As the Old Schoolhouse has been closed, we’ve been running an occasional series sharing extracts from HHS publications. John Farrer: The Man who changed Hornseyby Janet Owen was published in 2009 and this extract on The Three Compasses in Hornsey High Street contains an interesting connection with Elephant and Castle in south London.
We are hoping to add to our Lockdown Gallery of images with a collection of people’s written accounts of their experiences during the Lockdown period. In this way we hope to have a written as well as a visual record of these months. [Read more…] about Lockdown in Hornsey
HHS’s first publication in 1976, edited and revised by Dr Joan Schwitzer. Monk’s recollections of Hornsey in the 1880-1890s now includes additional material by the author subsequent to the original publication. [Read more…] about Memories of Hornsey
These are collected life stories from a selection of people living at Margaret Hill House in Hornsey, North London. Eight people recounted their stories, varying from people who had lived in the Hornsey area all their lives to those from elsewhere in the UK or from further afield – from Nigeria, the Caribbean and Cyprus. Their stories show the breadth and depth of experience of the people we pass in the street and see at the bus stop. [Read more…] about Memories of Tenants of Margaret Hill House, Hornsey
Our much acclaimed first documentary written and directed by Andy Attenburrow. The film tells the story of Hornsey, Highgate, Muswell Hill and Crouch End through the years 1850 to 1939. [Read more…] about Our Northern Heights