As part of my early and informal research for Dollis-Mutton-Brent Notebook I wondered if any postcards had been produced of this minor tributary of a minor river.

I was amazed to find that there had been, as this 1906 postcard shows.

The image is beguiling enough – rural Finchley 100+ years ago – but when I turned over the postcard and read the message I realised that, in terms of the Notebook’s archive, I’d found something just a little bit special!


Miss Hammond

48 Fortune Gate Road



How is it not worth living in such an outlandish place as E. Finchley to see such beautiful scenery as this?


Oct 17th



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