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Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!

One of the Community Members asked me if I had any information on the Factory at the corner of St Ann's Road and Warwick Gardens.

I'm not sure when the factory was demolished, but for many years it was the Ever Ready Battery Factory.
Originally used the North Metropolitan Electric Company, an ancillary company owned by the Middlesex County Council, who were responsible for providing the Tram service within the County of Middlesex as well as for the power supply. The trams were taken under London Tranports' control after its formation in 1933, with all Electric Companies being nationalised by the 1945 Labour Government.
I can't date the take over of the building by Ever Ready, but I had presumed it was after nationalisation. There are some reports that mention a V1 "Doodlebug" Flying Bomb damaging the Ever Ready factory in 1944.. so maybe it was earlier than Nationalisation?

I need to do some more research on that.. or maybe somebody here can help?

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