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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

The Bishop of Harringay!

Started by Hugh. Last reply by JoeW Nov 1. 3 Replies

I was interested to read in an Act of Parliament from 1830* that there apparently used to be a Bishop of Harringay.…Back to Harringay Online

A Middle Class Victorian Life In Woodberry Down

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Richard Woods Oct 29. 3 Replies

In the course of my occasional research into the pre-twentieth century history of Woodberry Down over the past few months, I've come across a few interesting sources. One of them is an autobiography…Back to Harringay Online

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St Ann's Hospital - The Early Years

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Hugh Oct 29. 3 Replies

North Eastern Fever…Back to Harringay Online

The German Lady on Lausanne Road

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Richard Woods Oct 28. 8 Replies

The following article was written by Martyn Day and published on the St Margarets Community Website (an area of Richmond). I've mentioned this story a few times before, but I'd only ever heard a…Back to Harringay Online

Harringay 1921 from "The Outer Circle : rambles in remote London"

Started by Hugh. Last reply by EMC2 Oct 3. 14 Replies

Plus ca change:From "The Manor House," where Seven Sisters Road crosses Green Lanes, the way lies straight to Harringay and Hornsey. Harringay, I learn from the local guide, "is and has been for many…Back to Harringay Online

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Calls for a Harringay Entrance to Finsbury Park Echo Edwardian Demands

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Old-Age-Emporium(OAE) Jul 31. 7 Replies

Despite Finsbury park being within Harringay's boundaries, we feel quite separated from it due to the lack of entrances from Harringay. For over a decade I've been banging on about the need to create…Back to Harringay Online

Harringay Mercury et al

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Richard Woods Jul 21. 6 Replies

The early history of our local press from British History Online:The weekly Hampstead and Highgate Express,…Back to Harringay Online


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