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Pineries and Pineapples

Some of you might recall that maps of the area from the early nineteenth century show a "pinery" on them in the vicinity of what is now Hor…

Started by Bethany Burrow Atherton

4 on Sunday
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Mysterious deaths in Harringay Fields

A newspaper article from 1881 refers to the deaths (with open verdicts of "Found Drowned" in the New River) of Katherine Fitzpatrick, a hou…

Started by JoeW

3 on Sunday
Reply by Hugh

July 1948: Harringay Arena hosts Basketball for the Olympic Games

Whilst browsing the photo gallery a couple of weeks back, I was reminded that, in July 1948, the London Olympics came to Harringay when the…

Started by Liz

0 on Thursday

Former Bicycle Shop in Harringay

Hi all, Does anyone remember the cycle shop (on the left just before the bridge going towards Manor House)?. Got my first bike there, a Cla…

Started by ROY BOWKER

8 Jul 16

Building between Beresford and Effingham

Just looking on Google Maps I can see what seems to be a big warehouse between the houses on Beresford Rd and Effingham Rd and was wonderin…

Started by Andrew

17 Jul 16
Reply by Hugh

VE Day 75: online resources on HOL and from Bruce Castle Museum

On Harringay online we have a number of photos from World War Two in the Gallery and some past discussion threads on the war in from the fo…

Started by Liz

0 Jul 16

Where did West Green's Black Boy Name Come From?

In a current discussion about Haringey Council's Review on monuments, building, place and street names in Haringey, a comment was made abou…

Started by Hugh

15 Jul 4
Reply by John Shulver

Hornsey Historical Society : Life in Lockdown

We are hoping to add to our Lockdown Gallery of images with a collection of people’s written accounts of their experiences during the Loc…

Started by Deirdre Stowell-Smith

0 Jun 27

Got £1,500 and up to Spare for a Bit of Harringayana?

I saw this sign going on ebay the other day for £199. I thought some railway buff would snap it up. But, I'm clearly not au-fait with jus…

Started by Hugh

8 Jun 19
Reply by Neil Le Milliere

Help Get Harringay's Local newspaper Added to British Newspaper Archive

The North London Mercury & Crouch End Observer (including the Harringay Mercury) is a great historical resource for Harringay, Hornsey…

Started by Hugh

3 Jun 19
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