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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

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1. History Group Articles & Discussions

This group has a series of articles, including some original research about the neighbourhood history. It's often the case that the discussion element of the group initiates new thinking and leads to the discovery of new learning.

2. Historical Photos and Other Images

More historical photos than you can shake a stick at from 1860 onwards. Our resources include a wide range of photos including some unique ones. 

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

3. 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!). As with the History Group, discussion often leads to new insights.

4. Film

Historic footage from 1920 on.


5. Wikipedia (the First-ever Published History of Harringay)

A series of eight articles on Wikipedia all thoroughly researched and referenced, if rather hurriedly written by Hugh, which when published in 2007-08, together made up the first ever history of Harringay.


6. Personal Memories Blogs

collection of memories from times past written by former residents of the area.

7. 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.


8. Telling Harringay's History

Download a short pdf by Hugh about writing the first history of Harringay (click the picture to download):


9. Timeline

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. 






Other sources for Harringay historical info

Other local history links

Links beyond Haringey

Harringay Online Discussion Forum

Haringey Park - One and Three Quarter Centuries of Change

Started by Hugh yesterday. 0 Replies

Haringey Park is the oldest residential road in Crouch End and it contains what are perhaps my favourite houses in that part of Town.  I've finally taken the time to understand why it is the way it…Back to Harringay Online

The Metamorphosis of Hornsey Station

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Dave W on Tuesday. 34 Replies

I've half wondered about that yard on Tottenham Lane at the bottom of the…Back to Harringay Online

Original stove?

Started by Sophie Smith. Last reply by John Shulver May 29. 9 Replies

Found in a house on the Gardens that's being renovated. The fireplace was…Back to Harringay Online

'New' Survey of Hornsey Life and Labour, 1929–31

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Geraldine May 28. 4 Replies

The following text is from Abernethy, Simon T., The New Survey of London Life and Labour 1928 – 31, University of Cambridge, 2013. Beneath it is a copy of the map at the highest resolution I have.…Back to Harringay Online

Changing Prospects in Hornsey

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Arkady May 26. 7 Replies

After I added the story about Goulding Court…Back to Harringay Online

Claud Butler Racing Cycle Shop on Grand Parade

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Derek Reynolds May 18. 12 Replies

Those of who are old enough and were keen cyclists in your youth may…Back to Harringay Online

Tags for Forum Posts: old shops, harringay cycling history, grand parade

Harringay's 14th Century Gold and Emerald Ring

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Colinloves May 17. 4 Replies

Images: British MuseumThis 14th century gold and emerald finger-ring is in…Back to Harringay Online

A River Through it - Development of the New River and Water Works in Hornsey

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Marcus May 17. 33 Replies

The reservoir and water works in Hornsey have been a familiar site to locals for over a century and a half. But the story of their development is much less well known. The area of land just to the…Back to Harringay Online

Tags for Forum Posts: hornsey reservoir, new river, thames water

A Turn of the Screw in Wood Green

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Hugh Apr 27. 12 Replies

One of the main fixtures* of Wood Green's Industry during the first half of the Twentieth century was  Davis & Timmins.Founded in 1876, the firm of specialised in "turned work of all…Back to Harringay Online

Tags for Forum Posts: wood green industry


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