“I am going to get it”

The Exchange, Muswell Hill

A Politician’s Promise in November 1919 which came to nothing – plus ca change! Reading the Hornsey Journal extract from November 1919 may give you a feeling of déjà vu. …

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A Brief History of Muswell Hill

Muswell Hill

Until the end of the 19th century Muswell Hill remained a rural area of pasture, woods and open spaces situated on the edge of a glacial plateau overlooking the Thames …

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A History of Muswell Hill

A History of Muswell Hill

By Ken Gay

A History of Muswell Hill is the first complete chronological story of Muswell Hill, illustrated from the author’s personal collection.

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A Local Tube Promised – Mr Kennedy Jones MP at Muswell Hill


Hornsey Journal, 14 November 1919

A tube to Muswell Hill and a solution of London’s traffic congestion were promised by Mr Kennedy Jones MP at a meeting of his constituents held by the Muswell Hill ward of the Hornsey Conservative and Unionist Association at the Presbyterian Hall, Princes Avenue, on Friday night.

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Anthony Salvin

Nesfield's House, Fortis Green

Anthony Salvin (1799-1881) was one of the most successful British architects in the first half of Queen Victoria’s reign. The reason why we note Salvin today is because of his …

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Beauty in the Borough

Film still of woman in the street from Beauty in the Borough

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. …

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Grove Lodge Gardens

Newsletter Archive

I read with interest David Frith’s story of Grove Lodge in the September Newsletter. In that there is a mention of, ‘the tree-lined strip which is still there and called Grove Lodge Gardens’. I rediscovered this ‘strip’ or path a few years ago.

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