Postcode N5 1NS

Postcode in/near Drayton Park, existing between 1966 and now

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Postcode centred at latitude 51.552, longitude -0.105




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Carol   
Added: 7 May 2021 18:44 GMT   

Nan
My nan lily,her sister Elizabeth and their parents Elizabeth and William lived here in1911

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Born here
Vanessa Whitehouse   
Added: 17 Feb 2021 22:48 GMT   

Born here
My dad 1929 John George Hall

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Janet Creed (nee Burke)   
Added: 31 Aug 2017 14:46 GMT   

Campbell road
My father was William Burke, 74 Campbell road n4 my mother was May wright of Campbell road, I was born on 13.02.1953, we stayed with my grandparents in Campbell Road, William and Maggie Wright.

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Lena    
Added: 18 Mar 2021 13:08 GMT   

White Conduit Street, N1
My mum, Rosina Wade of the Wade and Hannam family in the area of Chapel Street and Parkfield Street, bought her first “costume” at S Cohen’s in White Conduit Street. Would have probably been about 1936 or thereabouts. She said that he was a small man but an expert tailor. I hope that Islington Council preserve the shop front as it’s a piece of history of the area. Mum used to get her high heel shoes from an Italian shoe shop in Chapel Street. She had size 2 feet and they would let her know when a new consignment of size 2 shoes were in. I think she was a very good customer. She worked at Killingbacks artificial flower maker in Northampton Square and later at the Halifax bombers factory north of Edgware where she was a riveter.

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Watts   
Added: 17 May 2022 20:29 GMT   

Baeethoven St School, also an Annex for Paddington College of FE.
In the early 70’s I took a two year science course at Paddington CFE. The science classes were held on weekday evenings at Beethoven Street school, overseen by chemistry teacher, Mr Tattershall.

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Added: 25 Apr 2022 22:11 GMT   

Southover, N12
Everyone knows Central Woodside is the place to be. Ever since kdog moved from finchtown, Woodside has been thriving.

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Born here
Bernard Miller   
Added: 12 Apr 2022 17:36 GMT   

My mother and her sister were born at 9 Windsor Terrace
My mother, Millie Haring (later Miller) and her sister Yetta Haring (later Freedman) were born here in 1922 and 1923. With their parents and older brother and sister, they lived in two rooms until they moved to Stoke Newington in 1929. She always said there were six rooms, six families, a shared sink on the first floor landing and a toilet in the backyard.

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Brian Lynch   
Added: 10 Apr 2022 13:38 GMT   

Staples Mattress Factory
An architect’s design of the Staples Mattress Factory
An image found on the website of Dalzell’s Beds, in Armagh Northern Ireland.

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Lived here
   
Added: 19 Feb 2022 16:21 GMT   

Harmondsworth (1939 - 1965)
I lived in a house (Lostwithiel) on the Bath Road opposite the junction with Tythe Barn Lane, now a hotel site. Initially, aircraft used one of the diagonal runways directly in line with our house. I attended Sipson Primary School opposite the Three Magpies and celebrated my 21st birthday at The Peggy Bedford in 1959.

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Emma Seif   
Added: 25 Jan 2022 19:06 GMT   

Birth of the Bluestocking Society
In about 1750, Elizabeth Montagu began hosting literary breakfasts in her home at 23 (now 31) Hill Street. These are considered the first meetings of the Bluestocking society.

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Comment
   
Added: 14 Jan 2022 03:06 GMT   

Goldbourne Gardens W 10
I lived in Goldbourne Gardens in the 50,s very happy big bomb site

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Chris Nash   
Added: 10 Jan 2022 22:54 GMT   

Shortlands Close, DA17
Shortlands Close and the flats along it were constructed in the mid-1990s. Prior to this, the area was occupied by semi-detached houses with large gardens, which dated from the post-war period and were built on the site of Railway Farm. The farm and its buildings spanned the length of Abbey Road, on the south side of the North Kent Line railway tracks.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Drayton Park Drayton Park railway station is in Islington, just off the Holloway Road near its southern end, close to the Liverpool Road junction. It stands in the shadow of Arsenal football club’s Emirates Stadium.

NEARBY STREETS
Aberdeen House, N5 Residential block
Albert Park, N5 Albert Park is a location in London.
Arvon Road, N5 Arvon Road is a road in the N5 postcode area
Ashburton Grove, N7 Ashburton Grove was a former road, buried under the new Emirates Stadium development.
Aubert Park, N5 Alexander Aubert (1730-1804) was a noted astronomer who lived in Highbury Manor House.
Baalbec Road, N5 Baalbec Road is a road in the N5 postcode area
Battledean Road, N5 This is a street in the N5 postcode area
Benwell Road, N7 Benwell Road is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area.
Bryantwood Road, N7 Bryantwood Road is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area.
Calabria Road, N5 Calabria Road is one of the streets of London in the N5 postal area.
Chillingworth Road, N7 Chillingworth Road is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area.
Coach House Lane, N5 Coach House Lane is one of the streets of London in the N5 postal area.
Corsica Street, N5 Corsica Street is one of the streets of London in the N5 postal area.
Courtney Court, N7 Courtney Court is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area.
Courtney Road, N7 Courtney Road is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area.
Drayton Park, N5 Drayton Park was originally called Highbury Hill Park, amidst a confusion of nearby roads with the word ’Highbury’ in them.
Fergus Road, N5 Fergus Road is a road in the N5 postcode area
Fieldway Crescent, N5 Fieldway Crescent is one of the streets of London in the N5 postal area.
Framfield Road, N5 This is a street in the N5 postcode area
Georges Road, N7 Georges Road is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area.
Hamilton Lane, N5 Hamilton Lane is a road in the N5 postcode area
Hamilton Park West, N5 Hamilton Park West is one of the streets of London in the N5 postal area.
Hamilton Park, N5 Hamilton Park is one of the streets of London in the N5 postal area.
Hartnoll Street, N7 Hartnoll Street is a road in the N7 postcode area
Highbury Corner, N5 Highbury Corner is a road in the N5 postcode area
Highbury Crescent, N5 Highbury Crescent is one of the streets of London in the N5 postal area.
Highbury Grove, N5 Highbury Grove is one of the streets of London in the N5 postal area.
Highbury Hill, N5 Highbury Hill is one of the streets of London in the N5 postal area.
Highbury Park, N5 Highbury Park is one of the streets of London in the N5 postal area.
Highbury Place, N5 Highbury Place is one of the streets of London in the N5 postal area.
Highbury Terrace Mews, N5 Highbury Terrace Mews is one of the streets of London in the N5 postal area.
Highbury Terrace, N5 Highbury Terrace is one of the streets of London in the N5 postal area.
Holloway Road, N7 Holloway Road is one of the widest roads in London.
Horsell Road, N5 Horsell Road is one of the streets of London in the N5 postal area.
Howard Mews, N5 Howard Mews is a location in London.
Jack Walker Court, N5 Jack Walker Court is a road in the N5 postcode area
Jackson Road, N7 Jackson Road is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area.
Kelvin Road, N5 Kelvin Road is one of the streets of London in the N5 postal area.
Leigh Road, N5 Leigh Road is one of the streets of London in the N5 postal area.
Liberia Road, N5 Liberia Road is a road in the N5 postcode area
Liverpool Road, N7 Liverpool Road is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area.
Lowman Road, N7 Lowman Road is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area.
Lowther Road, N7 Lowther Road is a road in the N7 postcode area
Madras Place, N7 Madras Place is a road in the N7 postcode area
Martineau Road, N5 Martineau Road is a road in the N5 postcode area
Melgund Road, N5 Melgund Road is one of the streets of London in the N5 postal area.
Melody Lane, N5 Melody Lane is one of the streets of London in the N5 postal area.
Palmer Place, N7 Palmer Place is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area.
Panmure Close, N5 Panmure Close is a road in the N5 postcode area
Paradise Passage, N7 Paradise Passage is a road in the N7 postcode area
Queensland Road, N7 Queensland Road is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area.
Ringcroft Street, N7 Ringcroft Street is a road in the N7 postcode area
Robinswood Mews, N5 Robinswood Mews is a road in the N5 postcode area
Ronalds Road, N5 Ronalds Road is one of the streets of London in the N5 postal area.
Rosedale Court, N5 Rosedale Court is one of the streets of London in the N5 postal area.
Roseleigh Avenue, N5 Roseleigh Avenue is a road in the N5 postcode area
Roseleigh Gardens, N5 Roseleigh Gardens is a location in London.
Tinniswood Close, N5 Tinniswood Close is a road in the N5 postcode area
Victoria Mansions, N7 Victoria Mansions is one of the streets of London in the N7 postal area.
Whistler Street, N5 Whistler Street is a road in the N5 postcode area
Witherington Road, N5 Witherington Road is one of the streets of London in the N5 postal area.
Withrington Road, N5 Withrington Road is a location in London.

NEARBY PUBS
El Comandante This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Festac Bar and Restaurant This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Drayton Park This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Highbury Barn Tavern This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Horatia This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Wig And Gown This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


Drayton Park

Drayton Park railway station is in Islington, just off the Holloway Road near its southern end, close to the Liverpool Road junction. It stands in the shadow of Arsenal football club’s Emirates Stadium.

Drayton Park was opened by the Great Northern & City Railway (GN&CR) on 14 February 1904. The GN&CR was constructed to provide a route for Great Northern Railway (GNR) trains between the GNR station at Finsbury Park and the Metropolitan Railway (MR) and City & South London Railway station at Moorgate. With the exception of Drayton Park station and the former depot which are in a deep cutting, the railway was constructed in tube tunnel. The tunnels were constructed with a larger diameter than the other deep-tube railways to accommodate GNR main-line trains but a dispute between the two companies prevented the GN&CR connecting its tunnels to the GNR platforms at Finsbury Park. The GN&CR tunnels instead terminated beneath the main-line station without a running connection to the surface, rolling stock accessing the line via a yard connection at Finsbury Park.

In 1913 the GN&CR was taken over by the MR. The MR ran the line under its own name until it became part of the London Passenger Transport Board (LPTB) in 1933. In preparation for the LPTB’s Northern Heights plan the line was transferred to the control of the Morden-Edgware Line (now the Northern Line).

The Northern Heights plan involved the construction of the GN&CR’s unbuilt connection from Drayton Park to the surface platforms at Finsbury Park and the transfer of the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) branches from there to Edgware, High Barnet and Alexandra Palace. By 1939 much of the work for the connection of the lines had been done including the ramps needed to take the tracks from Drayton Park up to Finsbury Park and the opening of the connection was scheduled for autumn 1940, but the start of World War II put a halt to further construction.

After the war the plan to incorporate the Alexandra Palace branch into the Underground was cancelled and it closed to passengers in the 1950s. No further effort was made to connect the City Line to the main-line platforms (owned after the 1948 nationalisation by British Railways) and Northern Line tube trains continued to run in tunnel to Finsbury Park.

Although the Victoria Line does not serve Drayton Park its construction during the 1960s did have a significant impact on the station. The City Line tunnels north of Drayton Park were closed on 3 October 1964 and were reused by the Victoria Line, which was connected to them south of Finsbury Park. Drayton Park became the northern terminus of the City line, which later became known as the Northern Line Highbury Branch.

On 4 October 1975 the line was closed and ceased to be part of the London Underground. The line was transferred to British Rail (BR) and the unused ramps from the cancelled Northern Heights plan finally received the tracks to connect the line to the surface platforms at Finsbury Park. On 8 August 1976 Drayton Park reopened as part of the BR network with main-line-sized trains running to Old Street. On 8 November 1976, 72 years after the GN&CR opened, the line was opened for main-line trains from Moorgate to Finsbury Park and beyond as had been originally intended.

Following the transfer of the line from London Transport to British Rail, the tube train car sheds at Drayton Park became redundant. The track in the sheds and outside in the yard had only been used by slow-moving empty tube trains, so was in very good condition. It was purchased by the Ffestiniog Railway in North Wales and the job of lifting and loading it onto a bogie flat wagon fell to volunteers of the London Area Group of the Ffestiniog Railway Society. This was accomplished over about three weekends in June 1977.

Trains on the line have dual power pick-up equipment. In the tunnel section trains use a third rail, and above ground they use overhead line equipment via pantographs. Trains change between the two methods at Drayton Park and the transition may be noticeable as sparks or momentary power blackouts.


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