W Ireson Green Lanes – 1950s advert (c) Southgate School Magazine

Coming soon – the evolution of Palmers Green shops.

In 1988 Alan Dumayne combed Kelly’s directories to find what shops lined Green Lanes and then compared it with the shops currently trading in Palmers Green’s main thoroughfares.

We repeated this exercise in 2012. You can download the results in a pdf here [Coming soon].

This section looks at changes on Green Lanes, and the retailers which were, and in some cases still are, household names for anyone living in  Palmers Green

3 Responses to Shops

  1. w says:

    So lets see it Reg.

    • Reg Hart says:

      T W Parker (Palmers Green) Ltd – Timber merchants
      90-118 Green Lanes.
      Just north of the North Circular Road on the corner of Regents Avenue by the Old Cock Tavern.

      I have photopgraphs and a couple of invoices and can provide further information

      Compant thrives nowadays up the A 10

  2. Reg Hart says:

    I have compiled lists of shops in Palmers Green south of Bowes Road over the last century.
    As far as I am aware, the longest ‘active business’ in Palmers Green survived for 99 years !!!
    I can provide some evidence of my claim.


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