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We take it for granted today that from the more northerly reaches of the HHS district it can take under thirty minutes to get to central London by tube. This was not always the case. [Read more…] about The Piccadilly Line Extension : Part One
The iconic Art Deco Hornsey Town Hall in Crouch End opened at the end of 1935. Yet the Hornsey Journal, 19 September 1919, refers to town hall plans on this site then. Why did it take so long to realise these ambitions? Where was the original town hall and why did that building and its location have to change? [Read more…] about The Proposed Town Hall : Background
An extract from a Hornsey Journal editorial 19 September 1919
Ten years ago or more the erection of a town hall for Hornsey was seriously considered by the Town Council. A site was to be had in Tottenham Lane, spacious and with a good frontage. [Read more…] about THE PROPOSED TOWN HALL
It is very difficult to imagine that central Wood Green with its cinema complex, shops, road junction and busy traffic was ever peaceful countryside with the New River meandering through. So what was Hollywood Green before? [Read more…] about Hollywood Green, Wood Green : What was there before ?
The ongoing fractious debate and depth of feeling felt over the type of borough war memorial best for Hornsey was highlighted in the first of the series Hornsey in 1919. What happened in the intervening months between January and August 1919? Was Hornsey any nearer deciding on the nature of its borough war memorial? [Read more…] about Hornsey’s Proposed War Memorial: The Continuing Story
A notice in the Hornsey Journal, 8 August 1919
His Worship the Mayor requires a FULL LIST of the RESIDENTS OF HORNSEY WHO HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR for inclusion in the War Memorial. [Read more…] about BOROUGH OF HORNSEY WAR MEMORIAL
An Armistice had ended the Great War on 11 November 1918. The peace treaty between the Allies and Germany was signed on 28 June 1919, exactly 5 years after Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s assassination triggered the conflict. The other Central Powers signed separate treaties. What was Hornsey’s response to these events and why were the children involved?
[Read more…] about Hornsey’s Response to the Treaty of Versailles and to Peace Day
SCHOOLS CELEBRATE PEACE
An article from the Hornsey Journal, 25 July 1919
The Peace celebrations in Hornsey were mainly confined to the children. On Friday afternoon (18 July) the pupils attending public elementary schools in the borough were given a tea, games and entertainments at public expense and enjoyed themselves as only youngsters can. [Read more…] about A CHILDREN’S DAY AT HORNSEY
Bulletin 49, 2008, ‘Pictures from the Palace’ (George Kenner’s paintings during Internment 1915 – 16) by Nick McCormick
Bulletin 58, 2017, ‘Music in Alexandra Palace Internment Camp’ by Patrick Hegarty-Morrish [Read more…] about Alexandra Palace and Park during the First World War: further reading
An extract from an editorial in the Hornsey Journal, 6 June 1919
The statement was made not long ago that on the removal of the German prisoners from the Alexandra Palace the Government intended to use the premises as public offices. [Read more…] about THE ALEXANDRA PALACE