A Brief History of Crouch End

Crouch End Clock Tower & Broadway,1904

Crouch End is situated at the junction of several ancient routes. One comes up from Islington over Crouch Hill and the other from Holloway over Crouch End Hill. After meeting …

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A Brief History of the Crouch End Clock Tower

Crouch End Clock Tower & Broadway,1904

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). Bridget Cherry …

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Abyssinia: Hornsey’s Lost Village

Abyssinia: Hornsey's Lost Village

By Hugh Flouch

Unravel a Hornsey Mystery

Built up from the late 1860s, Abyssinia ‘village’ was a part of Hornsey Vale in Hornsey. Within a hundred years of being established, this mysterious little enclave had been completely demolished and replaced by the Hornsey School for Girls.

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Armistice Day at Hornsey

Holland Cycle Shop, Hornsey, 1918

Hornsey Journal, 15 November 1918

“In loving memory of the brave heroes who gave their lives to give us peace”

The news that an armistice had been signed and hostilities with Germany would cease at 11 o’clock took Hornsey by surprise on Monday morning.

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Beauty in the Borough

Film still of woman in the street from Beauty in the Borough

A 20 minute amateur film, without sound, from 1959 about floral colour in Haringey.  It’s as interesting for the people, buildings and vehicles as it for the abundance of flowers. …

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Beneath the Clocktower

Beneath the Clocktower opening credits

Harvey Marcus’s film, Beneath The Clocktower, about the independent shops and businesses in Crouch End, has been one of the most popular items on our website.  If the film triggers …

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Book Launch

Abyssinia cover

As well as hearing from the author, key figures in the local history community and from former residents of the village, at the end of the event there will be …

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Charlotte Cowdroy (1864-1932)

Charlotte Cowdroy Headmistress

A Headmistress with Trenchant Educational Ideas This is the second article in our 2022 series – Hornsey Personalities of the Past Charlotte Cowdroy earned a national reputation for herself as …

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