HHS Bulletin 41

HHS Bulletin 41 includes articles about Hornsey libraries, Hornsey’s Public Housing, and W.E. Gladstone and Holy Trinity, Stroud Green.

Cover of HHS Bulletin 41



  • W.E. Gladstone and Holy Trinity, Stroud Green (1885), P.J.L. Frankl
  • Hornsey libraries – the early years, 1896-1939, Roy Hidson
  • Hornsey in water colour: the work of Benjamin Percy Marks (1866-1955), Ken Gay
  • Muswell Hill – a spiritual home for an Indian swami and a Czech refugee, Sylvia Simsova
  • Ruth Rogers Essay Winner 1999: My Place of Worship, Beryl Gibbs
  • Who was who in Hornsey No 18: Henry Burt 1844-1940, Joan Schwitzer
  • Hornsey’s Public Housing, John Hinshelwood
  • A Hornsey lad – At school, at play and at war, Jim Richardson
  • On Mondays we had Bubble and Squeak [18 Clarendon Road], Vera Brewster


  • Scouting in Hornsey, Arthur S Graham

Notes & Queries

  • A King in Hornsey, Roger Dobson
  • Establishment of the Home Guard (LDV) in Hornsey, Arthur S Graham
  • The one that got away – the official German report, Donald Simpson
  • A local wartime hero: Alfred “Ken” Gatward D.S.O., Joan Schwitzer
  • The one that got away – the official German report, Donald Simpson
  • Victorian Highgate: another Storey story, Joan Schwitzer
  • The Marriage Cross, Ken Gay
  • Northumberland House, Ivy Broomfield
  • St Mary’s School, 1946 Anne Watson
  • London’s oldest cinema is in Haringey, Ken Gay


  • Forty Walks from Ally Pally, Ken Gay
  • London parish map; a map of the ecclesiastical divisions within the County of London, (1903), Brenda Griffith-Williams

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Write for the Bulletin

We welcome contributions to the Bulletin from interested authors, who do not need to be members of the Society. Articles for inclusion should be concerned with Hornsey, its residents and its history. A length of about 2-3000 words is suggested, but shorter pieces such as letters or reviews of books about local history can also be accepted.

All articles are read prior to acceptance by members of the Publications Committee, who may suggest revisions. Material should be sent by email attachment in Word format (not PDF) to the Editor, Professor Sandra Clark, who will be happy to deal with any questions about potential contributions. Illustrations are encouraged.