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

1. Harringay Albums by Date

Old Harringay, before 1885
Historical Images of Harringay from 1885 - 1918 
Historical Images of Harringay After 1918

2. Places in Harringay

Historical Harringay Stadium
Historical Harringay Arena
Harringay's Cinemas
Historical Images of Harringay's Finsbury Park

3. Harringay Archives

Old Harringay Maps & Plans
Historical Newspaper Archives
Green Lanes' Edwardian Shops
Edward Gray's Fantastic Harringay Art Collection

4. Harringay Memorabilia

Harringay Posters and Programmes 
Harringay Memorabilia
Harringay Boxing Memorabilia
Green Lanes Architectural Detailing

5. Other Areas

Historical Images of Nearby London
Historical Images of Manor House
Postwar Wood Green
Historical Images of Alexandra Palace & Park


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 together make 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

A growing 
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. 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 Problem with Harringay Bridge

Started by Hugh on Monday. 0 Replies

It seems like Harringay Bridge was born as a problem. Now it's graffiti. Just twenty years after it was constructed, it was already too low and too narrow, as we learn from the London North Mercury…Back to Harringay Online

Harringay House mapped (almost) exactly on modern satellite pic

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Hugh Mar 10. 7 Replies

Liz asked me the other day about the exact position of Harringay House. I pretty much knew it, but wasn't sure exactly. So I took the 1883 sale plan and overlaid that on a Google satellite…Back to Harringay Online

Tags for Forum Posts: harringay house, Wightman Road

Unique photos of Northumberland House circa 1900

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Hugh Feb 22. 46 Replies

This weekend I made HoL's latest local history acquisition with the purchase of a set of photos showing the exterior and interior of Northumberland House.For those who aren't familiar with…Back to Harringay Online

Tags for Forum Posts: manor house / woodberry down, northumberland house, new river, manor house

Pierino Gamba, the Maestro Boy-Wonder at Harringay

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Geraldine Dec 14, 2018. 1 Reply

Gamba Rehearsing at Harringay Arena in June 1948I first came across the…Back to Harringay Online

A Harringay Story - From 21st Century Planning Permissions to the East End Rag Trade and Russian Pogroms

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Hugh Dec 14, 2018. 4 Replies

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

Tags for Forum Posts: historical harringay shopkeeper tales

The Saving of Queen's Wood

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Colinloves Dec 6, 2018. 5 Replies

Something of the story of the saving of Churchyard Bottom Wood (since…Back to Harringay Online

The Many Lives of the Wood Green Crown Court Building

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Hugh Nov 30, 2018. 4 Replies

The building currently used as the Wood Green Crown Court, didn't start…Back to Harringay Online


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