CRIMEA VETERAN’S DEATH AT HORNSEY

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.

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David Greig (1861 – 1952): Hornsey’s educational philanthropist

This is the third article in our series – Hornsey Personalities of the Past

Drawing of David Greig
Drawing of David Greig, date unknown

The capture of a Scottish sea captain by the French, another Scots’ decision to emigrate to Australia and his wife’s concern for her large family – all played a part in the foundation of David Greig Ltd. the first chain of grocery shops in the UK. It’s a story of courage, hard work, foresight, service to the public and an eye to profit, from the first small shop in Hornsey High Street to a chain of nearly 250 stores.   

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DEATH OF G. O. BARRATT

GRAND OLD MAN OF CONFECTIONERY DIES AT GREEN OLD AGE

From the Bowes Park Weekly News, 6th October 1906

We regret to have to report the death of Mr Geo. Osborne Barratt, who passed away on Wednesday last, at 2.30pm, at the age of 78, at his residence, “Holly Mount” Crouch Hill.

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DEATH OF THE MAN WHO MADE HORNSEY

A BOROUGH ENGINEER OF DISTINCTION

An article from the Hornsey Journal, 9 July 1948

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.

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Dr Barton’s Airship

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.

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Edwin James Lovegrove 1861-1948 Shouldn’t we honour him?

Edwin J Lovegrove, c.1904
Edwin J Lovegrove, c.1904

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?

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Ever Heard of the Local Architect and Surveyor John Farrer?

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.

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Holy Trinity, Stroud Green

The Parish of Holy Trinity was the fifth to be carved out of the original Anglican parish of St Mary, Hornsey, as the population grew. The first was St Michael, Highgate in 1832 and Holy Trinity was established in 1878 on the corner of Granville and Stapleton Hall Roads.

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HORNSEY CELEBRATES VE DAY

An article from the Hornsey Journal, 11 May 1945

Profound relief was the dominant note in Hornsey’s rejoicings on the morning of VE Day. Then as the day advanced people’s feelings found fuller vent and they let themselves go with whole-hearted joyfulness. This universal feeling was tempered, however, by the fact that the war in the far east still goes on.

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