HORNSEY WOMEN AND THE VOTE

Meeting at Crouch End

An article from the Hornsey Journal, 11 April 1919

Under the auspices of the Hornsey Conservative and Unionist Association, a meeting for women was held at the Parish Hall, Edison Road, Crouch End on Thursday afternoon last week (4th), when addresses were given by Mr Kennedy Jones MP and Mrs Hudson Lyall, London County Council, on “The Powers and Responsibilities Conferred on Women by the Vote”.

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A HORNSEY ENGINEER’S SPEECH: CONVICTION AND SENTENCE

An article from the Hornsey Journal, 28th March 1919

At Bow Street Police Court on Saturday, Sir John Dickinson concluded the hearing of the case in which William Foster Watson, 37, engineer’s turner, of Inderwick-road, Hornsey, and Featherstone-buildings, Holborn, under the Defence of the Realm Regulations with having, on 8th February, at a “Hands Off Russia!” meeting at the Albert Hall, delivered a speech calculate to cause disaffection amongst the civilian population.

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A HORNSEY ENGINEER’S SPEECH

A report from the Hornsey Journal, 14thMarch 1919

William Foster Watson, 37, a turner’s engineer, of Inderwick Road, Hornsey, and Featherstone Buildings, Holborn, was charged at Bow Street on Saturday with seditious utterances in a speech at the Albert Hall, at a “Hand Off Russia” meeting, convened by the British Socialist Party.

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AN INFLUENZA TRAGEDY IN HORNSEY

An article from the Hornsey Journal, 28th February 1919

The deaths took place at the end of last week under extremely sad circumstances, due to the influenza epidemic, of Mr and Mrs Edward Tubbs of Church-lane, Hornsey. Mr Tubbs who was the eldest son of Mr and Mrs A E Tubbs of 45 Nightingale-lane, Hornsey, and was only married at Hornsey Parish Church on 5th December last, was demobilised on 14th January from the Navy in which he was a signaller. On Sunday week he and his wife were taken ill with influenza and this was followed by pneumonia. Mr Tubbs succumbed on Thursday night last week and Mrs Tubbs on Saturday afternoon.

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CRIMEA VETERAN’S DEATH AT HORNSEY

An obituary from the Hornsey Journal, 21st February 1919

The tiny band of Crimea veterans living in Hornsey has been made still smaller by the death of Mr. William Coombs. Mr Coombs went out with the expeditionary force to the Crimea as a sapper in the Royal Engineers.

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THE HOUSING PROBLEM

An Editorial from the Hornsey Journal, 7th February 1919

The housing problem is becoming more acute.  Building fell off about nine years ago, and it ceased altogether on the outbreak of war. Embarrassment was not felt severely at first, because a considerable number of households were broken up as men volunteered.

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HORNSEY FOOD CONTROL COMMITTEE

An Article from the Hornsey Journal, 24th January 1919

A meeting of the Hornsey Food Control Committee was held at the offices, Topsfield Parade, Crouch End, on Saturday afternoon. 

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COMMITTEES “GO TO WAR” OVER PROPOSED WAR MEMORIAL!

THE WAR MEMORIAL

An Editorial from The Hornsey Journal, 10th January 1919

A fortnight before Christmas a town’s meeting was called by the Mayor of Hornsey to receive proposals for a memorial “to commemorate the brave men of the borough who have given their lives for their country in the great War”.

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PHOSFERINE: A PROVEN REMEDY

An advertisement from the Hornsey Journal, 27th December 1918

RIFLEMAN WILLIAM OATWAY (M. M.) Royal Irish Rifles, British Expeditionary Force:

“I have very much pleasure in testifying to the beneficial effects derived from taking your Phosferine while on active service, because I was a Battalion Despatch Runner. ‘I was fortunate enough to have the Military Medal bestowed upon me for my work as a Despatch Runner—coming through fairly well, always keeping fit and never being subject to toothache, loss of appetite, headaches or any of the other ailments many of the men had, who were exposed to the same weather conditions as I was—in fact I carried on until I was knocked over by a big bit of shrapnel. Ever since I was in the Army I have taken Phosferine.”

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CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIES

An advertisement from the Hornsey Journal, 6th December 1918

Messrs Harvey and Shillingford

Crouch End, Hornsey and Stroud Green

Our firm has a small but well assorted stock which show exceptionally good “war value”. The coming Christmas promises to be a truly happy one, for the burden which has been hanging over us for the last four years has been removed.

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