Myddleton Road is one of the roads running off the north of Hornsey High Street. In the early twentieth century, in common wiht the neighbouring roads, it contained a close working class community in cheap Victorian housing. Almost all the working class housing, both to the north and south of the high street was demolished in the 1960s.
Photos of the streets are rare. Ones of the occupants still rarer. This is one of the reasons I was particularly drawn to this striking photo. It is published with the permission of the descendant of the Martin family. pictured.
Pictured above (left to right) are George b1906, Edward Joseph b1908 (seated), Ernest James b1902, Walter b1900, Edith b1898, John Frederick b1896, Margaret Sarah b1895, Alfred William b 1894, Margaret Sarah and Alfred
Alfred was a gas fitter's labourer.
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