Recollections by Pete Grant
- Residences and Neighborhoods
- My family lived in council housing throughout the 60s. We started in a flat in Whetstone at the start of the 60s, were briefly on an old housing estate in North Finchley before getting a house in Finchley Central on a 50s built estate.
Seen through a child's eyes, the three bedroomed house was large, although in reality it wasn't. The kitchen always seemed small though, even then. My favourite feature was a little kitchen hutch, small doors that opened through to the living room, that were big enough to pass food through. This simple feature fascinated me as a kid. I also liked the french windows in the living room that opened up into the garden. We had a greengage tree out there that was easy to climb. I used to like climbing up there, perching on two sturdy limbs and reading my American comics.