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Catching the Tram to Green Lanes, c1905

Looking west at the corner of Priory and Linzee Roads in Hornsey.

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Comment by Ken Stevens on April 28, 2023 at 10:20

Ah, Linzee Road,my home for the first 27 years of life.

Trams were just before my era. However, I did have a tenuous connection with them when they eventually dug up the old creosoted wooden paving blocks for resurfacing the roads. Dad bought a load of them for the fire and they were piled up in the back garden. They were great building blocks to play with until eventually all used up, albeit somewhat messy!

Just along that first bit of Linzee was the materials storage site for the resurfacing. This was guarded by the night watchman, with his canvas shelter, hurricane lamp and coke brazier.

Comment by Hugh on April 28, 2023 at 10:25

It's amazing how long wood-block roads survived. Back in 2012, part of a surviving wood-block road was found by workmen in N22. I added a post about it, and, I'd forgotten, in my enthusiasm also prepared a pdf all about wooden roads

Comment by Roy aka Smiffy on April 28, 2023 at 11:16

What a lovely picture. My dad was born just around the corner, 2 Linzee Road 27th May 1901. He was the youngest of five children.

They would have ridden that tram

Looking at Google maps I see that the beautiful houses still proudly stand.

Thank you for sharing.

Comment by Ken Stevens on April 28, 2023 at 11:45

Roy aka Smiffy

A peep further into Linzee. Number 2 is first on right, approx opposite first house shown on left

Comment by Roy aka Smiffy on April 28, 2023 at 12:55

Another glimpse into the past – maybe one of the children are Hilda (Biddy), Horace, Dorothy (Dolly), Marie or my dad Arthur?

Thank you so much for posting this beautiful picture.

 (Wood blocks - when they took them up at Manor House junction my dad filled the wheelbarow with them - they burned well on our open fire!)

Comment by John Shulver on May 1, 2023 at 17:55

What a lovely post stirring memories and connections for 2 HoL members.  And showing 2 different views of that rather strange looking house.  I love those old gas lamp posts.  Remember them well.                     And who knows Smiffy.......just maybe ??

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