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.
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, 24th 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
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
An Editorial from The Hornsey Journal, 10th January 1919
THE WAR MEMORIAL
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”. [Read more…] about COMMITTEES “GO TO WAR” OVER PROPOSED WAR MEMORIAL!
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.
A Notice from the Hornsey Journal, 30th May 1919
The Guardians invite Tenders from
1st July, 1919 as follows:- [Read more…] about EDMONTON UNION – TENDERS FOR SUPPLIES