If you look up next time you're outside 471 Hornsey Road you'll see this man above the carpet shop:
Look closer. He's wearing a red frock coat and black hat, has a bell in one hand and scroll in the other.
He looks kind of like this lady:
|Shirley Ballard, the Isle of Wight's official town crier|
Thanks to jonno259 on flickr
It's signed MS. The shape of the building and its being on a corner near what was once a railway station made me wonder if it had been a pub, but there's no sign of it on deadpubs.co.uk
I'm stumped. Any ideas?