1930s Musicians of Crouch End and Stroud Green – Alban Low

Discover the homes and lives of 1930s musicians who lived and worked in and around Crouch End and Stroud Green. This book contains a map and short biographies, from famous residents to more forgotten names.

1930s Musicians of Crouch End and Stroud Green
Alban Low
Published January 2022
ISBN 978-1-912960-64-4
A6 Size
16 printed pages
A World in London Chapbook 10
Print run of 100
Price – £2.60
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  1. Gordon Cooper (trumpet) – 97 Uplands Rd, Crouch End, N8 9NG
  2. Arthur Trimnell (violin) – 2 Hermiston Ave, Crouch End, N8 8NL
  3. Ferdinand Rees (violin) – 22 Lightfoot Rd, Crouch End, N8
  4. Fred Maybank (violin) – 99 Middle Ln, N8 8NX
  5. Reginald Kell (clarinet) – 5 Barrington Rd, N8 8QR
  6. Nevill Finch (violin) – 15 Barrington Road, N8 8QT
  7. Arthur Trimnell (violin) – 27 Tivoli Rd, Crouch End, N8 8RE
  8. Max Bogen (violin) – 55 Glasslyn Road, N8 8RG
  9. Harry Freeman (violin) – 5 Wolseley Rd, N8 8RR
  10. Johnny Cantor (violin) – 23 Wolseley Rd, Crouch End, N8 8RR
  11. John Montague (cello) – 35 Birchington Rd, Crouch End, N8
  12. George Anderson (clarinet) – 3 Bedford Rd, Crouch End, N8 8HL
  13. The Crouch End Hippodrome – 31 Topsfield Parade, Tottenham Lane, N8 8PT
  14. Mary Brame (piano) – 2 Elder Ave, Crouch End, N8 9TH
  15. Lilian Harvey (actress/singer) – 13 Weston Park, Crouch End, N8 9SY
  16. Ernest Stratford (violin) – 29 Crescent Rd, Crouch End, N8 8AL
  17. Leonard Day (organ/piano) – 38 Haslemere Rd, N8 9RB
  18. Richard Walton (trumpet) – 1 Haringey Park, Crouch End, N8 9JG
    Bernard Walton Jnr (clarinet)
    George Walton (cello)
    Bernard Walton (harp)
    John Walton (bass)
  19. Walter Paskin (producer) – 8 Sandringham Gardens, N8 9HU
  20. Francis Hughes (clarinet) – 5 Derwent Court, Cecile Park, N8 9AT
  21. Arthur Falkner (trombone) – 5 Gladwell Rd, Crouch End, N8 9AN
  22. David Wolfsthal (violin) – 82 Stapleton Hall Rd, Stroud Green, N4 4EH
  23. George Orrell (violin) – 18 Albany Rd, Stroud Green, N4

The names and addresses of musicians in this book have been sourced from 1930s Musician’s Union handbooks. Every effort has been made to research and verify information and we are grateful to those experts who have helped in the making of this series. If you know any additional information or corrections then we would love to include them in future editions.

Alban Low is a London-based artist. He co-hosts The Vinyl Thread on Radio Nope, and is artist-in-residence on the radio programme A World in London.

Thank you to M.G. Thomas; The National Jazz Archives; Melody Maker; NME; The British Newspaper Archives; The National Archives; BBC; the team at A World In London (DJ Ritu, Norman Druker, Sophie Darling, Lucas Keen); Radio Nope (Bob, Conan, Deb & Brian); and my wife Natalie.

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One thought on “1930s Musicians of Crouch End and Stroud Green – Alban Low

  1. I am trying to find out if a picture I came across in a music video is Sampson Low. Could you please reply to my email address so I can send you the photo. It is important to my research. Thank you, JW

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