Does reading the Hornsey Journal extract from November 1919 give you a feeling of déjà vu? Not only was the fervent promise to get a tube to Muswell Hill within three years not kept, an underground line to this north London suburb never materialised. [Read more…] about “I am going to get it” – A Politician’s Promise in November 1919 which came to nothing – plus ca change !
The Hornsey Journal - 1919
Selected articles from The Hornsey Journal from 1919 charting some of the issues the area faced following the end of WW1.
Each month in 2019, using Hornsey Journal extracts, we have looked at the issues facing Hornsey and the country in 1919 and at their impact locally and nationally. The Hornsey Journal extract, 26 December 1919, makes it clear that solutions to these issues were as distant as when the year started and that pessimism about British and global instability had settled over the people of Hornsey like a black cloud. What were these uncertainties? [Read more…] about 1919 – 1920: The Uncertainties
An editorial from the Hornsey Journal, 26 December 1919.
Christmas 1919 and the passing of another year – a year whose advent was welcomed with the greatest hopes and the sincerest wishes that have ever accompanied the annual birth! [Read more…] about 1919 and 1920
SCHOOLS CELEBRATE PEACE
An article from the Hornsey Journal, 25 July 1919
The Peace celebrations in Hornsey were mainly confined to the children. On Friday afternoon (18 July) the pupils attending public elementary schools in the borough were given a tea, games and entertainments at public expense and enjoyed themselves as only youngsters can. [Read more…] about A CHILDREN’S DAY AT HORNSEY
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. [Read more…] about A HORNSEY ENGINEER’S SPEECH
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. [Read more…] about A HORNSEY ENGINEER’S SPEECH: CONVICTION AND SENTENCE
We may think that we have nothing in common with the people who waited silently and reflectively at the opening of the Hornsey War Memorial in Park Road on 11th November 1921 but that is not so. We are joined by the word ‘pandemic’, not Spanish Flu this time but Covid 19, and how many people waiting patiently the mandatory 15 minutes after their first, second or booster Covid jab in a room off Hornsey Central Neighbourhood Health Centre in Park Road, N8, realise that they are sitting inside the Hornsey War Memorial? [Read more…] about A Hundred Years Since the Opening of the Hornsey War Memorial on 11 November 1921
A Report from the Hornsey Journal, 14 November 1919
A tube to Muswell Hill and a solution of London’s traffic congestion were promised by Mr Kennedy Jones MP at a meeting of his constituents held by the Muswell Hill ward of the Hornsey Conservative and Unionist Association at the Presbyterian Hall, Princes Avenue, on Friday night. [Read more…] about A LOCAL TUBE PROMISED – MR KENNEDY JONES MP AT MUSWELL HILL
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. [Read more…] about AN INFLUENZA TRAGEDY IN HORNSEY
A notice in the Hornsey Journal, 8 August 1919
His Worship the Mayor requires a FULL LIST of the RESIDENTS OF HORNSEY WHO HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR for inclusion in the War Memorial. [Read more…] about BOROUGH OF HORNSEY WAR MEMORIAL