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Keep on Running
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Keep on Running

Bruce Castle has well over 50 photographs of the 2012 Olympic Torch Relay through Haringey, with our thanks to photographer Henry Jacobs. Although we already had some photographs taken along the route, we now have more or less the whole route covered. Henry was the council’s official photographer for the 2012 Torch Relay and had...

Did you know …. Haringey was where cinema first started?
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Did you know …. Haringey was where cinema first started?

Haringey residents visiting their local cinema or, for some, working in film and screen today, may not realise that they have to thank a couple who lived in Muswell Hill over 110 years ago for creating ‘cinema’. In today’s post we thought we would link you up with some very early film, to take a...

The Great Panorama
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The Great Panorama

Did you know that between 1881-1883, in the Alexandra Palace grounds, adjacent to the upper lakes, there once stood an enormous wooden rotunda? Well, I didn’t know – but my late friend, colleague and Panorama expert Ralph Hyde (formerly Keeper of Prints, Maps & Drawings at Guildhall Library) was soon going to enthusiastically tell me...

Basil Lewis OBE (1928 – 2020).
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Basil Lewis OBE (1928 – 2020).

Basil was born in Clarendon, Jamaica in 1928, and came to London in 1954 aged 26. He was not only Haringey’s first Black Council Member, but was also a founding member of the Council’s Race Equalities Committee, Anglo-West Indian Conservative Society and the Hornsey Cooperative Credit Union. Basil received an OBE for his work with...

Staying At Home Staying Alive Project by HYM & FabUK.TV
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Staying At Home Staying Alive Project by HYM & FabUK.TV

Stay at home to help yourself and NHS Special thanks to Peter Desmond and Performers (students & tutors) Vocals – Haringey Vox Instrumentals – Haringey Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra Lyrics – Ty Lowe Orchestration – Nick Lacey & Peter Desmond Dancers : Sandip Soparrkar & Toby Gorniak Audio editing – Nick Lacey & Peter Desmond...