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Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!

Ferme Park Sidings, terraced housing along Wightman Road and environs, Harringay, from the south-west.

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Comment by matt on June 25, 2012 at 22:32

These photos are excellent. In the middle of this photo is what is now called  North Harringay Primary school. Part of a 1894 outline plan includes a hall or halls as they are now. Thing is the halls are more 1930s in style so assumed the plan in 1894 didn't go ahead for whatever reason.


My other theory was they might have been built in 1894 but damaged in WWII possibly by the V1 bomb top of Falkland Rd, where Fairland Park is now. Some damage was recorded by the head teacher at the time but I've never found any evidence of anything extensive.


Well, for the first time ever I now have evidence from this photo that the halls indeed were never built in the 1890s as planned. There's a funny little building in the photo facing Falkland Rd. The school once had its entrance to Frobisher Rd.

Comment by Bob Lindsay-Smith on July 22, 2012 at 22:50

Thanks for posting these photos - they are fascinating!

The rectangles in the foreground were presumably allotments. I wonder if anyone can confirm this or otherwise explain what they were. The ground is sloping and facing east so it wouldn't have been an ideal position for growing most things.

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