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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

Potted History of the Gospel Centre, Wightman Road

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Hugh 19 hours ago . 8 Replies

Hornsey Church of Christ, date unknown but probably between 1920 and…Back to Harringay Online

Britains Toys were local boys

Started by Hugh. Last reply by John Shulver 23 hours ago . 2 Replies

This post was originally published as a blog post on HoL in October 2010. I have moved it here for safe-keeping.I'm not sure how old you need to be for the name Britains Toys to cast something of a…Back to Harringay Online

Postal 'Scandal' in Harringay

Started by Hugh. Last reply by tigha Nov 13. 5 Replies

I happened across this whilst researching something else and thought it was an interesting comment on how times change.…Back to Harringay Online

The Metamorphosis of Hornsey Station

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Hugh Nov 8. 35 Replies

I've half wondered about that yard on Tottenham Lane at the bottom of the…Back to Harringay Online

Newly Discovered - Harringay's Very First Edwardian Cinema

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Hugh Nov 5. 10 Replies

Back in early 2008, I researched Harringay's cinema history and, as was my wont back then, published my findings as…Back to Harringay Online

Madge's Study of the Development of the name of Haringey, Harringay and Hornsey

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Peter Nov 3. 5 Replies

In a conversation on the main forum, Michael Anderson added a post about our area name. I chipped in with a comment to add the most authoritative study on this that was 30 years in the making. I'm…Back to Harringay Online

Hornsey Civic Restaurants

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Ernest Payne Oct 31. 6 Replies

I was alerted to the topic of Hornsey Civic Restaurants by …Back to Harringay Online

Unremembered: London's Favourite Racecourse at Alexandra Park

Started by Hugh. Last reply by John Shulver Oct 30. 17 Replies

Fig. 1: Rounding the north-eastern corner of the course, mid 20th centuryFor…Back to Harringay Online

The Rolling Stones’ All Night Rave at Alexandra Palace – June 1964

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Ed Butler Oct 23. 19 Replies

The The Rolling Stones’ All Night Rave took place at Ally Pally on 26th June 1964. Organised by The Rolling Stones’ fan club, the show coincided with the release date of the band’s hit It’s All Over…Back to Harringay Online


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