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
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. [Read more…] about CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIES
An obituary from the Hornsey Journal, 21st February 1919
The tiny band of Crimea veterans living in Hornsey has been made still smaller by the death of Mr. William Coombs. Mr Coombs went out with the expeditionary force to the Crimea as a sapper in the Royal Engineers.
Hornsey in History
A 1972 series of Hornsey Journal articles by Ian Murray, first Chairman of Hornsey Historical Society and Haringey Borough Archivist. The HHS gratefully acknowledges the kind permission of Archant/Ham and High for this reproduction
No.6: Danelaw, manor and parish
For 12 years, from 874, Hornsey was part of the Danelaw, that part of the country under the control of the Danes, until it was liberated by Alfred the Great. [Read more…] about Danelaw, manor and parish
An article from the Hornsey Journal, 9 July 1948
A BOROUGH ENGINEER OF DISTINCTION
DEATH OF “THE MAN WHO MADE HORNSEY”
Mr Edwin James Lovegrove, a former Borough Engineer of Hornsey, who died at Hove on Friday in his 87th year, carried out many important municipal schemes in the borough during its rapid development in the early years of the present century. [Read more…] about DEATH OF THE MAN WHO MADE HORNSEY
HHS members and readers probably know a lot about John Farrer and his contribution to Hornsey’s housing. He was honoured when a road was named after him. But who now remembers Edwin Lovegrove and his contribution to Hornsey’s housing, sanitation and health? [Read more…] about Edwin James Lovegrove 1861-1948 Shouldn’t we honour him?
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?