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Who is this handsome fellow?

For the answer go to the foot of the page. Do the quiz on the way if you'd like.

 


The answer to this is indeed the Spirit of Electricity, the bringer of heat and power, carved in brick on the wall of the old electricity showrooms in Crouch End's town hall square, above the door of the (perhaps to be relocated) Haringey Hornsey Customer Service Centre on your left as you look at the Town Hall.

The Gas and Electricity showrooms were built shortly after the Town Hall using the same architect (Reg Uren) who designed the Town Hall and the same sculptor (A.J.Ayers) who provided the carved stonework all round the square.

I can recommend the colour leaflet by Bridget Cherry from the Hornsey Historical Society

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