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Friern Barnet Photo Archive

The Swan With Two Necks, 1147 High Road, Whetstone
The Friern Barnet Photo Archive
The Swan With Two Necks, 1147 High Road, Whetstone

Picture added on 21 September 2009 at 10:28
The pub gives its name to the nearby Swan Lane.
Added by J Heathfield on 12 December 2009
I remember the pub and the demolition when I was a small child. It was on the Barnet side of Swan Lane and next to the grounds of my primary school church St.Johns. Some of the school buildings are still there but not as the lovely school - as I remember it. I visited it a couple or so years ago when I returned to the Finchley for a holiday. I have lived in Adelaide - Australia since 1973.
Added by Lydia (Brooks) Collyer on 30 April 2013
Joseph Curtis Giles managed or owned this hotel, dying 30th March 1950 at The Memorial Hospital Church End Finchley Middlesex. If any one has any information about the hotel around this time I would be really pleased if they would contact me for family history.
Added by Naomer Walters on 25 July 2014
My parents Leslie Foster Williamson and his wife Elsie Louisa, ran the Swan With Two Necks during late l949 into the 50's,we lived in the accommodation behind and above the Pub, during my young childhood days, we used to attend the services at St John's church. I moved to Melbourne Australia in 1969.
Added by Pamela Pigg on 03 August 2014
Just a quick comment as I did not know the landlord of this pub, but during my younger days I used to be a milk boy for the UD milkman, my brother Jim, deliveries by horse and cart. He used to get a cuppa there in the mornings and on one occasion he spent too long over this cuppa and the horse decided it was time to move on and crossed the A1 dragging the cart with the brake on to the next stop on tne round. Talk about 'time and motion', the horse new all about that.
Added by Reg on 04 March 2020
I lived on the High Road, Finchley opposite the Odeon. At the end of our garden was the UD dairy. I remember the horse and carts so well. Dad used to get the manure for our front and back garden. As people say 'the good ole'days.
Added by Lydia Collyer (Brooks) on 04 March 2020
In the 1930s the pub was run by Percy and May Ottley my wife’s grandparents on her mother’s side.
Added by Roger Watkins on 06 February 2022
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