Finchley and Surrounding Area - Historical Postcards

Ballards Lane and Methodist Church, Finchley

Ballards Lane and Methodist Church, Finchley

Ballards Lane, Finchley

Ballards Lane, Finchley

Ballards Lane, Finchley

Ballards Lane, Finchley

Ballards Lane, Finchley 1953

Ballards Lane, Finchley 1953

Christ's College, Hendon Lane, Finchley (now Pardes House School)

Christ's College, Hendon Lane, Finchley (now Pardes House School)

Church End, Finchley (The office block in picture is now demolished)

Church End, Finchley (The office block in picture is now demolished)

Crooked Useage, Finchley

Crooked Useage, Finchley

Finchley Station, 1906

Finchley Station, 1906

Friary Park, North Finchley (The boating pond is now filled in)

Friary Park, North Finchley (The boating pond is now filled in)

Hendon Lane, Finchley

Hendon Lane, Finchley

High Road, North Finchley

High Road, North Finchley

High Road, North Finchley

High Road, North Finchley

Kings Parade, Ballards Lane, Finchley

Kings Parade, Ballards Lane, Finchley

Nether Street, Finchley 1921

Nether Street, Finchley 1921

North Finchley, High Street

North Finchley, High Street

Princes Parade, Ballards Lane 1904

Princes Parade, Ballards Lane 1904

Prospect Ring from Deansway East, Finchley

Prospect Ring from Deansway East, Finchley

Tally Ho Corner and High Road, North Finchley 1916

Tally Ho Corner and High Road, North Finchley 1916

The Gaumont Cinema, North Finchley

The Gaumont Cinema, North Finchley

Tram at North Finchley 1933

Tram at North Finchley 1933

Woodhouse Lane, Finchley

Woodhouse Lane, Finchley

Surrounding Area

Barnet Hill c.1887

Barnet Hill c.1887

Colney Hatch Lane, Friern Barnet 1905

Colney Hatch Lane, Friern Barnet 1905

Cricklewood Broadway 1912

Cricklewood Broadway 1912

High Street, Barnet c.1887

High Street, Barnet c.1887

High Street, Barnet

High Street, Barnet

Police Station, Friern Barnet Lane (to be redeveloped)

Police Station, Friern Barnet Lane (to be redeveloped)

Police Station, Friern Barnet Lane (to be redeveloped, photo)

Police Station, Friern Barnet Lane (to be redeveloped, photo)

The Company's Farm at Whetstone

The Company's Farm at Whetstone

Woodside Park Road junction with Gainsborough Road and Woodside Avenue

Woodside Park Road junction with Gainsborough Road and Woodside Avenue


The Artist

Paul was born and grew up in Highgate, London. He started painting when he was 7 years old. By the time he was 65 years old he had painted 4000 pictures.

In 1913 he had a picture hung in the Royal Academy a the 145th exhibition. Throughout his career as a teacher and after he retired, he continued to paint until his death in 1963. In 1949 he founded the Finchley Art Society which still meets twice weekly and encourages the talent of local artists.

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