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Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!

I get the impression that the folk milling about Manor House Corner in this pub were all dressed up in their Sunday best - or is that just fanciful thinking?

Any one have any idea what that large star might be hanging outside the pub for? I haven't noticed it before, but it's in all the photos. I wondered if it might be a brewery trademark perhaps, but I think the Meux trademark was a horse shoe.

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Tags (All lower case. Use " " for multiple word tags): manor house, manor house tavern
Albums: Historical Images of Manor House / Woodberry Down

Comment by Saddic on July 8, 2016 at 12:25

It looks more like a flower to me but I can find no mention of one as a logo/trademark

Comment by Richard Woods on July 8, 2016 at 16:31

It's an eight-pointed star which has occult overtones. No one is paying attention to it so it is not a new thing. It is also attached it seems to the absolutely fabulous lamp hanging from the corner of the pub. But it does not have much to support it so - paper? 

Comment by Sheila Jelley on November 17, 2016 at 12:51

I cannot help with the identification of the flower but my great grandfather James Swinyard owned the Manor House from about 1875 until his death in 1910 when his wife Amelia Catherine carried on the business with the help of her sons.  She still held a music and dancing license in 1915.  To her sons disgust she sold the Tavern to a gentleman who then got the compensation money when the land was taken for the building of the Piccadilly Line station!!!

Comment by Hugh on November 17, 2016 at 12:56
Thank you for visiting our website to share this information, Sheila. If you have any other information or any photos or other details of the pub from the time when your grandfather owned it I would love to see it.
Comment by John Shulver on July 4, 2020 at 20:54

The "Star" is reference to Queen Victoria I would think.    The large sign on pub end wall says:

"Queene Victoria  ye 25th October AD 1843"   so I would guess it's a gathering of celebration of a Victoria anniversary.

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