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Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!

From the site of Alexandra Palace, South over Hornsey to Harringay 1865

The last clearly shown hill with trees on the left of the near background hides Harringay House (between present-day Hewitt & Allison Roads). The ridge in the right background is Hog's Back - now Mountview. Ridge Roads. The photo was taken by George Shadbolt, one of the pioneers of early photography. An annotated excerpt of this picture is also provided on this website.

Excuse the watermarking. I promised Bruce Castle Museum to add a watermark prior to uploading.

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.

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Comment by Hugh on February 18, 2010 at 12:12
I don't think they'd have had zoom photography in the 1860s, but I'm no expert. If you read the legend beneath the photo you'll see a link to an annotated excerpt I've added.
Comment by Andrew Buchan on March 23, 2018 at 15:38

Hi, I am new to this site but love it.

I am writing the 125 history of Muswell Hill Golf Club from 1893 - 2018. The club is intimately connected to Tottenham Wood House, Albert Road, Muswell Avenue, Grosvenor Road, Alexandra Park/Palace and Muswell Hill.

Do you have anything by way of photographs or literature (prior or post 1893) that might help me. I have a postcard dated 1906 of Alexandra Park Golf links, which is our oldest record. However, George Shadbolt took photographs in the area (as I am sure you know). His son took aerial photographs from tethered balloons until a tragic accident in 1892.

My name is Andrew Buchan (abu@cloisters.com 07710078238


Comment by Hugh on March 23, 2018 at 16:44

Bruce Castle has the best collection of local Shadbolt pictures. I think I remember quite a few similar to the one above taken in different directions. You need to make an appointment to visit.

You could also check what the Hornsey Historical Society has.

Also check old newspaper archives. You can find some gems there. On a very quick search I found this piece from the llustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, 8th Sept 1894.

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