Harringay Online was started at the end of July 2007 by Hugh.
The motivation for starting the site was to provide a forum for connecting Harringay people so that we can share information about what's going on and stand a better chance of shaping the Harringay we the residents choose.
It also aims at being a forum for people to get to know each other better and to collaborate on anything - local sports teams, pressure groups, social groups - you name it.
It very specifically includes all Harringay. The map at the bottom of this page sets out what the site defines that to be. There's been something of a history of a fractured Harringay - Gardens, Ladder, Green Lanes and the other areas north and south of the Gardens. I believe that only by thinking and acting as one community will we make a difference. This site aims to make a small contribution to that end.
But, hey, I don't want to sound too dour, we're also here to have fun. So the site aims to provide some diversion and entertainment too.
At it's birth the site was called Harringay Community Website and looked like this:
It then changed to look like this:
In March 2008 the site was revamped with a new look, a new name and its own web domain, Harringayonline.com.
By the end of 2007, there were just over 200 members. This had grown to almost 1,200 in December 2008 and a year later membership had reached 2,200. In the summer of 2012 membership passed the 5,000 mark with the site visited by 20,000 different people each month. By the Summer of 2016 membership had grown to over 11,000.
The site is not maintained for profit or commercial reasons.
Last updated: 16th September, 2016