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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

World's largest piano built in Harringay

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Hugh Sep 21. 9 Replies

In 1935 Challen, one of Harringay's several piano manufacturers, built the largest piano in the world at their Hermitage Road factory. At 11 feet 8 inches long and weighing over one and quarter tons,…Back to Harringay Online

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Salisbury Promenade

Started by Padmadipa Paul Simmons. Last reply by Hugh Sep 21. 2 Replies

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

Old Crouch End School

Started by Hugh Sep 12. 0 Replies

Crouch End School…Back to Harringay Online

Was Green Lanes a Setting for the Pickwick Papers?

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Hugh Jul 4. 6 Replies

Writing in The Echo on January 1 1901, Victorian journalist and theatre Impresario John Holingshead wrote…Back to Harringay Online

The Dust Destructors of Hornsey & Wood Green & Early 20th Century Recycling

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Renato B Jun 30. 4 Replies

I heard a wonderful aphorism about history recently. "History", the saying goes "is what a current generation finds interesting about previous generations". Bang on. Perhaps my sympathy for the…Back to Harringay Online

Tags for Forum Posts: history of hornsey, history of wood green

Names of Roads on the Harringay Ladder

Started by John Hinshelwood. Last reply by Hugh Jun 23. 17 Replies

There is a wide spread popular belief that all roads on the Harringey Ladder between Green Lanes and Wightman Road are named after famous military and or naval personalities. The foundation of this…Back to Harringay Online

Tags for Forum Posts: ladder road names, harringay mysteries, Wightman Road, Harringay Ladder


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