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Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!

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Albums: Historical images of Stroud Green

Comment by rosyrose on June 11, 2012 at 16:45
I see the estate agents had managed to get a board up. Expect it's been there ever since! Interesting to see the road surface here. What would it have been? Sand? Doesn't look like tarmacadam, which does seem to have been used in the area around this time judging by the other photos.
Comment by man-thinking on November 3, 2023 at 12:38

Loving the gas standards but even more all those trees!

What is that road surface?  

Comment by Hugh on November 3, 2023 at 14:07

It’s an unfinished road, a temporary surface. Sometimes the temporary road surfaces and even pavement surfaces endured for years till they were eventually done by Hornsey Council.

Comment by Roy aka Smiffy on November 3, 2023 at 15:25

One of those lovely postcards of a simple street scene. I think my dad knew someone in this street, as the name seemed familiar. This I found on the Hornsey Historical Society website:

”… The church was damaged by a V1 Flying Bomb in July 1944 and in June 1951 it was closed, being unsafe. It was pulled down in the 1960s and the former red brick church hall in Granville Road was adapted and became the church with an added portico and spirelet. In March 2011 the garden became a ‘Peace Garden’, opened by Bruce Kent, well known for his CND support. The old base of a memorial to those who died in the First World War was joined by an information board recording the tragedy of those who died in the World War Two bombing…”

Comment by Konrad B on November 3, 2023 at 17:26


Wrong church.   The church in the photo still stands in Stapleton Hall Road - see the attached screenshot from Google Earth.

Comment by Roy aka Smiffy on November 4, 2023 at 7:20

Thanks Konrad, my mistake.

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