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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
A Notice from the Hornsey Journal, 30th May 1919
The Guardians invite Tenders from
1st July, 1919 as follows:- [Read more…] about EDMONTON UNION – TENDERS FOR SUPPLIES
The Friends of Finsbury Park have asked author Hugh Hayes to revise his book A Park for Finsbury to celebrate the 150th anniversary this August of the founding of Finsbury Park.
An Advantage to Muswell Hill
An article from the Bowes Park Weekly News, 26 May 1906
For many months there has been an agitation for an entrance to the Alexandra Palace and Park from the top of Muswell Hill, and we are now informed on quite reliable authority that such an entrance is about to be opened.
[Read more…] about NEW ENTRANCE TO THE PALACE
Alexandra Palace and its Park dominate the skyline for miles around in North London. What was on the site previously?
MEETING AT CROUCH END
An article from the Hornsey Journal, 11 April 1919
Under the auspices of the Hornsey Conservative and Unionist Association, a meeting for women was held at the Parish Hall, Edison Road, Crouch End on Thursday afternoon last week (4th), when addresses were given by Mr Kennedy Jones MP and Mrs Hudson Lyall, London County Council, on “The Powers and Responsibilities Conferred on Women by the Vote”. [Read more…] about HORNSEY WOMEN AND THE VOTE
The Representation of the People Act 1918 extended the franchise in parliamentary elections (right to vote) to men aged 21 and over, whether or not they owned property, and to women aged 30 and over who resided in the constituency or occupied land or premises with a rateable value above £5 (or whose husbands did).
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