•  Here are some clips from old OS maps which show the area was 'rough pasture' in 1869, and had become Avenue Gardens by 1895. A larger scale map for 1912 shows that the paths are already there as now, so I should think the landscaping was deliberate rather than the remains of something there before. You can see maps like these (view a bit restricted) on the National Library of Scotland website






    Ordnance Survey Maps - National Library of Scotland
    Historic maps published by Ordnance Survey, covering England, Scotland and Wales, 1840s-1970s
    • You're right, Ralph. So it was carefully landscaped from the start! Amazing. I guess the Palace Gates railway didn't exist in 1869.

      Here's the Palace Gates railway Walk Guide (it was the 'Great Eastern' railway!).



      Railway Walk Guide | Haringey Friends of Parks Forum
      Haringey Friends of Parks Forum is the independent umbrella organisation and network for the 30 local Friends of Parks groups in Haringey.
  • Which is Avenue Gardens?, is it by the boating lake?. It looks more like on the way to AP station.


    • Yes, it's opposite the station, with St. Michael's terrace running alongside. Lovely and idiosyncratic bit of greenspace, with all its peculiar bumps - presumably old buildings? Something to do with the railway that ran through here from Palace Gates station?


    • Thanks. It was/is part of Wood Green Common so I don't think it has ever been built upon. It might be from the embankment on the railway which was on the east side.

    • Ah, ok. But the mounds do seem very lumpy, and not continuous enough to be an embankment?!


  • Do you know any more about the film?

    • It's likely it's an advert for Lloyds Bank.

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