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Friern Barnet Photo Archive

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

This shop, with its old fashioned window notices, was in the High Road, New Southgate. The photo is labelled as from the 1960s, although I think it could be earlier, but the name or shop number is not given. My guess is it could be the pawnbrokers at no.133, between South Road and Garfield Road.
Picture added on 27 June 2012 at 12:30
I think this shop was in Palmers Road
Added by Pat Powell on 16 July 2012
I Think Pat Powell is right. It was in Palmers Rd, just near the Beehive pub
Added by Brian Newbury on 30 August 2012
When I was a kid we took all our rags, paper, and scrap metal here. it was in Palmers Rd, between the Bee Hive and the old John Lawrence public houses. The owners name - Bob.
Added by Martin Newbury on 05 September 2012
This was certainly Palmers Road. As a child, myself and two sisters used to take old clothes in exchange for pocket money.
Added by Jean Darnell ( nee Sindall) on 23 October 2012
I remember that shop in the 1948/49 period - I lived at 64 Palmers Road, a chalet Bungalow opposite Springfield Road
Added by Anthony Brooks on 23 November 2012
We lived at no. 22 Palmers Road and used to take old papers to weigh in and get 1d arrowroot biscuits from the John Lawrence pub off sales window - 1955-59.
Added by Rose Reeves on 23 February 2013
I think this shop could be "QUILPS WHARF" See Dickens,The Old Curiosity Shop. I also used to take bags of old clothes for pocket money.
Added by Malcolm Comley on 17 May 2013
Does any one have or knows where I can see a photo of the old Beehive pub ?
Added by Paul on 01 November 2013
Sadly, we haven't found any photos of the Beehive pub building. However, there are some of the darts team! I too would be interested if someone has a photo of it.
Added by Colin Barratt on 01 November 2013
For Anthony Brooks - I think the only chalet bungalow was opposite Upper Park Rd, where I lived and sometimes we talked to the owner, a policeman, I believe. Mike Burton might remember.
Added by Peter Turner on 06 August 2014
Yes the bungalow was opposite Upper Park Road and it was a policeman who lived there he passed away and his wife was there she sold it and it is now a block of flats
Added by Val on 27 January 2017
Yes I lived there from about 1941 to 1951 ish left there when my mother got divorced and the Lanlord threw us out because he didn' think my mother could afford the rent. We then moved off to Winchmore Hill but came back for a couple of years whilst my parents (including new stepfather) ran a a newsagents in the High Road. Yes that photo is probably Palmers Road. There were a few shabby shops and a pub down the bottom of the road near the gas works. Palmers Road was a real mix. Posh people lived at the top near Arnos Grove station and the road changed as you travelled down to the bottom where all the poorer people lived. I was eleven when I left the house but a mere baby when we moved in. It was war time the early years and I do remember the shelter in our neighbours back garden and seeing a doodlebug which cut out and I beleive hit Wood Green.
Added by Anthony Brooks on 30 January 2017
The person to identify the shop would be Sean White, member of the Garfield N11 Reunion who helped a Gould family member hawk food around the area into the 70s? I will check and come back later. This shop could be the one owned by Midget Gould and a relative Shirley Gardiner could know.
Added by Peter Turner on 31 January 2017
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