 November 2013
I lived at no.3 Goldsmith Road from 1967 until 1982 when I left home to live in Hertfordshire.
Added by Teresa Eve on 11 June 2017
My parents originally rented downstairs half of 49 Goldsmith Road when they moved there from Crouch End. They then bought and moved into 3 Goldsmith Road..I was 4yrs at the time. I went to Friern Barnet County so the nearby alley made it easy to get to and back from school. Enjoyed growing up in Goldsmith Road. Sadly it's not the same now after so many years been away from the area.
Added by Teresa Eve on 18 June 2017
I went to school at St. John's Primary in late 40's/early 50's which was opposite the scout hut and we used to use it for country dancing and listening to certain radio programmes. Lived for while in Ramsden Road.
Added by Sylvia Gray on 25 November 2018
I lived at 32 Goldsmith Rd, went to school at fbcs and the scouts in the alley. Worked for a builder in Ramsden Rd early 60s.
Added by Peter judd on 29 December 2019
Hi Peter,I remember you very well.You had 2 sisters Christine and Barbara. Richard was your Brother, who Used to be mates with from School.I used to live 34 Stanford Rd.
Added by Gary Nicholas on 01 January 2020
My mum, Elsie Lawrence along with you get sister Barbara and parents, Elsie and Frank, lived at 3 Goldsmith Road throughout the war years. Elsie attended St John's school aged 5 in 1942 and recalls having to go into the dreaded school shelter during air raids. She also remembers singing along to favourite songs (loudly) to drown out the sound of enemy planes overhead and exploding bombs and artillery shells fired from Whetstone.
Added by David Mudd on 05 August 2020
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