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Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!

With very many thanks to member Flower who lived in Harringay during the war until the 1960s and now joins us from Sydney. The photo is ©Flower.

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Comment by GK/OD on March 23, 2008 at 23:07
Wow. The picture makes you imagine their lives in a different way than the written word
Comment by Liz on March 24, 2008 at 7:59
This is great. I wonder if Flower would be interested in writing up memories from that time in a blog or in the history group. I would be v interested to read them.
Comment by matt on March 24, 2008 at 13:49
Yes, having historical pictures with people in them which tell a story (or many stories) of their time is great.
Comment by Hugh on March 24, 2008 at 14:10

Flower sent me some of her memories a few days a go including tales of wartime pig bins in the passage. I've asked her if she'd be interested in writing them and I see you've now echoed that Liz. So, if we keep our fingers crossed!

Comment by alistairj on April 5, 2008 at 18:39

A quick snap of the same view this morning. Remarkably little has changed in 60 years - the big chimney in Green Lanes disappeared at some point and the sleeping policemen would make laying out those tables and chairs difficult now.
Comment by Hugh on April 5, 2008 at 19:00
Note most hedges now gone along with the pleached limes. Pity.
Comment by alistairj on April 5, 2008 at 19:19
Good point about the hedges - the bare concrete front and wheelie bins which are so common in our area now are quite a bleak look.
You'll have to educate me about the pleached limes - are they what looks like hanging baskets and I assumed were temporary for the party?
Comment by Anna Maria Dipino on May 9, 2009 at 12:07
So nice to see my road so many years ago.
Comment by Hugh on March 2, 2011 at 10:04
There's a picture of the Mattison Road VE Day party here.
Comment by Geraldine on October 16, 2013 at 2:54

I was born in Beresford Road and might even be in the photo though I would have been very small.  I can remember being in the street with crowds of people all cheering and waving flags.  We knew all our neighbours in those days.  Doors were often left unlocked or keys tied to a piece of string inside the letter box.  Note that there are few men in the picture.  Some had not yet returned from the war.  Some never returned at all.  I remember quite a few families with a mother but no father. 

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