Hornsey’s National Kitchens 1918-1919

Female cooks serving the public at a National Kitchen during the First World War

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? 

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LAMAS award for HHS Bulletin 58

Sandra Clark, Bulletin Editor

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.

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Hornsey after the War

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.

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Restoration by Keith Armstrong

Front cover of Restoration by Keith Armstrong

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.

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Greenridings House: What was there before?

Greenridings House 2018
Greenridings House 2018

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.   

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Keith Fawkes on BBC Radio London

BBC Microphone from 1944

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.

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Before New River Village

The site of New River Village, circa 1833
The site of New River Village, circa 1833

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?

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Layers of London: Mapping the City’s Heritage

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.

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