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Pioneering divorce for women, a suicide and Henri Cartier Bresson - a tale of a local Victorian photographer's family

 Fig 1: Portrait of four children by local photographer, Charles Casbon   Recently, I came across a couple of photos on the internet by a…

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The Gentleman Highwayman of Hornsey Road

Hornsey Road was once famed as the haunt and sometime hideout of a notorious 'gentleman highwayman', Claude Duval. His story and its connec…

Started by Hugh

5 Jul 13
Reply by John Shulver

Pioneering divorce for women, a suicide and Henri Cartier Bresson - a tale of a local Victorian photographer's family

 Fig 1: Portrait of four children by local photographer, Charles Casbon   Recently, I came across a couple of photos on the internet by a…

Started by Hugh

6 Jul 4
Reply by Hugh

Finsbury Park flapper venue: Palais de Dance, c1920

Following on from my piece on Harringay's Salon du Bal in the jazz age, I've been unsuccessfully trying to find out more about the contem…

Started by Hugh

13 Jun 9
Reply by Hugh

Britains Toys were local boys

I'm not sure how old you need to be for the name Britains Toys to cast something of a magic spell. But Britains soldiers, cowboys & i…

Started by Hugh

6 May 24
Reply by Ken Stevens

The e-scooter revolution - the suffragettes got there first

Not Harringay, but I couldn't resist sharing this. (Although I'm assured that these vehicles were in regular use for grocery deliveries fro…

Started by Hugh

2 May 14
Reply by e

Myddleton & Alexandra Park Laundry, Campsbourne, Hornsey

The MAP Laundry in The Campsbourne c 1955 (Image: Thanks to Mike Nichols for sourcingt his image) The Laundry in The Campbourne was estab…

Started by Hugh

0 May 13

The tale of a local dairyman and cowkeeper

Nicholas Walker dairy cart, c1900. Given that a photo was being taken was probably a special event,  I'm assuming that this is Walker hims…

Started by Hugh

1 May 7
Reply by Peter Robinson

Building Shopping City - a story in pictures

The photos below are a selection from a comprehensive set held by the John Laing Photographic Collection, showing the development of Wood G…

Started by Hugh

12 May 5
Reply by Marcus

The Dust Destructors of Hornsey & Wood Green & Early 20th Century Recycling

I heard a wonderful aphorism about history recently. "History", the saying goes "is what a current generation finds interesting about previ…

Started by Hugh

5 May 5
Reply by Hugh

Wartime Memories of Harringay

In a recent discussion John D came across a community website from Twickenham with a couple of members who grew up in Harringay. They've sh…

Started by Hugh

4 May 4
Reply by John Shulver

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