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Wiliam Heath Robinson a Local Boy

I'm sure that some of you have come across other 'discoveries' of this wee nugget, but I've only just stumbled across the fact that nutty…

Started by Hugh

8 on Friday
Reply by Straw Cat

Where in Harringay Might this House Be?

Published in Pearson's Weekly - 11 April 1907. A Londoner who travels much around the suburbs has made a collection of queer house names. H…

Started by Hugh

6 Feb 10
Reply by Richard Woods

Stonebridge Road pre development

Hello, I've been doing some family tree research on and off for a few years. I was wondering if any pictures exist of the housing that woul…

Started by Gazza

4 Feb 9
Reply by Gazza

Mystery Door on Beresford Road

Calling all architecture sleuths... There is a house near the bottom of Beresford Road that I walk past every day, which has an extra door.…

Started by Nick Hare

50 Feb 5
Reply by John D

Harringay Made the House of Commons

A few years back I found out that back in the Thirties Harringay manufactured the world's largest piano and that some years later the UK's…

Started by Hugh

0 Feb 5

How Woodberry Down Got its Name (and maybe Manor House too)

Over on another thread, a discussion started about the origins of the Woodberry Down name. This happened to coincide with some occasional r…

Started by Hugh

104 Feb 4
Reply by Hugh

Women Protesters Set Fire to Crouch End Cricket Pavilion

This postcard shows the North Middlesex Cricket Club in Crouch End before and after a devastating fire on 7 June 1913. The fire was belie…

Started by Hugh

5 Jan 31
Reply by Hugh

Unlikley Headlines - "The Queen at Harringay" - in the Tatler

......and it wasn't the last time. She was here again the following year.

Started by Hugh

6 Jan 30
Reply by Christine Killick

Tube Station in Harringay

Saw this today: http://londonist.com/london/videos/video-more-secrets-of-the-underground (1.28 minutes in) It's the building next to Hawes…

Started by Tom Devine

7 Jan 29
Reply by Hugh

Ambulance Station on Ducketts Common 1907?

I recently came across an article in the Islington Gazette of 1st March 1907. Its subject is in part a new ambulance station at the corner…

Started by Hugh

2 Jan 27
Reply by irene rose neil

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