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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, 2020
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, 2020
Reply by Ed Butler

David Norman's Memories of the Bombing of Fairfax Road

A few days back, I posted the following on a forum posting:   Earlier today, I popped by Adam Coffman's house in Fairfax Road. Whilst we we…

Started by Hugh

14 Oct 19, 2020
Reply by John Shulver

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

16 Oct 16, 2020
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

25 Oct 10, 2020
Reply by John Shulver

Harringay - first cinema organ in the UK

Thanks to jeremyb's comments on this photo, I've been able to track down the whereabouts of the organ that used to be in the Harringay Coli…

Started by Hugh

12 Oct 9, 2020
Reply by Jeremyb

Archives reveal 1895 birth of women’s football in Crouch End

A snapshot of history has revealed the first ever British Ladies' football match was played in Crouch End in Victorian times. Amateur histo…

Started by Hugh

2 Oct 8, 2020
Reply by Hugh

Harringay 1921 from "The Outer Circle : rambles in remote London"

Plus ca change: From "The Manor House," where Seven Sisters Road crosses Green Lanes, the way lies straight to Harringay and Hornsey. Harri…

Started by Hugh

16 Sep 25, 2020
Reply by EMC2

Hornsey's First Pleasure Grounds

Image 1: Hornsey High Street, with the pleasure grounds on the left of the picture. In the background, towards the left of the picture is…

Started by Hugh

5 Sep 19, 2020
Reply by Ken Stevens

Unique photos of Northumberland House circa 1900

This weekend I made HoL's latest local history acquisition with the purchase of a set of photos showing the exterior and interior of Northu…

Started by Hugh

48 Aug 22, 2020
Reply by Geraldine

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