January 2014 Blog Posts (8)

Can You Find Your Place on this Victorian Map?

This week I found the most amazing Victorian map of London online. Virtually every sheet of the  Ordnance Survey's 1893-6 "Five Feet to the Mile" scale series has been painstakingly layered on top of a modern Google map. 

The detail at this scale is really amazing, you can see the layouts of individual buildings and even recognisable trees. The online version is superior to the original printed sheets as you easily zoom in, search, and move around the map. …


Added by Peter Berthoud on January 31, 2014 at 17:19 — No Comments

North Harringey Primary School Art Exhibition

I've just been down to the Sunshine Garden Centre and noticed that they have a little art exhibition in one of their indoor spaces.  There are some lovely pieces of art work by some pupils from North Harringey Primary School. Worth checking out if you are down there this weekend.

There are two lovely big paintings - one of Alexandra Palace and the other looks like another part of the local area,  and some smaller art projects.  Really good!

Added by Kathleen Duffy on January 25, 2014 at 12:39 — No Comments

Enfield working with INTEL to attack air quality problems

Article just came out in the Independent: 


We're really excited because it's the Bowes Labour councillors who first went out and brought Intel back to the borough for these new sensors. No surprise, given how particularly bad air quality can be along the…


Added by Alan Sitkin on January 24, 2014 at 22:18 — No Comments

The Old Victorian Theatre at Alexandra Palace

Today I went on an organised  tour around London's Alexandra Palace -  'back stage'.  

The most interesting place for me  was the old Victorian theatre which is jaw-droppingly stunning.  It is not open to the public normally, and few people are even aware that it exists.

The deep, rich colours of the peeling paintwork give it a romantic feel.  There is talk of 'sensitive' restoration if the lottery bid is successful.   …


Added by Kathleen Duffy on January 24, 2014 at 16:00 — No Comments

Frederick Alfred Hubbard - The Conscientious Objector of Whittington Road, Bowes Park

I am a big fan of the Guardian Data blog – indeed it has supplied stories for this website in the past - so I was delighted to see a fascinating link to historical data published on the Guardian site…


Added by Richard McKeever on January 23, 2014 at 16:30 — 1 Comment

Whittington Road resident inventor of world's first security camera, 1933

Pete found this story and wrote about it on his website: 

In 1933 Mr Norbury, an amateur photographer and chicken keeper, invented the world’s first security camera in London. His invention was largely ignored at the time, only now can we see him as the true father of camera surveillance. …


Added by Lindsey Berthoud on January 11, 2014 at 16:05 — 1 Comment

Shoreditch in Bowes Park

Jane, a friend of mine with a keen eye for detail, snapped this alarm in the doorway of EBH Electrical at 112 Myddleton Road recently. She told me that SHO is the old telephone code for Shoreditch. 

Look, here's another …


Added by Lindsey Berthoud on January 11, 2014 at 15:30 — 1 Comment

New River Cantata – The Film

This is a seven minute video posted on Harringay Online.

Totally cool cantata in honour of the New River! Enjoy.


Added by Mandy Norman on January 3, 2014 at 21:39 — No Comments

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