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History of Harringay and Neighbouring Areas


History of Harringay and Neighbouring Areas

For members interested in sharing and learning more about the history of Harringay and neighbouring areas, including Hornsey, Manor House, Crouch End and Wood Green.

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Latest Activity: Jul 9

Harringay's History

The History and Neighbouring Areas by Harringay Online

1. History Group Articles & Discussions

This group has a series of articles, including some original research about the neighbourhood history. It's often the case that the discussion element of the group initiates new thinking and leads to the discovery of new learning.

2. Historical Photos and Other Images

More historical photos than you can shake a stick at from 1860 onwards. Our resources include a wide range of photos including some unique ones. 

See a full list of the albums along with links, here

3. In the Forum

Sometimes posts about Harringay's history get added to the forum. We've tried to gather as many as possible of those together here, (but there may be unlinked gems!). As with the History Group, discussion often leads to new insights.

4. Film

Historic footage from 1920 on.


5. Wikipedia (the First-ever Published History of Harringay)

A series of eight articles on Wikipedia all thoroughly researched and referenced, if rather hurriedly written by Hugh, which when published in 2007-08, together made up the first ever history of Harringay.


6. Personal Memories Blogs

collection of memories from times past written by former residents of the area.

7. Virtual Blue Plaque Map

A map charting the residences of the more well-known residents from Harringay's  history. (Sadly the Community Walk Map seems not to be functioning 100% with Google Maps any longer, but it still good enough to see the key information).  A work in progress begun in July 2010. More here.


8. Telling Harringay's History

Download a short pdf by Hugh about writing the first history of Harringay (click the picture to download):


9. Timeline

We developed a Harringay timeline on Dipity's innovative website back in 2010. It was a convenient  way to leaf through our neighbourhood's history. Sadly, the Dipity website closed from late 2016. Moist of it survived for a till late 2019 in a version of the page on the Wayback Machine. However, the site seems to have relied on a Google API. This was disabled by Google for all Dipity timelines and now little information is accessible. 






Other sources for Harringay historical info

Other local history links

Links beyond Haringey

Harringay Online Discussion Forum

Walk and talk on Turnpike Lane's South Asian Heritage

Started by Hugh Jul 8. 0 Replies

Deborah Hedgcock, Curator at Bruce Castle Museum will be leading a walk and talk on the Turnpike Lane's South Asian…Back to Harringay Online

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

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Hugh Jul 9. 16 Replies

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 from Leeds wrote to me explaining that he and a college friend had recently visited London to walk around…Back to Harringay Online

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

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Hugh Jul 3. 18 Replies

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

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

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Hugh May 29. 8 Replies

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 time being, all consideration of it h…Back to Harringay Online

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

Started by Hugh. Last reply by John Shulver Apr 23. 6 Replies

140 Years - over a half-century as a bootmakers and three-quarters of a century as a cafe-cum-ice cream parlourAlong with the Egg Shop on Green…Back to Harringay Online

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

Started by Hugh Jan 2. 0 Replies

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.I first wrote about this cinema in my…Back to Harringay Online

Where the Whittington Hospital came from

Started by Hugh. Last reply by John Shulver Nov 5, 2023. 13 Replies

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 Whittington Hospital. …Back to Harringay Online

How history shaped the wide eastern end of Turnpike Lane

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Lydia Walter Sep 17, 2023. 3 Replies

Looking east towards at the mid nineteenth century housing terrace on the site of Turnpike Lane tube station.…Back to Harringay Online

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

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Hugh Sep 12, 2023. 11 Replies

Turn of the century Hornsey photographer photographer, Alfred Braddock,…Back to Harringay Online

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