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Bowes, Bounds and Bombs – Brownlow Road during WWII

The WWII bomb at Bounds Green which caused the death of 19 civilians in the underground station on 13 October 1940 has been well covered…

Started by Richard Matz

11 Apr 9
Reply by Hutch Woodward

Beaumaris School

Does anyone have any memories or information about Beaumaris School, please? It was a small private school which was in existence from at l…

Started by Lena B

11 Feb 9, 2022
Reply by Jean jones

World War 2 - the view from Melbourne Avenue

On 15th March 1941 Alec Moss and his wife Lucie were at home, at 57 Melbourne Avenue, Palmers Green, when the dance hall on the corner of…

Started by Basil Clarke

0 Dec 12, 2021

Durnsford Lido

I have been disappointed with the lack of photos Durnsford Lido in it's hay day. Google only had two or three.  There must be some photos o…

Started by Paul Phillips

4 Jul 31, 2021
Reply by Alan Butler

An historic steam train journey - Alexandra Palace to Finsbury Park!

I have a friend by the name of Mick Berg who lives on the west coast of California and he has just sent me a YouTube link to a new version…

Started by Colin Marr

1 May 16, 2021
Reply by John Moratiel

Have you received your census 2021 envelope through your front door? Read this - All this information builds up local history

Hi Everyone. We will soon be having to fill out our census 2021 forms so I thought I would post an article from a few years back which is r…

Started by John Moratiel

2 Mar 7, 2021
Reply by John Moratiel

Vote William J Cowan

I found this old local election flyer from 1903 hidden among the rafters in the attic this weekend. It looks like it was folded and has lon…

Started by Jules

0 Nov 15, 2020

Shaftesbury hall & environs 1886-1905

Thought some of you might like this piece by the Hornsey Historical Society on the Shaftesbury Hall. Paints quite a vivid picture of the lo…

Started by Lucia

0 Jul 31, 2020

Shaftesbury Hall in the Bowes Park Weekly News, January 1905

Just posted on the HHS website in case anyone's interested.  It's an extract from the Bowes Park Weekly News, 14th January 1905 about the…

Started by Deirdre Stowell-Smith

0 Jul 25, 2020


We are hoping to add to our Lockdown Gallery of images with a collection of people’s written accounts of their experiences during the Lo…

Started by Deirdre Stowell-Smith

0 Jun 27, 2020


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