Saturday, 18 April 2020

The Saturday List #260 - Lost Mill Hill in Pictures2 (volume 2)

Woolies and The Abbey National
Last week I published 12 picture from our family archive, detailing Mill Hill through the years. It got an amazing response so here is another batch.

I daresay that there are many sights in this selection that will stir up a few memories amongst long standing locals. Many of these were taken by my Mum, who would regularly walk around our locality snapping pictures. The lockdown has given me the opportunity to have a good trawl through the pictures that have sat sadly in their folders since she passed away in 2008. It has been longoverdue!


1 & 2. We start with a view of what is now Flower Lane Industrial Estate, and a couple of august institions of Mill Hill, one gone, the other taken over by a Spanish bank

3 & 4. The Broadway in 1987, with Sarastem Estate agents and Brookes Wine bar (Now the Bridge). We also have a view of the small parade on Hale Lane, on the day after the '87 hurricane

5 & 6. The Three Hammers before the Mitchells and Butlers redesign, with the old entrance location. Also the construction of The Sacred Heart church being rebuilt circa 1996/7

7 & 8. Someone's car had a lucky escape in Newcombe Park following the '87 Hurricane. Also a view of the Texaco garage, demolished to make way for the Titan Court flats

9. & 10. And finally, a British Rail Engineering train repairs overhead electricity cables on the railways lines, viewed from the site of what is now the Granard Busininess Estate and the Broadway circa 1991, with a view of Nomad Travel and Maxfields Art shop

That's all folks!
Pictures Copyright Roger Tichborne 2020 - Can be reproduced with permission

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