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1960 North Harringay Secondary School trip to London Zoo.

Anyone recognise themselves or lads in the photo? Sorry, photo really fuzzy.

Some of the lads are from South Harringay area. Bottom left I believe is Les. Next to him I think is Terry Crawford.

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Location: London Zoo

Comment by Les Dicker on November 10, 2023 at 17:27
Do you mean South Grove Boys School
Comment by John Shulver on November 29, 2023 at 17:16

Les, I think he does mean North Harringay but did you attend South Grove ?  I did from 60-64 and have been itching to find familiar names of ex pupils.

Comment by Kevin Nairn on December 1, 2023 at 11:02

Where's North Haringey Secondary school? I know South Grove school as my sister went there in the early 60s. It's in South Grove, strangely enough.

Comment by Hugh on December 1, 2023 at 11:30

You mean North Harringay school. To borrow your phrase, strangely enough it was and is in North Harringay - on the Ladder between Falkland and Frobisher.

Comment by Kevin Nairn on December 1, 2023 at 11:36

I thought these were primary schools, not secondary?

Comment by Hugh on December 1, 2023 at 11:49

I hope this helps, Kevin:

Harringay board school, between Falkland and Frobisher roads, opened in 1893. It accommodated 1,475 boys, girls, and infants in 1898, when they occupied separate floors and when there was also a temporary mixed department for 480, making it the largest of Hornsey's schools. The school, called North Harringay from 1903, accommodated only 1,160 by 1932 and was reorganised into junior mixed and infants' schools in 1934; senior girls were transferred, while senior boys continued to use the top floor as a secondary modern school, later absorbed into Priory Vale.  In 1976 the upper floors of the board school building were occupied by North Harringay junior school, with 411 on the roll, and the ground floor and extensions by the infants', with 258 enrolled.*

Unfortunately, the council published a misleading potted history written by another local historian, which omitted to mention that the senior boys had stayed on the top floor until much later in the century. and claimed that the whole school had been turned into a junior school in 1934.

*A P Baggs, Diane K Bolton, M A Hicks and R B Pugh, 'Hornsey, including Highgate: Education', in A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 6, Friern Barnet, Finchley, Hornsey With Highgate, ed. T F T Baker and C R Elrington (London, 1980), pp. 189-199. British History Online  2023 (www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/middx/vol6/pp189-199).

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