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A cobbled Green Lanes by Northumberland House c1955

A lovely old picture shot just north of Manor House station. The road is still cobbled at the time of the shot and you can see what looks like evidence of recently removed tram tracks.

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Albums: Historical Images of Manor House / Woodberry Down

Comment by brian granville on November 20, 2021 at 0:20

I'm trying to work out exactly where this is.  Is the bus going down Green lanes towards the area and the shopping area?  As i remember it it was a slight gradient going down there beside the park.  Was Northumberland House the asylum?

Comment by Hugh on November 20, 2021 at 0:34

Northumberland House was a private psychiatric hospital, The entrance you can see in the photo was almost exactly where the entrance is today to the Rowley Road development.

Comment by Peter John Morris on November 20, 2021 at 9:47

I must have travelled up and down there dozens of times as a kid; no wonder the buses always seemed bumpy!

Comment by Straw Cat on November 20, 2021 at 19:25

Was this the place in which TS Eliot's wife was incarcerated?

Comment by Hugh on November 20, 2021 at 20:08

It was. My set of photos of the hospital have been used by two authors and one film production company telling her story. Not sure if they’re out there yet. 

Comment by Roy aka Smiffy on November 23, 2021 at 10:14

Another great picture Hugh, that brings back many memories of riding my bike from home in Woodberry Grove to see my friend Tony down the hill. A very bumpy ride - so sometimes risked going on the pavement.

The film 'Tom and Viv' (1994) is out. Based on the play

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_%26_Viv

Here is mention of Northumberland House:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vivienne_Haigh-Wood_Eliot

Comment by John Shulver on November 23, 2021 at 13:55

Yes a great pic Hugh.  It's amazing what we forget eh !

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