Hornsey’s Proposed War Memorial: The Continuing Story

Hornsey Cottage Hospital
Hornsey Cottage Hospital

The ongoing fractious debate and depth of feeling felt over the type of borough war memorial best for Hornsey was highlighted in the first of the series Hornsey in 1919. What happened in the intervening months between January and August 1919? Was Hornsey any nearer deciding on the nature of its borough war memorial?

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BOROUGH OF HORNSEY WAR MEMORIAL

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.

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Wood Green’s Obelisk

The Obelisk today
The Obelisk on Bounds Green Road today

Unless you are a frequent traveller along the Bounds Green Road you may not be aware that there is an obelisk in Wood Green. The 20 foot high granite obelisk is located on the grass verge opposite The Prince public house at the corner of Finsbury Road.

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HORNSEY WOMEN AND THE VOTE

Meeting at Crouch End

An article from the Hornsey Journal, 11 April 1919

Under the auspices of the Hornsey Conservative and Unionist Association, a meeting for women was held at the Parish Hall, Edison Road, Crouch End on Thursday afternoon last week (4th), when addresses were given by Mr Kennedy Jones MP and Mrs Hudson Lyall, London County Council, on “The Powers and Responsibilities Conferred on Women by the Vote”.

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Women and the Vote in 1919

The Representation of the People Act 1918 extended the franchise in parliamentary elections (right to vote) to men aged 21 and over, whether or not they owned property, and to women aged 30 and over who resided in the constituency or occupied land or premises with a rateable value above £5 (or whose husbands did).

At the same time, it extended the local government franchise to include women aged 21 and over on the same terms as men.

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