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As we’ve seen, Parliamentary powers to build the Piccadilly Line extension were given in June 1930 and the first section of the extension from Finsbury Park to Arnos Grove opened for business in September 1932. Just over two years between conception and opening seems exceptionally speedy by today’s standards when large infrastructure projects seem inevitably to overrun. In fact, The London Electric Company (LER) under the stewardship of Frank Pick had been quietly working on the extension for many years. [Read more…] about The Piccadilly Line Extension : Part Two
Each month in 2019, using Hornsey Journal extracts, we have looked at the issues facing Hornsey and the country in 1919 and at their impact locally and nationally. The Hornsey Journal extract, 26 December 1919, makes it clear that solutions to these issues were as distant as when the year started and that pessimism about British and global instability had settled over the people of Hornsey like a black cloud. What were these uncertainties? [Read more…] about 1919 – 1920 : The Uncertainties
An editorial from the Hornsey Journal, 26 December 1919.
Christmas 1919 and the passing of another year – a year whose advent was welcomed with the greatest hopes and the sincerest wishes that have ever accompanied the annual birth! [Read more…] about 1919 and 1920
The search for land by Hornsey Councillors also included their purchase of another site on which to locate the new town hall. This was Keller’s Field which lay between Middle Lane and Tottenham Lane in Hornsey. [Read more…] about The Proposed Town Hall : Postscript on Kellers Field
This building in Earlham Grove, Wood Green, serves all sections of the local Cypriot community, providing vital community services and facilities. The land it stands on has a long history, having been the site of a family home and educational establishment. What story has it to tell? [Read more…] about Before the Cypriot Community Centre
If you’ve visited the Albert Road Recreational Ground on the Bounds Green/Muswell Hill border over the last few weeks you’ll have notice an additional object of interest, commemorating a famous resident. [Read more…] about Oliver Tambo Statue Unveiled
Hornsey Historical Society’s Bulletin 59 (2018) was judged the best local history society journal submitted this year to the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society (LAMAS). [Read more…] about LAMAS Award for HHS Bulletin 59
Does reading the Hornsey Journal extract from November 1919 give you a feeling of déjà vu? Not only was the fervent promise to get a tube to Muswell Hill within three years not kept, an underground line to this north London suburb never materialised. [Read more…] about “I am going to get it” – A Politician’s Promise in November 1919 which came to nothing – plus ca change !
A Report from the Hornsey Journal, 14 November 1919
A tube to Muswell Hill and a solution of London’s traffic congestion were promised by Mr Kennedy Jones MP at a meeting of his constituents held by the Muswell Hill ward of the Hornsey Conservative and Unionist Association at the Presbyterian Hall, Princes Avenue, on Friday night. [Read more…] about A LOCAL TUBE PROMISED – MR KENNEDY JONES MP AT MUSWELL HILL
An article from the Bowes Park Weekly News, 15 November 1919
The “great silence” on Tuesday came upon the district as a good deal of surprise. The tram and busmen evidently had their instructions from headquarters, and their vehicles stopped automatically. [Read more…] about THE HUSH IN THE HIGH ROAD