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The Elms Hornsey - a Mysteriously Wealthy Tobacconist, a Hidden Russian Princess and a Jujitsu-Loving Victorian Publisher

The Elms was one a handful a large houses built in Hornsey before the nineteenth century, of which none now survive. Its story offers a few…

Started by Hugh

17 yesterday
Reply by Peter Robinson

From Trooper to Copper - an Edwardian life of service in Wood Green

Pictured above is Alfred John Fennell, an Wood Green Edwardian who served in both the British Army and the Metropolitan Police Force. Alf…

Started by Hugh

6 yesterday
Reply by John Shulver

Jones & Willis - Hornsey Art Metalworkers to the Queen

Looking earlier at an old picture of the Great Northern Railway Tavern on Hornsey High Street, I noticed that the sign to the east of the p…

Started by Hugh

17 on Monday
Reply by Hugh

A Forgotten Little Corner of Wood Green

It's odd how my history journey goes. I seem to hit these patches when I keep getting drawn back to a particular small area time and again,…

Started by Hugh

36 on Sunday
Reply by John Shulver

A Regency murder in Harringay

Following the addition of a new newspaper on the British Library's newspaper archive site, I came across an article from 1818 which tracks…

Started by Hugh

10 Apr 9
Reply by Richard Woods

A Few memories of 1960s Beresford Road

This from member Les: We manufactured Handbags from approx 1960 - 1975 in our small workshops that were situated in part of the back garde…

Started by Hugh

11 Apr 3
Reply by John Shulver

The Metamorphosis of Hornsey Station

I've half wondered about that yard on Tottenham Lane at the bottom of the stairs from Hornsey station and mused about what its original u…

Started by Hugh

39 Apr 2
Reply by Hugh

A Short History of The Printers Almshouses Wood Green

The history of almshouses stretches back to medieval times when religious orders cared for the poor.  They were originally called hospitals…

Started by Hugh

8 Mar 13
Reply by Hugh

Sainsbury's in Wood Green, 1904 - 2021, a right old wander round the neighbourhood

Sainsbury's has been in Wood Green since 1904*. It's been in three different locations and had changed quite a bit over that period. This a…

Started by Hugh

4 Mar 8
Reply by John Shulver

Brief history of the recently closed convenience store on Wightman Road near Harringay Station

7 Wightman Road, run by George Dawes at the time of the photo. Standing in the doorway are George Dawes' wife, Eliza, his sons Arthur amd…

Started by Hugh

3 Mar 1
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