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Started this discussion. Last reply by Caroline Simpson on Thursday. 5 Replies

As a child I used to spend time on the station with the station master in his office and having a cup of tea etc.I remember as ypou walked over the bridge (right next to the station) and got to the…Continue

 

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Caroline Simpson replied to Roger Haynes's discussion Bowes Park Station
"Here is a photo from about 1962 of this end of Myddleton Road.  Now in the Haringey Archives in Bruce Castle."
Thursday
Caroline Simpson replied to Roger Haynes's discussion Bowes Park Station
"On the right hand corner as you look from the station is Mum's Bistro - formerly Mum's Lounge.  It's a family-run Greek food and drink establishment."
Thursday
Roger Haynes replied to Roger Haynes's discussion Bowes Park Station
"So here is a photo of the footbridge at Bowes Park. The cafe was in tyhe recess to the far right on the Myddleton Road side. What is there ow please.Williams Brothers Grocery store that my Dad managed was the top shop on right corner of Myddleton…"
Jan 11
Roger Haynes replied to Roger Haynes's discussion Bowes Park Station
"Hi Richard, Thank you so much great photographs. I went to Bounds Green School but at one stage around early 1958 for some reason the closed part of the school buildings and at 11/12 years had to travel daily to Wood Green to go to a school for soe…"
Jan 10
Richard Matz replied to Roger Haynes's discussion Bowes Park Station
"Here's one from c1900, and a couple of links to boot Bowes Park 1 Bowes Park 2"
Jan 10
Roger Haynes posted a discussion

Bowes Park Station

As a child I used to spend time on the station with the station master in his office and having a cup of tea etc.I remember as ypou walked over the bridge (right next to the station) and got to the Myddleton Road side there was a recess on the right hand side and at the far end of he recess as you looked back towards the station there was a cafe (My Mum used to call it Greasy Sid's. I cannot recall the correct name.Love to see some photos around the station and bridges pleaseDoes anybody know…See More
Jan 9
Deirdre Stowell-Smith left a comment for Roger Haynes
"Hi Roger, I grew up in Alexandra Park and remember going swimming at Durnsford in the 1970s/1980s.  I volunteer for the Hornsey Historical Society and we're always interested in people's memories.   Have a look at the Bounds…"
Jul 15, 2020
Roger Haynes left a comment for Roger Haynes
"Hi All, i lived in 16 Queens Road, Bowes Park from 1946 - 1958. Anybody still around who lived there at the same time. went to Bounds Green Infants and Seniors. used to spend time on Bowes Park Station with the station master. great fun, mugs of tea…"
Jul 14, 2020
Roger Haynes is now a member of Bowes and Bounds Connected
Mar 15, 2020

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Hello all,

I lived at 16 Queens Road from 1946 to 1958.

My Dad worked at Williams Brothers Grocers in Myddleton Road for many years.

As a child I would love to go and spend time with the station master at Bowes Park.

We used to have tea and bicuits and he was happy for me to watch him at work.

Later I would go Train Spotting on the main line at Wood Green.

We were poor but I have so many happy memories of going to Durnsford Road Swimming Pool and playing in Durnsford Park in the holidays.

Hours playing football and cricket.

Remember the street party for the Coronation in 1953.

My sister and I were dressed up as Sir Walter Raleigh and Queen Elizabeth for the Fancy Dress at the local village hall (The name escapes me now).

Leading up to Bonfire Day we would make a guy and go and collect pennies at Bounds Green Tube Station.

I now Live in New Zealand. Whoever would have thought it in the early 1950's !!!!

No Bathroom, Outside Toilet  WOW.

Roger

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At 9:27 on July 15, 2020, Deirdre Stowell-Smith said…

Hi Roger,

I grew up in Alexandra Park and remember going swimming at Durnsford in the 1970s/1980s.  I volunteer for the Hornsey Historical Society and we're always interested in people's memories.  

Have a look at the Bounds Green and Bowes Park section on our website and get in touch.  hornseyhistorical.org.uk

At 1:55 on July 14, 2020, Roger Haynes said…

Hi All,

i lived in 16 Queens Road, Bowes Park from 1946 - 1958.

Anybody still around who lived there at the same time.

went to Bounds Green Infants and Seniors.

used to spend time on Bowes Park Station with the station master.

great fun, mugs of tea etc. Roger Haynes coverworldnz@yahoo.com

 
 
 

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