Discovering, Preserving and Sharing Our Local History

Hornsey Historical Society covers the north London areas of Bounds Green and Bowes Park, Crouch End, Harringay, Highgate, Hornsey Village, Muswell Hill, Stroud Green and Wood Green.

We are currently looking for volunteers to help with the many different things we do. If you have some spare time and are interested in the history of the area we would love to hear from you. 

Latest Posts

The Maynard Arms

Platinum Jubilee Celebrations 2022

Images of the Jubilee Celebrations courtesy of David Winskill

Celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s Reign … 70 Years Apart

Bella Wilkinson’s excellent article last week focused on Hornsey’s 1953 Coronation street parties, the children’s fancy dress competition and party visits …

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Damp streets, its cold and windy but the partying carries on!

As we mark Queen Elizabeth II’s 70th anniversary of her Coronation this weekend, we take a look back at local events …

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HHS Books

A number of our books are now for sale online. Just click/tap the cover to find out more about each book. A full list of all our books can be found on the books page.

Cover of the Hornsey Enclosure Act
The Hornsey Enclosure Act 1813
Ivy Mantled Tower
Ivy-Mantled Tower
John Farrer - The Man Who Changed Hornsey
John Farrer – The Man who changed Hornsey
Highgate Walks

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