Some photographs are from magazines and newsprint and some are photocopies. They cover Hornsey’s local areas and historic local buildings, other areas of Haringey and places outside Haringey such as Archway, East Finchley, Finsbury Park and Hampstead.
This society, the name of which is most conveniently shortened to NMPS, was based in Hornsey throughout its life. However its membership was widely located and chose its name to reflect this.
Hornsey Historical Society holds the negatives of 30 Braddock photographs of Hornsey.
Alfred Braddock was a typical early photography enthusiast. He started his working life keeping a tobacconist and stationers shop in Hackney, became a keen amateur photographer in the 1870s and turned professional in the early 1880s. He took a large number of photographs in Hackney and then moved to live in Hornsey in 1890.