We use cookies to track visitor statistics and personalise adverts. This info is shared with Google. Only use the site if you agree to this. OK, I agree

Friern Barnet Photo Archive

Garfield Road School
The Friern Barnet Photo Archive
Garfield Road School

This notice announced the opening of Garfield School, in Garfield Road, New Southgate in 1883. It was the first Board school to open in the area, and ran until 1974, when it was relocated to Springfield Road, but kept the name
Picture added on 18 September 2009 at 09:49
I went to Garfield Road school Infants and Juniors in 1944 to 1950 - there was a teacher called I think Mr Casson He was a wonderful artist and he inspired me to become an artist myself - , I also remember a Miss Vincent, very stern but a brilliant teacher, also Mr Revel who could hit you with a chalk board eraser from fifty feet
Added by Anthony Brooks on 23 November 2012
I remember it well
Added by David on 08 June 2019
Our father, William Sidney Harries, attended Garfield Road School leaving in 1926 aged 14. He was the only child in his class to get a job at that time (as a clerk to a coal merchant at New Southgate station). Himself and a girl in his class passed for the grammar school, but neither family could afford the uniform so they were unable to take up the places. Grandfather was a plumber by trade but often laid off due to severe asthma. Grandmother was no stranger to the pawn shop
Added by Jane Hendry on 08 January 2022
Please add your comments about this picture using the form below.


Your Name

Your email address - this will be shown on the page and will allow the system to notify you of further comments added to this picture.

New Southgate

Station Road, N11Station Road, N11Station Road, N11Station Road, N11Station Road, N11Station Road, N11High Road, New Southgate! N11New Southgate StationNew Southgate Methodist ChurchSt Paul's School, The Avenue