A Vision of Middlesex – Part Three

As the Old Schoolhouse is closed for the time being, we thought we’d share some extracts from HHS publications over the coming weeks and months.

A Vision of Middlesex : The North Middlesex Photographic Society’s Survey and Record of Middlesex by Janet Owen and John Hinshelwood was published in 2011 by the HHS to celebrate the Society’s 40th anniversary.  The book contains a selection of images from the North Middlesex Photographic Society archive which is held by the HHS.

The Ferry Boat Inn, Tottenham, J F Hows, 1920
The Ferry Boat Inn, Tottenham, J F Hows, 1920

This old inn sits astride the channels of the River Lee on a road which crosses the valley to Walthamstow. It was a popular destination in Victorian times for London’s day trippers who took the train into the country for fresh air and recreational pursuits, such as fishing. This calm and tranquil spot was soon to undergo rapid change as the motor vehicle changed the pace of life for ever. Even so, leaning over the 1915 Ferry Bridge over the Lee, to the left of the pub, it is still possible to recapture the rural feel when a ferry not a road took people across the river.

Location : Ferry Lane, N17.

Website editor’s note

A Vision of Middlesex is in stock and will be for sale at the Old Schoolhouse once we re-open.