Bulletin 62 marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the HHS in 1971, and while we could not celebrate the occasion as we had hoped, due to the pandemic, maybe this issue, with its special cover, afforded some consolation. There are three pieces by new contributors: Andrew Whitehead’s account of the most successful Communist candidate who has ever contested the parliamentary constituency of Hornsey and Wood Green, Richard Woods’s nostalgic reflections of his boyhood on The Ladder, and Deirdre Stowell-Smith’s edited extract from the Bowes Park Weekly News of 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. Edmondson) of Lauderdale House in Jane Austen’s time, enlivened by extracts from the letters of some of the family who lived there, the second part of David Winskill’s history of the Freeman family and their bakery business, and Keith Fawkes’s new research on the many north London residences of the theatre architect Frank Matcham. Keith has also contributed a shorter article, on Sir Brett Cloutman VC, and there is a letter from a reader, John Ward, which follows up on article from Bulletin 61, plus the usual complement of book reviews.
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We welcome contributions to the Bulletin from interested authors, who do not need to be members of the Society. Articles for inclusion should be concerned with Hornsey, its residents and its history. A length of about 2-3000 words is suggested, but shorter pieces such as letters or reviews of books about local history can also be accepted.
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