The 2019 HHS BULLETIN

Hornsey Historical Society Bulletin 60 masthead

The articles in HHS’s Bulletin 60 focus on the century between the ending of the First World War and the present day.

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THE ALEXANDRA PALACE

An extract from an editorial in the Hornsey Journal, 6 June 1919

The statement was made not long ago that on the removal of the German prisoners from the Alexandra Palace the Government intended to use the premises as public offices.

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THE HUSH IN THE HIGH ROAD

An article from the Bowes Park Weekly News, 15 November 1919

The “great silence” on Tuesday came upon the district as a good deal of surprise.  The tram and busmen evidently had their instructions from headquarters, and their vehicles stopped automatically. Other motor vehicles went ahead gaily along the High-street, Wood Green, when the guns sounded the hour of eleven, and the drivers if they heard of the stop order at all, did not intend a little thing like that to bother them.  However, after puffing ahead for a few yards they became aware that the world had stopped, and they stopped also.

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