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Hillside Tennis Club, Stamford Hill, London N16

Anyone out there remember the tennis Club at the junction of East Bank and Holmleigh Road, Stamford Hill in the 1960s?

The red ochre courts were run/owned by the Abrahams family, one of whom (first name escapes me) used to play.

There was a lovely chap who used to compile a league table every week based on the wins/losses each player had in the preceding seven days, taking into account the rank of the player competed against.

He had a computerised brain!

The rush to look at the new table posted on the notice board each week was something to behold.

Two of the players I remember were Eric Rosenfeld and Jack Harris.

I once played there in the London County Council tennis tournament against a highly seeded player and beat him by playing a series of drop volleys. He wasn't too pleased!

Mervyn Gilbert

Thu Apr 23

Clapton tiger -jackie x- any hill people

Did any people from the hill 1969-1970 go to the waste ( kingsland rd ) shopping or getting apple fritters and hot orange/blackcurrant ?? .I miss those days and the Freund's from that era

Be happy and healthy ,keepsafe

Thu Apr 23

Hi all , my maiden name was Marilyn Freedman , I lived in Broad Common Estates Upper Clapton before emigrating with my family to Ausralia in 1960

I went to Mount Pleasant secondary school

My good friend was Sylvia Alofsky , I can't find her , does anyone know her

Does anyone remember me

My email ...marilynrodgerson@gmail .com

Tue Aug 20

Sat Jul 13

Fri Jul 12

born in Hackney hospital 1966

hi, my mother, also was at stamford hill home and i was born at the hospital . looking for people who know more about it, i know some, finally trying to trace my father.

Fri Jul 05

Stamford Hill

I have sent you an email. Do you happen to remember a girl named Bettine? She had a daughter named Katrina Jane and gave her up for adoption. Bettine is desperate to find her. She was at St Mary’s in April 1963. Thank you in advance.

Wed Jul 03

Stamford hill

I have sent you an email. Do you happen to remember a girl named Bettine? She was there from April 1963 and had a little girl she had to give up for adoption that she named Katrina Jane.

Wed Jul 03

I was in St Mary's in 1966 I had my son in Hackney hospital. I remember the nuns would let us watch the World Cup. Thankfully I was able to keep my Peter and he is now a grandfather. My name then was Mary Giddings from Peterborough. Sister Melier was sister superior

Wed Apr 10

Sat Dec 29


i am on face book give me a bell

Sun Nov 11

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Sun Oct 14

Mon Oct 08

Sat Oct 06

Tue Oct 02

Sat Sep 29

150 million WIN WIN WIN

yep i did it my way pip NO HAND OUTS ==SORRY

Wed Sep 26

Thu Sep 20

even a gost ???????

any one still alive

Wed Aug 22

Tue Jul 31

from boo

bo-boo be doo

Sun Jul 29

Hi pip

Some of the names crop upon Facebook the is a page

(we grew up at Stamford Hill ) or something quite similar it deals with the past and the memories that people like to share maybe you could look in possibly link up with some old and not so old friends

Live longer g happy and healthy


There I go with the is type again

Fri Jul 27

Hi pip

Some of the names crop upon Facebook the is a page

(we grew up at Stamford Hill ) or something quite similar it deals with the past and the memories that people like to share maybe you could look in possibly link up with some old and not so old friends

Live longer g happy and healthy


There I go with the is type again

Fri Jul 27

My name is Mary Wharton (Giddings) I was at St Mary's April to August 1966. Sister Superior was Sister Melier. There was a Sister Deborah Mary who became my sins Godmother. He was baptised in the chapel at the home. If you were there at that time please get in touch

Tue Jun 19

I had my son at St Mary's in 1966 with the wonderful nuns of Csmv (Wantage was their convent) If anyone was there at that time would love to hear from you. I kept my sin who us now 52 and a grandfather

Tue Jun 19

mr boom

boom boom boom

Fri May 11

Clark’s College

I was at Stamford Hill from 1952 to 1956. I would love to

Hear from people who were there at the time.

I still remember the names of the persons

who were in my classes. My teachers were Miss

Fee and Mr Gray.

Raymond Raven

Sat May 05

Sun Apr 29

Mon Mar 12

Thu Mar 01

Fri Feb 23

Wed Feb 14

pp / let the good times roll

hi people still no sign of the ladies what about a nice hello for old times sake hope all are well and staying warm ,,, hey stamfordhill champions share the bagels & happiness ,,,, eddy have you forgotten your name ??give us a bite of the oll shmalts 10, 4

Tue Feb 06

Mon Jan 29

Pip/ had yer chance

wrong,.....he who laughs last doesn't get the joke.

Mon Jan 15

PIP / missing nothing except country side

THE REASON of British fall sir ? still nice to hear from you eddy in cognitive form ,,to spite lots of ignorant uninformed British,,, America has never been in better form lots of jobs gas prices down ,and massive bonus’s to every working person to include affordable mortgage rates ,sun is here again yep taking English tea out side & thin cucumber sarneys thinking of poor old sods having to struggle with their pensions being shared with scum ball infiltration , would you fight for your once owned country ???? ,,,HMM ,,DON’T THINK SO ,,AY WHAT

Sat Jan 13


poor old jolly England has a whole pack of cards but no TRUMPS I raise you on that

Fri Jan 12


new years greetings brothers ,no snow little chilly under arches ,//substitute for youth // yes being allowed to grow into skin gracefully & enjoy senior benefits ,,its a blessing getting ready to go & not see what is happening to gods creation being made a mockery all the wickedness seems to be coming to a head ,,, seems few will survive the heavenly delights ,he who laughs last in gratitude shall enter eternal happiness //POOR OLD JOLLY ENGLAND

Fri Jan 12

Is there anything better than your youth

Thu Jan 11

hillites dispersed thoughout the planet

it seems that one or two people leaving the room will kill the party, there have been efforts made to restore this page to its former glory of three or our years back but sadly people no longer wish to recall their youth

I can only hope that their lives are filled with something even better than their youth

Wed Jan 10

Tue Jan 09


you making snowballs...or sunbathing?

Thu Jan 04

Thu Dec 28

Wed Dec 27

1940 something-2018

Sounds more like the "Gettysburg Address"..well done well said.

Mon Dec 25

Sat Dec 23

1940 something - 2018

All of us who had the privilege and pleasure of living and growing up in the "HILL" and contributing and sharing emotions, anecdotes and memories - it was fun, but as someone has said... 'its Goodbye from me - goodbye from him and goodbye from all the others"

Hope 2018 is great .......if not at least OK x

Fri Dec 22

Tue Dec 12

Stamford Hill

So it's good bye from me 'n goodbye from him

Sun Dec 10

Sun Dec 10

Thu Nov 30

Fri Nov 24

Tue Nov 21


oh, naughty, naughty

Thu Nov 16


me thinks , your thinking only comes from Your blank mind ,, ONLY COMPARISON MATCH UP

Thu Nov 16


HO me thinks its the ladies trying to say some thing in upper blank spaces

Mon Nov 13

Mon Nov 13


as a side note clissold park is still a home or lovers rabbits and deer I might visit soon to see I any o the engravings on the trees are still readable

live long happy and healthy


Sun Nov 12


What about any old packets of three.

Sat Nov 11

Sat Nov 11

glad evidence of lovers promises have disappeared now i can rest easy still no news from edgware ladies .. hows my good friend eddy ??hope he enjoyed norfolk on holliday x mass here already hope west end puts on great show ,here always bright lights & plenty of food & cheers , shame lades & lasses have taken a powder ,anyway hope they are all well and warm around fire place with plenty to eat & drink sure one day we will all meet up & still be good friends // GOD BLESS TO ALL,,,of US stamford hill crowd ,hope the new wave enjoy like we did springfield park /pip

Wed Nov 08


Tue Nov 07


oh, thanks for that.

Tue Nov 07


Springfield Park Bandstand still standing!

OK - not original - all etched on names and scratched messages gone but Bandstand still a monument to us ex Hill kids........well, once upon a long time ago, we were kids!

Sat Nov 04


Springfield Park Bandstand still standing! OK - replaced - stuck on chewing gum gone! Scratched on names and messages gone but Bandstand (OK not original) but still a monument ......to us ex Hill kids (well, we were kids once)!?

Sat Nov 04

Thu Nov 02

Sun Oct 22

I was in the home at the same time October 1960 My son was born on New Years Eve. I remember some of the girls, Paulette and Elizabeth, who Ithink came from Reading. I think she had lovely red hairs. the girls were all lovely, sadly in the same plight as myself then.

I can be found

Thu Oct 19

To John Baker

I wrote sometime back to you, John. I am really hoping that as time has passed that you have some comfort. Life is so short that I hope your birth mother Jacqueline is now in your life.

Anne Hibberd

Thu Oct 19

Sat Oct 14

Fri Oct 06

Wed Oct 04

Tue Oct 03

I was there..

I can tell "you ain't nothing but a hound dog"

Fri Sep 29

i was there

conformation on Elvis was Jewish when his tight trousers accidentally tore apart showing his ram- a dam-a ding dong

Fri Sep 29

the Elvis in the shtipp....

But Costello didn't wear Blue Suede Shoes..

Fri Sep 29

Fri Sep 29

the elvis in the shtipp was Costello not Presley elvis p was to scared to perform in the uk

Mon Sep 25


Once nudged Elvis, he gave me a rucking in the shtipp.

He said whatever you do just stay off my blue suede shoes.

I said sorry ELV. Won't happen again. Never spoke to me again.

Mon Sep 25

Happy one

Thank you very much....shul in the morning...park in the afternoon..!

Thu Sep 21

pip // happy one

i would like to extend my sincere wishes for jewish new year to my comrades of the immortal stamfordhill may you all be blessed with all you wish yourself s

E MAIL TOO ALMIGHTY ----GOD @ GMAIL,COM if no reply please leave message

Tue Sep 19

Mon Sep 18


Yes I remember him in Egerton Rd cheder and Shul.

He used to blow the shofar and always had his tsitsis hanging out.

Wed Sep 13


just a matter of interest ,,did you know ELVIS PRESLEY was Jewish according to jewish law if you are born from a Jewish mother that makes you a jew if you think i am joking look up records ???

Tue Sep 12


yes we all made it out because we stayed in ???

Tue Sep 12


stayed & faced music . no damage around my property thanks for heads up /PIP ,,,, STAND UP AND FIGHT BOY TILL YOU HEAR THE BELL

Tue Sep 12


Did you , wife and dog make it out ok?

Mon Sep 11

it should have read.....

Well explained !

Sun Sep 10


it should have read" load trump " definitely not lord

sorry about that

Sun Sep 10

pip //the indestructable sending xxxxxxxxxxx

thanks for those wonderful suggestions on wind power also good wishes // pip //always a s hill boy ,even the strongest hurricane can not defeat me because ,, the NASHOOMA of my wonderful parents is wrapped around me ,defying the evil like a shield .even though i walk trough the valley i will defy the devil just like the few ignorant bloggers talking nonsense about Alzheimer ,,TO the best of the best stanfordillions ///a new word in the oxford dictionary // i will survive to play in the sunshine another day and send my best wishes still miss conversation with edgware dollies

Sat Sep 09

sorry, say that again.

Sat Sep 09


to really settle the situation in north v lord tump on to a plane and drop him on their leader

Fri Sep 08


What a great idea. Why on Earth hasn't anyone else thought of that. It must be a first. A "Hillboy" special.

Fri Sep 08


why not turn on loads of industrial blowers and send Irma to north v

Thu Sep 07


Stay safe, batten down the hatches, and as Churchill said

"we can take it"

Wed Sep 06

Thu Aug 31


nothing wrong with Norfolk sport i was evacuated during war time ,very happy time as large expanses of fields & animals up ging yong was just up my ally /still the hottest months here in America reached 115 on my roof but only stays for mid day then comes torrential rain ,makes my acreage look like Springfield park ,must put up band stand ha ha still nice to play guitar on deck i made for dreaming about good times ,some one wrote ,was i responsible for so many babies born ?? condoms where expensive in those days in the 50 to 60 s //who knows //pip GOD BLESS ALL HERE still looking out for those wonderful ladies to say hi

Sun Aug 20