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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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Harringay's History

Harringay's History by Harringay Online

1. Pictures

More historical photos than you can shake a stick at from 1860 onwards.

See a full list of the albums along with links, here

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 when writen in 2007-08, together made 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

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. (Sadly the Community Walk Map seems not to be functioning 100% with Google Maps any longer, but it still good enough to see the key information).  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

The State of Harringay's Hermitage Brook & the Desire for its Culverting

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Ceri Aug 3. 23 Replies

I noticed an interesting short light-humoured article with a serious message in a 1903 copy of the London North Mercury & Crouch End Observer. It consisted chiefly of a (pretty poor) rhyme which…Back to Harringay Online

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Finsbury Park's Open Air Theatre

Started by Hugh. Last reply by StephenBln Aug 1. 1 Reply

London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Adrian Boult at the Finsbury…Back to Harringay Online

Calling all Local Historians about Wightman Road Workshop Building

Started by Richyrich. Last reply by John D Jul 30. 10 Replies

Morning everyone,I have just moved into a property next to the MOT garage on Wightman Road (pictures attached). I am curious to discover the origin of the garage building...The aperture's height…Back to Harringay Online

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A Tunnel under the Great Northern Line?

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Hugh Jul 29. 50 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

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Views across Manor House from Deaf Hostel for Ladies, c1920 with a Little History

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Roy aka Smiffy Jun 28. 4 Replies

In 1919 the Brunswick House Hostel for Deaf and Dumb Girls was founded at 19, Beaulieu Villas, Seven Sisters Road, Manor Gate, just one house away from the Manor House crossroads.A moving spirit…Back to Harringay Online

The Grand Opening of Queens Wood 1898

Started by Colinloves. Last reply by Colinloves May 29. 5 Replies

Does anyone have any photos or accounts of this day?Surely, something that big and important, should have some representation. This is all I could find:"The wood was opened to the public on the 23rd…Back to Harringay Online

London History Day at London Metropolitan Archives

Started by Hugh May 24. 0 Replies

On Friday 31 May 2019 London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) will open its doors for London History Day, celebrating the capital's extraordinary history and heritage.Discover the archives through…Back to Harringay Online

A Quick Butchers at Baldwins

Started by Hugh. Last reply by rowena young May 23. 5 Replies

It has occurred to me to wonder from time to time where the the name of our much loved local butcher came from. And how long since a Baldwin has been at the helm.So, I did a quick whizz round the the…Back to Harringay Online

Fairfax Hall (Kurdish People's Assembly Building ) a Fascinating History of London’s 20th Century

Started by Hugh. Last reply by rowena young May 23. 16 Replies

Socialist Party of Great Britain Members at Annual Conference at Fairfax Hall Harringay…Back to Harringay Online

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History Events at Highgate Festival (including Late Night Cemetery Tour!)

Started by Hugh May 19. 0 Replies

The following events are included in this year's Highagte Festival:…Back to Harringay Online


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