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2011 Corner of Alexandra Road N8 and High Road N22

Parish Carpets became Vision Express in the late 1990s. The small shops seen in the 1986 picture were one of the last survivors of the markets that made up a row of shops of pre-1980s Mayes Road, before Wood Green Shopping City appeared.
Contribution by: Christopher Tsangari

Corner of Alexandra Road N8 and High Road N22

Map of the area

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