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A River Through it - Development of the New River and Water Works in Hornsey

The reservoir and water works in Hornsey have been a familiar site to locals for over a century and a half. But the story of their developm…

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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…

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16 5 hours ago
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The Elms Hornsey - a Mysteriously Wealthy Tobacconist, a Hidden Russian Princess and a Jujitsi-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…

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15 7 hours ago
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Britain’s Last anti-Jewish Riots Send Post-war Ripple through Harringay

This minor but unpleasant episode of racist unrest followed violence again British soldiers in Palestine. Harringay's synagogue on Wightman…

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0 on Sunday

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
Reply by Ken Stevens

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

19 Aug 30
Reply by Hugh

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
Reply by Geraldine

A River Through it - Development of the New River and Water Works in Hornsey

The reservoir and water works in Hornsey have been a familiar site to locals for over a century and a half. But the story of their developm…

Started by Hugh

34 Aug 13
Reply by Hugh

'Take That' got start in Harringay: Bolts nightclub and all that

I've just come back from and event where I fell into conversation with a chap called Nicky Price. Nicky's an interesting guy with some grea…

Started by Hugh

20 Aug 8
Reply by Vic Upson

Buy a Little Memento of the Queen's Head

The Queen's Head was an old coaching inn, first running in the eighteenth century (and possibly earlier). On ebay today, I noticed a match…

Started by Hugh

18 Aug 6
Reply by John Shulver

Medal Citation For Attempted Rescue in tragic Hornsey Fire

I came across the following citation for an Order of St. John Lifesaving Medal, presented to Sgt. Arthur Patrick McNally of 7 Bttn. Midx. R…

Started by Hugh

2 Aug 6
Reply by John Shulver

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