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St Paul's Harringay interior 1947 - the 'First All Electric Church in the Country'

There are plenty of pictures of the exterior of the old church(see tag, below right). But I haven't seem one of the interior before. Earlier today, I happened to spot this grainy old photo in an electrician's trade magazine reporting on a nrw lighting installation.

According to an article published in the Hornsey Journal in the previous year, St Paul's was the 'First All Electric Church in the Country.

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Comment by Old-Age-Emporium(OAE) on November 4, 2020 at 16:51

Was this perhaps the re-wiring job that caused the Great Fire of St Paul's some ?36 years later?

Comment by Hugh on November 4, 2020 at 17:18

The National Archives holds a bundle of papers detailing work undertaken on defective fluorescent lighting in the roof. So, who knows, Eddie, maybe it was! 

Comment by Bethany Burrow Atherton on November 4, 2020 at 17:23
Hugh, I've got loads! There are tons in the LMA and I've got copies of some for the book I'm (still) writing about the church members in the First World War.
Comment by Hugh on November 4, 2020 at 17:26

I thought you may have, Bethany. Please feel free to share! I'm sure you can do better than this picture.

Comment by Bethany Burrow Atherton on November 4, 2020 at 17:28
I'd need to get copyright permission from the church (which shouldn't be a problem) - will see what I can do.
Comment by man-thinking on November 5, 2020 at 23:32
Comment by Hugh on November 5, 2020 at 23:46
Comment by Richard Woods on November 6, 2020 at 15:01

A sense of shame came over me. From 1960 to 1964 I visited St Paul's regularly as a Harringay district reporter for the Hornsey Journal and was in fact quite friendly with the Rev Bond. And yet... I never knew this! Not much of a hack was I then?

Comment by Maureen Bamfield on December 8, 2022 at 23:57

Good old St Paul`s church where I got married in 1958. A great shame it got burnt down, the rebuild isn`t a bit like the old church:-(

Comment by man-thinking on December 9, 2022 at 11:46

Please, this picture is dated when?

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