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Friern Barnet Photo Archive

Station Road and Alexandra Road, New Southgate
The Friern Barnet Photo Archive
Station Road and Alexandra Road, New Southgate

These shops had already been vacated, and were shortly demolished.
Picture added on 05 February 2010 at 21:06
I lived at no 22 Alexandra Road until we were moved out in 1970
Added by Judith Cooper (nee Davies) on 15 January 2015
During the late 60's the only residents were at the bottom end just before it met with High Road. Extremely run down, the empty houses and shops were a playground during summers. One small family had a flat above the closed print shop seen here briefly. Downstairs all sorts of trinkets for penny vending machines were scattered inside which seemed like finding treasure at the time.
Added by Lincoln Tomlin on 09 September 2015
do you know the Hunts that lived at Stubbs which is my mum and do you remember the Gilbert's that Eden's the green grocers that's my dad my mum says your name rings a bell
Added by Kirsty Gilbert on 14 September 2015
Hello there. Unless my memory is failing, quite possible, their son was named Gary. We used to like playing Subutteo above the shop using teams we bought from next door. The name Hazel, my mum, may ring a bell. We lived opposite the off-licence at the bottom of Station Road.
Added by Lincoln Tomlin on 17 September 2015
Yes that's right Gary is my mum's brother my mum dose you.
Anonymous comment added on 18 September 2015
Gary Hunt lived at Stubbs. I did a paper round for 3 years from this shop, 1968-1970 run by Fred and Helen. There were several junk shops in the High Road, with their open back trucks spilling out old furniture, etc. Anyone who lived in this area will remember this. We lived in Upper Park Road, now almost gone apart from Cedar Court, now rather a run-down row of terraced flats.
Added by Tony Westrope on 21 September 2015
I remember the Edens Bob and Doll lived at 44 Station Rd. They had two daughters. One lived in Alexander Rd. The other one was a GI BRIDE and moved to The USA. The daughter who lived in Alexander Rd had two Children, Peter and Lisa.
Anonymous comment added on 28 January 2017
This is a rare picture, are there any more of this area? I remember a friend of mine lived in this road, Roman Hoffman. Gary Hunt who's folks ran Stubbs the Newsagents now lives in Southgate. He had a sister name Pauline a bit older than him. This whole area has been 'redeveloped'. The tower block, Curtis House, was demolished last year to make way for another block! Garfield School has been rebuilt in Upper Park Road/Springfield Road. Some of the original houses remain in Springfield,along with the Postmans' Sorting/Delivery Office. I have some old photos on film that I will try to scan and download onto this site for anyone who wants their memories jogged.
Added by Tony Westrope on 30 January 2017
Yes Tony, there are lots more photos of New Southgate. Click on 'Albums' then on 'Streets New Southgate' or 'Shops New Southgate' or 'Local Adverts New Southgate'
Added by David Berguer, Chairman on 30 January 2017
This shop on the corner of Alexander Rd was as long as I can remember was a bakery. Not sure about the next shop up. But the next was Tunewell Transformers well some of my family worked. Then these premises closed down TT moved to the Industrial Estate adjacent to Lower Park Re.
Added by Rob Harris on 31 January 2017
I lived at the other end of Alexander Road on the corner of the High Road above Simpkins Furniture Shop. I remember the bakery at the other end of Alexander Road and I remember the Gilberts and their children Peter and Lisa who lived in Alexander Road. We left New Southgate in 1965 to go to Australia.
Added by Janet Sarquis (Pendrigh) on 28 December 2018
I know the Gilberts and the Edens. We lived next to Bob & Doll Eden in Station Rd. I often wondered what happened to Peter and Lisa?
Added by Rob Harris on 30 December 2018
I lived in Lee Street and was friends with Ruth Hoffmann
Added by Deborah satchell on 14 January 2019
Deborah Satchell, did you have a sister?
Added by Rob Harris on 14 January 2019
Yes lynn
Added by Deborah satchell on 15 January 2019
Was one of the Gilbert's called Peter?
Added by Deborah satchell on 11 February 2019
Hi, Yes there was Peter Gilbert. The junk shop that did house clearances was run by Dolly Turner and her husband. Their son Brian was a postman. Also in Springfield Road lived the Brown family, I know Robert now he runs a gardening business. The great ou shop on the High Road was always packed to the rafters with boxes of toys, they also supplied fishing gear including pots of maggots! Above the shop lived the Moody family Paul,Gordon, Laurence and Laura. Their dad was a bus driver.
Added by Tony Westrope on 17 February 2019
Peter Gilbert works or worked as a maintenance man for several Eatate Agents in the area. The Toy shop in the High Road was run by two elderly ladies whose names I've forgotten!
Added by Tony Westrope on 17 February 2019
I don't know about two elderly ladies but one was known as Miss Douglas. Thats if you mean the shop that also charged radio batteries plus many other strange items. LOL.
Added by Rob Harris on 18 February 2019
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