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Alexandra Park Open Air Swimming Bath

Open-air swimming baths were quite popular in the three old boroughs that now make up Haringey. But the first to be opened was in Alexandra…

Started by Hugh

24 Jul 24
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Building Shopping City - a story in pictures

The photos below are a selection from a comprehensive set held by the John Laing Photographic Collection, showing the development of Wood G…

Started by Hugh

12 May 5
Reply by Marcus

The Dust Destructors of Hornsey & Wood Green & Early 20th Century Recycling

I heard a wonderful aphorism about history recently. "History", the saying goes "is what a current generation finds interesting about previ…

Started by Hugh

5 May 5
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From Trooper to Copper - an Edwardian life of service in Wood Green

Pictured above is Alfred John Fennell, an Wood Green Edwardian who served in both the British Army and the Metropolitan Police Force. Alf…

Started by Hugh

6 Apr 20
Reply by John Shulver

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

36 Apr 18
Reply by John Shulver

A Short History of The Printers Almshouses Wood Green

The history of almshouses stretches back to medieval times when religious orders cared for the poor.  They were originally called hospitals…

Started by Hugh

8 Mar 13
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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…

Started by Hugh

17 Oct 30, 2020
Reply by John Shulver

He Came, He Sawed.....Harringay & Wood Green's Victorian Saw Mill Guy

Born in Clerkenwell in 1841 James Alsford established what was one of Harringay’s first business and went on to occupy (and possibly build)…

Started by Hugh

5 Jul 30, 2020
Reply by Derek Reynolds

The Brutish Belgian Lieutenant and 'The Mansion' in Wood Green

The Mansion Alexandra Park Road, c1900 (colourised by me) Back in the nineteenth century Wood Green was rather different to its current in…

Started by Hugh

5 Jul 7, 2020
Reply by Old-Age-Emporium(OAE)

Under a Spreading Chestnut-tree the Village Smithy Stands

For almost 200 years a blacksmith’s forge stood at the corner of the High Road and Lordship Lane in Wood Green, where the Hollywood Cinema…

Started by Hugh

10 Jul 4, 2020
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