If you'd like to learn more about the history of Harringay , see my article on Wikipedia providing an overview of the History of Harringay. The series box at the top of that page will take you to more detailed articles I've sketched out on periods in Harringay's history.
Add a Comment
© 2023 Created by Hugh. Powered by
Does anybody know if Grand Parade was built by the same developer of the Gardens and at exactly the same time?
The reason I ask is that I was thinking..
Grand Parade is of undoubtably "superior" design to the parades of shops on the west side of Green Lanes. It also lay/still lies on the, shall we say, cheaper side of the street. Was it perhaps postioned so as "a backdrop" for the ladder streets? Did perhaps the Gardens not need such a smart backdrop?
BTW, Trams first worked this section of road in 1887, when a "steam!" tram service began operating between Finsbury Park and Wood Green. (A steam service from Finsbury Park to Tottenham, Edmonton and Ponders End had opened in 1885.) These steam vehicles were just too heavy for the running tracks, had high maintenance costs, so that the company went out of business in 1890. Horse Trams were then instituted and worked the routes until electric trams were introduced by the Metropolitan Electric Tramways in July 1904.
It is not that clear from the postcard, but MET trams carried a "vermillion and ivory" livery.. bright red and cream to you and me in 2008!
As far as I'm aware he built in N London and Peterborough.
'The Salisbury' sign now better indicates the purpose of the building with lettering that doesn't actually obscure windows (though with a rather forlorn pub sign on the right).
BTW, under that sign is a rounded window. On the 1909 postcard the rounded part looks like it has 'lightbulbs?' (or cats-eyes?) on it.. Anyone any ideas on what they were?