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Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!

The above is from the North London Mercury and Crouch End Observer, on October 30 1903. 

A rifle range on Green Lanes! Cor lummee!

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Fascinating. Bin collection, potholes, dodgy HMOs, electrification...Edwardian Harringay grumbled about much the same things we do now.

Yeup - I had the same reaction here.

I came across the following snippet in The Badminton Magazine of Sports and Pastimes, Volume 22, 1906 . I wonder if Patersons hosted the range referred to above.

We wrote last month of rifles, induced by the strength of the recent movement of shooting. To this end, the improvement of shooting, targets are a first essential, and there must be something special about those which have already been adopted on more than seventy ranges by the regular army, volunteer force, and civilian rifle clubs. These are “Paterson's Patent” the firm of Paterson & Co., 74, Grand Parade, Harringay, N., being contractors to H.M. forces. The targets include stationary, disappearing, and running man.

74 Grand Parade is currently half of the double fronted Yavuzlar Grocery down near Harringay Bridge. It had previously been one of the shops run by Disney’s Furniture.

Another article on this (Islington Gazette, Dec 3 1903)

..and by the next April it was part of the scenery (from the Harringay Mercury in the  North London Mercury & Crouch End Echo, April 1 1904:

And I just came across the following ad from the Volunteer Service Gazette and Military Dispatch - 16 March 1906:

...and from this to let ad, it looks like the party was over by 1908 - I should think the occupants of the 1st floor flat would have been pretty relieved!

From Islington Gazette - 13 November 1908

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