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Friern Barnet Photo Archive

Friary Park
The Friern Barnet Photo Archive
Friary Park

The children's playground in 1957. Photo by Karl Ruge
Picture added on 11 November 2009 at 12:24
Just as I remember, and when it rained we used to sit in the shelter, which is just out of view in the picture. This picture was taken in the year which I was born so the equipment on view would be that which I played upon, "Fantastic"
Added by Derek White on 07 January 2012
Spent many happy hours playing here
Added by Jim Bennett on 11 October 2013
I used to spend precious time walking to Friary Park with my grandad from South Road where we lived. I thought it was wonderful.
Added by J Darnell (nee Sindall) on 12 November 2013
I loved Friary Park as a kid, so much space! I would roll down the big slope behind the bandstand, almost to the brook which was another spot for great adventures. Even as a teenager it became a favourite meeting place and on summer evenings we would sit around chatting until the bell rang to signal closing time.
Added by Maureen Murphree (nee Cullen) on 15 November 2013
My first memory is being held on the climbing frame as I tried to get high. I must have been 2-3 years old, the same year photo was taken. Many happy memories. Looking at picture I could remember where everything was. The summer show was wonderful. I came second in a fancy dress competition. Shame it’s a concrete skate park, but the lovely memories will always remain, not just with me
Added by Julie Abbey on 30 October 2021
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