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Three things you didn't know about Hewitt Road's past

I stumbled across an interesting snippet about Hewitt Road recently and before I knew it I'd come across a few more (setting aside, for the…

Started by Hugh

5 yesterday
Reply by Bill South

A (bit of) a History in photos of Harringay Ice Cream Parlour

140 Years - over a half-century as a bootmakers and three-quarters of a century as a cafe-cum-ice cream parlour Along with the Egg Shop on…

Started by Hugh

6 Apr 23
Reply by John Shulver

A River Through it - Development of the New River and Water Works in Hornsey

The reservoir and water works in Hornsey have been a familiar site to locals for over a century and a half. But the story of their developm…

Started by Hugh

39 Mar 27
Reply by Hugh

Pioneering divorce for women, a suicide and Henri Cartier Bresson - a tale of a local Victorian photographer's family

 Fig. 1: Portrait of four children by local photographer, Charles Casbon   Recently, I came across a couple of photos on the internet by a…

Started by Hugh

11 Mar 9
Reply by Hugh

Mr Harling's 1st Middlesex Volunteer regiment red tunic from c1901

I recently came across this tunic from the 1st Battalion Middlesex Volunteers who were based in The Elms in Hornsey in the years around 19…

Started by Hugh

21 Mar 4
Reply by Hugh

Britains Toys were local boys

I'm not sure how old you need to be for the name Britains Toys to cast something of a magic spell. But Britains soldiers, cowboys & i…

Started by Hugh

8 Feb 9
Reply by pamish

Dixon of West Green

Ted Willis in the Armchair Theatre studio with John Moxey. 1959.   Thanks to Geoff Dent's contribution of a picture of his Harringay / West…

Started by Hugh

5 Feb 4
Reply by Hugh

What Happened to the Men who Built the Ladder?

For a few decades now, I've known that the Harringay Park Estate, on which the Ladder was built, was sold off piecemeal to anyone who wan…

Started by Hugh

71 Jan 19
Reply by Hugh

Harringay's 14th Century Gold and Emerald Ring

Image: British Museum This 14th century gold and emerald finger-rings is in the collection of the British Museum. It was found at the Que…

Started by Hugh

12 Jan 12
Reply by Richard Woods

When Harringay's fifth cinema became Harringay's second motor vehicle producer

At the height of the cinema age, Harringay had five cinemas. The least known was at the western corner of Wightman Road and Turnpike Lane.…

Started by Hugh

0 Jan 2



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