A History of the Church and Churchyard
of St Mary Hornsey, Middlesex
Launch details for our latest publication!
Plans for launching Bridget Cherry’s book, Ivy-Mantled Tower A History of the Church and Churchyard of St Mary Hornsey, Middlesex are now back on course.
The new launch date is Wednesday, 4th November, 6.00pm - 7.30pm, at St Mary with St George Church, Cranley Gardens, N10 (on the corner with Park Road N8). Parking in the roads nearby is limited and our Chairman, Keith Fawkes, has arranged car parking at the North Middlesex Cricket Club N8 8JJ. Entrance in Park Road opposite Park Avenue South. The church car park will be used for reserved and disabled places.
Ivy-Mantled Tower is a hard-back book with 138 pages and 202 illustrations, retailing at £19.50. It tells the compelling story of a succession of buildings from the medieval church with its bell tower (which still stands) to an 1833 church, followed by a late Victorian one which was demolished in 1969. But all has not been lost! The ancient tower has been rescued from dereliction and the neglected churchyard transformed thanks to the support of the Rectors of Hornsey and the diligent work of volunteers, many the Friends of Hornsey Church Tower.
The launch will be a good opportunity to come and buy the book – an excellent addition to your own bookshelf and an ideal birthday and Christmas present for friends and relatives.
OPEN HOUSE WEEKEND
19 and 20 September 2015
HORNSEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The Old Schoolhouse
136 Tottenham Lane (corner of Rokesley Ave)
Tel 020 8348 8424 (answerphone)
Saturday 19 September
Muswell Hill Walk:
Muswell Hill’s Edwardian history in Architecture.
Meet 2pm outside Muswell Hill Library
(numbers limited to 30) approx duration 2 hours.
ending at North Bank, Pages Lane for tea
Sunday 20 September
The Old Schoolhouse is open 11am to 4pm
An exhibition of the development of the Parish Infants' Schoolhouse, a small
early Victorian Infant schoolbuilding from 1848,
showing how the original building was set out and used.
An exhibition on John Farrer, architect for the Warner Estate and many roads in Hornsey
Self-Guided Tours available
FIRST TALK OF THE SEASON 2015-16
Wednesday 9 September
Hornsey College of Art: Six Weeks in '68
illustrated talk by Chris Arnold
Hornsey Historical Society's first talk of the season relates the momentous events at Hornsey College of Art in 1968, described by former student of the college Chris Arnold, perhaps better known as founder of the popular Crouch End Festival.
The talk is at 8pm prompt at URC Hall, corner of Ferme Park Road/Weston Park N8 9PX. Doors open 7.30pm. Visitors welcome. Donation £2 requested.
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