Ivy-Mantled Tower – A History of the Church and Churchyard of St Mary Hornsey, Middlesex

By Bridget Cherry 

Ivy-Mantled Tower is a hard-back book with 138 pages and 202 illustrations, telling 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 thanks to the support of the Rectors of Hornsey and the diligent work of many volunteers.

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Rails to the People’s Palace

By Reg Davies

A revised and updated edition of this popular book by railway enthusiast Reg Davies which tells the story of the railway line which once ran between Finsbury Park and the Alexandra Palace from 1873 to 1954.

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Wood Green Through Time

By Albert Pinching 

Another title in this popular format with 92 pages of old and recent views of Wood Green linked by informative captions describing developments in Wood Green over the past century or so. It includes unique images of Alexandra Palace made during the First World War.

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Tottenham and Wood Green – Then & Now in Colour

By Christine Protz and Deborah Hedgecock

This 96-page hardback introduces a new format from The History Press. It presents an old view from the Bruce Castle Museum archive in sepia and a modern full colour view, by local photographer Henry Jacobs, of forty-two locations in Tottenham and Wood Green accompanied by informative text.

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Hornsey Past

By Steven Denford

This comprehensive local history, covering part of Hornsey parish ie.Crouch End, Muswell Hill and Hornsey Village, is in the popular Historical Publications Ltd “Past” series format.

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