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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

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 on Saturday. 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

The Story of the Effingham-Beresford Backlands

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Gerry N on Friday. 24 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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The Victorians of Falkland Road (from the 1901 Census) - part 1

Started by Helen1. Last reply by Barrie Birch Sep 10. 12 Replies

My daughter goes to North Harringay Primary School on Falkland Road, and for a school project on the Victorians, we looked at all the people who were living on Falkland Road in 1901. In case anyone…Back to Harringay Online

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

Started by Hugh. Last reply by man-thinking Aug 28. 17 Replies

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

Fly through Elizabethan London

Started by Hugh Aug 18. 0 Replies

Back in 2013, a group of De Montfort university students entered a…Back to Harringay Online

A short history of Harringay's manufacturing area

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Hugh Aug 13. 12 Replies

Harringay's manufacturing area, 1951 (marked for cropping for original…Back to Harringay Online

The 'Magic Electric Bottle' and other Hewitt Road specialities

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Geraldine Aug 13. 7 Replies

130 Hewitt Road, and the houses behind it in the passage at the back the…Back to Harringay Online

The State of Harringay's Hermitage Brook & the Desire for its Culverting

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Richard Ross Aug 8. 30 Replies

I noticed an interesting short light-humoured article with a serious message in a 1903 copy of the London North Mercury & Crouch End Observer. It consisted chiefly of a (pretty poor) rhyme which…Back to Harringay Online

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