Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!
Tags (All lower case. Use " " for multiple word tags): turnpike lane
Albums: Historical Images of Turnpike Lane, Historical Images of Harringay After 1918 | 2 of 3 (F)
Are you thinking of Wood Green High Rd, Edward?
What I'm suggesting is that the photo is of the actual road - Turnpike Lane. Between Wightman Rd and Green Lanes/High Rd.
The young lady in the picture is crossing from outside number 58 or 56 and at that time or thereabouts the family living there were the Elliots. Mum and dad had been on the buses as I recall (cos I was a bit fond of daughter Patricia) but about this time they got out and took over a petrol station in Muswell Hill. To my chagrin Pat Elliot married (I think) a guy called Roger Wright and lived happily ever after. I did meet her again at a party in Crouch End in about 1963-5 but by then I was engaged and otherwise... well engaged! BTW for a short time Ron Moody - Fagin in Oliver - was a tenant of number 54 or 56 - I know cos I interviewed him there.
Where the lady is crossing is where the " lolly pop lady" used to stand to show us kids across the road when going to school at North Harringay. Part way down on the right there was a stationers shop run by the Duncan Family, their son Gordon Duncan was a good friend - they moved away like many of us! Right down the bottom of the road on the right was our local dairy run by the Owens, they used to deliver milk and cream etc on a big hand pushed cart. I remember the whole area seemed to be very close and everybody seemed to know one another - happy childhood memories!
It's just down from the alley to North Harringay School, close to which was Garrison bike and model shop. I delivered papers for the Duncans. And i bet you Paul moved away about 1964?
Paths must have crossed sometime then! Probably delivered Star News or Standard to your house?
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