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Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!

Along the New River, by the New River Studios, you see this thing.

Any idea what it is / was?

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As far as I remember, it used to have MAYNARDS in big white letters on it. I saw it from the bus going from Woodberry Down to Tottenham.

It's a factory chimney,  for a boiler burning coal, to supply power and heat. As a kid in Lancashire 60 years ago I could see 20 from my bedroom windows. 

Is this a joke?

It's a factory chimney.  

"A chimney is a structure that provides ventilation for hot flue gases or smoke from a boiler, stove, furnace or fireplace to the outside atmosphere. Chimneys are typically vertical, or as near as possible to vertical, to ensure that the gases flow smoothly, drawing air into the combustion in what is known as the stack, or chimney effect. The space inside a chimney is called a flue. Chimneys may be found in buildings, steam locomotives and ships."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimney

That’s not very nice.

Similar thing opposite my parents home in Leeds only it's square shaped.

In some places chimneys are listed for some architectural reason or other and cannot be removed. In this case I suspect its utility as a mobile mast is seeing it ease into the 21st century without feel or demolition

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