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The other N4: Islington’s Stroud Green and Finsbury Park

10th April 2019 @ 8:00 pm

Street scene of Stroud Green 1904 with horse-drawn cart of T Marson and Sons

Jiff Bayliss presents an illustrated talk tracing the development of the Islington side of Stroud Green and Finsbury Park from rural area to present-day urban village and transport interchange.

Most of the Stroud Green area (and Finsbury Park itself) falls within the London Borough of Haringey, however, a small portion to the west and south of the district can be found in the neighbouring borough of Islington. Stroud Green Road forms the boundary between the two authorities and is also the area’s main thoroughfare. It is to the west of this important shopping and residential street, as well as the adjoining district of Finsbury Park, that this presentation will focus.

With its lively mixed-use of buildings with ground-floor shops and residential use above, which line Crouch Hill and the busy Stroud Green Road, down to Seven Sisters Road and Finsbury Park Station, our speaker will reflect upon the area’s humble origins, its Victorian development and today’s unique blend of domestic housing and business and creative arts infrastructure that greets residents and visitors alike.

About Jiff Bayliss

Jiff Bayliss is a local histographer and qualified Islington Guided Walks guide. He is also a research volunteer at Islington Museum.

Doors open

Doors open at 7.30pm for the sale of refreshments and publications and close at 8pm. The main doors have to be closed at that time for security reasons, so anyone arriving after then will be unable to gain access.

A donation of £2 is requested from non-members.

Image of T Marson and Sons, Lennox Road, c1904 – courtesy of Islington Local History Centre


10th April 2019
8:00 pm
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Corner of Ferme Park Road/Weston Park
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