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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"

Comment by Hugh on April 24, 2016 at 13:07

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.

Comment by dubmill on April 25, 2016 at 10:26

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.

Comment by Hugh on April 25, 2016 at 11:15

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.

Comment by StephenBln on April 25, 2016 at 11:25

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.

Comment by Hugh on April 25, 2016 at 11:28

That's what I'd always thought, Stephen, but then Roy's newspaper clipping made me wonder.

Comment by dubmill on April 25, 2016 at 11:37

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.

Comment by Hugh on April 25, 2016 at 11:39

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.

Comment by Richard Woods on April 30, 2016 at 0:05

'Work in Palestine...' that's gained a bit more currency this last week!

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