A fascinating 12 minute film, without sound, of Mrs Mary Cannon of Crouch Hill doing the shopping and picking up her ration books in post-war Crouch End. [Read more…] about A Crouch End Housewife’s Story (1948)
Articles, books, postcards, photographs and other resources about the lives of people who have lived in the area. The material is organised alphabetically by title and will be added to gradually over the coming year.
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
A report from the Hornsey Journal, 14thMarch 1919
William Foster Watson, 37, a turner’s engineer, of Inderwick Road, Hornsey, and Featherstone Buildings, Holborn, was charged at Bow Street on Saturday with seditious utterances in a speech at the Albert Hall, at a “Hand Off Russia” meeting, convened by the British Socialist Party. [Read more…] about A HORNSEY ENGINEER’S SPEECH
An article from the Hornsey Journal, 24th March 1919
At Bow Street Police Court on Saturday, Sir John Dickinson concluded the hearing of the case in which William Foster Watson, 37, engineer’s turner, of Inderwick-road, Hornsey, and Featherstone-buildings, Holborn, under the Defence of the Realm Regulations with having, on 8th February, at a “Hands Off Russia!” meeting at the Albert Hall, delivered a speech calculate to cause disaffection amongst the civilian population. [Read more…] about A HORNSEY ENGINEER’S SPEECH : CONVICTION AND SENTENCE
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 Bruce Castle Museum unveils “ANIMATOGRAPH! How cinema was born in Haringey”, an historical exhibition that traces the life and work of Robert W. Paul (1869-1943), the English scientist and film pioneer who changed cinema history from his innovative studio located in Muswell Hill. [Read more…] about ANIMATOGRAPH! How cinema was born in Haringey
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 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.
An article by Eleri Rowlands
It is little known that that London suffered its first air raid not in World War Two, but just over one hundred years ago, in May 1915. Bombs were dropped not from planes but from the German Zeppelin airships. It is even less well known that ten years previous to that, a similar dirigible or directional air ship had taken off from Alexandra Palace. [Read more…] about Dr Barton’s Airship
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?