• Is Palmers Green typically British?

    This is the question you might ask if you have in mind what Auntie Cath did when she took photos of PG in order to show French pupils in her school (check here). The date is yet unknown, but probably in the 80s. The interest of this initiative for us is that the views refer to a PG which has now changed somewhat, and so the photos look back on a time which doesn't exist in quite the same way! Thanks to Noel for having unearthed them. 

    Is Palmers Green typically British?

    A funny DR view seen from the grass roots!

    Is Palmers Green typically British?

    A "typical" English pub... Compare with today:

    Is Palmers Green typically British?

    It seems the road passes right in front now!

    Is Palmers Green typically British?

    Is Palmers Green typically British?

    Two views of Green Lanes (An English street, some shops) Would be nice to have a picture of today from the same angle. Maybe by going on Google maps: yes, here we go, you can still see the old clock:

    Is Palmers Green typically British?

    and below it's from "Chemistry" to "coffee culture": what's the best? (is there any real change??)

    Is Palmers Green typically British?

    Is Palmers Green typically British?

    Ah, a very "typical " object, isn't it? No doubt some of you know where this pillar-box is/was situated (and do blog-visitors recognize the car? cool)

    Is Palmers Green typically British?

    Perhaps she would have insisted on the letter-box, and on the red BR sign?

    Is Palmers Green typically British?

    This would have been for "Zebra crossing", don't you think? And the one below, any idea? How would it have been included in the class?

    Is Palmers Green typically British?

    Finally, a famous British "Black taxi"! The car next to it being a red version of Monsieur Père's green "Iggy" Morris 1100 (see here)

    Is Palmers Green typically British?

    I'm adding this view of perhaps a neighbouring street which Noel sent me also some time ago: does somebody know which street it is?

    Is Palmers Green typically British?

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    x-denizen
    Wednesday 14th May 2014 at 17:58

    You can just check what it all looks like now with Google StreetView. "Not much has changed but they live underwater..."wink2.

    Car is not the same as YGY by the way - that's an Austin 1750 that soldiered on until 1993.

    2
    Wednesday 14th May 2014 at 18:35

    Hi Denizen: do we know each other?

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