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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

Pierino Gamba, the Maestro Boy-Wonder at Harringay

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Geraldine Dec 14, 2018. 1 Reply

Gamba Rehearsing at Harringay Arena in June 1948I first came across the…Back to Harringay Online

A Harringay Story - From 21st Century Planning Permissions to the East End Rag Trade and Russian Pogroms

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Hugh Dec 14, 2018. 4 Replies

Yesterday, I was sent the weekly planning applications list by Haringey Council. One entry surprised me. An application has been retrospectively made to change the use of 45 Grand Parade (part of the…Back to Harringay Online

The Saving of Queen's Wood

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Colinloves Dec 6, 2018. 5 Replies

Something of the story of the saving of Churchyard Bottom Wood (since…Back to Harringay Online

The Many Lives of the Wood Green Crown Court Building

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Hugh Nov 30, 2018. 4 Replies

The building currently used as the Wood Green Crown Court, didn't start…Back to Harringay Online

Guys Calculating Machines, Wood Green

Started by Hugh Nov 20, 2018. 0 Replies

Based at the Truro Works in Truro Road, Wood Green, Guy's Calculating…Back to Harringay Online

World's largest piano built in Harringay

Started by Hugh. Last reply by Hugh Sep 21, 2018. 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, 2018. 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, 2018. 0 Replies

Crouch End School…Back to Harringay Online


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