HHS Bulletin 43

HHS Bulletin 43 includes articles about St Luke’s Hospital, the changing face of Campsbourne and the early years of girls’ schools in Highgate.

HHS Bulletin 43



  • Discovering parish borders: The boundary between Hornsey and Islington, Malcolm Stokes
  • The early years of girls’ schools in Highgate, Isobel Raphael
  • St Luke’s Hospital celebrates 250 Years, Ken Gay
  • Who was Who: Robert Spears – Unitarian Minister and man of the people, Roy Hidson
  • The changing face of Campsbourne, Arthur Batterbury
  • Wright’s Park Pumping Station; an outline history, John Hinshelwood
  • Ruth Rogers Essay Winner 2001, What we used to wear, Margaret Hudson
  • Amateur Operatics before the Second World War, John N Young
  • Alexandra Palace and The City Display Organisation Ltd. 1941-1951, Joy Nichol

Notes & Queries

  • Beaufighter at Broomfield Park, Joan Schwitzer
  • Wood Green’s past recalled, Albert Pinching
  • Tottenham Phoenix Road Club, Graham Tuck
  • Jolly Butchers Hill – A hundred years on, Albert Pinching
  • The lost viaducts, Mark Bailey
  • Highgate Dissenters – their history since 1660 by John Handby Thompson, Joan Schwitzer


  • The Town or Hamlet of Highgate – The story of a London village over 800 years. Written and directed by Andy Attenburrow, Isabel Raphael
  • Who was E. G. Scarfe?, Joan Schwitzer
  • Outrage! An Edwardian Tragedy by Janet D. Harris, Sian Harrington
  • Recent Occasional Papers from the Edmonton Hundred Historical Society, Albert Pinching
  • August Jaeger: Portrait of Nimrod – A Life in Letters and Other Writings by Kevin Allen, Jacob O’Callaghan
  • London’s Lea Valley – More Secrets Revealed by Jim Lewis, Ken Gay
  • Finchley & Whetstone Past – with Totteridge and Friern Barnet by John Heathfield, Ken Gay

Free to members

The current issue of the Bulletin is free each year to all members. If you aren’t a member and would like to join you can find details on the membership page. As well as the Bulletin, members also receive our quarterly newsletters, free entry to all our monthly lectures and advanced invitations to all special events and outings when they restart.

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Bulletin 43 can be purchased online by non-members for £3.00 +p&p.

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.

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.