Farmilo Road, E17

Place Name

Also spelt Farmiloe Road. Named by the property speculator who developed Fraser’s plant nursery in 1908, Thomas Arno, in honour of his mother. Arno, a publican, from South Hackney, purchased the site at a time when the area was fast being developed for residential property. He laid out several streets, Avondale Road, Rochdale Road, Northumberland Road and Onra Road, which spelled out his family name. Onra Road also being his surname spelled backwards. Thomas Road and Salcombe Road are the first initials of developer Thomas and his father Samuel. He named this road after his mother Eliza. Farmiloe, a surname found in Gloucestershire and Devon.

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