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Three famous women with a Harringay connection

To mark International Women's Day, read about three remarkable women with a Harringay connection.

Victorian writer and magazine editor, Charlotte Riddell

Edith Summerskill, politician and feminist

Barbara Windsor, actress



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Barbara Windsor opened the market at Wards Corner in 1960something. We're hoping she'll be able to do the honours again for our grand post-regeneration reopening, whenever that will be.

And Gillian Anderson (X-files!) - she was brought up in Rosebury Gardens

.....but sadly not Roseberry Gardens, N4.

It's the one in Crouch End I believe - was thinking of the wider Harringey :-))  She mentioned going home to Harringey on Graham Norton and he turned his nose up - he knows nothing..........

Nice stuff Liz.. There is also Lilian Harvey.. much better known in Germany than England.. who was born in 'Hornsey' - I don't know exactly where .. but perhaps in Harringay?  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lilian_Harvey

Harvey was a top film star in the late 20s early 30s in Germany, later saving Jens Keith, a gay choreographer from nazi persecution..

In later life she lived with a female companion, together with whom she is now buried.

She sang in German with a slight English accent:



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