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Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!

By Alexandra Road-based photographer Alfred Braddock.

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Tags (All lower case. Use " " for multiple word tags): st mary's church
Albums: Historical Images of Hornsey | 1 of 2 (F)

Comment by Richard Woods on May 24, 2016 at 21:29

If you Google the spot today the fountain and the trough are still there but seem to have moved? And the church still has a nave.

Comment by Hugh on May 25, 2016 at 0:11

It does rather look like that Richard, but looking at the 1893 OS map the two items are in the exact same place now as they were then. I'd add a map excerpt if only I could upload pictures!

As to the church, by the time this photo was taken a new church had been built next door and the old church had, I think fallen out of use. The new church had a short life however and was knocked down in the last quarter of the last century. A school now stands in its place. Only a few remnants of the old church wall survive. 

Comment by John D on May 25, 2016 at 9:19

It looks as if the fountain/water trough are in the same place as in the picture above but the view of the tower is blocked by a row of shops dated 1898. So your circa 1905 may be a wee bit out

Comment by Hugh on May 25, 2016 at 10:54
Well sleuthed.
Comment by Richard Woods on May 25, 2016 at 11:45

Sam Kemble (Rector and great chap in the 60s) told me that the nave had gone by the 20th century - if correct this might help. BTW he would frequent one of the pubs on Hornsey High Street every Saturday and a chap who drank a pint with him told me he asked Sam why he came to the pub. Sam's reply: "The fact your don't come to mine is not a reason I should not come to yours." Super fella.

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