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Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!

To the left of the picture is the ramp up to the platform at Harringay Green Lanes Station. The muddy road in the centre of the picture goes roughly through where the McDonalds drive-though cashiers and collection lane now stands.

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Tags (All lower case. Use " " for multiple word tags): green lanes, potteries
Albums: Historical Images of Harringay from 1885 - 1918 | 2 of 3 (F)

Comment by JoeW on January 23, 2018 at 21:25

Nice pic - some of the windows on the Pottery Works seem to be smashed, suggesting that (a) wanton vandalism was alive and well even in 1890 and (b) the pottery had been defunct for a while prior to this - although this source suggests the pottery didn't close until 1905 ...

Comment by JoeW on January 23, 2018 at 21:31

It does explain the name of the Sainsburys approach road.

Comment by JoeW on January 23, 2018 at 21:40

I think possibly this is the pottery or offices connected to it, the kiln was off to the right. Some other pix on here tagged with Potteries seem to be mostly the pottery workers' cottages http://www.harringayonline.com/photo/photo/listTagged?tag=potteries

Comment by Hugh on January 23, 2018 at 21:53

The date may be not be precise. However, the Cole site does also say "Photographs from Bruce Castle Museum dated in 1897 show that the property had effectively become derelict." So the date may not be far off.  As to the Williamsons, descendant Brian Williamson lived in Allison Road till his death a few years ago. He was a regular fixture at his garden gate. 

Comment by Hugh on January 23, 2018 at 22:15

I also included a brief outline of the site in one of my Harringay history articles on Wikipedia.

Comment by andy h on January 26, 2018 at 10:21

I love the building, reminds me of the warehouse on colina mews. Simple clean lines unpretensious and a remarkably modern look to it. I'd also put up with the muddy GL to have a bit of heavy industry back in the area again, although the pile of (im assuming) clay in the background would make an awesome short coarse for mountain bikes.

The Somme in front would have made a perfect space for the harringay market once levelled as well. I think I suggested this spot for a harringay village green once upon a time.

Comment by Hugh on January 26, 2018 at 10:28

Funny you should make that comment about Harringay Market. About thirty years after this photo was taken, in 1929, Harringay Market Building was erected pretty much on that patch. You can see an image here.  I'm just finishing off a piece on what led up to that building being established. 

Comment by andy h on January 26, 2018 at 10:55

Well you never know, long term. With the Arena site earmarked for housing maybe we could push for a building that could serve that purpose again. covered market at the weekends and community use Mon to Fri.

Comment by Hugh on January 26, 2018 at 11:03

That would be superb, Andy, but with the site in private hands, I'm not so sure - unless something could be prised out of the developer under Section 106 or the Community Infrastructure levy (for those not aware these are measures under which the developer pays a price (tax?) to a local authority to encourage it accept its proposals.

Comment by andy h on January 26, 2018 at 11:15

Your right, of course.

But, with the site being hard up against the railway tracks its not going to be 'prime' residential. I'm guessing they'd be more likely to reposition Williamson way.

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