Finchley


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Finchley

(ˈfɪntʃlɪ)
n
(Placename) a residential district of N London, part of the Greater London borough of Barnet from 1965
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I determined to stroll home in the purer air by the most roundabout way I could take; to follow the white winding paths across the lonely heath; and to approach London through its most open suburb by striking into the Finchley Road, and so getting back, in the cool of the new morning, by the western side of the Regent's Park.
I had now arrived at that particular point of my walk where four roads met--the road to Hampstead, along which I had returned, the road to Finchley, the road to West End, and the road back to London.
Down I turned into the Avenue Road, and presently was strolling between green fields towards Finchley.
After wandering about for a long time, they found in a pasture near Finchley a poor shed, with walls of mud, and roof of grass and brambles, built for some cowherd, but now deserted.
He was said to be paying his addresses to Lady Jane Sheepshanks, Lord Southdown's third daughter, and whose sister, Lady Emily, wrote those sweet tracts, "The Sailor's True Binnacle," and "The Applewoman of Finchley Common.
Why my uncle Podger has a tomb in Kensal Green Cemetery, that is the pride of all that country-side; and my grandfather's vault at Bow is capable of accommodating eight visitors, while my great-aunt Susan has a brick grave in Finchley Churchyard, with a headstone with a coffee- pot sort of thing in bas-relief upon it, and a six-inch best white stone coping all the way round, that cost pounds.
Lastly, inquiry was made into the nature and extent of Kit's wardrobe, and a small advance being made to improve the same, he was formally hired at an annual income of Six Pounds, over and above his board and lodging, by Mr and Mrs Garland, of Abel Cottage, Finchley.
A note posted in one branch in North Finchley, in London, threatened that workers would be punished if they fell foul of the rule.
Along with fellow volunteer Catherine Loveday, 79, he has had missing names added and is campaigning for a new memorial to honour heroes in Finchley, north London.
WORLD heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua's been keeping himself grounded by spending time at his old Finchley boxing club - and not spending any money.
NATIONAL TREASURE Channel 4, 9pm BELOVED comedian Paul Finchley (Robbie Coltrane) has been trying to prove his innocence against an onslaught of sexual assault charges.
DRAMA NATIONAL TREASURE C4, 9pm BELOVED comedian Paul Finchley (Robbie Coltrane) has been trying to prove his innocence against an onslaught of sexual assault charges.