Haringey Civic Centre: What was there before?

Fishmongers' and Poulterers' Almshouses, c1905
Fishmongers’ and Poulterers’ Almshouses, c1905

Wood Green was at the geographical centre of the 1965 local authority amalgamation which created the Borough of Haringey. So the new Civic Centre was located in the High Road opposite the turning to White Hart Lane.  This site had a long history.

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Young HHS Bulletin Writer Wins Award

Music in Alexandra Palace internment camp by sixth-former Patrick Hegarty Morrish was short-listed in the ‘short article’ category by the British Association for Local History (BALH) in their awards for publications in 2018. His article came joint second out of about 500 entries which is a considerable achievement for an A Level student. 

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David (Tec) Evans 1929-2018

David Evans as Scout Leader, c.1950.

David Evans, who died on 28 February 2018 as a result of leukaemia, was a long-standing member of the HHS. In addition to his family (wife Brenda and four daughters) David had two other great interests: the recording of local history and London traditions, and the Scout Movement.

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Smithfield Square’s Fascinating Past: Part Two

Dust Destructor chimney towering over Hornsey High Street
Dust Destructor chimney towering over Hornsey High Street

Recycling a new idea? No, over a hundred and fifty years ago our Hornsey predecessors had organised the recycling of their domestic waste in an impressive way on part of what is now Smithfield Square.    

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A Goldmine of Memories

David Winskill reviews “Memories of Tenants of Margaret Hill House”

Margaret Hill House on Middle Lane has always brought to mind a large German Schloss! I think that is because of the big round tower on the corner of Palace Road and the broad, low pitched roof.

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St Mary’s Tower Memorial Boards

St Mary's Tower Memorial Board
St Mary’s Tower Memorial Board

Inside St Mary’s Tower in Hornsey High Street on the north wall of the ground floor room are four panels mounted as one memorial board listing the names of 136 men from Hornsey who died in the First World War. These were found in a skip! How was the mystery of their origin unravelled?

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The Priory Park Philosophers

The Philosopher's Garden, Priory Park
The Philosopher’s Garden, Priory Park

The Friends of Priory Park N8 are working with a company to design a sundial to be placed in The Philosophers’ Garden in the park. But why does the garden have the name it has?

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