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Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!

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Comment by matt on March 27, 2018 at 15:46
Oh wow, beautiful image. The ticket machines(?) look like something out of Doctor Who. There appear to be no ticket barriers ... :0
Comment by Hugh on March 27, 2018 at 16:00

Yes, I don't think ticket barriers came in until the sixties and seventies. 

Comment by matt on March 28, 2018 at 8:15
Turnpike Lane Station lobby hall is a good size compared to the Wood Green one, which is almost non existent and therefore makes the latter station a rather hurried & uncomfortable experience to exit from. Space design matters!
Comment by Michele on March 28, 2018 at 9:30

A few stations like Victoria and Hammersmith had ticket gates in the 60s, but other stations didn't get ticket gates until 1981 round about the time Fairs Fair was introduced, and the existing touch in touch out gates were installed in the late 1980s.

Comment by Con2 on March 28, 2018 at 11:36

Great photo

Comment by Richard Woods on March 30, 2018 at 11:49

Oh boy what memories. Every Saturday in the early 50s I would meet my father coming off the tube from Scotland Yard (he was a detective inspector in the Met) about 1 p.m. and he would buy me the Eagle from the bookstall and another comic for my younger brother. We would then walk up Willoughby to home at Frobisher, pausing sometimes for a hot dog at Tubby's stall on the corner.

He went that way to work every day and would sometimes find he had been followed by the family cat Pip. Happily the cat did not follow down the stairs so he returned home safely.

Later it was my portal to the bright lights of Soho (about which father was NOT told). And also to my very first job, via the Circle line to Tower Hill.

By a strange quirk of fate my eldest daughter now also lives on the Picadilly Line but she is in Ealing.

Comment by John Shulver on August 9, 2020 at 0:33

Wow............so light and spacious.  I don't think I could ever have looked up on my many travels to and from there.    I loved those old telephone kiosks in stations.

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