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

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 developm…

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He Came, He Sawed.....Harringay & Wood Green's Victorian Saw Mill Guy

Born in Clerkenwell in 1841 James Alsford established what was one of Harringay’s first business and went on to occupy (and possibly build)…

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3 on Friday
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The Brutish Belgian Lieutenant and 'The Mansion' in Wood Green

The Mansion Alexandra Park Road, c1900 (colourised by me) Back in the nineteenth century Wood Green was rather different to its current in…

Started by Hugh

5 Jul 7
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Sleuthing Help Needed - Ogden & Hart Wool & Flock Manufacturers Green Lanes

A few weeks back I stumbled across a reference to a fire of 1860 that destroyed the Phoenix Mills, premises of Ogden & Hart Wool and Fl…

Started by Hugh

5 Jul 7
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Under a Spreading Chestnut-tree the Village Smithy Stands

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…

Started by Hugh

10 Jul 4
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Alexandra Park Open Air Swimming Bath

Open-air swimming baths were quite popular in the three old boroughs that now make up Haringey. But the first to be opened was in Alexandra…

Started by Hugh

23 Jul 1
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The Many Lives of the Wood Green Crown Court Building

The building currently used as the Wood Green Crown Court, didn't start life with such a severe purpose. In the middle of the Nineteenth…

Started by Hugh

5 Jun 30
Reply by WG Martin

Harringay Jazz Club

In the Fifties and early Sixties, the Harringay Jazz Club, based at the Manor House Pub, was a famous local music venue. Bands who played t…

Started by Hugh

2 Jun 27
Reply by John Shulver

Salisbury Mansions

Does anyone know anything about the history of Salisbury Mansions ? - they are two big blocks in harringay - so it seems strange that soo l…

Started by Brian

10 Jun 27
Reply by John Shulver

For Sale: Book - Campbell Bunk: The Worst Street in North London Between the Wars (Unused / Brand New)

I finally got round to buying a copy of this wonderfully interesting book about a street in Finsbury Park.  The first seller I ordered it…

Started by Hugh

2 Jun 27
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A Turn of the Screw in Wood Green

One of the key members of Wood Green's Industrial sector during the first half of the Twentieth century was Davis & Timmins. Founded in…

Started by Hugh

11 Jun 27
Reply by John Shulver

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