By the end of the the First World War the world was in the grip of the Flu pandemic that was to claim millions of lives. Hornsey was no exception and suffered hundreds of losses.
An Editorial from the Hornsey Journal, 7th February 1919
The housing problem is becoming more acute. Building fell off about nine years ago, and it ceased altogether on the outbreak of war. Embarrassment was not felt severely at first, because a considerable number of households were broken up as men volunteered. [Read more…] about THE HOUSING PROBLEM
An article by John Hinshelwood
The Manor of Hornsey was said in 1294 to have been part of the Bishop of London’s manor of Stepney from time immemorial. The bishop also claimed that his predecessors had held Finchley and Friern Barnet as a part of their manor of Fulham until its transfer to the bishop’s lordship of Hornsey in 1491. [Read more…] about The Manor and Sub-Manor of Hornsey
An article by John Hinshelwood
The land ownership and holdings of early manors (see The Manor and Sub-Manors of Hornsey) probably defined the borders of Hornsey Parish which contained the bishop of London’s Manor and the Prebendal Manor of Brownswood. To the north of the parish was Friern Barnet and Finchley, both part of the Bishop’s great estate. [Read more…] about The Parish of Hornsey
Our articles on the development of the Piccadilly Line extension cover some of the commercial and political elements of the process, but here are a few of the logistical points of interest. [Read more…] about The Piccadilly Line Extension: Did you know?
We take it for granted today that from the more northerly reaches of the HHS district it can take under thirty minutes to get to central London by tube. This was not always the case. [Read more…] about The Piccadilly Line Extension: Part One
As we’ve seen, Parliamentary powers to build the Piccadilly Line extension were given in June 1930 and the first section of the extension from Finsbury Park to Arnos Grove opened for business in September 1932. Just over two years between conception and opening seems exceptionally speedy by today’s standards when large infrastructure projects seem inevitably to overrun. In fact, The London Electric Company (LER) under the stewardship of Frank Pick had been quietly working on the extension for many years. [Read more…] about The Piccadilly Line Extension: Part Two
The search for land by Hornsey Councillors also included their purchase of another site on which to locate the new town hall. This was Keller’s Field which lay between Middle Lane and Tottenham Lane in Hornsey. [Read more…] about The Proposed Town Hall: Postscript on Kellers Field
‘What Future for Haringey?’ is a film that was made by Haringey Council in 1974 about the challenges facing the borough. The HHS’s David Frith gets a credit at the very start so we’ve asked him for his thoughts on seeing it again all these years later. [Read more…] about What Future for Haringey?
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).