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Friern Barnet Photo Archive

Arnos Grove Underground Station
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Arnos Grove Underground Station

Arnos Grove Underground Station. Opened in 1932. Photo taken c1937. Now a Grade 2* Listed building
Picture added on 16 September 2009 at 10:18
During the war my friend Betty Barke and I used to play in the car park to the left of the station. We used to swing on the gate at the entrance. I remember the notice that read 'Fee 6d'.
Added by Mavis Webb (was Marston) on 06 October 2010
I lived in Cedar Court, Upper Park RD New Southgate from 1938 until Mar 1941. I seem to remember that Arnos Grove Station had a direct hit from a German plane during the bombing of London. I was only 7 at the time and attended Garfield Rd School. I now live happily in Florida
Added by S on 02 February 2014
The feeling of intense happiness I used to get as the tube emerged from the tunnel north of Bounds Green, knowing I would be soon at Arnos Grove and then a 'half to the Standard please' on the 34 or 251 bus and on to the Cheek family home in Brunswick Crescent.
Added by Andy Cheek on 03 May 2015
I think you may be mistaken regarding the bombing of Arnos Grove station. You may be thinking of Bounds Green tube station as that was hit. Apparently a bomb landed and went down the escalator and killed many people who were on the platform at the time. I remember my parents telling me of this tragedy.
Added by Judith cooper on 15 November 2015
I used to go to the ABC cinema in Bowes Road late 50s early 60s. Every Saturday, I walked past Arnos Grove station. To the left of that picture there used to be some woods that I walked through. Anyone remember them?
Added by Frank Harrington on 10 September 2019
Yes. I remember woods from the top of Bowes rd to before the shops near Arnos Grove. Last trees of wood that were on former Bestyle farm, Arnos estate. By 1965 or 66 council houses were built there.
Added by Jenny Day on 02 October 2019
I still remember hot summer days walking through those woods. I lived in Oakleigh Road and went to school at St Paul’s. There used to be a social club at the beginning of the road. I lived about 20 doors down. My aunt lived in the old off licence a few doors from our place.
Added by Frank Harrington on 02 October 2019
I lived in Durnsford Road, N11, throughout the War just 100 yards north of Bounds Green Station. My Dad was a piano-tuner and was blind. He used the Tube every day to get to work. We never heard of a bomb hitting the station. Bethnal Green however did suffer a tragedy when a mass of people panicked and fell down the steps to the platforms. Many people were crushed to death.
Added by on 11 February 2020
I used to live at 68 Oakleigh Road. We shared the house with a lady who lived downstairs. She used to work in the house preparing machine parts. We moved to Newcastle upon Tyne in 1960 I think
Added by Peter Willmott on 24 September 2021
Oh, so many tube train rides from Arnos Grove, and often ride on the Green Line single decker buses, that nostalgic smell of the leather seats, what a lovely childhood nearly 55 years ago
Added by Kevin Barnes on 15 February 2023
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