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The ’Saving’ of the Highgate Woods 1884-1898: Green Struggle or Political Panto?

9th March 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The next in our series of talks will be given by HHS President, Peter Barber.

Crouch End Clocktower commemorates the achievements of Henry Reader Williams, long serving Chairman of the Hornsey Local Board and creator of urban Hornsey. His greatest single  success is is generally believed to have been this battle to save he Highgate Woods from destruction and their opening to the public.  But were they ever really in danger?

About Peter Barber

Peter Barber, the current President of the Hornsey Historical Society, has been researching and publishing on  local history for many years.  He has served as chairman of the the Lauderdale House Society as well as the HHS and served on the committees of the Camden History Society and the Friends of Kenwood.  He spent his career at the British Library where he was Head of Maps and Topography from 2001 to 2015.

Zoom Link

This is an online talk via Zoom.  Members will be receiving the Zoom link via email.


Image courtesy – Wikimedia Commons / TheFrog001



9th March 2022
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Hornsey Historical Society