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Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!

This is a little gem. It shows four disappeared Harringay buildings. On the right is the old station ticket office, centre is the old signal box behind Moka/La Vina, then further back is the Harringay Arena. Finally on the far left is the old St Paul's. Shows how huge the Arena was.

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Comment by StephenBln on March 2, 2012 at 19:37

This is taken from the old walkway and meeting point for the Harringay Train Spotters.. 

Twenty years after this photo was taken, my brother would often bring me here on his bike and we'd watch the evening express departures from King's Cross 'to the North'

Comment by Protheroe O'Shea on March 2, 2012 at 22:57

wow that's a great picture. perhaps i am wrong but it looks as if the bridge is different too, and that one can see through it rather than the solid structure we have now.

Comment by Hugh on March 2, 2012 at 23:33

It's a gem, innit. The Arena looks like a spaceship that's been plonked down in a quiet Victorian suburb. It's only three years old at this point and I'm sure that to many people at the time it would have felt like an alien invasion, particularly since the Stadium had been built barely a decade earlier. Imagine how different Harringay must have felt with all the crowds those venues brought in.

I believe the bridge is unchanged but the panelling is certainly different.

Comment by pamish on March 3, 2012 at 1:25

I thought the Hogs Back was on the A3?  It's the halfway point between Southampton and The Relatives.

Comment by Hugh on March 3, 2012 at 1:57
There are probably countless "Hog's Back"s around the country. Before the houses were built, the ridge along which Ridge and Mountview Roads now run was known locally as the Hog's Back. It's a great photo, eh Pam?
Comment by Hugh on March 3, 2012 at 2:00
I've just noticed that the station sign is missing. I wonder if this was taken after the transportation signage had been removed as a way of making life a litte tougher for any German invasion force.
Comment by Protheroe O'Shea on March 3, 2012 at 9:14

the panelling looks latticed.

Comment by Hugh on March 3, 2012 at 9:21

Yes. You can see it better in this photo - or try the "harringay station" tag under the photo above.

Comment by liz Cruse on March 6, 2012 at 15:11

Wow love the steam train!

Comment by Hugh on March 20, 2012 at 20:08

I've just had the slide from which this was taken digitised and full size the picture's even better.You can even make out Northumberland House and beyond it, the big old houses along Seven Sisters Road that predated the Woodberry Down Estate. This is a real gem.

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