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Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!

The Story of the Harringay Estate Map at the Haringey Local History Fair

Last Saturday saw the annual Local History Fair at Bruce Castle Museum and first on the list of talks was HOL member Bethany Burrow Atherton who gave an very interesting presentation on how the Harringay estate map came to be discovered on ebay and how a neighbour's consortium of HOL members bought the map and brought it back to the neighbourhood.

Bethany also explained how copies were made, including one to be stored at St Paul's Harringay so that a copy would be stored in Harringay and then the original was given to the archive at Bruce Castle Museum where it can be viewed by appointment in their archive room.

There were some observations from the floor from former residents of Harringay including one recalling that sharing of our houses was always common and that although his family owned the house, they only lived downstairs while they rented out the upper floor. 

Bethany also pointed out some places of interest marked on the map including the location of the hot houses where the super luxury item pineapples were grown and where the original iron church of St Paul's Harringay was erected in Burgoyne Road, I think around about where the NHS clinic is on that road, before the late Victorian building on  Wightman Road was built.

It was a fascinating talk and very much enjoyed by the audience, (including a Twitter one as I was tweeting out some of the main points) and thanks to Bethany for doing such a great job!

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Sorry I couldn't join you all as I was away on hols. Many thanks to Bethany for doing the talk at relatively short notice.

Richard, if you're after a map, we've had one print run already and can do another if there are people still wanting a copy.

OK - Add my name and keep me posted? BTW your site is quite brilliant - wonder why I moved away!

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