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Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!

Pre WWI? Stephen?

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Albums: Historical Images of Harringay from 1885 - 1918 | 1 of 3 (F)

Comment by StephenBln on September 6, 2011 at 17:10

We can be more precise than that. This photo was taken in 1909.

Motor Bus Route 13, which commenced operation on 6th May 1909, ran from HARRINGAY (Queens Head) to Peckham via Green Lanes, Manor House, Finsbury Park, Camden Town, Hampstead Road, Great Portland Street, Oxford Circus, Trafalgar Square, Westminster Bridge, Elephant & Castle, Camberwell, PECKHAM RYE. A joint operation between the L.G.O.C and the Thomas Tilling Bus company..

Motor buses werestill in their infancy and many new services were introduced on a trial and error basis. Route 13 wasn't successful and was withdrawn after service on 15th September 1909, leaving the section between Harringay and Camden Town to be served only by trams until Route 29 was introduced.

Route 13 was the precursor in Harringay of Route 29 which first appeared on 20 November 1911 - making it nearly one hundred years old!

Comment by StephenBln on September 6, 2011 at 23:14
Perhaps you could celebrate the 29s 100th Birthday..? :o)
Comment by Hugh on September 6, 2011 at 23:27
Great minds - I did this after you posted earlier.
Comment by StephenBln on September 6, 2011 at 23:35
:o) Somewhere, somewhere I have a photo of a 13 Bus outside the Queens Head in 1909.. I keep searching, but haven't yet found it..
Comment by Seema Chandwani on February 6, 2012 at 4:01

Spookily wouldve taken me directly to work!

Comment by StephenBln on October 11, 2013 at 23:38

Just cross-referencing: Another shot of this route. This time in Harringay http://www.harringayonline.com/photo/844301:Photo:6082?xg_source=ac...

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