With all the interest in the current FIFA Women’s World Cup it is satisfying to know that Hornsey hosted the first official women’s football match attended by an enthusiastic crowd of 10,000 spectators. The 23rd March match was between North and South, the North winning 7-1. One of the South team, Emma Clarke, was the first recorded black woman football player. [Read more…] about 1895: Women’s Football makes its official debut in Hornsey
The village of Hornsey has been submerged for well over a century in the suburbs of North London. [Read more…] about A Brief History of Hornsey Village
David Winskill reviews “Memories of Tenants of Margaret Hill House”
Margaret Hill House on Middle Lane has always brought to mind a large German Schloss! I think that is because of the big round tower on the corner of Palace Road and the broad, low pitched roof. [Read more…] about A Goldmine of Memories
A report from the Hornsey Journal, 14thMarch 1919
William Foster Watson, 37, a turner’s engineer, of Inderwick Road, Hornsey, and Featherstone Buildings, Holborn, was charged at Bow Street on Saturday with seditious utterances in a speech at the Albert Hall, at a “Hand Off Russia” meeting, convened by the British Socialist Party. [Read more…] about A HORNSEY ENGINEER’S SPEECH
An article from the Hornsey Journal, 28th March 1919
At Bow Street Police Court on Saturday, Sir John Dickinson concluded the hearing of the case in which William Foster Watson, 37, engineer’s turner, of Inderwick-road, Hornsey, and Featherstone-buildings, Holborn, under the Defence of the Realm Regulations with having, on 8th February, at a “Hands Off Russia!” meeting at the Albert Hall, delivered a speech calculate to cause disaffection amongst the civilian population. [Read more…] about A HORNSEY ENGINEER’S SPEECH: CONVICTION AND SENTENCE
The HHS features in this week’s Ham and High in an article about the tombstone of Harriet Long and Jacob Walker in the St Mary’s Churchyard in Hornsey. [Read more…] about A Hornsey Mystery
Hornsey Historical Society DVD
A Hornsey lad, David Evans was a 10-year-old schoolboy in 1939, and when the war finished he was 16 years old. He recalls his experience of the evacuation, returning to the bombing of London, plus VE Day, and the 50th anniversary celebrations of VE Day. This is a 5 minute clip from the DVD.
David has made this film for his grandchildren to tell them what it was like in the Second World War, and has managed to record his experiences with some unique footage.
Duration: 63 mins
Spider’s Web Films
Price: £10.00 + £1.50 p&p
Details of how to order can be found on the orders page.
As the Old Schoolhouse is closed for the time being, we thought we’d share some extracts from HHS publications over the coming weeks and months. [Read more…] about A Vision of Middlesex-Part Two
By Joan Schwitzer
The author sets out short biographies of ten notable Victorians and their families and gives the location of their graves in the churchyard. [Read more…] about An Introduction to St Mary’s Hornsey Churchyard
The Hornsey Journal, 15th 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. 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. [Read more…] about ARMISTICE DAY AT HORNSEY