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Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!

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Tags (All lower case. Use " " for multiple word tags): seven sisters, tottenham
Albums: Historical Images of Tottenham

Comment by StephenBln on September 8, 2010 at 14:49
On the left, just about in view is 'The Corner Picture House'. Two shops along was the 'Home Made Sweets' shop where hand made sweets were produced in full view of the public.. Wonderful Humbugs and 'Stick-Jaw' could be bought there and the street smelt of warm ainiseed. The Corner closed around 1960? but the Home Made Sweet shop survived until the area was compulsory purchased by the council..

My Grandparents and Mother ran a business not far away on Seven Sisters Road.

The bus must be a 39/130 Chingford- Edmonton- Camden Town - Victoria - Southfields or even a route 29 working out from Tottenham Garage which also used to work it..
Comment by Hugh on September 8, 2010 at 18:08
Thanks for the additional info Stephen. Look forward to the photo Will.
Comment by Laurence Marson on September 10, 2010 at 14:05
The home made sweey shop was owned by a Mr Pasty I was in Cubs with his son ( 125th north London) also along the parade was The Hutchins bike shop ( curly forks) and the Doms ice cream shop.
Comment by Hugh on September 10, 2010 at 14:25
Thanks Laurence. We're building up a pretty good picture of what a nice stretch this was.
Comment by pamish on September 10, 2010 at 21:20
The pic must be after 1909/10 when the steel-framed store was built - the rest of the dept store had been created by gradually buying up the Victorian houses along the High Road. It's unusual to see this point of view, I have loads of postcards now of the older parade but they are all from about five or ten years earlier.
Comment by Hugh on September 10, 2010 at 21:25
You can always rely on us to deliver the goodies Pamish!
Comment by StephenBln on September 11, 2010 at 2:25
Timeframe: judging by the bus (LGOC K type) and the hat (right), as well as the long dress (left) I'd say this photo was taken about 1919/23. I'd love to believe that the woman pushing the pram is my grandmother pushing my mother.. who knows.. ?
I've also got a photo taken here in 1910 and as 'pamish' says, it's looking towards Tottenham
Comment by StephenBln on September 13, 2010 at 13:29
gut getroffen!
Comment by Hugh on September 13, 2010 at 17:04
And here they are combined:

Comment by Laurence Marson on September 14, 2010 at 17:19
As a child 1940,s 50, Wards stores was the classy store in the area. I loved the overhead money collection system where the shop assistant would put the cash in a small container, screw it to the overhead delivery system and then fire it by a ctapult to the main cash desk in the middle of the store, all great fun when you are a kid.

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