Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!
'The Limes' 16 Woodberry Down, Manor House. Sunday June 15th 193.
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Location: "manor house", "woodberry down"
Fascinating. This was 15 months before Manor House tube was opened. Either this means that 'Manor House' had some currency before the tube station, or the organisers were proudly associating themselves with the tube station, no doubt in full construction at the time of the fete.
I don't have any evidence but it seems most likely to me that the name was already in use and hence London Transport used that name for the station. It seems hard to imagine that LT would select a name that was unfamiliar to local people who would use the station.
Thanks to a contact from StephenBln, I'm now in touch the TfL LU Design & Heritage Manager who has promised to see what he can find out about how the station was named. So hopefully we'll have more soon.
Wasn't it just the name of the former Inn and later pub..?
Just like an underground station at the junction Seven Sister's Road & Holloway Road would have no doubt been called Nag's Head or Baker's Arms at Leyton.
That's what I'd always thought, Stephen, but then Roy's newspaper clipping made me wonder.
When I said 'the name was already in use', that's what I meant (i.e. that, prior to the building of the station, the immediate locality was already known as 'Manor House', because of the pub of that name at an important road junction). I can't quite see how the newspaper clipping would suggest anything different.
I'm inclined to agree Dubmill. It may be as you say - pub at important road junction became the wayfinding label and that was then picked up by LUL.
'Work in Palestine...' that's gained a bit more currency this last week!
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