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Walk and talk on Turnpike Lane's South Asian Heritage

Deborah Hedgcock, Curator at Bruce Castle Museum will be leading a walk and talk on the Turnpike Lane's South Asian Heritage. There will…

Started by Hugh

0 Jul 8

Working out whether a cluster of Seymour Road houses are original or rebuilds

I get a slow but steady stream of email enquiries about a variety of local history matters. A couple of years back a gentleman named Norman…

Started by Hugh

16 Jul 9
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New Book and Book Launch 27th June - Abyssinia: Hornsey's Lost Village

For more information, visit hornseyhistorical.org.uk/abyssinia-hornseys-lost-village To attend the launch event, visit www.eventbrite.com/

Started by Hugh

10 Jun 29
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The Mysterious Seymour Road Circle, Three Butchers and the Perrier-Jouët Champagne House

Recently, Seymour Road couple Camille and Maca Perrin posted on Harringay Online about a strange circular structure they'd found buried in…

Started by Hugh

18 Jul 3
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Three things you didn't know about Hewitt Road's past

I stumbled across an interesting snippet about Hewitt Road recently and before I knew it I'd come across a few more (setting aside, for the…

Started by Hugh

8 May 29
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A (bit of) a History in photos of Harringay Ice Cream Parlour

140 Years - over a half-century as a bootmakers and three-quarters of a century as a cafe-cum-ice cream parlour Along with the Egg Shop on…

Started by Hugh

6 Apr 23
Reply by John Shulver

When Harringay's fifth cinema became Harringay's second motor vehicle producer

At the height of the cinema age, Harringay had five cinemas. The least known was at the western corner of Wightman Road and Turnpike Lane.…

Started by Hugh

0 Jan 2

Where the Whittington Hospital came from

Earlier this week, HoL member Keith asked in a post on the forum if anyone could explain this object sitting in a courtyard at the Whitting…

Started by Hugh

13 Nov 5, 2023
Reply by John Shulver

How history shaped the wide eastern end of Turnpike Lane

Looking east towards at the mid nineteenth century housing terrace on the site of Turnpike Lane tube station. From left to right, they wer…

Started by Hugh

3 Sep 17, 2023
Reply by Lydia Walter

Braddock's record of a changing Turnpike Lane, 1899 - 1906

Turn of the century Hornsey photographer photographer, Alfred Braddock, moved to the area in about 1890. He started off living in Alexandra…

Started by Hugh

11 Sep 12, 2023
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