This image makes the area look quite industrial. In fact the two nearest chimneys are related to pubic services. The large one to the right is attached to the Hornsey Electricity Works just to the west of Hornsey Station. It was 200 feet tall. The one to the left was part of Hornsey Borough Council's dust destructor - essentially where all the household waste was burned.
Just to the left of the electricity generator chimney, you can see the huge form of Harringay Arena - only recently completed when this photo was taken. To its left you can see the rather more discreet stadium. If you move your eye slightly in front of the Arena, you can make out the line of houses on Wightman Road. Coming forward a little more, about half way between the two chimneys, you can make out Hornsey Church Tower.
Of the cluster of chimneys toward the left, one would have probably been part of the Hornsey Pumping Station and one perhaps part of the New River Water Works behind the Great Northern Tavern.
In the middle ground at the bottom of the slope, just where it gets flat, you get a hint of the old racecourse.
It's not the clearest of photos, but all the details are visible if you use the 'View Full Size' link below
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