A Vision of Middlesex

By Janet Owen and John Hinshelwood

A Vision of Middlesex was published to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Hornsey Historical Society. The book presents a selection of over one hundred and twenty 19th and early 20th Century photographs from the North Middlesex Photographic Society’s survey and record of Middlesex.

A Vision of Middlesex

The photographs record long-vanished scenes of Crouch End, Edmonton, Enfield, Hampstead, Highgate, Hornsey, Palmers Green, Stroud Green, Tottenham, and Wood Green. Details of the photographers and locations are given.

Book details

Paperback: 120 pages
Publisher: HHS (2011)
ISBN: 978-0905794426
RRP: £10.00

We aim to send out all items within 5-7 days but as a small Society run entirely by volunteers turnaround times may sometimes vary.

About the authors

Janet Owen has lived in Hornsey all her working life, spent in London schools as a teacher and schools’ inspector and adviser. She is currently HHS Publications Manager and a member of the General Committee. Janet has written several HHS Bulletin articles and two books.

John Hinshelwood lives in Harringay and was HHS Curator & Archivist, 1998-2005. John is a frequent contributor to the HHS Bulletin and spends his time researching and writing on aspects of local history. He is the author of several books. For a number of years he was Secretary of the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society (LAMAS) local history committee.


You can read some extracts from the book on the website.

The Ferry Boat Inn

Old Houses, Hornsey High Street

Skating on the New River