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Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!

Not as figurative as you think it seems.

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Albums: Historical Images of Alexandra Palace & Park

Comment by Clive Carter on March 26, 2012 at 13:35

Haringey's previously excellent logo - of 40 years - represented, I belieeve, not the aerial so much as the invisible signal.

The photo shows the full height of the original mast, with separate aerials for audio and video. It had great coverage over London and beyond.

The current ghastly municipal logo – the development of about 2007 – is twisted and is a horrible distortion of the original. One councillor described it as looking like a squashed spider at the back of a drawer!

The ugly change was made at about the time the local council was trying to sell (give away) our heritage to a former slum-landlord who had no interest in the studios and who probably would have seen them destroyed.

Did the "new, improved" logo anticipate the destruction of the studios, and was it deliberately intended to loosen the connection with the pioneering work of 1936? 

Comment by Gerry N on December 4, 2020 at 2:29

Was n't it called The Haringey Star ? and that name also used for the council's newspaper ?

Comment by tasmine on December 4, 2020 at 13:52

The current and very expensive Haringey logo is ugly and says nothing about Haringey today.

Comment by Paul lucas on March 15, 2024 at 8:35

I spent a lot of my early childhood at my gradparents in Westbeech Road and saw the BBC picture of the mast with the words going roiund it.

When taken to Allypally I asked where the words were.

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