The Changing Years: The History and Development of Wood Green

London Screen Archives

This 30 minute film, made in 1961, can be viewed online at  the London Screen Archives. It tells the history of Wood Green from tiny hamlet to major shopping centre told through still photographs and additional materials including maps, paintings, engravings, newspaper advertisements, motion footage. It includes Alexandra Palace, and also covers transport, local industry, the impact of wars and the development of new council estates.

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Dr Barton’s Airship

An article by Eleri Rowlands

It is little known that that London suffered its first air raid not in World War Two, but just over one hundred years ago, in May 1915. Bombs were dropped not from planes but from the German Zeppelin airships. It is even less well known that ten years previous to that, a similar dirigible or directional air ship had taken off from Alexandra Palace.

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