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Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!

Shot from the top of Clinton Road.

It's easy to forget that until the mid 19th Century West Green was bigger than Wood Green. Even the Queen's Head by Duckett's Common was referred to as West Green.

Blackboy Lane took its name from the former pub which had probably existed since 1690.

The earliest recorded name of West Green Road was Black Hope Lane. This changed to Blackup Lane before being renamed as West Green Road.

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Comment by Richard Woods on May 27, 2016 at 10:39

Decidedly N15 now - nearly a mile from Queens head. But living alongside the QH we would often shop up West Green before the self-service shops arrived. (Mid 50s)

Comment by Richard Woods on May 27, 2016 at 10:42

I notice on Google that the line of the old railway still shows clearly heading off north west.

Comment by Hugh on May 27, 2016 at 17:00

I think back in the mid-nineteenth century, Richard, West Green was the nearest settlement to the QH. Wood Green was still concentrated up near the current Ally Pally station and Harringay hadn't yet been even imagined. 

Comment by Richard Woods on May 27, 2016 at 17:32

Indeed. That really was an age of change! And mostly speculative building!

Comment by John Shulver on August 16, 2020 at 10:31

Looks quite busy and thriving there.

Comment by Alan on March 12, 2023 at 3:34

Oh, thats why that club on the corner of Clinton Rd N15 is called The Banc. It was at the time of this great pic, a London & Provincial Bank. I pass here a lot these days on the 41, I've only just realised the location.

As kids we'd get the 41 up here to Downhill's Park, to hire a bike & learn to cycle in the mini-roads. Or  walk  up to Ward Stores.  [I bought one of their light fittings when they closed down.] There was a swap shop here somewhere, and a shop where we could see them rolling sticks of rock..... Here was the railway station on the right...

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