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History of Harringay


History of Harringay

For members interested in sharing and learning more about the history of Harringay and neighbouring areas.

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Harringay's History

Harringay's History by Harringay Online

1. History Group Articles & Discussions

This group has a series of articles, including some original research about the neighbourhood history. It's often the case that the discussion element of the group initiates new thinking and leads to the discovery of new learning.

2. Historical Photos and Other Images

More historical photos than you can shake a stick at from 1860 onwards. Our resources include a wide range of photos including some unique ones. 

See a full list of the albums along with links, here

3. In the Forum

Sometimes posts about Harringay's history get added to the forum. We've tried to gather as many as possible of those together here, (but there may be unlinked gems!). As with the History Group, discussion often leads to new insights.

4. Film

Historic footage from 1920 on.


5. Wikipedia (the First-ever Published History of Harringay)

A series of eight articles on Wikipedia all thoroughly researched and referenced, if rather hurriedly written by Hugh, which when published in 2007-08, together made up the first ever history of Harringay.


6. Personal Memories Blogs

collection of memories from times past written by former residents of the area.

7. Virtual Blue Plaque Map

A map charting the residences of the more well-known residents from our history. (Sadly the Community Walk Map seems not to be functioning 100% with Google Maps any longer, but it still good enough to see the key information).  A work in progress begun in July 2010. More here.


8. Telling Harringay's History

Download a short pdf by Hugh about writing the first history of Harringay (click the picture to download):


9. Timeline

We developed a Harringay timeline on Dipity's innovative website back in 2010. It was a convenient  way to leaf through our neighbourhood's history. Sadly, the Dipity website closed from late 2016. Moist of it survived for a till late 2019 in a version of the page on the Wayback Machine. However, the site seems to have relied on a Google API. This was disabled by Google for all Dipity timelines and now little information is accessible. 






Other sources for Harringay historical info

Other local history links

Links beyond Haringey

Harringay Online Discussion Forum

Queen's Head Match Case

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Lydia Walter Nov 23. 21 Replies

The Queen's Head was an old coaching inn, first running in the eighteenth century (and possibly earlier).On ebay today, I noticed a match case that includes an inscription relating to the pub. So, of…Back to Harringay Online

The Metamorphosis of Hornsey Station

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Hugh Nov 12. 40 Replies

Figs 1 & 2: Hornsey Station, c1905I've half wondered about that yard…Back to Harringay Online

The Story of the Effingham-Beresford Backlands

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Hugh Nov 9. 29 Replies

The development of the Harringay Ladder was tightly controlled, both by the covenants imposed by the land vendor, the British Land Company and through the supervision of building quality by Hornsey…Back to Harringay Online

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How Hornsey dealt with the 'idle poor' two hundred years ago

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Dick Harris Oct 28. 9 Replies

All towns and parishes in the country had poor residents to deal with. Some did so more compassionately than others. The Poor Law of 1601 gave all parishes legal responsibility for the relief of the…Back to Harringay Online

Old Hornsey police station

Started by Hugh Oct 26. 0 Replies

There has been a police building in Hornsey from at some point in the first half of the…Back to Harringay Online

Unremembered: London's Favourite Racecourse at Alexandra Park

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Hugh Oct 22. 19 Replies

Fig. 1: Rounding the north-eastern corner of the course, 1954For over a…Back to Harringay Online

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Hornsey and Wood Green Synagogue in pictures

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Ken Stevens Sep 24. 2 Replies

For many years a synagogue stood on the site in Wightman Road where the mosque is now located.The Hornsey and Wood Green Affiliated Synagogue was originally based in Queen's Parade, Green Lanes,…Back to Harringay Online

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Old Crouch Hall, Linslade House and Colquon (Holne House)

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Hugh Sep 23. 18 Replies

Fig. 1: Old Crouch Hall, c1885 in its guise as the Old Crouch Hall…Back to Harringay Online

A whiff of scandal, the chink of coin, a dose of mismanagement and the Grand Old Man of Cricket: Harringay Cricket Field in the Golden Age of Cricket

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Geoffrey Walker Sep 18. 14 Replies

I'm neither a cricketer not a cricket fan and I've never given much of a thought to Harringay's former cricket ground in the north eastern corner of Finsbury Park, save to look nostalgically across…Back to Harringay Online


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