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Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!

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Albums: Historical Images of Finsbury Park Town

Comment by StephenBln on January 15, 2012 at 14:09

The postcard maybe from 1910 - But I think the photo is about ten years older than that !

Comment by StephenBln on January 15, 2012 at 14:10

Severn? :o)

Comment by Cris Cristo on January 17, 2012 at 11:47

Love these old pictures Hugh. Thanks for posting. They even used the old English way of spelling it.

Comment by irene rose neil on January 17, 2012 at 11:55

wonderful...anyone know who the severn or seven sisters  were ?   irene ex  north harringay pupil

Comment by byl999 on January 17, 2012 at 14:07

Irene, the seven sisters refers to a ring of beautiful old trees which once stood in the centre of the area -- of course the council brought them down at some point probably for no particular reason. They since replanted a new ring of trees, but it's not the same is it! :)

Comment by Hugh on January 17, 2012 at 14:24

I wrote about it here.

Comment by Charlie Owen on January 17, 2012 at 15:15

What happened in 1955?

Comment by Hugh on January 17, 2012 at 15:22

I'm not sure exactly when the early 20th century trees disappeared, but 1955 is when my evidence trail failed (via the link I gave on Wikipedia). It was just a matter of not having the time to dig any deeper. I'm sure if anyone's interested the trail can be picked up and followed without too much difficulty.

Comment by StephenBln on January 17, 2012 at 15:50

The trees were, as far as I know, replanted in 1955.. but fell victim to the Victoria Line workings which took over the whole of Page Green site at Seven Sisters for most of the 1960s.. A set were planted in the 1970s I think..  I wrote on the wiki site in 2003:

  The Seven Sisters, situated on Page Green, Tottenham; were originally Elms planted in circle, and in [[1840]] were said to be about 500 years old. The trees were replanted in 1886, a little further to the east by the (7) Hibbert sisters. Seven Lombardy Poplars were again replanted on [[31st December]] [[1955]] by the (7) Basten sisters. 

This has since been edited out..

Comment by Hugh on January 17, 2012 at 15:57

Oops, think that was me. I couldn't find any references for it so used info that I could evidence, but it's good info, so if you have the refs it wd be great to add it back.

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