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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, 2021
Reply by Agabus

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, 2021
Reply by Hugh

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, 2021

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, 2021
Reply by Geraldine

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, 2021
Reply by Hugh

The Gentleman Highwayman of Hornsey Road

Hornsey Road was once famed as the haunt and sometime hideout of a notorious 'gentleman highwayman', Claude Duval. His story and its connec…

Started by Hugh

10 Jun 10, 2022
Reply by Ken Stevens

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

11 Mar 9
Reply by Hugh

Finsbury Park flapper venue: Palais de Dance, c1920

Following on from my piece on Harringay's Salon du Bal in the jazz age, I've been unsuccessfully trying to find out more about the contem…

Started by Hugh

15 Jul 8, 2023
Reply by Geoff Amabilino

Myddleton & Alexandra Park Laundry, Campsbourne, Hornsey

The MAP Laundry in The Campsbourne c 1955 (Image: Thanks to Mike Nichols for sourcingt his image) The Laundry in The Campbourne was estab…

Started by Hugh

1 Jan 3, 2023
Reply by Hugh

The e-scooter revolution - the suffragettes got there first

Not Harringay, but I couldn't resist sharing this. (Although I'm assured that these vehicles were in regular use for grocery deliveries fro…

Started by Hugh

2 May 14, 2021
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