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Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!

This is the north side of Mayes Road between Blenheim Road and the High Road. The Maypole on the corner was number 28. All was buried by the Shopping City.

The terrace can also be seen in this photo.

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Comment by EMC2 on June 25, 2020 at 13:02

Great find!

Comment by Geoff watts on June 26, 2020 at 4:58

All lost to a ugly shopping centre

Comment by Jeremyb on June 26, 2020 at 11:23

Hi,  I think it's Blenheim Grove, not Road? And of course, pedantically, High Road not Street?

Comment by Hugh on June 26, 2020 at 11:34

I'll give you 'High Road' rather than 'High Street'. But it looks like 'Blenheim Road' is right Though I can see why you might have thought it was 'Grove'.

Comment by Richard Woods on June 26, 2020 at 12:34

It's that year again! I know photography took off about then but so much comes from 1905!

Comment by Richard Woods on June 26, 2020 at 12:36

It rather nicely shows how often pubs in that period developed in ordinary shops rather than the grand palaces of booze we are more used to!

Comment by Hugh on June 26, 2020 at 12:38

Much does come from around 1905, Richard. It was a perfect storm. Cheap photography had arrived. Cheap postal services were up and running and you could send a postcard in the morning and have it arrive the same day. Postcards were the WhatsApp of their day in Edwardian times.

Comment by Jeremyb on June 26, 2020 at 12:53

How strange Hugh, I'm sure it was Blenheim Grove when I was a kid in the 60s, and an A-Z I have, undated but I think around 1971/2 because it has a pre-decimal and decimal price on the cover, shows "Grove". Renamed at some stage? The High Road end was occupied by Wheatlands, a large furniture store I recall. 

Comment by Hugh on June 26, 2020 at 13:17

Here's the 1952 OS. The Grove has become Blenheim Grove, But Blenheim Road is unchanged.

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