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HORNSEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 

Please note we have no meeting in August

The first talk of next season is on

WEDNESDAY 13 SEPTEMBER AT 8PM

 

GREAT HOUSES OF HIGHGATE

RICHARD WEBBER

 

DOORS OPEN 7.30PM

AGM  STARTS 8PM PROMPT. 

URC HALL, CNR WESTON PARK/FERME PARK ROAD N8 9PX  

DONATION £2 REQUESTED FROM VISITORS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY 12 JULY AT 8PM

 

AGM

FOLLOWED BY REFRESHMENTS

AND S0ME OLD FILMS

OF TV AT ALEXANDRA PALACE 

 

DOORS OPEN 7.30PM

AGM  STARTS 8PM PROMPT. 

URC HALL, CNR WESTON PARK/FERME PARK ROAD N8 9PX  

DONATIONS REQUESTED FOR REFRESHMENTS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY 14 JUNE AT 8PM

 

THE CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS

OF THE CITY OF LONDON

 

MARK LEWIS 

ILLUSTRATED TALK

 

DOORS OPEN 7.30PM

TALK STARTS 8PM PROMPT. 

URC HALL, CNR WESTON PARK/FERME PARK ROAD N8 9PX  

DONATION £2 REQUESTED FROM VISITORS.

 

 

WEDNESDAY 10 MAY AT 8PM

 

AERONAUTICAL HAPPENINGS

IN LONDON'S LEA VALLEY

 

DR JIM LEWIS 

ILLUSTRATED TALK

 

DOORS OPEN 7.30PM

TALK STARTS 8PM PROMPT. 

URC HALL, CNR WESTON PARK/FERME PARK ROAD N8 9PX  

DONATION £2 REQUESTED FROM VISITORS.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 12 October 2016

 

 

 

 The Great Fire of London 

 

 

 

  Illustrated talk by Marianne Zierau

 

 

 

Doors open 7.30pm. talk starts 8pm prompt. 

URC Hall, cnr Weston Park/Ferme Park Road N8  

Donation £2 requested from visitors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 8 June 2016

 

 

Looking for Victor Hember: The Battle of the Somme

 

 

 

by Hugh & Christopher Garnsworthy

 

 

HHS member Hugh Garnsworthy has been researching his family history and found a topical connection with the Battle of the Somme, the centenary of which falls next month.

 

Doors open 7.30pm for sales and refreshments. Talk starts 8pm prompt.

URC Hall, cnr Weston Park/Ferme Park Road N8 9PX.

Visitors welcome, donation £2 requested.

 

 

 

 

Haringey Local History Fair

 

at Bruce Castle

 

Saturday 20 February

 

11.00am - 4.30p

 

 

 

We have a stall as usual at the Local History Fair. Also talks:

 

 

 

11.15am Janet Owen and Peter Sanders -

 

our latest book 'The Ivy-Mantled Tower'

 

The history of St Mary's Hornsey

 

by Bridget Cherry

 

 

 

4.05pm Albert Pinching - an appreciation of

 

Ken Gay (1923 - 2015)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 10 February 2016

 

 

The Evolution of Hornsey Town Hall

 

by Steve Amor

 

 

Steve Amor will explain, as far as possible, the background to the development and construction of Hornsey Town Hall. Using information, graphics and photos contemporary to the town hall’s construction Steve will try to explain the decisions and actions taken by Hornsey Borough Council to secure for themselves and the community a new, modern Civic Centre in Crouch End that would put the borough clearly on the civic map, as the members and officers so clearly wanted.

We are very fortunate in having a wealth of historical and physical material associated with the Town Hall locally, and a fine, largely unchanged campus of buildings on the Broadway at Crouch End still available for reference and examination. Steve emphasises the contribution this historical material still makes today, and in particular shows the quality of Reginald Uren’s designs and concepts for the first modern town hall in London and even Britain.

Steve Amor is a Project Manager, Property and Planning, for Haringey Council with a long history of working on the town hall’s maintenance, conservation and preservation through the last ten years.  

Hornsey Town Hall's story spans many decades and this short talk will only be able to offer a glimpse of the complex and significant aspects of its creation, a glimpse well worth seeing. 

 

Doors open 7.30pm for sales and refreshments. Talk starts 8pm prompt.

URC Hall, cnr Weston Park/Ferme Park Road N8 9PX.

Visitors welcome, donation £2 requested.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 9 December at 8pm

An illustrated talk on the fascinating  history of the Highbury Sluice House and Eel Pye House

 

 by John Hinshelwood

 

Talk starts 8pm prompt at URC Hall, cnr Weston Park/Ferme Park Road N8 9PX. Visitors welcome, donation £2 requested.

 

 

 

 

 

NOW ON SALE!

 

  

Ivy-Mantled Tower

 

A History of the Church and Churchyard

of St Mary Hornsey, Middlesex

 

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 Ivy-mantled Tower can now be purchased from the Old Schoolhouse.

 

  – an excellent addition to your own bookshelf and an ideal birthday and Christmas present for friends and relatives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 11 November 

 

Shell-Shocked Great Britain

 

illustrated talk by Suzie Grogan

 

 

 

STOP PRESS

 

Speaker Suzie Grogan has unfortunately had an accident and is unable to mak it tonight 11 November  but has kindly emailed her Shellshocked presentation, which will be given on her behalf by Rachael Macdonald.

  

Millions of soldiers were scarred by their experiences in the First World War trenches, but how new was what we now know as ‘shell shock’? What treatments were on offer? And what happened after the men came home?

Inspired by a tragic family story that took place n Hornsey Rise in 1922, writer and researcher, Suzie Grogan, reveals the First World War's legacy for soldiers, their families, the communities they lived in and the nation as a whole. The talk will include discussions on the rise of spiritualism, the impact of the Spanish influenza outbreak, air raids on the Home Front, the trauma experienced by the survivors, and why the conflict still resonates into the 21st century.

Suzie Grogan is a London-born professional writer and researcher in the fields of social and family history and mental health. Suzie's first book Dandelions and Bad Hair Days: Untangling Lives Affected by Depression and Anxiety was published in 2012 and her second Shell Shocked Britain: The First World War's legacy for Britain's mental health in 2014. Suzie also writes for a wide variety of national magazines. She also runs a popular blog, 'No wriggling out of writing', and presents a local radio show on literature, called ‘Talking Books’.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 14 October 8pm

 

 

 

Drama at the Palace 

 

Victorian Heyday:

 

The Alexandra Palace Theatre 1873 – 1901

 

  

 

The Alexandra Palace, including its large state of the art Theatre, opened on 24 May 1873 and burnt to the ground 16 days later. 

 

A second Palace was built – including a 2,000-seat Theatre – and reopened in less than two years on 1 May 1875. The Theatre used the most up-to-date technology then available and its wooden stage, with its traps and bridges, is one of the last remaining examples in the country. Its opera and drama productions brought the West End to north London, and its spectacular pantomimes drew full admiring houses. Some of the leading production companies of the age brought top actors, singers, dancers and entertainers to Alexandra Palace.

 

 

 

The story of the Alexandra Palace Theatre is the story of Victorian theatre itself, when theatre, in all its forms from farce to Shakespeare, was the mass entertainment of the growing urban population.

 

 

 

Nigel Willmott and Patricia Brearey, respectively the current Chair and Secretary of the Friends of the Alexandra Palace Theatre, tell us about the performances in the Theatre in the Victorian period, from opera to variety and the keynote pantomimes; and the performers, directors and designers who brought the productions to life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

OPEN HOUSE WEEKEND

 

19 and 20 September 2015

HORNSEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 

The Old Schoolhouse

136 Tottenham Lane (corner of Rokesley Ave)

LondonN8 7EL

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read more: Front page

 

  

OUR NEXT TALK on Dec 11 Dig for Victory Russell Bowes

Talks take place at 8.00pm at the Union Church Hall, N8 9PX, corner of Ferme Park Road and Weston Park (location details: Union Church Hall).

 

Doors open at 7.30pm for sales & refreshments. The talk starts at 8.00pm, and latecomers are not admitted.

Free to members. A donation of £2 is requested from non-members.

 

 

Coming soon

 

2014

Jan 8 Fight the Good Fight: The Battle for the Survival of the Muswell Hill Schools Janet Owen

Feb 12 A View of the New River: 400 Years of Fresh Water for London Rachael Macdonald

Mar 12 She Dared to be a Doctor: The Story of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Eleri Rowlands

 

Full events listing

News

 

 

Hornsey Historical Society

 

Registered Charity No 274424

Actively publishing on, and campaigning for, the heritage of our area.

The Society has produced many publications documenting the history of Hornsey, has been active in campaigning for the recognition and conservation of our heritage of buildings and open spaces. and is represented on the local Conservation Area Advisory Committees. It supports the work of the Friends of Hornsey Church Tower and other local conservation groups, and maintains close links with Bruce Castle Museum, and local history societies. The Society organises a regular programme of talks, visits and educational and other events. 

 

Wednesday 14 June at 8pm

THE CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS OF THE CITY OF LONDON

MARK LEWIS

 

DOORS OPEN 7.30PM

TALK STARTS 8PM PROMPT. 

URC HALL, CNR WESTON PARK/FERME PARK ROAD N8 9PX  

DONATION £2 REQUESTED FROM VISITORS

 

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY 10 MAY AT 8PM

 

AERONAUTICAL HAPPENINGS

IN LONDON'S LEA VALLEY

 

DR JIM LEWIS 

ILLUSTRATED TALK

 

DOORS OPEN 7.30PM

TALK STARTS 8PM PROMPT. 

URC HALL, CNR WESTON PARK/FERME PARK ROAD N8 9PX  

DONATION £2 REQUESTED FROM VISITORS.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 12 APRIL

   A CHILD'S WAR: GROWING UP IN WW2

MIKE BROWN

 

Another of Mike's nostalgic WW2 presentations

with period artefacts to bring back memories for

those who were there and intrigue those who weren't

 

Doors open 7.30pm. Tallk starts 8pm prompt.

URC Hall, cnr Weston Park/Ferme Park Road N8 

Visitors welcome. Donation £2 requested. 

 

 

Wednesday 8 March 2017

TOTTENHAM'S FORGOTTEN HOUSES

Valerie Crosby

  

A look at the splendid small mansions which once adorned Tottenham

in the days when it was home to Lord Mayors, Aldermen, wealthy merchants,

members of the court and wealthy Quakers, from the Middle Ages

to their decline in the late 19th and 20th centuries.

 

Doors open 7.30pm. Tallk starts 8pm prompt.

URC Hall, cnr Weston Park/Ferme Park Road N8  

Visitors welcome. Donation £2 requested.

 

 

 

 

 

 Wednesday 12 APRI 

 

 

Wednesday 8 March 

Tottenham's Forgotten Houses

VALERIE CROSBY

 

A look at the splendid small mansions which once adorned Tottenham

 

in the days when it was home to Lord Mayors, Aldermen, wealthy merchants,

 

members of the court and wealthy Quakers, from the Middle Ages

 

to their decline in the late 19th and 20th centuries.

 

 

 


Wednesday 9 November 2016

 Darling Daisy

  Dr Neil Houghton talks about socialite

  Daisy Maynard, Countess of Warwick


Doors open 7.30pm. talk starts 8pm prompt. 

URC Hall, cnr Weston Park/Ferme Park Road N8  

Donation £2 requested from visitors.

 

 

 

Wednesday 12 October 2016 


 The Great Fire of London


  Illustrated talk by Marianne Zierau


Doors open 7.30pm. talk starts 8pm prompt. 


URC Hall, cnr Weston Park/Ferme Park Road N8  


Donation £2 requested from visitors.




Wednesday 13 July 2016

 

AGM & Film Show

  

Following the AGM wine & food will be served

& there will be a screening of old films

of the local area by Film London

 

Doors open 7.30pm. AGM starts 8pm prompt.

URC Hall, cnr Weston Park/Ferme Park Road N8  

Donation €€£3 requested for refreshments.

 

 


CHANGE OF PROGRAMMME

Next Meeting Wednesday 10 February 2016

Steve Amor talks about Hornsey Town Hall

SEE HOMEPAGE FOR FULL DETAILS



Wednesday 13 January 2016 

The Friern Hospital Story

David Berguer

 

URC Hall, cnr Weston Park/Ferme Park Road N8 9PX

 Visitors welcome. Donation £2 requested,

7.30 pm for 8.00 pm

  

 

 

Wednesday 11 November

 

Shell-Shocked Great Britain

illustrated talk by Suzie Grogan 

  

STOP PRESS

 

Speaker Suzie Grogan has unfortunately had an accident and is unable to mak it tonight 11 November  but has kindly emailed her Shellshocked presentation, which will be given on her behalf. 

 

Millions of soldiers were scarred by their experiences in the First World War trenches, but how new was what we now know as ‘shell shock’? What treatments were on offer? And what happened after the men came home?

Inspired by a tragic family story that took place n Hornsey Rise in 1922, writer and researcher, Suzie Grogan, reveals the First World War's legacy for soldiers, their families, the communities they lived in and the nation as a whole. The talk will include discussions on the rise of spiritualism, the impact of the Spanish influenza outbreak, air raids on the Home Front, the trauma experienced by the survivors, and why the conflict still resonates into the 21st century.

Suzie Grogan is a London-born professional writer and researcher in the fields of social and family history and mental health. Suzie's first book Dandelions and Bad Hair Days: Untangling Lives Affected by Depression and Anxiety was published in 2012 and her second Shell Shocked Britain: The First World War's legacy for Britain's mental health in 2014. Suzie also writes for a wide variety of national magazines. She also runs a popular blog, 'No wriggling out of writing', and presents a local radio show on literature, called ‘Talking Books’.

 

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.

 

 

 

NOW ON SALE!

 

  

Ivy-Mantled Tower

 

A History of the Church and Churchyard

of St Mary Hornsey, Middlesex

 

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 Ivy-mantled Tower can now be purchased from the Old Schoolhouse.

 

  – an excellent addition to your own bookshelf and an ideal birthday and Christmas present for friends and relatives.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 14 October 8pm

 

Drama at the Palace  

Victorian Heyday:

The Alexandra Palace Theatre 1873 – 1901 

 

The Alexandra Palace, including its large state of the art Theatre, opened on 24 May 1873 and burnt to the ground 16 days later. 

 

A second Palace was built – including a 2,000-seat Theatre – and reopened in less than two years on 1 May 1875. The Theatre used the most up-to-date technology then available and its wooden stage, with its traps and bridges, is one of the last remaining examples in the country. Its opera and drama productions brought the West End to north London, and its spectacular pantomimes drew full admiring houses. Some of the leading production companies of the age brought top actors, singers, dancers and entertainers to Alexandra Palace.

 

The story of the Alexandra Palace Theatre is the story of Victorian theatre itself, when theatre, in all its forms from farce to Shakespeare, was the mass entertainment of the growing urban population.

 

Nigel Willmott and Patricia Brearey, respectively the current Chair and Secretary of the Friends of the Alexandra Palace Theatre, tell us about the performances in the Theatre in the Victorian period, from opera to variety and the keynote pantomimes; and the performers, directors and designers who brought the productions to life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

OPEN HOUSE WEEKEND

 

19 and 20 September 2015

HORNSEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 

The Old Schoolhouse

136 Tottenham Lane (corner of Rokesley Ave)

LondonN8 7EL

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read more: Front page

 

Hornsey Historical Society

 

Registered Charity No 274424

 

Actively publishing on, and campaigning for, the heritage of our area.

 

The Society has produced many publications documenting the history of Hornsey, has been active in 

 

OUR NEXT TALK


Wednesday 11 November

 

Shell-Shocked Great Britain

illustrated talk by Suzie Grogan

 

Millions of soldiers were scarred by their experiences in the First World War trenches, but how new was what we now know as ‘shell shock’? What treatments were on offer? And what happened after the men came home?
Inspired by a tragic family story that took place on Hornsey Rise in 1922, writer and researcher, Suzie Grogan, reveals the First World War's legacy for soldiers, their families, the communities they lived in and the nation as a whole. The talk will include discussions on the rise of spiritualism, the impact of the Spanish influenza outbreak, air raids on the Home Front, the trauma experienced by the survivors, and why the conflict still resonates into the 21st century.
Suzie Grogan is a London-born professional writer and researcher in the fields of social and family history and mental health. Suzie's first book Dandelions and Bad Hair Days: Untangling Lives Affected by Depression and Anxiety was published in 2012 and her second Shell Shocked Britain: The First World War's legacy for Britain's mental health in 2014. Suzie also writes for a wide variety of national magazines. She also runs a popular blog, 'No wriggling out of writing', and presents a local radio show on literature, called ‘Talking Books’.

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.





Wednesday 14 October 8pm

Drama at the Palace
Victorian Heyday:
The Alexandra Palace Theatre 1873 – 1901

The Alexandra Palace, including its large state of the art Theatre, opened on 24 May 1873 and burnt to the ground 16 days later.
A second Palace was built – including a 3,000-seat Theatre – and reopened in less than two years on 1 May 1875. The Theatre used the most up-to-date technology then available and its wooden stage, with its traps and bridges, is one of the last remaining examples in the country. Its opera and drama productions brought the West End to north London, and its spectacular pantomimes drew full admiring houses. Some of the leading production companies of the age brought top actors, singers, dancers and entertainers to Alexandra Palace.
The story of the Alexandra Palace Theatre is the story of Victorian theatre itself, when theatre, in all its forms from farce to Shakespeare, was the mass entertainment of the growing urban population.
Nigel Willmott and Patricia Brearey, respectively the current Chair and Secretary of the Friends of the Alexandra Palace Theatre, tell us about the performances in the Theatre in the Victorian period, from opera to variety and the keynote pantomimes; and the performers, directors and designers who brought the productions to life.

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.

 



New launch date 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)

LondonN8 7EL

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.

 

 

IMPORTANT MESSAGE!

 
Ivy-Mantled Tower
A History of the Church and Churchyard
of St Mary Hornsey, Middlesex 
 
Due to circumstances completely beyond our control the launch of Bridget Cherry’s book Ivy-Mantled Tower, due to take place on Wednesday 16th September, will have to be postponed for a month or so. We have learnt this morning that the printers have gone into administration and are totally unable to fulfil their obligations. The printing of this book is highly specialised work and it will take time to find a suitable alternative printer. Please bear with us during this completely unexpected situation and we will keep you updated as to the new launch date.
 
Keith Fawkes
Chairman of the Hornsey Historical Society

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 10 June 8pm

URC Hall, cnr Ferme Park Rd/Weston Pk

N8 9PX

 

THE CINEMA MUSEUM

 

Some of our members will remember the enjoyable afternoon we spent at The Cinema Museum in Kennington four years ago. Director Martin Humphries will be giving us an illustrated talk about the museum and its activities and also be bringing some of the museum artefacts for people to enjoy. The museum celebrates the experience of cinema-going as it was in the 1930s, 40s and 50s.

 

Doors open 7.30pm for refreshments and sales.

Talk starts prompt at 8pm. Latecomers may not be admitted. Visitors welcome, suggested donation £2 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 13 May 8pm

 

FLAT PACK CHURCHES

Marianne Zierau

 

URC Hall, corner Weston Park/Ferme Park Road N8 9PX 

 

 

8 April 8pm 

The Natural History of Haringey's Ancient Woodlands

David Bevan

URC Hall N8 9PX

 

 

Change of speaker

 

Next Meeting 11 March 8pm

Mike Brown

The Real Dad's Army - the Home Guard

 

URC Hall, Ferme Parke Road N8 9PX

 

HORNSEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Our next monthly talk

Wednesday 11 February 8pm

 

Hornsey Wood House

John Hinshelwood

HHS member John Hinshelwood talks about a teahouse which was demolished

to make way for the larger Hornsey Wood Tavern tavern,

which was itself demolished to make way for Finsbury Park.

 

URC Hall, cnr Ferme Park Rd/Weston Pk, N8 9PX

Doors open 7.30pm for refreshments and sales. Talk starts prompt at 8pm.

Latecomers not be admitted. Visitors welcome, suggested donation £2.

 

 

 

Wednesday 14 January 8pm

"We Will Not Fight!"

Hornsey's WW1 Conscientious Objectors

Jennifer Bell MBE


HHS member Jennifer Bell presents the
results of her extensive research into COs in
our area and what happened to them

 


Hornsey Village: A Walk

 

by Lesley Ramm and Eleri Rowlands

 

Our latest publication is an extensive revision of the original publication by Ken Gay. It contains a short history of the village and sets out three routes which walkers can take. Each point of interest is numbered and can be found on the clear map at the back of the publication, with bus stops marked for the convenience of walkers living outside the area. Lavishly illustrated with 46 photographs, this booklet (15cm x 21cm) costs £4.00 from our shop at the Old Schoolhouse. We are currently open for sales Thursday - Saturday 10am - 2pm, though do please ring us on 020 8348 8429 before making a special visit.

 

ISBN number: 978-0-905794-52-5

 

 

 

Wednesday 10 December 8pm

URC Hall, cnr Ferme Park Rd/Weston Pk, N8 9PX

Bounds Green: A Fascinating Corner of Haringey

Author Albert Pinching introduces us to a part of the borough not previously covered in a publication.

Albert's new book 'Bounds Green: a History and Walk' will be available for purchase.

Doors open 7.30pm for refreshments and sales.
Talk starts prompt at 8pm. Latecomers not be admitted.
Visitors welcome, suggested donation £2

 

 

 

Our monthly talk for November is a change from that originally advertised

 

 Wednesday 12 November 8pm

 

The Crocus King: E A Bowles of Myddelton House

 

Bryan Hewitt, Senior Gardener of Myddelton House Gardens, tells the story of self-taught horticulturalist, “Gussie” Bowles, who lived and worked at Myddelton House.

 

URC Hall, cnr Ferme Park Rd/Weston Pk, N8 9PX

 

Doors open 7.30pm for refreshments and sales.

 

.Talk starts prompt at 8pm. Latecomers not be admitted.

Visitors welcome, suggested donation £2

 
 

 

 

 

MAT SCHWITZER

 

We are sorry to have to tell members and friends that founder member Mat Schwitzer, lonstanding stalwart of HHS and widower of the society's founder Joan Schwitzer, has died    at the age of 97. The funeral takes place at All Saints Church, Talbot Road, Highgate at 12.30pm next Monday 10 November.





HORNSEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 

Our monthly talk for October is to celebrate

Black History Month

 

The Local Black Education Movement and

the Work of the George Padmore Institute

 

Wednesday 8 October

 

URC Hall, corner of Ferme Parke Road/Weston Park

LondonN8 9PX

 

GPI archivist Sarah Garrard talks about BEM and the

Stroud Green Supplementary Schools, followed by a

hands-on session with artefacts chosen from the GPI

archives by Sarah, with an opportunity to ask questions.

 

Doors open 7.30pm for refreshments and sales.

Talk starts 8pm prompt. Latecomers may not be admitted.

Visitors are welcome. Suggested £2 donation.

 

  

 

 

 

 

OPEN HOUSE WEEKEND

 

20 and 21 September 2014

 

HORNSEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 

The Old Schoolhouse

136 Tottenham Lane (corner of Rokesley Ave)

LondonN8 7EL

Tel 020 8348 8424 (answerphone)

 

Saturday 20 September

The Old Schoolhouse is open 11.00 am to 4 pm

 

Muswell Hill Walk:

Muswell Hill’s Edwardian history in Architecture.

 

Meet 2pm outside Muswell Hill Library

(numbers limited) approx duration 2 hours.

ending at North Bank, Pages Lane for tea

 

 

Sunday 21 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.

 

WW1 - Hornsey soldiers on the Hornsey Memorial

 

Self-Guided Tours available. 

 

 

 

 

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