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History of Harringay


History of Harringay

For members interested in sharing and learning more about the history of Harringay and neighbouring areas.

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Harringay's History

Harringay's History 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 our 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

The hidden industry on the Warner Estate

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Hugh on Friday. 11 Replies

I was recently contacted by a local resident who was trying to find out more about a building which used to stand on her road. She wrote,On older maps and aerial photos from just after the war there is a large building or range of buildings where…Back to Harringay Online

The Christeys: from the 18th Century Fruit Stalls of Covent Garden, up to Crouch End and St James's Clubland

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Ken Stevens Feb 24. 3 Replies

While looking at an early twentieth century photo of a local pub recently, I noticed a sign above the pub’s door showing a member of the Christey family as licensee. I’d come across the name before, whilst…Back to Harringay Online

From Ukraine to Harringay 120 years ago

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Hugh Jan 16. 11 Replies

Richard Rapahel (nee Zubrasky), (©Laurence Raphael, grandson)Eight years ago, I added…Back to Harringay Online

Overlays of St Ann's and St John's Lodge

Started by anne barwick. Last reply by anne barwick Nov 11, 2022. 5 Replies

 I've been inspired/triggered by the development plans for St. Ann's and have done a little playing around with maps to see…Back to Harringay Online

Tags for Forum Posts: stann's, history

A Harringay Story - From Boys Home to Running an Elocution School

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Geraldine Oct 12, 2022. 1 Reply

Coincidental to my responding to Henry Busiakiewicz's recent thread about house names on the Ladder, I've just discovered that apparently our own Ladder house was given a name by its first occupant, Valentine…Back to Harringay Online

Free | Copy of Hornsey Historical Society's People & Places

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Hugh Aug 13, 2022. 3 Replies

I've somehow ended up with two copies of this book. So, I'm offering my second copy free to a good home.It's…Back to Harringay Online

St Mary's Church Hornsey ~ old Development?

Started by Ken Stevens. Last reply by Ken Stevens Jan 3. 4 Replies

This image is from a scrap book collection on ebay just now and it's a bit different from yer usual St Mary's tower images, methinks.I'm wondering what the tree felling is about. Ground clearing for building the row of shops starting alongside…Back to Harringay Online

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

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Hugh Jun 17, 2022. 4 Replies

If you find longer items less amenable to reading online (which, though you might not think it, I certainly do), this article has been converted to a booklet format that can be read online in page format or downloaded for offline reading or for…Back to Harringay Online

Bob Oseman's Memories of growing up in wartime Harringay

Started by Hugh. Last reply by John Shulver Jul 22, 2022. 10 Replies

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


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