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'Take That' got start in Harringay: Bolts nightclub and all that

I've just come back from and event where I fell into conversation with a chap called Nicky Price. Nicky's an interesting guy with some grea…

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The Gardens at Harringay House - the place, the plants the people

Harringay House and its grounds existed for a little less than a hundred years. But in those ten decades, a garden was created that became…

Started by Hugh

8 yesterday
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Harringay in Grey and Green, The Alexanders of Harringay House

William Cleverly Alexander and his family lived at Harringay House for five years between 1869 and 1873. I’ve written before about the Jame…

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12 Apr 6
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Photo set of the fire at Blandford Hall, Ally Pally 1971

This slide show includes thirteen photographs taken by Alison Chapman McLean in 1971. The images provide a vivid record of the firefighters…

Started by Hugh

2 Feb 27
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Braddock and an Odd Hornsey Church Postcard

This is a postcard I would have liked to buy but someone beat me to it on ebay. The odd thing about it is the gent in the foreground ,…

Started by Ken Stevens

17 Feb 22
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Mr Harling's 1st Middlesex Volunteer regiment red tunic from c1901

I recently came across this tunic from the 1st Battalion Middlesex Volunteers who were based in The Elms in Hornsey in the years around 19…

Started by Hugh

20 Feb 27
Reply by Ken Stevens

Alfred Braddock – a commercial photographic surveyor and recorder of Victorian Hornsey

Many of the images we have from the late Victorian and early Edwardian period of Hornsey Borough come from the lens of commercial photograp…

Started by Hugh

52 Apr 19
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Old Hornsey police station

There has been a police building in Hornsey from at some point in the first half of the nineteenth century, or late eighteenth century un…

Started by Hugh

0 Oct 26, 2021

How Hornsey dealt with the 'idle poor' two hundred years ago

All towns and parishes in the country had poor residents to deal with. Some did so more compassionately than others. The Poor Law of 1601 g…

Started by Hugh

9 Oct 28, 2021
Reply by Dick Harris

Hornsey and Wood Green Synagogue in pictures

For many years a synagogue stood on the site in Wightman Road where the mosque is now located. The Hornsey and Wood Green Affiliated Synago…

Started by Hugh

2 Sep 24, 2021
Reply by Ken Stevens

A whiff of scandal, the chink of coin, a dose of mismanagement and the Grand Old Man of Cricket: Harringay Cricket Field in the Golden Age of Cricket

I'm neither a cricketer not a cricket fan and I've never given much of a thought to Harringay's former cricket ground in the north eastern…

Started by Hugh

14 Sep 18, 2021
Reply by Geoffrey Walker

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