A Ministry of Food was established in December 1916 to combat food shortages and price inflation, results of the ‘submarine menace’. Hornsey’s MP, Kennedy Jones, was appointed director-general of the Food Economy section. What was Hornsey’s response?
Bulletin 58 won the 2017 London & Middlesex Archaeological Society (LAMAS) Journal Prize, having secured this accolade two years previously also.Hearty congratulations go to Sandra Clark, Bulletin Editor, to those who contributed articles and reviews to this edition and to Keith Phillips who undertakes all the design work and arranges the printing. This Bulletin was Sandra’s first as editor which is another reason for celebrating.
As the Great War ended there were many issues occupying the minds of Hornsey folk which will be highlighted during 2019 through selected Hornsey Journal articles on this website.
To coincide with the reopening of the Alexandra Palace Theatre, Keith Armstrong’s book Restoration : Alexandra Palace The East Wing is published on Monday 3rd December.
On Saturday 1st December the Alexandra Palace Theatre officially reopens after over eighty years of closure.
Greenridings House, a modern office block in the High Road Wood Green, houses a British Telecom switching centre. The building which stood on this site previously had a much more interesting appearance and history, as almshouses.
In case you missed it you can listen to Hornsey Historical Society Chairman, Keith Fawkes, being interviewed about Hornsey on the Robert Elms’ programme on BBC Radio London last month.
The New River Village comprising 622 owner-occupied or rented apartments was built on a 15 acre site alongside Hornsey High Street between 2005 and 2007 by St. James Homes Ltd. What was there before?
Imagine being able to peel back the layers of London’s history all the way to the Roman period, and explore interactively – wherever you are – the story of London’s remarkable, diverse and sometimes turbulent history over 2,000 years and its evolution into the city it is today.