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Friern Barnet Photo Archive

High Road, New Southgate, N11
The Friern Barnet Photo Archive
High Road, New Southgate, N11

Photographed in 1971 by John Donovan
Picture added on 25 August 2010 at 14:31
The pub you can see in this picture was called The Northern Star. I met my husband in this pub. We were introduced by a mutual friend named Derek Spurrier. We were married in the Baptist Chapel just a bit further up this road. We have been married 45 years this year. I used to live in Alexandra Road just off the High road, in the house my dad was born. They lived there until the area was redeveloped. They then moved to Palmers Road.
Added by Judith Cooper (nee Davies) on 15 January 2015
Dereks sister comes to the reunions we have in the Con Club. Next one is may 23rd. Sadly Derek is not with us anymore. Any info you want get in touch. Thanks, Jim
Added by Jim on 24 January 2015
I am researching my family tree, and particularly wanted to find out more about number 45 High Road New Southgate. We think my grandfather's family lived there in 1906, and my grandfather's 2 year old brother was knocked down and killed by a horse and cart in the street outside. I wonder if anyone can throw any light on the social history of this road at that time?
Added by Jill Torrens on 19 January 2017
on June 17th there will be an reunion of lots of people that lived in the New Southgate area - quite a few lived in or around the High Road. The reunion is for Garfield School and all the local people that lived around there. There are some books with photos etc also for sale. On the day you will meet people from the 40s and 50s till now - very good day and it's free! The reunion is held in the old Conservative Club in the High Road. My no is 01782 832 535
Added by Jim on 20 January 2017
Just discovered this wonderful site I grew up in New Southgate in the 50’s and went to Garfield School. Would love to hear of any future reunions taking place.
Added by Gail Davies nee Jenkins on 01 July 2018
I went to Garfield School in the 50’s and would love to hear of any reunions taking place.
Added by Gail Davies nee Jenkins on 01 July 2018
You have missed this years reunion,nnext one will be May or June 2019, we have a lot of people from Garfield School use the Con club still, call me anytime to find out who is still around the area Jim
Added by Jim on 06 August 2018
I used to live opposite the Methodist church at 141 High Road in the late 50's. Does anyone have any photos or information. My cousin lived in Springfield Road and our family attended Garfield Road school, Family Smith, Lane and Kirby. Thanks
Added by Joan Reynolds on 05 December 2019
Are you related to any David Reynolds ?? I went to school with them around that time.
Added by Gail Davies (Jenkins) on 07 December 2019
Not that I am aware of. Reynolds is my married name. I migrated to Australia in 1961 with my family as a 9 yr old. My cousin who was Jenny Lane now Holland lives in Essex
Added by Joan Reynolds on 07 December 2019
I remember Gail Jenkins. I went to Garfield School at the same time. I remember coming to your house to play! I believe you had an older brother named Tony?
Added by Judith Cooper nee Davies. on 22 February 2020
Wow yes that’s me. I remember you too are you still in the area ?
Added by Gail Davies on 23 February 2020
Good result! I hope Gail and Judith manage to meet up. The annual Garfield Reunion is on Sat May 16th 2020 at the Conservative Social Club on the corner of High Rd and Woodland Rd - upstairs lounge, free entrance and free refreshments, club bar, everyone welcome, just turn up. Noon to late afternoon. Displays of photos and several books of memories for sale around £5. About 50 to 60 guests. Good luck, Peter Turner, reunion organiser. Email - peter.len.turner@gmail.com 01782 551849.
Added by Peter Turner on 24 February 2020
Would love to come but bit far from Australia. I might be able to get my cousin to come as she lives in Essex
Added by Joan Reynolds Nee Kirby on 26 February 2020
No.We moved to Harlow back in 1974. My late husband got a job working for Gilbey Vinters in Harlow. Am I right in thinking you had cousin Roger Sowden who lived off Bowes Road?. I used to work with him at a television shop in Haringay back in the early 70s

Added by Judith Cooper nee Davies. on 29 February 2020
Sorry to read that you are widowed. Judith. Looking at this site makes me think how long ago it is since we left .
Added by Sue Wilson Nee Davies on 15 March 2020
No Judith but I did have a lot of cousins who lived in Palmers Road, odd I eventually ended up as a Davies !
Added by Gail Davies on 15 March 2020
Palmers Road - there were lots of photos of the road now in the draft 2020 book of memories and in an earlier volume there were historical photos of the terrace opposite the shops at the western end, Goulds Grocers, Beehive Pub etc - probably the Places and People volumes. Gaswork holder was due for demolition about now! Fred Newman attends the Conservative Club reunions and lived near the corner with Lower Park Road. Good luck.
Added by Peter Turner on 16 March 2020
Thank you Peter I remember my grandfather going into the Beehive. Looking forward to seeing the photos
Added by Gail Davies on 16 March 2020
Hi Gail. The only photo of the Beehive pub I have seen is in one of the early books of Memories, probably the first one by Colin Marr in 2010 or the People 2016 volume in the Goulds story. On my computer I have a copy to send you, if you contact me on peter.len.turner@gmail.com. Or contact Colin Barratt of this society. The pub was opposite my Aunt Florrie in Palmers Road. Next to the pub was the narrow path down to the cottages and on the other side of the path was a general stores. Next to my aunt's was the Foskett family. Good luck.
Added by Peter Turner on 18 March 2020
Peter Turner. My name is Jennifer Holland nee Lane. I used to live in Springfield Road from 1950 until 1965. I would love to get hold of a book of memories of Garfield School also old photos. If you can help I would be so grateful and appreciative.
Added by Jennifer Holland nee Lane on 11 April 2020
Hello Jennifer. You need to buy some of the books from Friern Barnet Local History Society, usually by contacting Colin Barratt direct - colin_barratt@yahoo.co.uk or via links on this website. Not all are in print. Good luck.
Added by Peter Turner on 12 April 2020
Message to Gail Davies this years reunion is on may 21st at 12noon till closing time hope to see you there my no is 07516250055
Added by Jim on 26 April 2022
Thank you Jim for letting me know. Bit gutted as I’m on call all that day and in Dorset. Would have loved to attended but wish everyone a great day
Added by Gail Davies on 27 April 2022
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