Peter Barber and the HHS on BBC Television

For the second time in a few weeks the HHS has featured on the BBC.  Peter Barber, our president, was interviewed in the Old Schoolhouse for the BBC1 documentary Pubs, Ponds…

The Saga of Cromwell House

…house is occupied by the High Commission of Ghana. Its history has been a chequered one and was covered in our  newsletter in the 1980s by Peter Barber. Cromwell House…

The 2018 HHS Bulletin

…of Highgate Peter Barber, our President, in ‘Early Maps of Highgate’ explores maps  of Highgate dating from 1608 to 1688, including the earliest known relatively detailed one, of 1608, hitherto…

A Brief History of Hornsey Historical Society

…Lifetime Achievement Award by the British Association of Local History. Our current President is Peter Barber OBE FSA, former Head of Maps at the British Library, who is a longstanding…

The 2021 HHS Bulletin

…more than 100 years ago. There is also a variety of articles from regular contributors, John Hinshelwood’s story of a local magnate Edward Grey, Peter Barber’s account (with Kenneth L….

A Brief History of Crouch End

…64 – 71 Janet Owen, John Farrer The Man who changed Hornsey, Hornsey Historical Society, 2009 Edwin Monk, Memories of Hornsey, 3rd edition 2005, 11- 12 Peter Barber, Gin and…

The 2020 HHS Bulletin

…edited down to manageable proportions. Our material represents a good chronological spread: from the mid-seventeenth century, in the article by our president, Peter Barber, about the fortunes of the wooden…