Harringay online

Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!


This is the building at the crossroads where Stroud Green Road meets, Crouch Hill, Stapleton Hall Road and Hanley Road.

Views: 271

Tags (All lower case. Use " " for multiple word tags): stroud green
Albums: Historical images of Stroud Green

Comment by Hugh on June 4, 2012 at 10:54

Today the site is occupied by Woody's:

Comment by Alan on September 1, 2019 at 21:11

Oh I remember Hall's dept store, and the former bank to the right.

Comment by Maria Huybens on April 27, 2020 at 16:47

I loved Hall's the drapers, such beautiful display window cases which you could walk right around, if I remember correctly. My mother, who was a dressmaker, used to shop there often during the 60s and early 70s for all sorts of sewing sundries. They had wonderful polished mahogany counters and an overhead cash railway system for sending payments to the cashier's desk and returning change and receipts. It's a tragedy that the council allowed the destruction of that marvellous shop front - bleedin' philistines!

Comment by Gordon T on April 27, 2020 at 18:27

"A cash railway" - something like this?  

http://www.cashrailway.co.uk/wire.htm

It fascinated me too as a lad, in our local drapers in the early '60s. Thanks for the reminder!

Comment by Hugh on April 27, 2020 at 23:05

Gordon, Lamson were still going in the Seventies. I had a holiday job in a department store one year when I was about 16. They used to have an airtube sytem for sending money up to the cash office. I remember being told to put the cylinder into the Lamson tube.

A quick Google found this video of the system I remember.

Add a Comment

You need to be a member of Harringay online to add comments!

Join Harringay online

Advertising

© 2022   Created by Hugh.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service