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Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!

Just finished on BBC 4 but presumably available on catchup - interesting documentary on the development of London from its medieval villages. Lots of street scenes in Harringay, Hornsey and Crouch End ( where, it seems, the sun always shines ).

St Mary Tower, The Ladder and Hornsey Town Hall shown.

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It was interesting but what really got my goat was the woman who lives in Abbevale village in Clapham who said that some couldn't afford to live there. Some! Most is the true reflection. 

One point that struck me was that he said the housing in Harringay was denser and of relatively shoddy construction, fit for the lower classes, whereas that in Hornsey, Crouch End and of course Muswell Hill was better, and consequently more expensive, aimed at the better off.

But we all knew that, didn't we ?

Also discussed here.

Thanks Nick. Hadn't seen that.



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