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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…

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
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, 2023
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, 2023
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

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