This shows the western end of Hornsey High Street. Just to the right of the shops is Middle Lane. The street cutting through the terrace of buildings in the centre of the picture is Birkbeck Road.
Behind the photographer stood the rectory. Whilst that was replaced with housing in around 1960, the "recreation ground" space remains an open space today.
I'd always thought that "Hornsey Recreation Grounds" referred to what we now call Priory Park. This postcard suggests that it may in fact have had a wider application or it could be that the postcard company just got it wrong.
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