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Edward Henry Chapman of Harringay House – Harringay's City merchant ‘prince’

If you find longer items less amenable to reading online (which, though you might not think it, I certainly do), this article has been conv…

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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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Bob Oseman's Memories of growing up in wartime Harringay

Many thanks to Bob for sending us this set of memories of growing up in Harringay. (Attached below as pdf)

Started by Hugh

5 Jun 24
Reply by John Leo Waters

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

8 Jun 22
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The Gardens at Harringay House - the place, the plants the people

If you find longer items less amenable to reading online (which, though you might not think it, I certainly do), this article has been conv…

Started by Hugh

11 Jun 19
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Edward Henry Chapman of Harringay House – Harringay's City merchant ‘prince’

If you find longer items less amenable to reading online (which, though you might not think it, I certainly do), this article has been conv…

Started by Hugh

4 Jun 17
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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

61 Jun 10
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The Gentleman Highwayman of Hornsey Road

Hornsey Road was once famed as the haunt and sometime hideout of a notorious 'gentleman highwayman', Claude Duval. His story and its connec…

Started by Hugh

10 Jun 10
Reply by Ken Stevens

Unique photos of Northumberland House circa 1900

This weekend I made HoL's latest local history acquisition with the purchase of a set of photos showing the exterior and interior of Northu…

Started by Hugh

54 May 26
Reply by Donna Fitzgerald

Unremembered: London's Favourite Racecourse at Alexandra Park

Fig. 1: Rounding the north-eastern corner of the course, 1954 For over a hundred years Alexandra Park Racecourse was the closest racecour…

Started by Hugh

24 May 16
Reply by Lolo

A Forgotten Little Corner of Wood Green

It's odd how my history journey goes. I seem to hit these patches when I keep getting drawn back to a particular small area time and again,…

Started by Hugh

39 Apr 30
Reply by Andrew

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…

Started by Hugh

12 Apr 6
Reply by John Shulver

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