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The Hornsey Journal, 15th November 1918
“In loving memory of the brave heroes who gave their lives to give us peace”
The news that an armistice had been signed and hostilities with Germany would cease at 11 o’clock took Hornsey by surprise on Monday morning. Some delay in the announcement was expected owing to events in Germany and the early intimation of the glad tidings, transmitted mainly by telephone, was received with some credulity. The news seemed too good to be true. [Read more…] about ARMISTICE DAY AT HORNSEY
An extract from the Bowes Park Weekly News, Saturday 16th November, 1918
“Peace” at Wood Green was celebrated with a good deal of noise and jollity. Commerce-road had its flags out very early, for whispers of the Sign-up had gone round about breakfast time, and they were only waiting for the official confirmation.
In case you missed it you can listen to Hornsey Historical Society Chairman, Keith Fawkes, being interviewed about Hornsey on the Robert Elms’ programme on BBC Radio London last month. [Read more…] about Keith Fawkes on BBC Radio London
The New River Village comprising 622 owner-occupied or rented apartments was built on a 15 acre site alongside Hornsey High Street between 2005 and 2007 by St. James Homes Ltd. What was there before? [Read more…] about Before New River Village
The Hornsey Journal, 2 July 1948
It is anticipated that 75 per cent, of Hornsey’s dentists will this week inform the Minister of Health that they are prepared to enter the new National Health Service, which comes into force on Monday next. [Read more…] about MOST OF OUR DENTISTS WILL PULL WITH GOVT
Imagine being able to peel back the layers of London’s history all the way to the Roman period, and explore interactively – wherever you are – the story of London’s remarkable, diverse and sometimes turbulent history over 2,000 years and its evolution into the city it is today.
Wood Green was at the geographical centre of the 1965 local authority amalgamation which created the Borough of Haringey. So the new Civic Centre was located in the High Road opposite the turning to White Hart Lane. This site had a long history.
Music in Alexandra Palace internment camp by sixth-former Patrick Hegarty Morrish was short-listed in the ‘short article’ category by the British Association for Local History (BALH) in their awards for publications in 2018. His article came joint second out of about 500 entries which is a considerable achievement for an A Level student. [Read more…] about Young HHS Bulletin Writer Wins Award
David Evans, who died on 28 February 2018 as a result of leukaemia, was a long-standing member of the HHS. In addition to his family (wife Brenda and four daughters) David had two other great interests: the recording of local history and London traditions, and the Scout Movement. [Read more…] about David (Tec) Evans 1929-2018
We consider our bathroom and en-suite facilities and our plumbed-in washing machines to be everyday life necessities, but what happened in Hornsey’s past when many houses lacked these essentials? [Read more…] about Smithfield Square’s Fascinating Past: Part Three