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1986 S'gate cont'd

 At lunchtime Southgate comes to life  
 again with people buying their lunches
 from cafes or the take-away food      
 shops.  Beefburgers, sandwiches and   
 rolls, fish and chips and drinks are  
 available.  Most of these are consumed
 in the streets and the wrappers       
 discarded, making a litter problem.   
 Some adults buy a lunch in the pubs.  
 Between 5pm and 7pm when most people  
 are returning home from work there is 
 a rush for the transport again.  There
 are more cars on the roads and people 
 become impatient.  This is called the 
 rush hour.  The most frequently seen  
 style of home in  Southgate  is the   
 semi_detached house which is          
 owner_occupied, but there are also    
 detached and terraced houses, flats   
 and bungalows.  Some homes are rented.
 It is a well-liked suburb of London   
 but a busy place to shop on Saturdays.

Map of the area

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