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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
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
Reply by e

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

7 Mar 17
Reply by Alan

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

19 Jan 14
Reply by David Todd

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

Fig 1: Alfred John Fennell pictured in Army Uniform c1900 Pictured above is Alfred John Fennell, an Wood Green Edwardian who served in bo…

Started by Hugh

6 Apr 20, 2021
Reply by John Shulver

A Regency murder in Harringay

Following the addition of a new newspaper on the British Library's newspaper archive site, I came across an article from 1818 which tracks…

Started by Hugh

10 Apr 9, 2021
Reply by Richard Woods

Sainsbury's in Wood Green, 1904 - 2021, a right old wander round the neighbourhood

Sainsbury's has been in Wood Green since 1904*. It's been in three different locations and had changed quite a bit over that period. This a…

Started by Hugh

4 Mar 8, 2021
Reply by John Shulver

Brief history of the recently closed convenience store on Wightman Road near Harringay Station

7 Wightman Road, run by George Dawes at the time of the photo. Standing in the doorway are George Dawes' wife, Eliza, his sons Arthur amd…

Started by Hugh

3 Mar 1, 2021
Reply by Hugh

Proposed Community Land Grab / Repossession

Just wondered if there is a case for a bit of a historic land grab? The land in question is alongside the New River, west of Wightman road…

Started by Mr Wodjacallim

6 Feb 20, 2021
Reply by Mr Wodjacallim

Barrenger Road, Muswell Hill

Hi historians! I was wondering if anyone had any information or insights in relation to the naming of Barrenger Road in Muswell Hill. Putti…

Started by Bethany Burrow Atherton

10 Feb 16, 2021
Reply by Mr Wodjacallim



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