A Brief History of Hornsey Village

Hornsey Village

The village of Hornsey has been submerged for well over a century in the suburbs of North London. Its name is of Saxon derivation and its history probably goes back …

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A Goldmine of Memories

Memories of Margaret Hill House book cover

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.

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A Hornsey Engineer’s Speech


Hornsey Journal, 14 March 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.

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A Hornsey Mystery

St Mary's Church Tower, Hornsey

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. Using HHS …

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A Vision of Middlesex – Part Two

Vision of Middlesex cover

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. A Vision of Middlesex : The …

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