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
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.