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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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Latest Activity: May 15

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

Wood Green on Film

Started by Zoe Roberts. Last reply by Zoe Roberts May 15. 1 Reply

Hi. I'm a volunteer for London's Screen Archives, which is a network of various local borough archives and a few others. I've been cataloguing a film about Wood Green from the Haringey Archives for…Back to Harringay Online

Harringay Ratepayers Take Revenge on the Muffin Man

Started by Hugh May 4. 0 Replies

....and other excitements from London North Mercury and Crouch End Observer, Oct 21 1904.Back to Harringay Online

Tags for Forum Posts: london north mercury and crouch end observer

What a Shocker -Terrible Traffic on Green Lanes

Started by Hugh May 4. 0 Replies

Page from the North London Mercury and Crouch End Observer.Back to Harringay Online

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Crowded Commuter Trains, Rising Food Prices - Welcome to Harringay 1903

Started by Hugh. Last reply by StephenBln May 3. 2 Replies

Plus ca change! - newspaper page attached.Also a nice piece on the opening of Downhills Park.Back to Harringay Online

Tags for Forum Posts: london north mercury and crouch end observer

Edwardian Battle of the Carnivals - Harringay and Hornsey Square Off

Started by Hugh May 3. 0 Replies

According to the North London Mercury and Crouch End Observer there was something of a turn of the century stand-off across the railway.See page attached.Back to Harringay Online

Tags for Forum Posts: london north mercury and crouch end observer

Names of Roads on the Harringay Ladder

Started by John Hinshelwood. Last reply by Hugh Mar 22. 16 Replies

There is a wide spread popular belief that all roads on the Harringey Ladder between Green Lanes and Wightman Road are named after famous military and or naval personalities. The foundation of this…Back to Harringay Online

Tags for Forum Posts: harringay mysteries, Wightman Road, Harringay Ladder

A Tunnel under the Great Northern Line?

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Richard Woods Jan 30. 49 Replies

This is the second or third time I've seen this rumour. Anyone know if there's anything to it?"As a kid growing up in Harringay I remember there being talk of a tunnel under the railway (Kings Cross…Back to Harringay Online

Tags for Forum Posts: new river tower, harringay mysteries, Wightman Road


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