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History of Harringay


History of Harringay

For members interested in learning more about Harringay's history and sharing their own historical knowledge and historical images

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Harringay's History

Harringay's History by Harringay Online

1. Pictures

More photos than you can shake a stick at from 1860 onwards.

1. Harringay Albums by Date

Old Harringay, before 1885
Historical Images of Harringay from 1885 - 1918 
Historical Images of Harringay After 1918

2. Places in Harringay

Historical Harringay Stadium
Historical Harringay Arena
Harringay's Cinemas
Historical Images of Harringay's Finsbury Park

3. Harringay Archives

Old Harringay Maps & Plans
Historical Newspaper Archives
Green Lanes' Edwardian Shops
Edward Gray's Fantastic Harringay Art Collection

4. Harringay Memorabilia

Harringay Posters and Programmes 
Harringay Memorabilia
Harringay Boxing Memorabilia
Green Lanes Architectural Detailing

5. Other Areas

Historical Images of Nearby London
Historical Images of Manor House
Postwar Wood Green
Historical Images of Alexandra Palace & Park


2. Film

Historic footage from 1920 on.


3. Wikipedia

A series of eight articles on Wikipedia all thoroughly researched and referenced, if rather hurriedly written by Hugh, which together make up the first ever history of Harringay.


4. Timeline

A new way to leaf through our neighbourhood's history. (as of November 2016 the Dipity website appears to no longer function. There is a version of the page on the Wayback Machine, but the critical parts are missing!)


5. History group

This group has a series of scrapbook articles which enrich the neighbourhood history.


6. Personal Memories Blogs

A growing 
collection of memories from times past written by former residents of the area.


7. In the Forum

Sometimes posts about Harringay's history get added to the forum. We've tried to gather as many as possible of those together here, (but there may be unlinked gems!).

8. Virtual Blue Plaque Map

A map charting the residences of the more well-known residents from our history. A work in progress begun in July 2010. More here.


9. Telling Harringay's History

Download a short pdf by Hugh about writing the first history of Harringay (click the picture to download):







Other sources for Harringay historical info

Other local history links

Links beyond Haringey

Harringay Online Discussion Forum

Memories of Wood Green High Street Before the War - a Personal Story

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Hugh on Monday. 2 Replies

I am attaching a personal narrative written by D.L. Hoy and originally published in Over the Counter, Occasional Paper no 49, by the Edmonton Hundred Historical Society. I am grateful for the…Back to Harringay Online

A Short History of The Printers Almshouses Wood Green

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Renato B on Friday. 2 Replies

The history of almshouses stretches back to medieval times when religious orders cared for the poor.  They were originally called hospitals or bede houses, in the sense of hospitality and shelter.By…Back to Harringay Online

Hornsey Gasworks

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Hugh Apr 6. 3 Replies

Someone asked a question about Hornsey Gasworks in the comments on a photo I posted earlier today and I referred them to…Back to Harringay Online

Jones & Willis - Hornsey Art Metalworkers to the Queen

Started by Hugh Jan 20. 0 Replies

Looking earlier at an old picture of the Great Northern Railway Tavern on Hornsey High Street, I noticed that the sign to the east of the pub carries the name of Jones & Willis in place of…Back to Harringay Online

Croquet Ground in Finsbury Park

Started by Hugh Jan 19. 0 Replies

The Illustrated London News of 19th June 1869 tells us that the the part of Finsbury Park under which lies the water reservoir (that's the flat area just north of Seven Sisters Rad) was initially…Back to Harringay Online

Harringay, Hornsey or Green Lanes? The 1888 view...

Started by Bethany Burrow Atherton. Last reply by Lauren Jan 8. 18 Replies

As we all know, there is a constant debate about whether our illustrious neighbourhood should be called Harringay, Green Lanes, Harringay Green Lanes, Hornsey or some other permutation of these…Back to Harringay Online

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