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Old Hornsey police station

There has been a police building in Hornsey from at some point in the first half of the nineteenth century, or late eighteenth century u…

Started by Hugh

0 Oct 26

How Hornsey dealt with the 'idle poor' two hundred years ago

All towns and parishes in the country had poor residents to deal with. Some did so more compassionately than others. The Poor Law of 1601 g…

Started by Hugh

9 Oct 28
Reply by Dick Harris

Hornsey and Wood Green Synagogue in pictures

For many years a synagogue stood on the site in Wightman Road where the mosque is now located. The Hornsey and Wood Green Affiliated Synago…

Started by Hugh

2 Sep 24
Reply by Ken Stevens

A whiff of scandal, the chink of coin, a dose of mismanagement and the Grand Old Man of Cricket: Harringay Cricket Field in the Golden Age of Cricket

I'm neither a cricketer not a cricket fan and I've never given much of a thought to Harringay's former cricket ground in the north eastern…

Started by Hugh

14 Sep 18
Reply by Geoffrey Walker

Decoding a Watercolour of Eighteenth Century Crouch End Broadway

Fig 1: John Bewick watercolour of Tottenham Lane, c 1791. (Click the image for a larger version) I've had a  digital copy of the above ima…

Started by Hugh

14 Sep 30
Reply by Agabus

Old Crouch Hall, Linslade House and Colquon (Holne House)

Fig. 1: Old Crouch Hall, c1885 in its guise as the Old Crouch Hall School Old Crouch Hall was on the east side of Tottenham Lane (now Cro…

Started by Hugh

18 Sep 23
Reply by Hugh

Fly through Elizabethan London

Back in 2013, a group of De Montfort university students entered a competition at the British Library and ended up creating a fascinating…

Started by Hugh

0 Aug 18

The 'Magic Electric Bottle' and other Hewitt Road specialities

130 Hewitt Road, and the houses behind it in the passage at the back the shops, may be best known to those who pass it these days for the…

Started by Hugh

7 Aug 13
Reply by Geraldine

A short history of Harringay's manufacturing area

Harringay's manufacturing area, 1951 (marked for cropping for original publication). The view is looking east. Left to right are Hermitage…

Started by Hugh

12 Aug 13
Reply by Hugh

The Gentleman Highwayman of Hornsey Road

Hornsey Road was once famed as the haunt and sometime hideout of a notorious 'gentleman highwayman', Claude Duval. His story and its connec…

Started by Hugh

5 Jul 13
Reply by John Shulver



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