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Three things you didn't know about Hewitt Road's past

I stumbled across an interesting snippet about Hewitt Road recently and before I knew it I'd come across a few more (setting aside, for the…

Started by Hugh

5 yesterday
Reply by Bill South

A (bit of) a History in photos of Harringay Ice Cream Parlour

140 Years - over a half-century as a bootmakers and three-quarters of a century as a cafe-cum-ice cream parlour Along with the Egg Shop on…

Started by Hugh

6 Apr 23
Reply by John Shulver

When Harringay's fifth cinema became Harringay's second motor vehicle producer

At the height of the cinema age, Harringay had five cinemas. The least known was at the western corner of Wightman Road and Turnpike Lane.…

Started by Hugh

0 Jan 2

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, 2023
Reply by John Shulver

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, 2023
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, 2023
Reply by Hugh

Shadbolt Exhibtion - well worth going to see

George Shadbolt (1819-1901) was a British writer, editor and photographer who took some of the earliest photographs of Hornsey and Tottenha…

Started by Hugh

0 Jul 7, 2023

Talk: Evidence of Our Past: 100 Stories From The Archive, Crouch End, 8th July 2023

From the Hornsey Historical Society: The past is endlessly fascinating and full of clues about how we connect to the history of our loca…

Started by HoL Site Admin

0 Jul 7, 2023

Hornsey Historical Society is currently looking for volunteers

Last year I was invited to join the Hornsey Historical Society (HHS) publications committee. Since joining the team, I have become very awa…

Started by Hugh

0 Apr 26, 2023

Copy of Tottenham: a History, Christine Protz wanted

Does anyone have an unwanted copy of Chrstine Protz's Tottenham book? If so, you have an interested party here.

Started by Hugh

0 Mar 31, 2023



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