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
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
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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
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. [Read more…] about Beauty in the Borough
The New River Village comprising 622 owner-occupied or rented apartments was built on a 15 acre site alongside Hornsey High Street between 2005 and 2007 by St. James Homes Ltd. What was there before? [Read more…] about Before New River Village
By Joan Schwitzer
This illustrated booklet gives a brief history of St. Mary’s Church and a conducted tour around the churchyard describing the tombs, gravestones and memorials of some of Hornsey’s famous former residents. [Read more…] about Buried in Hornsey – The Graves of St. Mary’s Churchyard
By Jennifer Bell and Janet Owen
The educational pack is targeted at School: Key Stage 2 Y5/6; Key Stage 3 Y7. At Home: 8-11 year olds with their parents. [Read more…] about Enjoying Your Local Space: A Children’s Project About Priory Park
An article by Janet Owen
John Farrer (1843-1930), a self-made Victorian entrepreneur who lived in Crouch End for forty years of his life, was responsible for designing over eighteen hundred houses and shops for seventy three roads in our area and he laid out fifteen estates for local landowners and builders. [Read more…] about Ever Heard of the Local Architect and Surveyor John Farrer?