A look at the progress of the restoration, seen during a recent visit to the theatre for a group of Theatre Friends. [Read more…] about Inside Alexandra Palace Theatre
Archive film, moving image resources and DVDs about the history of the area.
Further reflections by local film maker David ‘Tec’ Evans of Hornsey’s ever changing scene in a double DVD. This is a 13 minute clip from the DVD.
Duration: 2 hrs
Price: £12.00 + £1.50 p&pDetails of how to order can be found on the orders page.
Hornsey Historical Society DVD
A Hornsey lad, David Evans was a 10-year-old schoolboy in 1939, and when the war finished he was 16 years old. He recalls his experience of the evacuation, returning to the bombing of London, plus VE Day, and the 50th anniversary celebrations of VE Day. This is a 5 minute clip from the DVD.
David has made this film for his grandchildren to tell them what it was like in the Second World War, and has managed to record his experiences with some unique footage.
Duration: 63 mins
Spider’s Web Films
Price: £10.00 + £1.50 p&p
Details of how to order can be found on the orders page.
A 20 minute amateur film, without sound, from 1959 about floral colour in Haringey. It’s as interesting for the people, buildings and vehicles as it for the abundance of flowers. [Read more…] about Beauty in the Borough
A 1959 film of girls at the William Grimshaw School in Muswell Hill learning to make and model the latest fashions. [Read more…] about Muswell Hill Girls – Leaders in Fashion
A fascinating 12 minute film, without sound, of Mrs Mary Cannon of Crouch Hill doing the shopping and picking up her ration books in post-war Crouch End. [Read more…] about A Crouch End Housewife’s Story (1948)
Newsreel footage of the preparations for the first television broadcast from Alexandra Palace in 1938. [Read more…] about Television comes to Alexandra Palace (1938)
A British Pathe report about the difficulties faced by Haringey Council developing Wood Green in the 1970s. [Read more…] about Wood Green (1974-1976)
A British Pathe newsreel from 1929. “This picture explains why Adam frequents the pools so eagerly – because of the water witches there. ” [Read more…] about Water Witches – Hornsey Open Air Swimming Pool (1929)
London Screen Archives
This 30 minute film, made in 1961, can be viewed online at the London Screen Archives. It tells the history of Wood Green from tiny hamlet to major shopping centre told through still photographs and additional materials including maps, paintings, engravings, newspaper advertisements, motion footage. [Read more…] about The Changing Years: The History and Development of Wood Green