Tuesday, November 05, 1991

Haringey Borough FC

Haringey Borough 1 Burnham Ramblers 2 - FA Vase, 1st Round Replay

Tottenham is believed to have been named after Tota, a farmer, whose hamlet was mentioned in the Doomsday Book; hence Tota's hamlet became Tottenham. It was recorded in the Doomsday Book as Toteham. There has been a settlement at Tottenham for over a thousand years. It grew up along the old Roman road, Ermine Street (some of which is part of the present A10 road), and between High Cross and Tottenham Hale, the present Monument Way. When the Doomsday Book was compiled in 1086, about 70 families lived within the area of the manor, mostly labourers working for the Lord of the Manor. A humorous poem entitled the Tournament of Tottenham, written around 1400, describes a mock-battle between peasants vying for the reeve's daughter. In 1894, Tottenham was made an urban district and on 27 September 1934 it became a municipal borough. As from 1 April 1965, the municipal borough formed part of the London Borough of Haringey. From the Tudor period onwards, Tottenham became a popular recreation and leisure destination for wealthy Londoners. Henry VIII is known to have visited Bruce Castle and also hunted in Tottenham Wood. A rural Tottenham also featured in Izaak Walton's book The Compleat Angler, published in 1653. The area became noted for its large Quaker population and its schools (including Rowland Hill's at Bruce Castle.) Tottenham remained a semi-rural and upper middle class area until the 1870s. In late 1870, the Great Eastern Railway introduced special workman's trains and fares on its newly opened Enfield and Walthamstow branch lines. Tottenham's low-lying fields and market gardens were then rapidly transformed into cheap housing for the lower middle and working classes, who were able to commute cheaply to inner London. The workman's fare policy stimulated the relatively early development of the area into a London suburb.

Haringey Borough Football Club are based in Tottenham in the London Borough of Haringey. Formed in 1973 by a merger of Edmonton and Wood Green Town. Tufnell Park were established in 1907 and joined the London Spartan League in 1910. In 1912 they switched to the Athenian League, which they won in 1913–14. After World War I they joined the Isthmian League, and reached the final of the FA Amateur Cup in the 1919–20 season, losing 1–0 to Dulwich Hamlet. In 1950 the club merged with Edmonton Borough to form Tufnell Park Edmonton. In 1952 the club left the Isthmian League to join the Spartan League, before switching to the Delphian League in 1954. In 1960 the club was renamed Edmonton. In the 1962–63 season the league was abandoned due to the weather and an emergency competition was organised, which saw Edmonton win the Western Section champions, and then overall champions after beating Hertford Town 5–2 on aggregate in a championship play-off. The following season they rejoined the Athenian League and were placed in Division Two. A second-place finish in 1969–70 saw them promoted to Division One. In 1973 the club merged with Wood Green Town, which had been a breakaway from Tufnell Park in 1911, playing as Tufnell Spartans until 1920, and moved to Wood Green's Coles Park. The new club was named Edmonton & Haringey, before adopting its current name in 1976. In 1984 the club joined Division Two North of the Isthmian League. They left the league in 1988 and had a season without playing, before joining the Premier Division of the Spartan League in 1989.

This Pieman visited Coles Park for a 1st Round FA Vase replay. Visitors Burnham Ramblers progressed to the 2nd Round with a 2-1 victory. The W3 bus passes the ground and is the most convenient public transport option with either White Hart Lane or Wood Green stations being convenient interchanges.


Subsequent visits to Coles Park 

19 April 2014 - Greenhouse London 0 Great Wakering Rovers 2 - Essex Senior League - Attendance: 35
22 July 2014 - Haringey Borough 1 Harlow Town 0 - Friendly - Attendance: tbc
9 August 2014 - Haringey Borough 5 Clapton 1 - Essex Senior League - Attendance: 108
29 August 2015 - Greenhouse Sports 0 Wadham Lodge 2 - Essex Senior League - Attendance: 42
26 September 2015 - Greenhouse Sports 5 Enfield 1893 0 - Essex Senior League - Attendance: 36
17 October 2015 - Greenhouse Sports 3 Eton Manor 0 - Essex Senior League - Attendance 28
01 December 2015 - Haringey Borough 2 Harlow Town 3 - Isthmian League, Division One North - Attendance: 95
27 August 2016 - Brimsdown 5 Bedford 1 - Spartan South Midlands League, Division One - Attendance: 35 
19 November 2016 - Brimsdown 0 Harpenden Town 6 - Spartan South Midlands League, Division One - Attendance: 25
14 January 2017 - Brimsdown 1 Biggleswade 7 - Spartan South Midlands League, Division One - Attendance: 35
04 January 2017 - Brimsdown 3 Hatfield Town 1 - Spartan South Midlands League, Division One - Attendance: 15
08 April 2017 - Brimsdown 1 Baldock Town 4 - Spartan South Midlands League, Division One - Attendance: 25
15 April 2017 - Haringey Borough 4 Bowers & Pitsea 4 - Isthmian League, Division One North - Attendance:159
22 July 2017 - Haringey Borough 4 Royston Town 1 - Friendly - Attendance: tbc
29 July 2017 - Haringey Borough 0 Kings Langley 3 - Friendly - Attendance: tbc
11 September 2017 - Haringey Borough 2 Romford 0 - Isthmian League, Division One North - Attendance:161
8 January 2018 - Haringey Borough 3 Aveley 2 - Isthmian League, Division One North - Attendance:137 
3 February 2018  - Haringey Borough 1 Brentwood Town 0 - Isthmian League, Division One North - Attendance: 135

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