June 20 2013 Latest news:
by Tim Lamden
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Commuters and pedestrians can now look back at over 100,000 years of history in Harringay with the erection of a evolutionary-themed banner in Green Lanes.
The new sign, which covers the length of Harringay Green Lanes railway bridge, was installed earlier this month to mark the regeneration work set to take place in Green Lanes.
As part of the Mayor of London’s Outer London Fund, Green Lanes will be receiving close to £1.8million to spend on improvements along the road.
The banner was commissioned by Green Lanes Strategy Group to advertise the work that is set to begin.
Ian Sygrave, chairman of Ladder Community Safety Partnership, said: “It’s intended to alert people to the fact there are a lot of exciting things going to be happening over the next 18 months, this money will be spent to improve Green Lanes.
“It’s about the evolution of Green Lanes, it’s designed to make you stop and look.”
The banner begins with images of woolly mammoths that may have roamed Harringay in the prehistoric age, moving through to the medieval period and then the Victorian era with images of pubs like The Salisbury, in Grand Parade.
It finishes with references to more recent times, such as the Harringay Food Festival and carries the words “it’s coming”.