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Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!

Turnpike Lane / Hornsey Park Road Junction circa 1905

After very recently finding a picture of a very different looking Turnpike Lane just to the west of this, I was surprised to see this picture turn up giving a better view of the houses on the corner on Turnpike and Hornsey Park Roads that were demolished in the 1970s as the Council made its first attempt to turn Wightman and Hornsey Park Roads into the Wood Green Bypass.

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Comment by Geraldine on January 16, 2015 at 0:59

The two in the centre look like postmen, and that seems to be a post-box on the left, but what is the more ornate obelisk on the right?

Comment by Hugh on January 16, 2015 at 12:52

Isn't it a lamp post? Just a little further to the right, towards the top of the picture, you can see a globe shape. I had assumed that's was a lamp form the lamp post.

Comment by Geraldine on January 16, 2015 at 23:23

You are right.  It's a lamp post.  I hadn't spotted the globes.  I suppose it's a gas lamp that had to be lit by the lamplighter.  When I lived in Harringay one of my school friends had gas globes in her Lausanne Road house, though they weren't in use.  The detail is quite good.  There seems to be a notice board in the garden of the house on the corner and possibly another one on the far right of the picture.  One of the windows of the house is open and someone appears to be looking out at the action.

Comment by Alan on November 18, 2018 at 19:57

I remember my alternate doctor  -Dr Barry Smith- was 2 or 3 doors down in this pic. By the time both my Dr's had retired and replaced by- Dr Photos- , those houses 'were under the road' making his surgery on the corner.

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