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Hollis

Bloody furious
A pretty exciting development in Wood Green. A MASSIVE sign has gone up outside Wood Green Tube station. There's going to be one of those new diagonal pedestrian crossings at the junction!!! In addition there will be new secure cycle racks available!
 

Upchuck

Banned
Banned
Oooh that will be good. That crossing is a bugger. As for the cycle racks, well it's Wood Green. Chain your bike up all you like but it's still even money if it will be there when you get back.

I might go down to Wood Green on Sunday. Yelkcub, Hollis, fancy a coffee?
 

pinkmonkey

2.4 hour party person
A pretty exciting development in Wood Green. A MASSIVE sign has gone up outside Wood Green Tube station. There's going to be one of those new diagonal pedestrian crossings at the junction!!! In addition there will be new secure cycle racks available!
Its going to be JUST like Shibuya in Tokyo!1111111!!!!!1!1 :cool:
 

goldenecitrone

post tenebras lux
Six pages of exciting news and gossip from the Wood Green area in only six months. I must admit, I never thought it would run this long. Wood Green, down but not out.
 

aylee

In exile in Haringay
Just found this thread.

Well, I had an argument in Travel World or whatever they're called because they wouldn't change a trolley bag which I bought two weeks ago, only for the handle to break on the second occasion that I used it. They tried to convince me to let them send it back to the manufacturer's in China to be repaired! :mad::D:facepalm:
 

Hollis

Bloody furious
Interesting to note the gradual decimation of the Spouters Corner entertainment zone. Seems that Chicargo Rock is being replaced with a pound shop, while the other late night bar is turning into a Sainsbury's Local. If I was the manager of Nando's I'm not sure I'd be too happy.
 

marty21

One on one? You're crazy.
I was up in that Wood Green last week, had a drink in a proper old style Irish pub, up the hill from the tube station, the owner knew my dad, and I was related to one of the barmen :D met a cousin of mine up there for paddy's night
 

Hollis

Bloody furious
Was sorting out my back garden this afternoon. After 1/2 hour I'd managed to commandeer both the neighbours to help. I then played the old man card and got them doing the work while I looked busy with me sacateurs. :cool: :cool: I've promised to have them around for sausages when the bbq's going. :cool:
 

Hollis

Bloody furious
Interestingly while walking down Lordship Lane this evening I noticed an old shop front still advertising 'Picture Post'. Last issue, 1957.
 

blossie33

trailer trash
More Turnpike Lane than Wood Green but I went past the Queen's Head on the bus at the weekend and noticed it's closed and all boarded up.

RIP - had some good nights in there about 10 years ago.
 

Hollis

Bloody furious
I'd imagine the Beaconsfield in Green Lanes has taken over alot of its trade.. Nice pub, good beer, vibe, slightly pricey but worth it.
 

aylee

In exile in Haringay
where's the beaconsfield?
Just south of the railway bridge.

http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/64/6452/Beaconsfield/Harringay

Only been in there once myself.

It's a great shame about the Queen's Head. I moved into the top end of the Haringey ladder three and a half years ago and it was already in terminal decline then .... I've only ever been in there to watch football on the telly if I haven't been able to get it on Sky. It was only serving one type of tap beer at the end. It is still a lovely building inside .... very roomy, lots of original Victorian dark wood type furnishings. I understand there's a shebeen at the back where they used to put bands on. My wife and I regularly debate whether there's actually a market for a pub serving good food and putting on live music there .... sadly I doubt it. It would need a huge investment to get it properly up and running again, but if someone did, we'd be in there all the time. :)
 

keithy

or queefy
it had 4 pool tables which was good. got a bit dodgy though and they only ever had carlsberg on. oh well.

does that beaconsfield pub have a pool table? it says it does on the beerintheevening page but sometimes they lie
 

blossie33

trailer trash
Just south of the railway bridge.

http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/64/6452/Beaconsfield/Harringay

Only been in there once myself.

It's a great shame about the Queen's Head. I moved into the top end of the Haringey ladder three and a half years ago and it was already in terminal decline then .... I've only ever been in there to watch football on the telly if I haven't been able to get it on Sky. It was only serving one type of tap beer at the end. It is still a lovely building inside .... very roomy, lots of original Victorian dark wood type furnishings. I understand there's a shebeen at the back where they used to put bands on. My wife and I regularly debate whether there's actually a market for a pub serving good food and putting on live music there .... sadly I doubt it. It would need a huge investment to get it properly up and running again, but if someone did, we'd be in there all the time. :)

Yes, the Queens has lovely large Victorian rooms and they used to have live music - the pub was very popular in the late 90's early 00's and always seemed to be busy. The Pool Room was busy too.

I don't know exactly why it fell out of favour, suppose it's just the general trend with large pubs, so many seem to be closing. I imagine it would be difficult for anyone to make a go of it, the running costs of a place as large as that would be very expensive.
 

rich!

stalin tache
Yes, the Queens has lovely large Victorian rooms and they used to have live music - the pub was very popular in the late 90's early 00's and always seemed to be busy. The Pool Room was busy too.

I don't know exactly why it fell out of favour, suppose it's just the general trend with large pubs, so many seem to be closing. I imagine it would be difficult for anyone to make a go of it, the running costs of a place as large as that would be very expensive.
It was a "marvellous dive" around the turn of the millenium. Then it got refurbished, a lot of the old regulars stopped going, other pubs got late licenses, and generally it turned into a shitehole.
 

Hollis

Bloody furious
It would need a huge investment to get it properly up and running again, but if someone did, we'd be in there all the time. :)
I guess someone did that with the Beaconsfield. Until about 7-8 years ago the place was a dive.. I think.. too scary to go in.
 

Hollis

Bloody furious
Really not much to update at the moment. They're digging up the pavement outside my house. Awful rackett this morning.
 

IC3D

Post Mid Arc
More Turnpike Lane than Wood Green but I went past the Queen's Head on the bus at the weekend and noticed it's closed and all boarded up.

RIP - had some good nights in there about 10 years ago.
Shame about that I used to score of bikers there as a teenager --------------> the day
sorry about the noise pollution Hollis, bad for your head that.
 

cuban pete

green wog
It was a "marvellous dive" around the turn of the millenium. Then it got refurbished, a lot of the old regulars stopped going, other pubs got late licenses, and generally it turned into a shitehole.

I had large group of mates that lived in a well established squat around the corner about ten years ago and had some truly mental nights in their,especially if your weren't completely broke and were forced to drink in the Toll Gate...

Went in there a couple of years ago and it really was a bomb;and not even a nice bomb just full of desperados,overt drug dealing,surly bar staff and shite beer just like that fucked up bar in Star Wars...
 

LDR

kiwitanga
More Turnpike Lane than Wood Green but I went past the Queen's Head on the bus at the weekend and noticed it's closed and all boarded up.

RIP - had some good nights in there about 10 years ago.
I used to spend a fair bit of time there around 97/98. It was a couple of locals that introduced me to squat parties.
 
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