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Edward Henry Chapman of Harringay House – Harringay's City merchant ‘prince’

If you find longer items less amenable to reading online (which, though you might not think it, I certainly do), this article has been conv…

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Free | Copy of Hornsey Historical Society's People & Places

I've somehow ended up with two copies of this book. So, I'm offering my second copy free to a good home. It's here on the HHS website.

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3 on Saturday
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The Elms Hornsey - a Mysteriously Wealthy Tobacconist, a Hidden Russian Princess and a Jujitsu-Loving Victorian Publisher

The Elms was one a handful a large houses built in Hornsey before the nineteenth century, of which none now survive. Its story offers a few…

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19 on Friday
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Memories of living in Harringay from 1962 to 1965

The following was contributed by Mitchell Wells (now a resident of Glasgow):   Memories of living in Harringay from 1962 to 1965 and then r…

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57 Aug 10
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Pierino Gamba, the Maestro Boy-Wonder at Harringay

Gamba Rehearsing at Harringay Arena in June 1948 I first came across the story of the ten-year old maestro sensation from the 1940s a deca…

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5 Aug 5
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International Vespa Rally, Harringay 1962

I love this set of photos from a rally at the Stadium in 1962. Am I romanticising, or does it seem easy for the Sixties to be effortlessly…

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4 Aug 5
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St Mary's Church Hornsey ~ old Development?

This image is from a scrap book collection on ebay just now and it's a bit different from yer usual St Mary's tower images, methinks. I'm…

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2 Jul 24
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World's largest piano built in Harringay

In 1935 Challen, one of Harringay's several piano manufacturers, built the largest piano in the world at their Hermitage Road factory. At 1…

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44 Jul 22
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Bob Oseman's Memories of growing up in wartime Harringay

Many thanks to Bob for sending us this set of memories of growing up in Harringay. (Attached below as pdf)

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10 Jul 22
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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…

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8 Jun 22
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The Gardens at Harringay House - the place, the plants the people

If you find longer items less amenable to reading online (which, though you might not think it, I certainly do), this article has been conv…

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11 Jun 19
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