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Friern Barnet Photo Archive

Bethune Park
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Bethune Park

Changing hut in the background
Picture added on 11 November 2009 at 14:15
The building in the background was the cafe run in the 1950s by the Bradshaw family
Added by Dave Kelly on 29 December 2011
if I am correct, that is the club house not the cafe. The cafe is the next building up not in shot. They used to keep the lawn mowers and such in this, to the left, and the club house was to the right.
Added by Colin Hopkin on 11 June 2013
you're right changing rooms up the top by the cafe facing the running track, changed many a time there for a north met game. jim
Added by Jim on 21 June 2013
The long building in the background is definitely Jim Bradshaw's café. I know because I was his son Michael's girlfriend at the time. The changing room is not in photo, it is on the other side of the running track according to my husband, who used it many times in the 1950s and 60's
Added by Jane Davis. June 28th 2013 on 28 June 2013
I can say without a doubt that it isn't the cafe. I live here in the flats and am100 percent that I am correct. The cafe is not in shot. It also burnt down many years later too. The cafe is a much bigger building. My flat looks down on it. Sorry to correct you. This picture has been taken from where the tennis courts are looking towards beconsfield road. Where the golf course used to be.
Added by Colin Hopkin on 29 June 2013
yes the changing rooms were up the top next to the toilets,but later on there wasa little cafe there ,just before you went on to the kids pitch,the cafe down near the golf gates was as you say mr bradshaws.Totterige hamlets used to play on the pitch in front of it, north met also played there and down in the dip ( beconfields rd )
Added by Jim on 30 June 2013
The Football Pitch in foreground was used by Holly Park School teams, both House Teams and Senior Team
Added by John Selves on 02 March 2015
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