Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!
With many thanks to member Angela for sourcing this for us all.
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Albums: Historical Images of Harringay After 1918 | 1 of 3 ( F)
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We played on that bomb site and others too.
I had a hard look for a picture I had of the prefabs in Falkland but it seems to have gone. This is very, very similar.
Richard - that's exactly what they looked like. I remember them well.
Yes. I looked on Google and was amazed how much like my own picture from back then this was! My grandfather gave me my first camera at age about 7 (1950) and I took it on that.
walked past them everyday on my way to school and doing paper round, then milkround they were still there when i moved home in 1965 Lived at 7 effingham road
I simply can't imagine that sort of devastation !
Yes, it's funny how as kids we took everything in our stride. A building razed to the ground was simply something new to explore. No suggestion of PTSD or mental health issues, yet many of us had experienced being herded into below-stairs spaces, under beds or into air-raid shelters when the flying bombs came.
In 1944, living in Streatham and one year old, I was placed in the daytime in a cot under the dining room table. On a day in summer 44 a V1 hit the houses at the end of our garden and drove the entire conservatory and French doors into the room and on top of the table. I was dragged out. I had asthma thereafter and now COPD - I blame Herr Hitler!
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