HHS Bulletin 51

Bulletin 51 includes an appreciation of the life and work of Joan Schwitzwer and a look at the myth of Stapleton Hall.

HHS Bulletin 51



  • Joan Schwitzer – An appreciation of her life and work, Editor
  • Stapleton Hall, Stroud Green; the myth exposed, John Hinshelwood
  • Sir Francis Cory-Wright and the Welsh Connection, Janet Owen
  • John Henry James: builder, developer and public servant in Wood Green, Michael Cordwell James
  • Dr Barton and his Airship, Eleri Rowlands
  • Gerrit van de Linde: a handshake across the years, Marita Mathijsen

Notes & Queries

  • Local Record Shops, Sherifa Rashidally
  • Christopher Dresser and Alexandra Palace, Ken Gay
  • Wood Green Cycle Track revisited, Albert Pinching
  • Wetherspoons – a first for Haringey, Jacob O’Callaghan
  • Pre-Raphaelites plucked from the Palace flames, Jacob O’Callaghan


  • John Farrer – the Man who changed Hornsey by Janet Owen, Bridget Cherry
  • Crouch End – Past and Present, a DVD by David Evans, Ken Gay
  • Tottenham – A History by Christine Protz, David Winskill

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.

Buy the Bulletin

Bulletin 51 can be purchased online by non-members for £5.00 +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.