Barnet Grove in 1979

As Spring approaches and we are outside on our green spaces more I thought you’d be interested in this shot taken on Barnet Grove in 1979 of what is now Jesus Green. The archway was opposite Wimbolt Street and led into a small wood factory. Houses surrounded what is now the green on all sides, but these were the first to be demolished in what was a planned levelling of the estate. We have JHERA to thank for saving the remaining dwellings as it was set up to fight the further demolition. There was a plan to extend a dual carriageway through our area to link up with another to Shoreditch High Street, or so the rumour went. Luckily this was never enacted. I have no idea who the man is and we have LBTH history archives to thank for this shot.

Barnet Grove pre demolition of houses on Jesus Green

One thought on “Barnet Grove in 1979

  1. Lucy says:

    Nice to see the arch and arched windows. There aren’t any on the estate now, I don’t think?

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