U3A members new to Crouch End and its environs, as well as members wishing to know more about what is happening where they live, are blessed with a number of online resources to help them. Some of them may require a sign up or login (via Facebook for example). Here are a few:
▪︎ Alexandra Park Neighbours
▪︎ Friends of Alexandra Park
▪︎ Crouch End Appreciation Society
▪︎ Crouch End Creatives
▪︎ Crouch End Neighbourhood Forum
▪︎ Not the Crouch End Appreciation Society
▪︎ Real Crouch End Appreciation Society
▪︎ Haringey Over 50s Forum
▪︎ Harringay Online
▪︎ Hornsey Historical Society
▪︎ Hornsey Pensioners Action Group
▪︎ Hornsey Town Hall Appreciation Society
▪︎ Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre
▪︎ Hornsey Town Hall Creative Trust
▪︎ Hornsey Village Life
▪︎ Muswell Hill and Friends
▪︎ Stroud Green Appreciation Society
▪︎ Stroud Green Womens’ Institute
For those interested in the history of the old Borough of Hornsey (the area covered by the Crouch End & District U3A) there is an excellent summary here.
There also a number of publications on the history, topography and architecture of the area, among these are:
Carrington, Ron Alexandra Park & Palace: a history London: Greater London Council, 1975
Denford, Steve Hornsey past : Crouch End, Muswell Hill, Hornsey London : Historical Publications, 2008.
Gay, Ken Forest to suburb: the story of Hornsey retold London : Hornsey Historical Society, 1988.
Gay, Ken & Whetstone, Dick From Highgate to Hornsey: a portrait in old picture postcards Loggerheads: S. B. Publications, 1989
Gay, Ken A history of Muswell Hill London : Hornsey Historical Society, 1999.
Gay, Ken Hornsey and Crouch End Stroud : Chalford, 1998.
Gay, Ken Muswell Hill : history & guide Stroud : Tempus, 2002
Gay, Ken Muswell Hill revisited Stroud: Tempus, 2006.
Gay, Ken Palace on the hill: a history of Alexandra Palace and Park London : Hornsey Historical Society, 1992.
Harris, Janet Alexandra Palace : a hidden history Stroud : Tempus, 2005.
Hinshelwood, John Stroud Green – A History and Five Walks London : Hornsey Historical Society, 2011
Marcham, W. McBeath The Village of Crouch End, Hornsey London: London & Middlesex Archaeological Society, 1937
People and places: lost estates of Highgate, Hornsey and Wood Green. London : Hornsey Historical Society, 1996
Owen, Janet John Farrer : The Man Who Changed Hornsey London : Hornsey Historical Society, 2009
Richardson, John Highgate past New Barnet : Historical Publications, 1989.
Switzer, Joan & Gay, Ken Highgate and Muswell Hill Stroud : Chalford, 1995.
Travers, Ben The Book of Crouch End Buckingham : Barracuda, 1990.
Whitehead, Jack The Growth of Muswell Hill London : Whitehead, 1995.