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Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!

This photo is one of a series of four that were kindly contributed by Deborah Janet Jones, whose father grew up in Westfield Road.

St Mary's Road joined Hornsey High Street just to the the east of Middle Lane. The Hornsey Tavern pub stands on the corner of where the two roads join. Westfield Road branched off St Mary's Road about 100 metres south of the High Street. Both roads then ran up the hill in parallel to each other and Middle Lane, in the direction of Crouch End.

The victorian housing in the whole area was demolished in 1966. The first three of these pictures capture the last moments of the old houses. (The fourth I think may be a few years earlier). The area was built over with low rise flats and houses, all offered as council houses.

The map attached as a comment shows the rough location and direction of each photo.

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Comment by Hugh on May 2, 2018 at 23:58

Comment by Richard Woods on May 4, 2018 at 12:22

Fascinating reminder of what bikes were like back then - old fashioned handle bars, only one brake and that by rod and stirrup! How did we survive? I had one like that in 1952-ish, then was given a far better but boring Raleigh for the 11-plus (how dreadful really!) and soon after chopped that in for a black and yellow Lenton Grand Prix (with 8 gears!) in about 1956 costing £19.19s 6d - ten bob down and five bob a week out of my paper round. From Garrisons in Turnpike Lane.

Comment by Richard Woods on May 4, 2018 at 12:22

Actually that could be me.... ;-)

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