1986 Winchmore Hill

 Winchmore Hill is now a residential   
 area,having originally been forest    
 land.The houses are big with large    
 gardens.The oldest houses are cottages
 in Vicars Moor Lane.They are about 300
 years old.Broadwalk is the wealthiest 
 part of Winchmore Hill with large     
 luxurious houses.Maypole Dancing on   
 The Green every May and at Christmas  
 time a large fir tree is put on The   
 Green and is decorated with lights.On 
 Hoppers Road there is the Old Bakery  
 of 1690,now a house.The Old Kings Head
 was built during the reign of Edward  
 lll.It was an important landmark      
 around mid 1800's as it became the    
 final coach stop on the route which   
 started at Bishops Gate Street in the 
 city.After stopping there horses would
 be driven to stables behind the Green 
 Dragon.The building was rebuilt 1898  
 by brewers combined who own it still. 

Map of the area

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