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Over a century and a quarter of butcher history on Broadway Parade - will the shop-front be saved?

Fig. 1: 23 Broadway Parade in December 2023 In the Summer of 2022, Crouch End lost Morley's Butcher. There had been a butcher's shop in t…

Started by Hugh

1 Jan 4
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Pre-1975 local football: Haringey & Edmonton

I am researching the history of Haringey Borough FC, who play at Coles (sic) Park on White Hart Lane (next to the Sea Cadets) Does anyone h…

Started by Mr M

0 Jan 2

Harringay Ladder road name origin: second airing for a sound speculative explanation

Some exchanges on my road WhatsApp group today sent me back to see if I could learn anything new about how the roads on the Ladder were nam…

Started by Hugh

7 Dec 22, 2023
Reply by Chrisandsally

Awful traffic on Wightman Road

This from the local press reporting Councillor Askey in a debate about adopting and making up Wightman Road: "Wightman-road was not in a st…

Started by Hugh

1 Dec 15, 2023
Reply by Dick Harris

The Archway of Highgate

Have you ever wondered exactly where the Archway name came from? By the late 18th century Highgate was a prosperous village with a tollga…

Started by Hugh

8 Dec 13, 2023
Reply by John Shulver

Frederick Dean - Oakfield Road

I've been doing some family research and found out my great grandfather Frederick Dean lived in Oakfield road in the 60s-70s(?) and wanted…

Started by cavendishmark

3 Nov 29, 2023
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Helena Fedorowicz memorial, Finsbury Park.

Does anyone know who Helena Fedorowicz was, and why there is a memorial to her in Finsbury Park ?  I've looked online and there is not a l…

Started by David Clark

4 Nov 25, 2023
Reply by Hugh

McKenzie Garden (potentially), Finsbury Park 1950s

Started by cavendishmark

0 Nov 14, 2023

A Tudor Garage (amongst others) in Crouch End

The other day I stumbled across this picture of an odd confection of the Tudor Garage in Crouch End. This business used to stand next to…

Started by Hugh

24 Nov 9, 2023
Reply by Hugh

A&E courtyard statue? (Gate post relic from St. Mary's Infirmary, Highate Hill)

Anybody having the misfortune to visit A&E in Archway may have noticed this statue come shrine in the central courtyard looking down f…

Started by keith

8 Oct 26, 2023
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