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'Take That' got start in Harringay: Bolts nightclub and all that

I've just come back from and event where I fell into conversation with a chap called Nicky Price. Nicky's an interesting guy with some grea…

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Unremembered: London's Favourite Racecourse at Alexandra Park

Fig. 1: Rounding the north-eastern corner of the course, 1954 For over a hundred years Alexandra Park Racecourse was the closest racecour…

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24 on Monday
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The Gardens at Harringay House - the place, the plants the people

Harringay House and its grounds existed for a little less than a hundred years. But in those ten decades, a garden style="margin-left: 10%;…

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7 on Saturday
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A Forgotten Little Corner of Wood Green

It's odd how my history journey goes. I seem to hit these patches when I keep getting drawn back to a particular small area time and again,…

Started by Hugh

39 Apr 30
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Unique photos of Northumberland House circa 1900

This weekend I made HoL's latest local history acquisition with the purchase of a set of photos showing the exterior and interior of Northu…

Started by Hugh

53 Apr 30
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Alfred Braddock – a commercial photographic surveyor and recorder of Victorian Hornsey

Many of the images we have from the late Victorian and early Edwardian period of Hornsey Borough come from the lens of commercial photograp…

Started by Hugh

52 Apr 19
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Harringay in Grey and Green, The Alexanders of Harringay House

William Cleverly Alexander and his family lived at Harringay House for five years between 1869 and 1873. I’ve written before about the Jame…

Started by Hugh

12 Apr 6
Reply by John Shulver

The tale of a local dairyman and cowkeeper

Nicholas Walker dairy cart, c1900. Given that a photo was being taken was probably a special event,  I'm assuming that this is Walker hims…

Started by Hugh

6 Apr 6
Reply by Dick Harris

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

20 Feb 27
Reply by Ken Stevens

Photo set of the fire at Blandford Hall, Ally Pally 1971

This slide show includes thirteen photographs taken by Alison Chapman McLean in 1971. The images provide a vivid record of the firefighters…

Started by Hugh

2 Feb 27
Reply by John Shulver

Newly Discovered - Harringay's Very First Edwardian Cinema

Back in early 2008, I researched Harringay's cinema history and, as was my wont back then, published my findings as an article it on Wikipe…

Started by Hugh

12 Feb 25
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