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The Christeys: from the 18th Century Fruit Stalls of Covent Garden, up to Crouch End and St James's Clubland

While looking at an early twentieth century photo of a local pub recently, I noticed a sign above the pub’s door showing a member of the Ch…

Started by Hugh

3 on Monday
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Alignment of Wightman and Hornsey Park Roads

The question of exactly when Wightman and Hornsey Park Road were aligned has been asked a few times. I've been able to give a rough answer,…

Started by Hugh

1 Nov 23
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Bob Oseman's Memories of growing up in wartime Harringay

Many thanks to Bob for sending us this set of memories of growing up in Harringay. (Attached below as pdf)

Started by Hugh

11 Nov 5
Reply by John Shulver

Where the Whittington Hospital came from

Earlier this week, HoL member Keith asked in a post on the forum if anyone could explain this object sitting in a courtyard at the Whitting…

Started by Hugh

13 Nov 5
Reply by John Shulver

Ghost signs

An article this week by Jonathan Glancey calls for the saving of these glimpses into the past painted on the sides of buildings and publici…

Started by Liz

8 Oct 30
Reply by Julia S

A Quick Butchers at Baldwins

It has occurred to me to wonder from time to time where the the name of our much loved local butcher came from. And how long since a Baldwi…

Started by Hugh

6 Sep 29
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How history shaped the wide eastern end of Turnpike Lane

Looking east towards at the mid nineteenth century housing terrace on the site of Turnpike Lane tube station. From left to right, they wer…

Started by Hugh

3 Sep 17
Reply by Lydia Walter

Braddock's record of a changing Turnpike Lane, 1899 - 1906

Turn of the century Hornsey photographer photographer, Alfred Braddock, moved to the area in about 1890. He started off living in Alexandra…

Started by Hugh

11 Sep 12
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Crouch End Hill 1890 to 1965 - a Story in Pictures

Crouch End Hill changed rapidly from the late nineteenth century onwards. Fortunately, the changes were relatively well documented in photo…

Started by Hugh

13 Sep 8
Reply by Alan Kenneth carter

Rhodes Brewery Hornsey

A Rhodes beer mat from the mid-20th Century. You have to wonder if the company's marketing slogans helped to cement its demise! Rhodes Bre…

Started by Hugh

6 Sep 8
Reply by John Grover



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