Sunday, 17th May, was the centenary of Frank Matcham’s death, probably the most creative theatre architect the UK has produced. He was responsible for designing 150 spectacular buildings all over the country, of which 26 survive. For nine years, between 1895 and 1904, he lived at 10 Hazelmere Road, Crouch End. [Read more…] about The Centenary of a Former Crouch End Resident
This time, we follow a lively discussion from past HHS Newsletters led by John Hinshelwood about the origins of the names of the streets on the Harringay Ladder. It’s never too late to join an historical discussion so if you have any further information please add a Comment at the end of this article.[Read more…] about How did the ‘Harringay Ladder’ Roads Get Their Names?
An article from the Hornsey Journal, 18th May 1945
VE night celebrations were more or less spontaneous while Saturday’s festivities were well planned and catered-for parties, especially for children. Our reporter set out to visit a number of them and here are his impressions: [Read more…] about CHILDREN HAVE THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES
Profound relief was the dominant note in Hornsey’s rejoicings on the morning of VE Day. Then as the day advanced people’s feelings found fuller vent and they let themselves go with whole-hearted joyfulness. [Read more…] about HORNSEY CELEBRATES VE DAY
During the coronavirus lockdown and the fine weather that accompanied it I took the opportunity to sit on my terrace in the New River Village to focus on the view of Alexandra Palace and its surrounding Park. [Read more…] about Reflections on Tottenham Wood