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Refreshment Pavillion, Finsbury Park, c1905

The old refreshment pavilion was sited where the children's playground is today, near the present cafe.

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Comment by Hugh on July 31, 2019 at 16:51

This old OS map overlaid on Google Maps shows where the old building was. The new cafe & loos are in the top left corner.

Comment by andy h on July 31, 2019 at 17:52

That's a handsome building - sort of rail platform architecture. Plenty of space to take tea and scones on the veranda out of the rain and sun.

Comment by Joe H on July 31, 2019 at 23:37

Thanks for posting this, Hugh. I remember being treated to ice cream in a similar building in the same location when I was a child in the late '60s or early '70s. Would it still have been the same building?

Comment by Hugh on July 31, 2019 at 23:56

Probably, Joe. It was still standing in 1951 and the new building looks like 1970s architecture or later. 

Comment by annee on August 1, 2019 at 20:33

Joe, you probably went to the steel framed cafe that replaced this building and was then in it's turn recently replaced by the current cafe during the HLF refurbishment

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