Harringay's History by Harringay Online
More historical photos than you can shake a stick at from 1860 onwards.
See a full list of the albums along with links, here.
Historic footage from 1920 on.
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.
We developed a Harringay timeline on Dipity's innovative website back in 2010. It was a convenient way to leaf through our neighbourhood's history. Sadly, the Dipity website closed from late 2016. Moist of it survived for a till late 2019 in a version of the page on the Wayback Machine. However, the site seems to have relied on a Google API. This was disabled by Google for all Dipity timelines and now little information is accessible.
5. History group
This group has a series of scrapbook articles which enrich the neighbourhood history.
6. Personal Memories Blogs
A 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
For almost 200 years a blacksmith’s forge stood at the corner of the High Road and Lordship Lane in Wood Green, where the Hollywood Cinema is today. Whether, like Longfellow's smithy it stood under a…Back to Harringay Online
During World War II, an air raid shelter for the protection of civilians and employees during air-strikes and bombardments was built under the Harringay Flyover.As you can see from…Back to Harringay Online
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Yesterday, I was sent the weekly planning applications list by Haringey Council. One entry surprised me. An application has been retrospectively made to change the use of 45 Grand Parade (part of the…Back to Harringay Online
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Does anyone know the history of Salisbury Promenade? The design of the front looks to me remarkably like some inner London underground stations that have been built into to the building, and…Back to Harringay Online
'In 1962 I was working for the London Evening Standard taking a portrait each week for the newspaper's Show Page and working with the reporter Gerard Garret. My diary for 22 August 1962 records our…Back to Harringay Online
Looking earlier at an old picture of the Great Northern Railway Tavern on Hornsey High Street, I noticed that the sign to the east of the pub carries the name of Jones & Willis in place of…Back to Harringay Online
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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