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Decoding a Watercolour of Eighteenth Century Crouch End Broadway

Fig 1: John Bewick watercolour of Tottenham Lane, c 1791. (Click the image for a larger version) I've had a  digital copy of the above ima…

Started by Hugh

14 Sep 30
Reply by Agabus

Hornsey and Wood Green Synagogue in pictures

For many years a synagogue stood on the site in Wightman Road where the mosque is now located. The Hornsey and Wood Green Affiliated Synago…

Started by Hugh

2 Sep 24
Reply by Ken Stevens

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

Fig. 1: Old Crouch Hall, c1885 in its guise as the Old Crouch Hall School Old Crouch Hall was on the east side of Tottenham Lane (now Cro…

Started by Hugh

18 Sep 23
Reply by Hugh

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

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…

Started by Hugh

14 Sep 18
Reply by Geoffrey Walker

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

7 Sep 18
Reply by Hugh

The Story of the Effingham-Beresford Backlands

The development of the Harringay Ladder was tightly controlled, both by the covenants imposed by the land vendor, the British Land Company…

Started by Hugh

24 Sep 17
Reply by Gerry N

The Victorians of Falkland Road (from the 1901 Census) - part 1

My daughter goes to North Harringay Primary School on Falkland Road, and for a school project on the Victorians, we looked at all the peopl…

Started by Helen1

12 Sep 10
Reply by Barrie Birch

Fly through Elizabethan London

Back in 2013, a group of De Montfort university students entered a competition at the British Library and ended up creating a fascinating…

Started by Hugh

0 Aug 18

A short history of Harringay's manufacturing area

Harringay's manufacturing area, 1951 (marked for cropping for original publication). The view is looking east. Left to right are Hermitage…

Started by Hugh

12 Aug 13
Reply by Hugh

The 'Magic Electric Bottle' and other Hewitt Road specialities

130 Hewitt Road, and the houses behind it in the passage at the back the shops, may be best known to those who pass it these days for the…

Started by Hugh

7 Aug 13
Reply by Geraldine



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