Before New River Village

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The site of New River Village, circa 1833

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?

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MOST OF OUR DENTISTS WILL PULL WITH GOVT

The Hornsey Journal,  2 July 1948

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Queuing at a dental hospital prior to the start of the NHS.

It is anticipated that 75 per cent, of Hornsey’s dentists will this week inform the Minister of Health that they are prepared to enter the new National Health Service, which comes into force on Monday next.

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Smithfield Square’s Fascinating Past: Part Two

Dust Destructor chimney towering over Hornsey High Street
Dust Destructor chimney towering over Hornsey High Street

Recycling a new idea? No, over a hundred and fifty years ago our Hornsey predecessors had organised the recycling of their domestic waste in an impressive way on part of what is now Smithfield Square.    

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A Goldmine of Memories

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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St Mary’s Tower Memorial Boards

St Mary's Tower Memorial Board
St Mary’s Tower Memorial Board

Inside St Mary’s Tower in Hornsey High Street on the north wall of the ground floor room are four panels mounted as one memorial board listing the names of 136 men from Hornsey who died in the First World War. These were found in a skip! How was the mystery of their origin unravelled?

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The Priory Park Philosophers

The Philosopher's Garden, Priory Park
The Philosopher’s Garden, Priory Park

The Friends of Priory Park N8 are working with a company to design a sundial to be placed in The Philosophers’ Garden in the park. But why does the garden have the name it has?

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