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Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!

Photo of what is apparently Harringay West Up Goods signal box which was closed in December 1974.

Read about the history of the station here.

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Albums: Historical Images of Harringay After 1918 | 1 of 3 ( F)

Comment by Alan on July 17, 2009 at 20:51
Was this the one at Hornsey Station at Quernmore road between Channings sweet & Tobbaco shop and Barfords shoe repairers ? If so I used I once delievered the signalman's shoes from the coblers nearby and walked up and over the passage linking the station to the dead-end roads either side, and often walked alongside the railway to Ridge and Mountview roads. It looks right. Burgoyne Road was the other side of Wightman Road with a church on that corner i think. Alan
Comment by Alan on June 15, 2019 at 1:31

Gosh did I say  Hornsey Station  10 years ago?   I meant  Harringay West of course.

Comment by Glenn Wallis on June 15, 2019 at 5:09

I may be wrong but I believe the 'West' suffix was only applied to the station during the 1990s when the establishment on Green Lanes was named 'Harringay East'.

Since the railway staff in the photo are wearing the earliest BR orange hi-viz vests, the photo must date from the early 1970s.

Comment by Alan on December 23, 2019 at 19:54

Well I always knew it as Haringay West right through the 50s and 60s etc, and thats what the big dark blue sign said by Steven & Steeds. Wish I had a photo.

Comment by Hugh on December 23, 2019 at 23:12

Here's an excerpt from the history I added to the Harringay Station Wikipedia article:

Although it had been agreed that the station would be named Harringay Park, the GNR public timetable from May 1885 shows that station was in fact named Harringay from the outset. 

The station was renamed Harringay West on 18 June 1951, but reverted to Harringay on 27 May 1971.

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