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Memories of Wood Green High Street Before the War - a Personal Story

I am attaching a personal narrative written by D.L. Hoy and originally published in Over the Counter, Occasional Paper no 49, by the Edmonton Hundred Historical Society. 

I am grateful for the Society's' permission to reproduce the text and would draw your attention to the reassertion of their copyright to any version of the text.

The Society is currently moving its website and so I am not able to give their url here. However, they are still very much up and running…

A Short History of The Printers Almshouses Wood Green

The history of almshouses stretches back to medieval times when religious orders cared for the poor.  They were originally called hospitals or bede houses, in the sense of hospitality and shelter.

By the middle of 1500s, there were about 800 medieval hospitals spread across the country but the dissolution of the monasteries meant that many  were either sold off to landowners or left to ruin.  During the late sixteenth century craft guilds founded…

Hornsey Gasworks

Someone asked a question about Hornsey Gasworks in the comments on a photo I posted earlier today and I referred them to a page owned by the National Grid and hosted on their Haringey Heartlands website. It occurred to me that now the gas holders have gone, and almost certainly once the development is complete, the page (like so many on the web) will probably disappear.

Since it's…

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