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Potted History of the Gospel Centre, Wightman Road

Hornsey Church of Christ, date unknown but probably between 1920 and 1950 On 1st. January 1891 a temporary building clad in galvanised ir…

Started by Hugh

8 on Monday
Reply by Hugh

Britains Toys were local boys

This post was originally published as a blog post on HoL in October 2010. I have moved it here for safe-keeping. I'm not sure how old yo…

Started by Hugh

2 on Monday
Reply by John Shulver

Postal 'Scandal' in Harringay

I happened across this whilst researching something else and thought it was an interesting comment on how times change. London North Mer…

Started by Hugh

5 Nov 13
Reply by tigha

Welcome to the Early Summer Season in Finsbury Park's Open Air Theatre 71 years ago

Last year I wrote a short piece about Finsbury Park's Open Air Theatre. As a result of that piece, an ex-resident of Hornsey got in touch t…

Started by Hugh

2 Nov 10
Reply by rowena young

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

35 Nov 8
Reply by Hugh

Newly Discovered - Harringay's Very First Edwardian Cinema

Back in early 2008, I researched Harringay's cinema history and, as was my wont back then, published my findings as an article it on Wikipe…

Started by Hugh

10 Nov 5
Reply by Hugh

Madge's Study of the Development of the name of Haringey, Harringay and Hornsey

In a conversation on the main forum, Michael Anderson added a post about our area name. I chipped in with a comment to add the most authori…

Started by Hugh

5 Nov 3
Reply by Peter

Hornsey Civic Restaurants

I was alerted to the topic of Hornsey Civic Restaurants by @SteveHartUnite who tweeted about a new poster he's just acquired on the subje…

Started by Hugh

6 Oct 31
Reply by Ernest Payne

Unremembered: London's Favourite Racecourse at Alexandra Park

Fig. 1: Rounding the north-eastern corner of the course, mid 20th century For over a hundred years Alexandra Park Racecourse was the clos…

Started by Hugh

17 Oct 30
Reply by John Shulver

The Rolling Stones’ All Night Rave at Alexandra Palace – June 1964

The The Rolling Stones’ All Night Rave took place at Ally Pally on 26th June 1964. Organised by The Rolling Stones’ fan club, the show coin…

Started by Hugh

19 Oct 23
Reply by Ed Butler



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