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Friern Barnet Photo Archive

The Turrets, 43 Friern Barnet Road
The Friern Barnet Photo Archive
The Turrets, 43 Friern Barnet Road

"The Turrets", 43 Friern Barnet Road. This local landmark opened as The Railway Hotel in 1856 but was rebuilt in 1887. It has lain empty since 2004.
Picture added on 01 November 2009 at 22:07
Used to sit outside this building as a child in the late 1950/1960's, waiting for the family to have their drink
Added by Helen Swan on 26 April 2014
Can't believe the turrets has gone, my mum used to be the cook when it was the Railway Hotel in the fifties n I used to play in the gardens at the back of the pub while waiting for her n used to go there lunchtime when at St Paul's school, we used to live down the Avenue until the early sixties as did a lot of my relatives, R.I.P. Railway Hotel/Turrets

Added by Colleen Collins ( nee Carr ) on 11 August 2014
I remember the Railway Hotel in the period 1944 When my Mother went in to meet friends I was too young and waited outside wiih a soft drink later in about late 1950s I used to look in the old stable yard on Right hand side then were they were building cars I think the beginning of Lotus cars Anyone else remember the Cars being built I am aware the Colin Chapman is often referred to at Hornsey Railway Hotel any views he it was Lotus cars at Friern Barnet Road
Added by John Selves on 23 November 2014
Some further research it was Cosworth and Keith Duckworth who were at Friern Barnet next to the Railway Hotel. Search 'Keith Duckworth' History It mentions Friern Barnet in 10th Paragraph
Added by John Selves on 24 November 2014
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