Image 1: North side of Brook Road from Boyton Road, March 7, 1939. Nightingale pub in distance on corner.
Image 2: West side of Boyton Road between Eastfield Road and Brook Road, March 7, 1939.
Image 3: 1 Eastfield Road, at the corner of Boyton Road during demolition August 23, 1952. In the background, you can see the Tivendale flats that are there today. It look like they might be under construction.
Image 4: Snippet form 1914 Ordnance Survey Map.
The Campsbourne Estate was originally built up, in much the same way as the Harringay Ladder, but a few decades earlier. Campsbourne Lodge and its grounds was one of three estates bought by the British Land Company in 1866 and sold off piecemeal to a series a small builders. It was built up with a series of terraces of cheap housing.
Nearly all the Victorian housing was demolished and redeveloped as council housing during the years after the war. Few photos survive of the short-lived old houses. So, I was pleased to come across these.
As far as I can make out, the corner where the lamp post is in Image 2, is the corner of Brook Road, shown in image 1. Though it is difficult to match exactly. I assume due to foreshortening created by the lens.
Attached are three pages of the 1939 register (a sort of census) for Brook and Boyton Roads, showing who lived there. You can see boot repairer George Bullock, whose sign is in Image 1, at 11 Boyton Road. Also., separately attached is the survey page showing 1 Eastfield Road.
Add a Comment