This fascinating and well researched book examines the detailed provisions of the Hornsey Enclosure Act of 1813 and their effect on the subsequent development of the ancient Parish of Hornsey.
An enduring best-seller. More than 100 old photographs of Wood Green, Tottenham, West Green and Harringay with captions that tell the story of Haringey in Victorian and Edwardian times.
Haringey’s Hidden Streams retraces the routes of Haringey’s several natural streams which once flowed in the open from the “northern heights” of Highgate and Muswell Hill. Those streams are mainly now underground.
The story of a man from rural Cumbria, who trained as an architect and surveyor, and played a vital part in creating a large part of the built environment of Hornsey. The author tells the story of John Farrer utilizing much archival material to illustrate his personal and professional life in this well illustrated book.
Cinemas of Haringey is a nostalgic treat for cinema buffs. This 140-page well-illustrated book describes the histories of more than 40 cinema buildings in various parts of Haringey. It tells the history from the early shop conversions, purpose-built cinematographs, through the 1930s picture palaces to today’s modern multiplexes.
Ivy-Mantled Tower is a hard-back book with 138 pages and 202 illustrations. It tells the compelling story of a succession of buildings from the medieval church with its bell tower (which still stands) to an 1833 church, followed by a the building of a late Victorian church which was demolished in 1969.
Wood Green Through Time is another title in this popular format with 92 pages of old and recent views of Wood Green linked by informative captions describing developments in Wood Green over the past century or so. It includes unique images of Alexandra Palace made during the First World War.
Bounds Green – A History and Walk is a book is about a less well-known, but nevertheless interesting, corner of Haringey. Initially the area was a rural hamlet which later became a cosmopolitan residential district of Wood Green.
A Vision of Middlesex was published to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Hornsey Historical Society. The book presents a selection of over one hundred and twenty 19th and early 20th Century photographs from the North Middlesex Photographic Society’s survey and record of Middlesex.
Muswell Hill’s Garden Suburb
This book traces the early history of the Rookfield Estate from when the site was first enclosed from Muswell Hill Common to its acquisition by W. J. Collins in 1899. It includes a history of the Collins family who were responsible for the development of the Estate.