COMMITTEES “GO TO WAR” OVER PROPOSED WAR MEMORIAL!

THE WAR MEMORIAL

An Editorial from The Hornsey Journal, 10th January 1919

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”.

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PHOSFERINE: A PROVEN REMEDY

An advertisement from the Hornsey Journal, 27th December 1918

RIFLEMAN WILLIAM OATWAY (M. M.) Royal Irish Rifles, British Expeditionary Force:

“I have very much pleasure in testifying to the beneficial effects derived from taking your Phosferine while on active service, because I was a Battalion Despatch Runner. ‘I was fortunate enough to have the Military Medal bestowed upon me for my work as a Despatch Runner—coming through fairly well, always keeping fit and never being subject to toothache, loss of appetite, headaches or any of the other ailments many of the men had, who were exposed to the same weather conditions as I was—in fact I carried on until I was knocked over by a big bit of shrapnel. Ever since I was in the Army I have taken Phosferine.”

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CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIES

An advertisement from the Hornsey Journal, 6th December 1918

Messrs Harvey and Shillingford

Crouch End, Hornsey and Stroud Green

Our firm has a small but well assorted stock which show exceptionally good “war value”. The coming Christmas promises to be a truly happy one, for the burden which has been hanging over us for the last four years has been removed.

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ARMISTICE DAY AT HORNSEY

The Hornsey Journal, 15th November 1918

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Holland Cycle Shop, Queen’s Parade, Hornsey

“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. Some delay in the announcement was expected owing to events in Germany and the early intimation of the glad tidings, transmitted mainly by telephone, was received with some credulity. The news seemed too good to be true. 

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PEACE AT WOOD GREEN

An extract from the Bowes Park Weekly News, Saturday 16th November, 1918

“Peace” at Wood Green was celebrated with a good deal of noise and jollity.  Commerce-road had its flags out very early, for whispers of the Sign-up had gone round about breakfast time, and they were only waiting for the official confirmation.

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