Hawthorn Close - Road Sign
The development was built in 1964 and was nicknamed 'Capitalist Close' or 'Millionaire's Road'. This area had previously been allotments.
John Trimmer bought the Hawthorn Close site from Harry Symes on the understanding that ten dwellings could be built along the road. When the Council insisted that the building of the 10 houses be set back with a full standard road and pavement, John reckoned it to be too expensive and sold the site on to a developer. However, John was appointed to build these 10 houses on behalf of the developer.
The original plans for the close are featured below in the picture gallery
Back of the houses from Borough Farm road. 2006