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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
With all the interest in the current FIFA Women’s World Cup it is satisfying to know that Hornsey hosted the first official women’s football match attended by an enthusiastic crowd of 10,000 spectators. The 23rd March match was between North and South, the North winning 7-1. One of the South team, Emma Clarke, was the first recorded black woman football player. [Read more…] about 1895 : Women’s Football makes its official debut in Hornsey
‘Comments and Pencillings’
from the Hornsey Journal, 30th March 1895
The much talked of football match between British ladies has been played and the world has not moved an inch out of its orbit. There was an enormous gathering, the number probably approached ten thousand. [Read more…] about HORNSEY JOURNAL’S SCATHING COMMENTS ON THE FIRST OFFICIAL WOMEN’S FOOTBALL MATCH IN 1895
This Shared Learning Project with the University of the Third Age (U3A) will produce an exhibition about Crouch End in the past using pictures from the HHS Archive.
A marble memorial to Mary Parsons and Elizabeth Decker, who were servants to a Hornsey family for 57 and 47 years respectively in the late 18th/early 19th centuries, has been returned to St Mary’s Tower, Hornsey High Street.
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
For many of us it is a shock to read the Tender (Hornsey Journal 30 May 1919) for the supply of provisions to a workhouse. Surely the workhouse, such a spectre hanging over the lives of the Victorian poor, had gone by 1919? If it hadn’t, why was the workhouse in Edmonton not in Hornsey? When did this degrading system end? [Read more…] about The Edmonton Union Workhouse – Still housing the poor in 1919