The story of Alexandra Palace and Park is integral to that of Wood Green. This Victorian enterprise has been the subject of many trials and tribulations, but it has, nevertheless, dominated Wood Green from its lofty position on its western boundary. [Read more…] about A Brief History of Alexandra Palace and Park
The following pages contain articles, books, postcards, photographs and other resources about different buildings in the area. The buildings include Alexandra Palace, Hornsey Town Hall, St Mary's Tower, Crouch End Clock Tower, and the Old Schoolhouse. The material is organised alphabetically by title.
Cromwell House on The Bank Highgate Hill, facing Lauderdale House and Waterlow Park, is one of two grade 1 listed buildings in Haringey (the other being Bruce Castle). [Read more…] about A Brief History of Cromwell House, Highgate
Hornsey’s history as a parish and administrative area goes back to at least the 13th century. For most of that time, Hornsey was a rural backwater in the county of Middlesex but, with the coming of the railways in the 1850s, developers realised the opportunity to create a suburb. [Read more…] about A Brief History of Hornsey Town Hall
Today, all that remains of St Mary’s Church is its bell tower, standing in the former churchyard, a little back from Hornsey High Street. St Mary’s Tower is a focal point for the local community and a poignant reminder of the long history of this site as a place of worship. [Read more…] about A Brief History of St Mary’s Church and Tower
The clock tower, a much loved if not exactly architecturally distinguished building, was erected in 1895 in ‘appreciation and recognition of the public services’ of Henry Reader Williams (1822-97). [Read more…] about A Brief History of the Crouch End Clock Tower
Erected in 1848 as Hornsey Infants’ School for St. Mary’s Parish, the Old Schoolhouse, designed by architect John Henry Taylor, is now the home of the Hornsey Historical Society. Although the society moved into the building in 1981, the Old Schoolhouse has a long history. [Read more…] about A Brief History of the Old Schoolhouse
Stefan Dickers presents a History of Street Photography in London through the world-renowned collections at the Bishopsgate Institute.
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
The Story of Alexandra Palace and Park
This unique 85-minute DVD was originally made as a video by local company KLA, carefully using all major archive sources, with special help from HHS. [Read more…] about A Palace for the People
By Marlene McAndrew
Focusing on this fascinating part of Alexandra Palace, currently undergoing major restoration, this booklet is an updated chapter from Marlene McAndrew’s, Lost Theatres of Haringey (2007). [Read more…] about Alexandra Palace Theatre