October 2012 Blog Posts (6)

The Coin Operated Kiddy Ride Of Bowes Road

Just along the  Bowes Road - near the junction with Brownlow Road - is a sight that is rarely seen anywhere apart from the seaside ... and even then, not seen so often since the 1960s or 70s... so it's a little odd to encounter it on the edge of the North Circuar Road.

Outside Nitin Cash and Carry is a Kiddy Ride in the form of a horse - I understand from the shop owner that this fine creature has been in our neighbourhood for almost 30 years. Well worth a 20p…


Added by Richard McKeever on October 25, 2012 at 0:00 — 5 Comments

Bounds Green Station promoted as an attraction by the Railways

The Guardian has just published a photo essay on the history of the London Underground. The 11th image is a poster from 1933 promoting our station as a destination in itself: "The latest in Railway Station Architecture, come and see it."

An extract from the poster. To see it in full, and all twenty in the series, follow the link.…


Added by Kevin@The Ground Bean Café on October 24, 2012 at 0:00 — No Comments

Mat Meets...Chris Marco K

Mat meets…Chris Marco K

Chris Marco K is an award winning stand-up comedian from Palmers Green who has been making audiences laugh all over the country. He is the genial host and MC of The Cracked Pot Comedy Night, so here Mat Meets…..Chris Marco K.

We’ve all watched a shoddy comedy show on television and thought “I could do that” but how many of us have had the cojones and the gumption…


Added by Nell Riches on October 16, 2012 at 15:00 — No Comments

Follow the Wooden Brick Road

Following her fascinating article on the New River Tunnel Caroline Simpson is rapidly becoming our expert urban archeology correspondent. Caroline has been looking down another hole to sharing an equally interesting story:

Look down the hole!

Men with diggers and shovels are at work replacing ancient gas pipes and…


Added by Administrator on October 10, 2012 at 16:11 — No Comments

Volunteer Drivers required

Dowset Club is a social club for adults with learning difficulties. It takes place in Winchmore Hill Methodist Church on Green Lanes every Thursday from 7.00-9.30 p.m. We have been in existence for 50 years and have a well-established club membership. The atmosphere at the club is fun and uplifting, with many of the current volunteers having been at the club for quite some years - I have been a volunteer for 7 years now. We are looking for volunteers to drive a mini-bus to pick up members…


Added by Linda Rockett on October 4, 2012 at 16:30 — No Comments

Mat Meets... Peter Berthoud

Peter Berthoud is an award winning City of Westminster Guide and a member of the City of Westminster Guide Lecturers Association. He is about to launch a series of Discovering London talks at The Step so… here Mat Meets Peter Berthoud!

Peter is a London obsessive….if he doesn’t tell you that within five minutes of meeting him it…


Added by Nell Riches on October 2, 2012 at 19:30 — 1 Comment

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