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Hornsey Journal 15th February 1952
SORROW FOR THE KING:
LOYALTY TO THE QUEEN
Standing in respectful silence, a full muster of the members of Hornsey Borough Council at a special meeting on Monday (11th Feb.) unanimously passed a resolution to send an address of condolence, sympathy and loyalty to the Queen and the Royal Family. [Read more…] about Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 – Accession Part III
Objection by the Hornsey Historical Society
The history and development of this site is explained in great detail in the application and it can be seen that there was originally a single storey building which was almost fully glazed. [Read more…] about Floral Hall, 132 Crouch Hill – HHS Response to Planning Application
King George VI died at Sandringham House on 6th February 1952. On 11th February his coffin was taken to London by train. Below are Hornsey Journal extracts from 15th February edition of how the people of Hornsey became personally involved. NB. this account places the Royal train passing through Hornsey first (2.37pm), when chronologically, it had passed through Harringay slightly earlier (2.35pm).
[Read more…] about Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 – Accession Part II
King George VI died in his sleep early in the morning of Wednesday, 6th February, 1952. Below are Hornsey Journal extracts of the 8th February edition of how the news was received in the Borough of Hornsey [Read more…] about Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 – Accession
The first article in our new series on Church Buildings which have changed their Function
In 2022 we will be looking at some buildings, specifically churches, which have changed their function or have been knocked down and replaced, usually by residential accommodation of one type or another.
Telling the Past, Building the Future
Now in its fifty-first year, the Hornsey Historical Society is one of the best and most active local history groups in London. [Read more…] about Volunteering with the HHS
This is the first article in a new series for 2022 – Hornsey Personalities of the Past
The birds and the bees in 19th century Muswell Hill
The 19th century naturalist who immediately comes to mind is Charles Darwin whose seminal work, The Origin of Species, (1859) rocked the sedate world and beliefs of the Victorian Establishment. It is, therefore, surprising to learn that Darwin rated W B Tegetmeier an authority on several species of birds and on bees and corresponded with him for years. Indeed, Tegetmeier’s house in St James’s Lane, Muswell Hill, came to be known as ‘The Bee House’ as a result of his extensive work studying and breeding them.
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HORNSEY IN HISTORY
A 1972 series of Hornsey Journal articles by Ian Murray,
first Chairman of Hornsey Historical Society and Haringey Council Archivist.
The HHS gratefully acknowledges the kind permission of Archant/Ham and High for this reproduction.
No.11: Pin’s (or Muswell) Hill
Because of its geographical isolation, Muswell Hill remained something of a rural backwater even by Hornsey standards, until 80 or 90 years ago (now nearly 140 years ago – editor). The Hearth Tax returns of 1674 indicate that only 30 houses existed there and at Fortis Green. A public house, however, undoubtedly the Green Man, had stood at Muswell Hill from at least 1552 [Read more…] about Pin’s (or Muswell) Hill
We may think that we have nothing in common with the people who waited silently and reflectively at the opening of the Hornsey War Memorial in Park Road on 11th November 1921 but that is not so. We are joined by the word ‘pandemic’, not Spanish Flu this time but Covid 19, and how many people waiting patiently the mandatory 15 minutes after their first, second or booster Covid jab in a room off Hornsey Central Neighbourhood Health Centre in Park Road, N8, realise that they are sitting inside the Hornsey War Memorial? [Read more…] about A Hundred Years Since the Opening of the Hornsey War Memorial on 11 November 1921