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"An intriguing roller-coaster ride through life in eighteenth century Stroud Green"

The "Ancient Corporation of Stroud Green" with its 'Mayor' and 'Aldermen' was a fixture at the Stapleton Tavern in Stroud Green from 1750 t…

Started by Mike Durham

0 Mar 22

Punk rock: Hornsey At War?

Wonder if any longer-term residents have heard of this group called Hornsey At War (who put out a homemade record in the early 1980s? https…

Started by Cml

7 Mar 17
Reply by Paul Soper

Where did West Green's Black Boy Name Come From?

In a current discussion about Haringey Council's Review on monuments, building, place and street names in Haringey, a comment was made abou…

Started by Hugh

23 Mar 15

Greenway Twins 21st in 1945 - Euphoria & Relief In Knees-up for Long-Established Harringay Trader Family

Just two weeks after the end of the Second World War the Greenway family of Green Lanes in Harringay had a big knees-up to celebrate the…

Started by Hugh

9 Mar 11
Reply by Hugh

Rationing during world war two. - 1940

Dear All, What kind of breakfast was available in a cafe or restaurant during rationing (1940)?  Hugh mentioned sometime ago a cafe called…

Started by Julia

2 Mar 10
Reply by Don

Wood Green High Road 1940s Restaurants or cafe

Does anyone know whether there were any cafe or restaurants in wood green high road during the war years?   Or in Myddleton Road.   Thank y…

Started by Julia

26 Mar 9
Reply by Alan

When Finsbury Park was covered with allotments

I was looking at the great National Library of Scotland web site where you can look at old maps, and I spotted this amazing aerial photo of…

Started by michaelw

8 Mar 5
Reply by VivY

A Tudor Garage (amongst others) in Crouch End

The other day I stumbled across this picture of an odd confection of the Tudor Garage in Crouch End. This business used to stand next to…

Started by Hugh

23 Mar 3
Reply by Hugh

HMC Wheels. Hornsey High Street c1968

Thought I’d share this photo of the staff at HMC Wheels which was located a short walk after the bridge at the top of Turnpike Lane, on H…

Started by Lydia Walter

7 Feb 23
Reply by Xavier

Is this Alfred Braddock sitter an Edwardian New River walksman or turncock?

What are those items he's hefting on his shoulder? Could NRC be New River Company? I'm wondering if he was an Edwardian New River walks…

Started by Hugh

12 Feb 19
Reply by Martin (Woodside)



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