This 96-page hardback introduces a new format from The History Press. It presents an old view from the Bruce Castle Museum archive in sepia and a modern full colour view, by local photographer Henry Jacobs, of forty-two locations in Tottenham and Wood Green accompanied by informative text. [Read more…] about Tottenham and Wood Green – Then & Now in Colour
‘What Future for Haringey?’ is a film that was made by Haringey Council in 1974 about the challenges facing the borough. The HHS’s David Frith gets a credit at the very start so we’ve asked him for his thoughts on seeing it again all these years later. [Read more…] about What Future for Haringey?
Little do the people entering in trepidation the portals of the imposing Wood Green Crown Court in Lordship Lane N22 suspect that this building and what stood on the site previously has a varied and interesting history to tell.
The first history of a district which began as an unpretentious hamlet and is now mainly residential but also an important shopping centre of north London. Wood Green’s past is surprisingly interesting and well recounted in this lavishly illustrated hardback book in a popular format. [Read more…] about Wood Green Past
Another title in this popular format with 92 pages of old and recent views of Wood Green linked by informative captions describing developments in Wood Green over the past century or so. It includes unique images of Alexandra Palace made during the First World War. [Read more…] about Wood Green Through Time
An extract from an article in the Bowes Park Weekly News,
5th October 1907
BRILLIANT OPENING CEREMONY
MILLIONAIRES AND LIBRARIES
Well, they had a gorgeous day for it, at all events. At four p.m. on Saturday last there was a bigger assemblage of local somebodies and their friends, than has ever been seen at the Wood Green Town Hall before. [Read more…] about WOOD GREEN’S NEW LIBRARY
Unless you are a frequent traveller along the Bounds Green Road you may not be aware that there is an obelisk in Wood Green. The 20 foot high granite obelisk is located on the grass verge opposite The Prince public house at the corner of Finsbury Road. [Read more…] about Wood Green’s Obelisk