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Wightman Road, a centre of the Black Power Movement in the Seventies

Black Liberation Front Poster showing Wightman Road address, (Image Encyclopaedia of Anti-Revisionism On-Line) The Black Liberation Front…

Started by Hugh

1 Dec 6, 2020
Reply by Old-Age-Emporium(OAE)

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

0 Dec 6, 2020

Claud Butler Racing Cycle Shop on Grand Parade

Those of who are old enough and were keen cyclists in your youth may recognise the name Claud Butler. His firm made some of the best raci…

Started by Hugh

13 Dec 5, 2020
Reply by Hugh

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

7 Nov 27, 2020
Reply by Jim

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 Nov 23, 2020
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 Nov 23, 2020
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, 2020
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, 2020
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, 2020
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, 2020
Reply by Hugh



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