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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
A report from the Hornsey Journal, 14thMarch 1919
William Foster Watson, 37, a turner’s engineer, of Inderwick Road, Hornsey, and Featherstone Buildings, Holborn, was charged at Bow Street on Saturday with seditious utterances in a speech at the Albert Hall, at a “Hand Off Russia” meeting, convened by the British Socialist Party. [Read more…] about A HORNSEY ENGINEER’S SPEECH
William Foster Watson (see Hornsey Journal 14 March 1919 and 24 March 1919) used the stage of the Royal Albert Hall and the dock of Bow Street Police Court as platforms from which to proclaim his radical political beliefs. Today most of us know little or nothing about the events and organisations mentioned. [Read more…] about Hornsey Political Activist takes on the Establishment
Little do the people entering in trepidation the portals of the imposing Wood Green Crown Court in Lordship Lane N22 suspect that this building and what stood on the site previously has a varied and interesting history to tell.
Hornsey Historical Society Bulletin 60 has just been published. This year the focus of the articles is on the century between the ending of the First World War and the present day. [Read more…] about The 2019 HHS BULLETIN