The Hornsey Enclosure Act 1813

Cover of the Hornsey Enclosure Act

By David Frith

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.

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In Times Past

In Times Past

By Peter Curtis 

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.

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Haringey’s Hidden Streams Revealed

Haringey's Hidden Streams Revealed

By Albert Pinching and David Dell

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.

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John Farrer – The Man Who Changed Hornsey

John Farrer - The Man Who Changed Hornsey

By Janet Owen

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.

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Cinemas of Haringey

Cinemas of Haringey book cover

By Jeremy Buck

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.

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Wood Green Through Time

Wood Green Through Time

By Albert Pinching 

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.

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Bounds Green – A History and Walk

Bounds Green a History and a Walk book cover

By Albert Pinching

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.

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A Vision of Middlesex

A Vision of Middlesex

By Janet Owen and John Hinshelwood

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.

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The Rookfield Estate

The Rookfield Estate

Muswell Hill’s Garden Suburb

By David Frith

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.

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