An Overview of the HHS Photography Collections

Some photographs are from magazines and newsprint and some are photocopies. They cover Hornsey’s local areas and historic local buildings, other areas of Haringey and places outside Haringey such as Archway, East Finchley, Finsbury Park and Hampstead.

Some photographs are of Coronation and Silver Jubilee celebrations, civic events and HHS ceremonies, events, outings and walks. The Vic McRae Collection covers changes in the area in recent times.

Major collections include the Percy Barralet Collection of photographs taken between 1886 and 1888, the Alfred Braddock Collection,  and prints from the North Middlesex Photographic Society, whose members took photographs mainly between 1880 and 1914.

Photographs are listed in the HHS archive catalogue which can be downloaded as an Excel spreadsheet. They can be searched by clicking on A ‘Type of Material’ or G ‘Title.