“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 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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A Walk around Stroud Green

Stroud Green Rd c.1904

Eleven HHS members and friends took part in an enjoyable walk round Stroud Green on October 30th, starting at Finsbury Park Station.

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Rails to the People’s Palace

Rails to the people's Palace book cover

By Reg Davies

Rails to the People’s Palace is a revised and updated edition of this popular book by railway enthusiast Reg Davies which tells the story of the railway line which once ran between Finsbury Park and the Alexandra Palace from 1873 to 1954.

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The King’s Highway


Hornsey Journal, 3 October 1919

Every railway station that serves Hornsey – Great Northern, Midland and ‘Tube’ – were closed in the early part of this week owing to the strike of the railway men and the public took to the King’s highway as it has probably never done before.

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The National Railway Strike, October 1919

Railway tracks

This article about the 1919 national railway strike by Clemmie Butler-Brown, a sixth former then on work experience with Hornsey Historical Society, was first published on the website in October …

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