Edmonton Green Shopping Centre

Edmonton Green Shopping Centre

Edmonton Green Shopping Centre

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Edmonton Green Shopping Centre is a major shopping centre in Edmonton in the east of the London Borough of Enfield. Located close to Edmonton Green railway station and many bus routes.





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Edmonton's population grew with the opening of the high level railway at Edmonton Green station in 1872. The traffic produced by the railway and by a tramway opened by the North London Tramways Company in 1881, brought a working class population to Lower Edmonton and encouraged housing development and the development of Edmonton Green's outdoor market. This had always been the major centre for the village, but by the early 20th century its character had changed to a busy, raucous Cockney centre, alive with costermongers barrows and food stalls, the venue for travelling circuses and fairs. On several occasions the local council tried unsuccessfully to close down the market .Godfrey. A ( notes to) Old Ordnance Survey Maps: London Sheet 1, Lower Edmonton 1894 Alan Godfrey Maps ISBN 0850549663 Retrieved April 9, 2008

By the 1930s the area had become a major shopping destination drawing visitors from a wide catchment area. The early post war years saw much of the area in a run down state. There was also an acute housing shortage. Comprehensive redevelopment of the area was agreed in 1960, to a plan by Frederick Gibberd & Partners for a radically transformed urban centre with a pedestrian shopping area, car parking...
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