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Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!

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Albums: Historical Images of Turnpike Lane

Comment by Hugh on September 1, 2023 at 11:28

Aha! That'll be it then, Jeremy. To me the two types are indistinguishable, but apparently the RTW was 8 inches wider

Comment by Linda Azzopardi on September 1, 2023 at 16:11

My mum used to work at Williams Brothers grocery store in the 1950s.

Comment by Christine Killick on September 1, 2023 at 18:02

Yes Lydia, there was two islands in the middle of the road. One for buses and the other as an entrance to the underground.

Comment by Richard Woods on September 2, 2023 at 16:36

That champagne was cheap even then - today inflation would suggest it being about 28 times more so around £9 a bottle! You can barely get Prosecco for that! 

But here's the thing - its 1928 and Pol Etoire is Pol Roger - and today it is £2,000 a bottle! 


Comment by Richard Woods on September 2, 2023 at 16:41

So I was 7 that year and we would have spent a lot of time in Turnpike Lane. Not long after I was working as a paper boy from the news shop just up on the left side. Years later I turned down a job as a junior of Eric Lofts Estate Agents opposite. Silly really as I ended up a hack earning far less! I wonder of Tubby had his bright orange snack shack to the left of this at the end of Willoughby Road. He did a very decent saveloy in a bun with mustard. 

Comment by Lydia Walter on September 2, 2023 at 16:54

Remember Tubby’s! My dad courted my mum over a cup of tea and a saveloy standing at the counter. Think that and a packet of 3 “Weights” won her heart…

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