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Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!


With many thanks to member Angela for sourcing this for us all.

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Comment by matt on March 28, 2008 at 23:15
The V1 bomb that caused that damage in the photo destroyed 30 homes completely, giving us what is now the 'open space' between Fairfax and Falkland Roads. Of course it damaged hundreds more and also part of the main building at North Harringay school.
Comment by Geraldine on October 16, 2020 at 8:48

We played on that bomb site and others too.

Comment by Richard Woods on October 16, 2020 at 17:38

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. 

Comment by Geraldine on October 16, 2020 at 18:10

Richard - that's exactly what they looked like.  I remember them well.

Comment by Richard Woods on October 17, 2020 at 11:10

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.

Comment by john nichols on October 17, 2020 at 18:58

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  

Comment by John Shulver on October 19, 2020 at 10:41

I simply can't imagine that sort of devastation !  

Comment by Geraldine on October 19, 2020 at 11:20

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.

Comment by Richard Woods on October 19, 2020 at 12:56

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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