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Reginald Foort's Gigantic Organ at Harringay

English organist Reginald Foort, apparently the cinema organist extraordnaire, is one of the most recorded organists in history. Not long b…

Started by Hugh

5 Sep 30, 2022
Reply by Richard Woods

The Starlight Dance - Late Fifties Glamour at the Arena

I discovered another interesting event at the Arena the other day. On 31st May, 1958, a music event was held at the Arena when people floc…

Started by Hugh

4 Dec 24, 2021
Reply by Richard Woods

Roller skating speedway "banned for encouraging civilian unrest"

Mr Peter Norman of East Grinstead, W Sussex wrote to the Times on Jan 04, 2010 to correct an article that it had carried on Roller Derby fr…

Started by Liz

1 Jan 2, 2013
Reply by Hugh

Henny Bario, performer at Tom Arnold's Harringay circus, dies at 88

The death of Henny Bario, aged 88, in France at Christmas and her obituary in the Telegraph reveals a little more about the history of Tom…

Started by Liz

0 Jan 16, 2012

Legendary Circus performers Albert and Paulina Schumann's Harringay years

As most members of HOL will be aware, one of Harringay's most famous events for many years was Tom Arnold's Circus at the Harringay Arena.…

Started by Liz

13 Aug 23, 2011
Reply by Hugh

The Gorgeous Gael at the Harringay Arena 1950

From the Irish Times archives February 9th 1950,  the anonyous writer of this London letter was on hand at the Harringay Arena to watch Jac…

Started by Liz

1 Feb 11, 2011
Reply by Old-Age-Emporium(OAE)

"Badminton's Wimbledon turns 100" - Harringay's part in the story

As the All England Open Badminton Championships begins today, it reaches its 100th year. In 1947 Harringay Arena hosted the championships…

Started by Hugh

0 Mar 9, 2010

"More than ever London is a civilised place"

So said the English writer Neville Cardus in 1947. Writing for the liberal Melbourne paper , The Age, he waxes lyrical of the fundamental d…

Started by Liz

2 Feb 21, 2010
Reply by Liz

Coco the Clown, frequent guest at Harringay Circus dies aged 86

Michael Polakovs, who made many appearances at the Harringay Circus died on December 6 aged 86. Polakovs became a celebrated figure as Co…

Started by Hugh

0 Dec 22, 2009

Socialists in Harringay

The annual conference of the Socialist Party was held at Harringay in 1935. I particularly like the line: "The Party stands outside of and…

Started by Liz

2 Oct 2, 2009
Reply by Liz



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