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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
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
William Foster Watson (see Hornsey Journal 14 March 1919 and 24 March 1919) used the stage of the Royal Albert Hall and the dock of Bow Street Police Court as platforms from which to proclaim his radical political beliefs. Today most of us know little or nothing about the events and organisations mentioned. [Read more…] about Hornsey Political Activist takes on the Establishment
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.
Hornsey Historical Society Bulletin 60 has just been published. This year the focus of the articles is on the century between the ending of the First World War and the present day. [Read more…] about The 2019 HHS BULLETIN
By the end of the the First World War the world was in the grip of the Flu pandemic that was to claim millions of lives. Hornsey was no exception and suffered hundreds of losses.
An article from the Hornsey Journal, 28th February 1919
The deaths took place at the end of last week under extremely sad circumstances, due to the influenza epidemic, of Mr and Mrs Edward Tubbs of Church-lane, Hornsey. [Read more…] about AN INFLUENZA TRAGEDY IN 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.
The opening paragraph of the Hornsey Journal editorial, 7 February 1919 describes the housing shortage which Britain faced in the months after the 11th November 1918 Armistice. How would Hornsey Council tackle this shortage in 1919?
An Editorial from the Hornsey Journal, 7th February 1919
The housing problem is becoming more acute. Building fell off about nine years ago, and it ceased altogether on the outbreak of war. Embarrassment was not felt severely at first, because a considerable number of households were broken up as men volunteered. [Read more…] about THE HOUSING PROBLEM