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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 Stephen Holliday on February 13, 2017 at 17:41

Milton Court complete with (sooty) washing!

Comment by Teresa Wilson on February 13, 2017 at 19:05

Excellent. Thank you. Looks like my Nan's or Mum's washing was out too. 

Comment by Glenn Wallis on August 27, 2020 at 23:54

I've only just seen this. I was surprised to see the new brick 'anti blast' walls added to the wooden signal box to protect the equipment from bomb blast. I thought these were added to signal boxes after the bombing started but work must have started early, possibly before war was declared. The station 'running-in' name board would have been removed as stated to confuse any invaders. The loco is an early Ivatt 'Atlantic', probably around 20-30 years old by then and reduced to hauling non corridor suburban coaches, perhaps to Welwyn GC or Hitchen.

The second photo shows a 1950s BR standard 9F heavey freight loco, while the third shows a Gresley V2 on a secondary passenger train.

Comment by John Shulver on October 19, 2020 at 20:33

With ref to your "Spaceship like" comment Hugh of March 2, 2012.   The new Arena was possibly the equivalent of todays new Spurs stadium ?   Other than being a replacement on same site of course.

Comment by Alan on February 1, 2023 at 19:40

By 'The Facade' I meant the l shaped row of shops on the right hand corner of Station Approach? where it met Wightman Rd. Between the signal box and there and around the corner to the marshalling yards with lorries unloaded the goods trains. There was a metal 'railng' above the single height shops that incorporated the word 'Facade' into it...if you see what I mean. The delicatessn shop there was run by Mr Catlins wife who was once attacked there, For a short while there was also a french? perfume shop next to R Barfords shoe repairers.

Comment by Alan on February 1, 2023 at 19:43

The former 'Steven & Steeds' was I gather, a secret lookout during war time and was especially 'bomb-proofed' so maybe they did the signalbox too as both would be vulnerable.

Comment by Paul Soper on February 2, 2023 at 22:24

The hill that Stroud Green sits on, from which this picture was taken, was known in Victorian Times as the Northern Hogsback, obviously Hogsback for short, but it was differentiated from the southern one...

Comment by Don on February 2, 2023 at 23:52

Is that a Guinness poster to the left of the signal box? (It even looks backlit, which seems a bit advanced for 1939, but it may be a trick of the light.) Perhaps this one?87E3AC49-E9EB-4C1F-89E6-DC60A1C5E7BB.png

Comment by Don on February 2, 2023 at 23:54

Comment by Geraldine on February 3, 2023 at 7:14

I used to play on that embankment, cross the bridge to the library, lean over it and let steam from trains envelop me.  I am still alive  - so far.

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